Saturday, Dec 20, 2014

Buts Bearly Ultra

2011 Frankfurt Drive

Birmingham , AL 27 Miler, Relay, 13.5 Miler

Registration closes: Wed, Dec 17 @ 12:00AM


Join the BUTS crew for our 2nd annual trail race on December 20th at Red Mountain Park.  If you’re ready for your first ‘Ultra’ marathon and hibernation just isn’t your thing, then the “Bearly Ultra” is the run for you!  A painful .8 of a mile longer than the easy 26.2 mile marathon!   However, if your little paws aren’t ready for that leap in distance but still a four month nap doesn’t sound exciting, then drop down to the Cub Half Ultra.   A whopping .4 of a mile longer than the typical “Half Marathon” at 13.5 miles.  Finally, if you’re more of a hunter, then get your Pack together for the Wolf Pack Chase Relay.  A pack of up to four runners will start exactly one hour after the bears for a relay sprint to the finish!  The question is, can your pack hunt down and pass a bear? 
Every Bear, Cub, and Wolf  will receive a finisher’s award and some race swag! 
There will be also be a post-race party to help soothe those weary paws!
Registrations met capacity last year so register early to ensure you have your spot!


All Bearly Ultra and Wolf Pack Relay runners will start on the powerline road and immediately head into the park on the Eureka Mines Trail. Then, runners will stay right on the BMRR South Trail and head towards the Ishkooda #14 Mine. Runners will turn left right before the mine on the Ike Maston Trail and head towards the Redding Shaft Mine. They will then continue on the Redding Ishkooda West Trail to the BMRR North, then the TCI Connector, then to the Redding Ishkooda East towards Grace's Gap. At Grace's Gap, runners will jump on the power line road and head back west towards the start finish. Runners will do three - 9 mile loops.
Cub Half Runners will do 1 full loop and one altered loop equaling 13.5 miles.

Course Description

The course has a variety of single tracks, power line, and jeep track roads. Each 9 mile loop has an elevation gain/loss of 2200 ft making the total elevation change of 6600ft for the entire race.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be on race day starting at 6:45 a.m. at Red Mountain Park. Contact Dan Ripple at for more information.

Local time: 12:00 PM


Dan Ripple
Race Director
Kyle Stichtenoth
Race Director

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