2018 BIG BUTTS, presented by MUTS (MS Ultra and Trail Society), is a trail race with an individual 100k and 50k, and a 2-4 person 100k relay. The start is at the Mississippi College cross country Choctaw Trails pavilion with 7.75 mile loops on both the cross country trails and Butts Park single track trails. There is plenty of room around the start to set up your own aid, tents, coolers, chairs, etc. The course itself is not technical and has a few small hills, but the MS heat and humidity of late July make this race a BIG challenge. Only a few people over the years have completed the 100K.
Time: 7am--9pm--14 hour time limit for all 3 races
Aid Stations: S/F aid station and one aid station on the course with water, Tailwind sports drink, and food. http://www.tailwindnutrition.com/
Entry fee: $40 for the 50K and the relay, $50 for the 100k with a $10 increase on 6/21. MUTS members get a $5 discount at checkout.
Relay: 2, 3, or 4 person relay, alternate laps however you choose. If you are the first member of your team, choose a name. Each additional member will be prompted to select that team name at registration.
Awards: top 3 male and females in each individual race and 1st relay team members will receive a custom award. And $100 if a 100k racer can beat the fastest time! 10:49
Directions to the start
DIRECTIONS TO CHOCTAW TRAILS: Exit #36 Springridge Rd off of I-20 in Clinton. Go south on Springridge Rd for 1.5 miles, and then take a left on McRaven Rd at the light. Go approximately 1.5 miles and the entrance to Choctaw Trails in on the left. HOTELS IN CLINTON: There are several hotels within in a few miles from the park. The Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express are on Springridge Road approximately 3 miles from the entrance to Mississippi College Choctaw Trails.
Jackson Friends of the Animal Shelter
The proceeds from the race will go to the Jackson Friends of the Animal Shelter. They are a volunteer group who assists the Jackson Animal Shelter in finding homes for the pets and improving their quality of life while they are at the shelter. We are asking participants to bring a bag of dog or cat food to the race if you are able to. Thanks!!
Mississippi Ultra and Trail Society's mission is to promote, support, and grow trail and ultra running in and around the state of MS. Go to mutsrunning.org for more information on how you can become a member and support our cause. MUTS is a nonprofit created for the purpose of giving back to the community in time, resources, and service.
Local time: 9:51 PM