2021 BIG BUTTS, presented by MUTS (MS Ultra and Trail Society), is a trail race with an individual 100k, 50k and 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: There are two aid stations. The S/F aid station and one on the course with water, Tailwind sports drink, and food.
Registration: MUTS races do not offer refunds, transfers, or deferrals. $40 for the 50K, $50 for the 100K and $40 for each individual relay member. MUTS members get a $5 discount at checkout. So members don’t forget your code!
COURSE: 7.75 mile loops on mostly single track trails. The majority of the course is in the shade with approximately 170’ of elevation gain per loop.
AWARDS: There are no finisher medals for this race but other unique swag. Top 3 males and females in each individual race and the top relay team will receive a custom award. And $100 if a 100k racer can beat the fastest time of 10:05:56!!
CHANGING RACES: You may change distances after the race begins, but you will not be eligible for an award. If you drop from the race please inform race officials before leaving. Please notify race timers if you decide to change distances.
RELAY TEAMS: Teams can consist of 2-4 members. You may run as much or as little as you like during the 14 hour time limit but only one member of each team may officially be on course at one time.
Packet pickup will be available at Buffalo Peak Outfitters (4500 I 55 North Suite 115, Jackson, MS 39211) Friday, July 30th from 4-6 and at the start Saturday morning from 6 - 6:45. Stop by Friday, grab your packet, hang out, ask questions, and hydrate a little.
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. (GPS coordinates to entrance: 32°17'56.2"N 90°17'55.9"W or 32.298949, -90.298873) 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. CAMPING: camping is not allowed over night. The closest campground is Lefleur’s Bluff State Park.
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: 5:57 AM