2019 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 7.85 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.
Packet pickup will be held on Friday July 19th from 4-6 at Buffalo Peak Outfitters. Shop and buy your last minute supplies in the store. 4500 I 55 North Frontage Suite 115, Jackson 39211. Pickup is also available at the start Saturday morning from 5:45-6:45.
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/ We will also have FUEL100 Electrobites for nutrition.
ENTRY FEE: $40 for the 50K and the relay, $50 for the 100k with a $10 increase after 6/23. MUTS members get a $5 discount at checkout.
COURSE: 7.85 mile loops on mostly single track trails. The majority of the course is in the shade with approximately 170’ of elevation gain per loop.
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. You may only register as s relay or an individual runner but not both.
AWARDS: There are no finisher medals for this race but other unique swag. Top 3 males 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.
CHANGING RACES: If you change races after the race begins, you will not be eligible for an award.
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.
MUTS for mutts
We are excited this year to donate proceeds from the race to Coco's Lighthouse which is an animal rescue league located in Pascagoula, MS. They assist in rescuing dogs from shelters and placing them safely in foster homes and finally into their forever homes. You can donate directly to their efforts at cocoslighthouse.com. They are accepting dog and cat food if you would like to bring a bag on the day of the race.
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: 9:21 AM