Brasstown Bald Buster 5k / RUCK
Georgia's HIGHEST 5k. It is also the hardest 5k in Georgia while being the safest.
1700 ft gain in 3.1 miles on a point to point road course. This race has been happening now for nearly 20 years.
The course record is held by Adam Pinkston who now lives in Asheville in a time of 24:40. This was set in the 1990s and he ran a 14 minute track 5k the weeks leading into this race. This record has stood for over 20 years... WILL IT EVER BE BROKEN?
Run Bum on the race...
I am Sean Run Bum Blanton, the new race director/owner/founder of Run Bum Races. I have run 150 + ultra marathons around the world and mountain running is my passion. I have been 2nd and 3rd at the race a couple times. Always the bridesmaid and never the bride I joke. This race and route is near and dear to my heart. I run it 10-20 times a year for training. I wanted to breathe some new life into this race. This race has history, good history. I hope to showcase that to the people of Georgia. This is the HIGHEST mountain in Georgia and the hardest road to "run". But its also one of the most beautiful. The view at the top is earned. This race is safe, fun and rewarding. What more could you ask for? tired of running the same old boring road 5ks in Atlanta? Step your game up and test yourself. 90% of you will walk some to most of this. This race is like a mullet, business in the front, party in the back. I took over this race to also make sure I am running it every year. I have moved it from December to April. Come run with me and run this mountain!
Race Day Schedule
The race is
Packet pickup will be at the upper parking lot from 7:00 am - 8:00 am.
We will begin shuttling folks to the bottom of the mountain from the parking lot from 7:00-8:00. At 8:00 we will shut down the shuttles so if you did not get on an early shuttle or got there late then you'll have to run down the mountain.
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MOUNTAIN OR ALONG ANY ROADS PER OUR USFS PERMIT.
Mandatory pre race briefing is at the start line at the bottom at 8:45 am.
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!
No transfers, refunds or deferments.
ALL RUNNERS GET A SHIRT and a high five or a hug depending on how sweaty you are!
This race will happen rain, shine or snow.
Hope to see y'all soon!
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
No refunds transfers or deferments.
NEW FOR 2018
Local time: 2:30 PM
We have added a RUCK division.
Men you must carry 25 lbs and women 15.
There’s no special sign up. But we will have prizes for top 3 men and women overall for the regular race and the ruck.
Enter regular rego as I have no way to make a special division in our rego for the ruck itself.
1700 ft in 3 miles with a bunch of weight on your back and 2.5 hours to do it... You can hike up in that time. Please train!