Birmingham Ultra Trail Society (BUTS) and Turkey Creek Nature Preserve are teaming up to host the Darter Dash 5K/10k on Saturday, September 14. It is a glorious run through the trails at one of Birmingham's great outdoor treasures. These trails include some moderate elevation and you'll run along some beautiful stretches beside Turkey Creek. Short portions of each race will be on pavement. The Preserve protects a stretch of the creek that is the only place in the world where the Vermilion Darter, as well as other Darter species, live. It is truly a unique and beautiful place. All proceeds go to fund educational programs at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve.
Back by popular demand, there will be an optional finish tubing down the waterfall "slide" straight into the creek! This is not required by any means, but is highly encouraged because it's just so fun!
Race Event Details
Packet Pickup & Race-day Registration: The morning of September 14 from 6:30am to 7:45am. If you're registering on race day, please plan to pay by cash or check only.
Local time: 6:05 PM
Race Start Times: The 10k will start at 8 am, and the 5k will follow at 8:15 am.
We'll have a post-race award ceremony featuring truly unique awards and we'll provide breakfast (mimosas included!) for all race participants and their supporters. We encourage all runners to stick around and enjoy the Preserve!