Saturday, Oct 9, 2021

Darter Dash

3906 Turkey Creek Rd

Pinson, AL 10k, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 9, 2021


Birmingham Ultra Trail Society (BUTS) and Turkey Creek Nature Preserve are teaming up again to host the annual Darter Dash 5k and 10k on September 14, 2024. New this year, the race will be capped at 125 participants between the 5k/10k, so be sure to sign up before all spots are filled!

This race is an enjoyable run through the trails at one of Birmingham's great outdoor treasures. These trails include some moderate elevation and you'll run along some delightful stretches beside Turkey Creek. Note that a short portion of both races will be on pavement. Enthusiastic participants can end their race by taking the optional Splash Challenge by tubing down the waterfall at the finish line! Trust us, it's the perfect way to cool off after a good run! We'll also provide a pancake breakfast complete with mimosas to celebrate your morning run. 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.

Race Day Details

Packet Pickup: You can pick up your bib and your race swag on the morning of September 14, starting at 7am. THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION THIS YEAR. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your start time (8am for the 10k and 8:10am for the 5k).

Hydration and Fuel: We will provide water and typical aid station goodies at the finish line, in addition to best post-race breakfast in the region: pancakes + mimosas!

Post-Race Activities: Stick around after the race to mingle with friends, have a mimosa, eat some pancakes, slide down the waterfall, and celebrate the top male, female, master, grand master, and youth winners in a brief award ceremony. Plus, all participants will be entered to win giveaways from race sponsors!

Event's current local time: 10:11 AM CT


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