BUTS Bearly Ultra & Half

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The course design for our 6th annual race will incorporate freshly blazed and beautiful single track trails of red iron ore, weaving through this transformed historic mining park; a challenge for both the new and gnarly trail runner alike!

Every 27 Mile and 13.5 Mile finisher will receive a finisher’s award! We know you all have way too many t-Shirts, so we will do something else in addition to your finisher awards! Stay tuned to fined out what. 
This race will fill up quickly so register early to ensure you have your spot!

Supporting our local trail systems~it's what we do.

As always a portion of your entry fee will be donated back to the park! BUTS values the Birmingham area trails, and we hope you do too. One of our purposes is to help maintain, upkeep, and create new trails so you and your loved ones may enjoy them. Red Mountain Park has been a wonderful addition to our park family! They are assiduous collaborators, and we want to honor and support the park's future goals.

Course Description

The course has a variety of single track, a little power line trail at the start, and beautiful rail bed trails that are flat and fast. Including the Start/Finish there will be 3 fully supplied and manned aid stations along the 13.5 mile route with 2 water only stops. The 27 Mile course is two loops of the 13.5 mile course. An elevation chart and course map can be found in the photos.

Race Details

Course Cutoffs
8.5 hours (4:30pm) is the cutoff for both distances. The park closes at 5:00pm in the winter. That gets you, and us, out before dark. If you would like to hike the entire 13.5 miles, you could do so in plenty of time. If you would like to do the 27 mile, but think you may need just a little longer, contact the RD to discuss an early start.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be race day from 6:30-7:30am at Red Mountain Park. Contact Mary Campbell maryecambull@gmail.com for more information.