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 fantastic 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. Only a very short period of both races 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.
There is also a unique, optional finish down the waterfall tubing “slide” straight into the creek! This is not required by any means, but is highly encouraged because it’s just so fun!
Packet Pickup & Race-day Registration: The morning of September 14 from 6:30am to 7:45am. 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 hand-painted awards and breakfast with mimosas will be served for all race participants and their supporters. All proceeds go to fund educational programs at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve.
Reserve. your spot today at: https://runbuts.com/event/darter-dash-5k-10k/