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27th Running of the Brasstown Bald Buster 5k!

  • Brasstown Bald 2941 Hwy 180 Spur, Hiawassee, Georgia 180 Spur Hiawassee, GA, 30546 United States (map)
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Hosted by Run Bum


Join us for the 27th running of the Brasstown Bald Buster 5k! 
The HIGHEST and hardest 5k in Georgia. Run 3.1 miles while gaining 1700 ft all on road to the summit of Georgia's HIGHEST mountain. 

New for 2018...
Run Bum will be taking over the race and adding some new life into this event that we hold near and dear. 

For 2018 edition aka this year’s race...
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. 

From Run Bum himself...
This is my favorite race in Georgia. I run this road all the time for training. I have run the race several times. Always the bridesmaid and never the bride. This race has me hooked! The challenge is hard as heck but safe, fun and so rewarding. You can drive to the top of the mountain, get out of your car, snap some photos and drive off or you can run up and enjoy the sweetest view you've ever seen. This is a race that gets in your blood. With taking over the race I am committed to moving the race out of December and into March. A better weather window for sure. Also, I hope to give this race the new TLC it needs. This is the passing of the torch and I hope to hold it high. I hope y'all come out and run my favorite race in Georgia. I will continue to line up and run the race with you each year!

Earlier Event: March 9
2018 Opening Night! @ Hulls Drive In
Later Event: March 14
Bottoms Up Yoga & Beer