The Butte Buster is a scenic and rolling 8-mile trail run at Emigrant Lake. The course follows the lakeshore and summits Little Songer Butte, before turning back and following a slightly different route back to the start. Oak savannahs, rock outcroppings, and lake views dominate the singletrack.
Saturday, May 13, 2023 (pending permit)
Emigrant Lake Milepost 6 Day Use Area
Hwy 66, Ashland, Oregon
Race starts at 8:00am.
From I-5 take Highway 66 east about 4.5 miles to the day use turn-off on the left side.
Packet pickup is 6:30am-7:30am at the parking area.
There will be a pre-race briefing at 7:55am at the start line.
The race will start and finish at the west shore day use area. The course will follow the Emigrant Lake Trail / Little Songer Butte Trail from the day use area to the Songer Wayside, taking the lakeshore route out and the hillside route back. Aid stations will be at Old Greensprings crossing (miles 1.5 & 6.5) and Songer Wayside (mile 4). Please see the general route map in the photo album above. This is ~8-miles & 1,000 feet of gain and loss.
As in "stuff we all get". As if running a great race isn't enough, every finisher will also receive a nice commemorative item (TBD- but ie. mug, stein, cap) as well as a finisher medal. Finish party will include refreshments. Shirts and other items are available as add-ons.
Race registration is 50% refundable up to 90 days prior to the event. Cancellations up between 89 and 21 days prior to the event are eligible for up to 25% refund. Registrations are nonrefundable within 20 days prior to the event. Registrations are not transferable. The event will not be cancelled for rain or snow.
This race is operated by Miles & Muscles, LLC dba Ultra Excuses.