Pumpkin Butt


It's back!  Sunday, October 27th, 8:00am 


The run is open to GUTS members only, join if you must!  Due to park permit limitations this is classified as a run and it is not officially organized. For all intents and purposes we are disorganized.

To enter: Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Entry "fee" is at least 1 can good for donation and a pumpkin to carry.

The run will be held on a loop course. Each loop is approximately 7.5 miles in length (yes, that’s 4 loops). The first loop will be run clockwise, with subsequent loops alternating direction. Each loop will have an out and back on the road/bike path to the trail gate on Kennesaw Avenue. The first loop will head west and circle the bottom of the mountain, turn at the bench (top of hill 1/2 mile before Burnt Hickory) then climb to the VERY top, descend the trail and return to the start/finish. Each loop has over 1000 feet of climb. The loop is a combination of smooth dirt, service road, rocky steep single track, and a little asphalt.  You will also have the opportunity to spin the Wheel of Misfortune each loop!


ENTRY FEE:  1 canned food item  + one fine pumpkin (no gourds plz! But chose wisely you may end up carrying it). Canned items will be donated to the local Food Bank. Pumpkins are available to good homes after the run.

POST RUN:  Plan to stay! Showers (bring a towel), BBQ, and good food will be available at the finish.  

AWARDS:  No t-shirt. Top male and female finishers receive a pie and prizes are provided to all pumpkin carriers.

PUMPKIN CARRYING: There will be plenty of lovely pumpkins available to runners for the purpose of giving the pumpkin a ride to the top of the mountain. Any runner who brings back their pumpkin, unharmed, will be given a special prize.

AID: Aid station located at start/finish area (available once per loop)

DIRECTIONS:  From I-75, take the SR-5, exit #267B.  Stay to the left, following the signs for Hwy-5/Marietta. Take a right at the second traffic light, onto Tower Rd.  Go approximately 1.5 miles. Look for signs for the run start.

PARKING: Parking is limited, so please carpool!  Please park only on the right side of the road, so residents can easily get through. 

GUTS Sponsors


GUTS is proudly sponsored by........

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