2024 Runs for Buns

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On Saturday, March 9, join us at Beech Mountain Ski Resort for a fun day of skiing, snowboarding, contests, and more to raise awareness and conquer colon cancer!

Not a skier or snowboarder? No problem...
Register to be a fundraiser to still be a part of a great event and earn awareness gear! 
And/or join us at the Not So Gala, Gala on Friday, March 8!


Date & Time:

Saturday, March 9, 2024


Beech Mountain Ski Resort

Talia Freeman
Stacy Zwerdling
of $100,000 goal
18 runs
of 1,000 runs goal

Registration Fees:

Registration fee: $10

Discounted lift tickets:
  • Adult: $50 discounted lift ticket
  • Junior: $40 discounted lift ticket
  • Appalachian State University and Lees-McRae College student/staff: $30 discounted lift ticket
  • Healthcare worker: $30 discounted lift ticket
  • Watauga and Avery County Schools  student/staff: $10 discounted lift ticket
  • Season Pass: $0 

Season pass holders do not need to pay for a lift ticket but are required to pay the registration fee of $10.

You must have a valid lift ticket to participate.  Choose your lift ticket option during the online registration process by Thursday, March 7.

Registration for Runs for Buns closes at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8. 

Beech Mountain is generously donating

the lift ticket cost to the Colon Cancer



Friday, March 8

Join us for the second Not So Gala, Gala from 5:00-11:00pm to kick off the weekend events. 

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. -  Runs for Buns pick up in group sales.

8:00 p.m. - Online registration closes for Runs for Buns 

Saturday, March 9

7:30 a.m. - Registration in Group Sales

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Runs For Buns. Participants will ski as many runs as possible using lift 5. There will be a special lift line designated for all participants. You must pass through the gate at lift 5 to register your RFID ticket.  Runs will be tallied by 6 p.m.

6:00 p.m. - Program and Awards: Most Spirited Team, Most Snowboard Runs, Most Ski Runs and Top Fundraising Team

Participate and Fundraise for Runs for Buns, bid in the auction or attend the Not So Gala, Gala.  There's something for everyone!

1. Participate and fundraise as an individual or team. 
A donor gives a flat rate donation to a participant/team to encourage the participant(s) to do as many runs as they can.

2. Bid in the Online Auction.

In addition to the skiing and snowboarding, an online auction will be happening. The auction will be open from March 1 to March 9. Bid high and bid often!

3. Attend an Evening with Steep Canyon Rangers; the Not So Gala, Gala. 
The Not So Gala, Gala will be held on Friday, March 8.  Learn more and get tickets here.  The KG Ripple Award will be presented at this event.  Make a nomination here.  



Our goal is to raise awareness and kick colon cancer's butt (pun intended)!
No one should lose a mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, son, or any person we love,
so let's ski, snowboard, show up, and raise funds for the cause!

Come together to conquer colon cancer!


Find Your Team

Teams and Walkers

Select A Team:

Top Participants

Scott Nichols
$3,343 raised
Mark Reeves
$2,988 raised
Frances Edwards
$2,470 raised
Declan Johnson
$1,870 raised
Top Teams
Season Flask Holders
$8,591 raised
Down with Disease
$2,355 raised
Hot Cross Buns
$2,165 raised
Beech Bums
$1,550 raised
Top Company Teams
100 to 100
$5 raised
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