Runs for Buns 2023

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Today We Come Together To Conquer Colon Cancer

Join us on Saturday, March 4, 2023

Let’s come together, once again, to kick colon cancer’s butt, pun intended. No one should lose a person they love, so let’s ski, snowboard, show up and raise funds for the cause! Not a skier or snowboarder? No problem.

Register to be a fundraiser to participate in a great event and win incredible prizes!
Runs for Buns is similar to a run or walk to support cancer; participants can ask family and friends to pledge per ski run or make a simple donation. Participants range in age, and many do not even ski. Join us for a day of skiing, snowboarding, and fun, all for a good cause.

100% of donations and registration fees benefit the Colon Cancer Coalition. The chance of surviving colon cancer goes up with early detection and treatment. Only 40% of colon cancer is found in the early stages. Help us increase screening rates and save more lives.


Register as an individual or a team and ask family or friends to support your fundraising efforts. Not a skier, no problem! You can still be a part of a great event, and win cool prizes. The goal is simply to raise awareness and conquer colon cancer.

Lift Ticket Discounts

All participants can purchase lift tickets at the discounted group rate. For more information on our group rates page.

All Watauga and Avery county students and teachers that participate can purchase tickets for $30. All the proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the Colon Cancer Coalition.

There are THREE Ways to Fundraise:

    A simple donation means that a donor gives a flat rate donation regardless of how many runs a participant does. Click HERE to donate!
    Pledge per ski run means that a donor pledges a dollar amount for every run you complete at the Runs for Buns event on 3/4. Click HERE to pledge!
    **If you pledge $1/run and your participant does 25 runs that is $25 you will be invoiced for after the event*
  3. VIRTUAL AUCTION: Bidding will start February 25th and end March 4th. Bid high and bid often!

For more information, email [email protected]

An Evening With Sam Bush; The Not So Gala Gala

Beech Mountain Resort’s Runs for Buns, an annual fundraiser benefitting the Colon Cancer Coalition, expands in 2023 with an evening of music featuring cancer survivor and bluegrass legend Sam Bush.
Bush performs at the inaugural Not So Gala, Gala on Friday evening March 3, kicking off a weekend in which skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes on Saturday, March 4, to raise funds and awareness to defeat colon cancer. Multiple opportunities exist for non-skiers to be involved, too.
The Not So Gala, Gala brings an intimate music experience to Beech Mountain Brewing Company, minus the fancy clothing of a typical gala. Guests are encouraged to dress casually for this special event with Bush, a 2020 inductee in the International Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Fame, and a four-time IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year.

Gala general admission tickets are $45 in advance, and VIP tickets are $125. VIP tickets include early access, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and exclusive access to the Ren Baron Room and bar.

Click HERE to buy your tickets in advance! We hope to see you there!

Schedule of Events:
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. VIP Access, including heavy hors d’oeuvres
7 p.m. General Admission Access
8 p.m. Show Time

Runs for Buns 2023

Schedule of Events

Saturday, February 25, 2023: 
Virtual Auction begins!

Friday, March 3, 2023: 
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. – VIP admission to An Evening with Sam Bush; The Not So Gala Gala
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. – regular admission to An Evening with Sam Bush; The Not So Gala Gala
8 p.m. – online registration closes

Saturday, March 4, 2023: 
7:30 a.m. – Registration in Group Sales
9 a.m. to 5 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.
Runs will be tallied by 6 p.m.
6 p.m. – Program and Awards

Virtual Auction

Join us on February 25-March 4 for our Runs for Buns Virtual Auction event!
All proceeds benefit the Colon Cancer Coalition. We chose this organization because it is important to our Beech Mountain Resort family.

Click HERE to preview items! Bidding will begin February 25. Bid high and bid often!