Runs for Buns 2024

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Today We Come Together To Conquer Colon Cancer

Join us on Saturday, March 9, 2024

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 March 1st and end March 9th. Click HERE to begin previewing items. Bid high and bid often!

For more information, email [email protected]

An Evening With The Steep Canyon Rangers; The Not So Gala Gala

Beech Mountain Resort’s Runs for Buns, an annual fundraiser benefitting the Colon Cancer Coalition, expands in 2024 with an evening of music featuring The Steep Canyon Rangers.
The Rangers perform at the inaugural Not So Gala, Gala on Friday evening March 8, kicking off a weekend in which skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes on Saturday, March 9, 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.

Gala general admission tickets are $75 in advance, and VIP tickets are $150. VIP tickets include early access, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and exclusive access to the Red 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
7:30 p.m. Live Auction
8 p.m. KG’s Ripple Effect Award Presentation
8:30 p.m. Show Time

Runs for Buns 2023

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 1st, 2024: 
Virtual Auction begins!

Friday, March 8, 2024: 
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. – VIP admission to An Evening with The Steep Canyon Rangers; The Not So Gala Gala
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Regular admission to An Evening with The Steep Canyon Rangers; The Not So Gala Gala
8 p.m. – Online registration closes

Saturday, March 9, 2024: 
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 March 1st to March 9th 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 March 1st. Bid high and bid often!

Here’s a list of our generous donors!

180 Float Spa
Alumni Hall
Anna Bananas
Appalachia Cookie Co.
Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Appalachian Ski Mtn
Appalachian Apothekary and Tea Room
Apple Hill Farm
Atlantic Ale House (Beech Mountain, NC)
Avery Knifeworks
Banner Elk Cafe & Tavern
Barter Theatre
BE Scooped
Beaufort Hotel
Beech Mountain Brewing Co.
Beech Mountain Club
Beech Mountain Resort
Black Cat Burrito
Bo’s Family Entertainment
Boone Bike & Touring
Bristol Motor Speedway
Brookgreen Gardens
Callista Flower Co.
Canvas Beauty Bar
Carolina Ale House
Carolina Theatre of Greensboro
Carolina West Wireless
Cataloochee Ski Area
Charles Riverboat Company
Charlotte Ballet
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Chetola Resort
Clear Sky Resort
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
CoBo Sushi Bistro & Bar
Coyote Kitchen
Cruisin’ Tikis Beaufort
Cynthia Viola Photography
DEFY Hickory
Dinner Detective (Charlotte) 
Dinner Detective (Nashville)
Duke Blue Devils Men’s Athletics
Durham Bulls Baseball Club
Erin McDermott Jewelry
Famous Brick Oven Pizzeria
First Chair Coffee Shop
Fizz Ed (Boone, NC)
Frist Art Museum
Georgia Aquarium
Gideon Ridge Inn
Hi-Wire Brewing
Hickory Crawdads
Hideaway Hills Resort
High Country Yoga
High Rise Beverage Company
Homegrown Hospitality Group
House of Blues (Myrtle Beach, SC)
Island Yoga To Go
LaZoom Comedy Bus Tours
Lily’s Snack Bar
Linville Falls Winery
Little Wing Ice Cream
Lost Province Brewing Co.
Lovill House Inn
Lowes Foods
LP on Main
Mane Habit Salon
Mast General Store
Meadowbrook Inn
Mellow Mushroom
Mignonne Gavigan
Mountain Alliance
Mountain Grounds Coffee & Tea Co.
Murrell’s Inlet Outpost
Mysterium Escape Adventure
Mystery Hill
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Nautical Excursions
Neighborhood Yoga
North Carolina Aquariums
North Carolina Symphony
North Carolina Zoo
Ober Mountain
Odysea Surf School
Old Town Trolley (Nashville, TN)
Over Yonder
Pirate Adventures of Myrtle Beach
Pisgah Brewing Co.
Rainforest Adventures Zoo
Reid’s Cafe and Catering Co. 
Rhode’s Motor Lodge
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Robert’s Western World
Ruby Falls
Ryman Auditorium
Salty Dog ReTreat Air BnB (Kathleen Huff & Family)
Shady Rays
Showdown Montana
Soaky Mountain Waterpark
Sole Impact Studios
Sorrento’s Italian Bistro
Stringham Carvings
Sugar Mountain Resort
Tennessee Smokies
The Adventure Challenge
The Beacon Butcher Bar
The Cardinal
The Fillmore Charlotte
The Iris Motel
The Mustard Seed
The North Carolina Arboretum
The Speckled Trout Restaurant and Bottle Shop
The Twelve Thirty Club
Total Wine & More
Troy’s 105 Diner
Tweetsie Railroad
Upcycled Everything
US National Whitewater Center
Vicious Biscuit
Villa Nove Vineyard
Watauga Lake Winery
Wilderness at the Smokies
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts