CANCELLED Daffodil Dash 5K Trail Run
April 4, 2020
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Pinetum
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To support the regional effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, all Garden sites are suspending events and programs through May 1. The safety of our staff and visitors is our top priority, and we will continue to monitor developments and reassess accordingly.

This includes the cancellation of the Daffodil Dash 5K Trail Run scheduled to occur April 4. If you are currently registered for this event, you will be contacted soon with additional information on the refund process. Please be patient as we work through canceling or postponing numerous programs/events.

Thank you for your continued support during this period of uncertainty. 

We hope to see you next year! 

This was to be the seventh annual Daffodil Dash 5K Trail Run at Shaw Nature Reserve. 

Runners follow the 5K (3.1 miles approximately since this is a trail run) course past thousands of daffodils, but only for the fun of it (this is not a timed race). This race is perfect for first-time trail runners or seasoned trail runners who want a spectacular view.

Families with children of all ages are welcome, but those wanting to bring infants should walk briskly with a carrier. Expect to run on uneven mulch, gravel, and dirt surfaces. There will be two potential creek crossings depending on the weather. Trails will be marked with flagging and we will have volunteers at the halfway (1.5 mile) water stop. All participants will receive a shirt. Proceeds from the event benefit Shaw Nature Reserve. 

Don't want to get up that early? Become a virtual runner! Your shirt will be mailed  to you  and you don't have to run. Just select "virtual runner" during the registration process.

*Please note that shirts will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis and we will not ask for sizes prior to the event.

Important Information
All running must be completed by 10 a.m. An 18-minute mile pace will finish in time.

No pets allowed.

The course is made up of uneven terrain and passes through dirt, gravel, grass, and mulch paths.

We do not pass out packets in an effort to fulfill our mission of sustainability.


$28 Garden Members

$34 General public

Daffodil Dash