Leaves and Seeds Fall Fun Run (5k)

October 16, 2021
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve
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Registration required.
Run, walk, or dash through the fall foliage and fields of prairie seeds this October 16 in the Leaves and Seeds Fall Fun Run! This 5K route meanders through the most spectacular autumn colors present at Shaw Nature Reserve. Come solo or with your friends and family of all ages! We will be offering a staggered start to keep group sizes small and runners will register for their selected start time (8:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m.). Participants will receive a t-shirt and Missouri native seed packet. Track your time using your favorite race app and share your photos on social media using the hashtag #LeavesAndSeeds5K

Register by September 16 to reserve your preferred t-shirt size! Registrants after September 16 will receive their t-shirt size on a first come first serve basis the day of the event.

Friends and family not participating in the run and visiting on the same day will need to register for an admission ticket at shawnature.org/visit or purchase a ticket day-of at the Visitor Center.

Registration links (click on the time you want to register for) 

Race will proceed rain or shine. Severe weather may cause Shaw Nature Reserve to alter start times and/or the specific trails used for the race. If severe weather occurs on race day, race will be transitioned to a virtual with race route setup for 30-days after cancellation for participants to come on a day of their choice. No refunds are available for this event.

We are excited to offer in-person races again! Per CDC guidelines, visitors are encouraged to wear a face-covering where they are unable to social distance. Please check back here for updated health and safety policies.

Your participation helps support Shaw Nature Reserve's mission to inspire responsible stewardship of our environment through education, restoration, and protection of natural habitats and public enjoyment of the natural world.


$30 Garden Members

$40 General public