NEW DATE Daffodil Dash 5k Trail Run

April 15, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Shaw Nature Reserve
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Registration required. 

Due to early blooms we are holding the Daffodil Dash on Saturday, March 25 instead of Saturday, April 15. 

Run, walk, or dash by the daffodils in the 9th annual Daffodil Dash 5K (3.1 miles) at Shaw Nature Reserve! There are literally thousands of daffodils that have been blooming around certain areas of Shaw Nature Reserve for over 90 years.

This route will meander through the areas our daffodils bloom. Come solo or with your friends and family of all ages! Participants will receive a race t-shirt and a Missouri native species to plant at home. Track your time using your favorite race app and share your photos on social media using the hashtag #SNRDaffodilDash2023

Friends and family not participating in the run and visiting on the same day will need to register for an admission ticket at

Saturday, April 15
Race will begin at 9 a.m.

$30 Garden members
$40 general public

Online registration opens February 1
Register by March 9 to receive your preferred t-shirt size.

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 event 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.

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