Daffodil Dash 5K Trail Run
April 6, 2019
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Shaw Nature Reserve
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Join us for the sixth annual Daffodil Dash Trail Run to kick off Meet Me Outdoors in St. Louis at Shaw Nature Reserve! Run through the thousands of daffodils in bloom around Shaw Nature Reserve's Pinetum Lake. 

Runners will follow the 5K (3.1 miles) course. First place will receive a free one year subscription to Trail Runner Magazine courtesy of Big Stone Publishing. This race is perfect for first-time trail runners or seasoned trail runners who want a spectacular view. Families are welcome, but the course may be extremely bumpy for strollers. 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 signs and we will have volunteers at the half way (1.5 mile) water stop. All participants will receive a shirt at check-in.* Proceeds from the event benefit the Shaw Nature Reserve. 

Don't want to get up that early? Become a virtual runner! Your registration fee will still support the Children's Garden, we mail you your shirt and you don't have to run. Just select "virtual runner" during the registration process.

Register here!

*Please note that shirts will be distributed on a first come, first served 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.

T-shirts are dri-fit material.

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


$30 Garden Members

$40 General public

$30 Virtual Runners

$15 children (ages 3–12)

Additional Information

Daffodil Dash