THE 18TH ANNUAL ARBORETUM BUD BREAK 5K RUN/WALK is a certified asphalt course that winds through scenic spring Arboretum landscapes, including challenging hills and rolling prairies. Medals will be awarded to top runners. Medals will also be rewarded for the top three men and women in the following age brackets:
5-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and above.
The top male and female will receive a $75 gift card to TC Running Company.
Second-place male and female will receive a $50 gift card to TC Running Company.
Third-place male and female will receive a $25 Arboretum gift card.
THE DAFFODIL DASH RUN/WALK FOR KIDS ages 5-12 is a shortened route from the Visitor Center to the Learning Center and back. Medals will be awarded to all boys and girls in the Daffodil Dash.
Fee includes general Arboretum admission and specially designed T-shirt. Limit 750. Call 612-301-7600 if you have questions. No refunds. All proceeds benefit the Arboretum.
Entrants may pre-register on site or by mail (forms available at the front desk), or online through April 27. Pre-registration is strongly suggested as the event usually sells out.
Bud Break/Daffodil Dash Pre-Registration
Through April 27, $20 Member/$25 Non-Member
Bud Break/Daffodil Dash Online Registration
April 28-May 2, $30 Member/Non-Member
Same-Day Registration Beginning at 8 a.m.
Sunday, May 3, $35 Member/Non-Member
Race day schedule:
8 a.m.- Check-in & race-day registration begins, Oswald Visitor Center
9 a.m. - Bud Break 5K Run begins
9:05 a.m. - Bud Break 5K Walk begins
10 a.m. - Daffodil Dash (for kids) begins
10:30 a.m. - Awards Ceremony, Oswald Visitor Center