The Daffodil Run

  • 04.28.2019 @ 10:00 AM
  • Amherst, Massachusetts
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Please join us at Kendrick Park on April 28th for same day race registration beginning at 8:00 am.
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About the Daffodil Run for Big Brothers Big Sisters
The Daffodil Run is a celebration of the strength of young people, Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs, and our community! The event includes a 10K run and 5K run/walk, with courses that showcase the 50,000 daffodils planted in celebration of the Town of Amherst’s 250th anniversary. Both courses are USATF certified. On race day, Kendrick Park in downtown Amherst transforms into a festive, family-friendly space with a pre-race warm up, activities for all ages, music, a bounce house, games, food and more! New this year: a book sale of gently used children's books will be part of the festivities on Kendrick Park. Bring your whole family to run, walk or cheer you on at this favorite springtime event!

Register to walk or run by April 1, 2019 to be guaranteed a free event t-shirt. Registrants may select an adult size moisture-wicking t-shirt or a youth size cotton event t-shirt. On race day, all registrants can present their bib to receive a free post-race lunch from The Pub!
Signing up for the Daffodil Run is one important step in helping to ignite the potential inherent in local kids! Step two is raising funds by asking friends and family to support your cause with a donation. The Daffodil Run started nine years ago as a fundraiser for CHD's Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. New in 2019, we are partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County, so runners and walkers can choose which agency they want to raise funds for. We hope to match even more young people with mentors through this collaboration! You can choose the agency you are supporting when you create your personalized fundraising page here:
Free local parking is available near Kendrick Park. Participants may also park at Amherst-Pelham Regional High School located at 21 Mattoon St., approximately one half mile from Kendrick Park.
Volunteer at Event
Just because you are running doesn't mean you or a loved one can't volunteer too! Register to volunteer at
Bib Pick-Up
Marathon Sports, Northampton:
Thursday, April 25th, 2019 4PM - 7PM
*Enjoy a Daffodil Shakeout with an organized 3-5 mile run at 6:30PM*

Greenfield Savings Bank, 108 N Pleasant St., downtown Amherst:
Friday, April 26th, 2019 12PM - 2PM. Parking will be free at meters in front of the bank, and GSB is providing mini-sandwiches!

50/50 Fitness/Nutrition (231 Russell Street) Hadley:
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 12PM- 2PM
*Attend the free yoga class for Daffodil participants at 10:30 that morning by signing up at:
50/50 Fitness/Nutrition Free Class Pass, BBBS running buff, Gift Certificates to: Dicks Sporting Goods, Texas Roadhouse, Reiki by Caroline Ruderman, Hillside Pizza, Elements Hot Tub and Spa, Bueno y Sano, Flayvors Ice Cream!
Registration Fees & Deadlines
Early Bird Rates January 7 - March 15:
5K Run/Walk - $25
5K Run/Walk Child (under 12) - $15
10K Run - $30

April 1, 2019:
Deadline for free tech t-shirt with your registration!

March 16 - April 24:
5K Run/Walk - adult $30
5K Run/Walk Child (under 12) - $15
10K Run - $35

Race Day Registration April 28:
5K Run/Walk - $35
5K Run/Walk Child (under 12) - $15
10K Run - $40
Registration Options Related to Gender
Organizers of the Daffodil Run acknowledge that there are more than two genders, so we've created an 'open gender' category for individuals to select if either the 'male' or 'female' categories do not suit you. Please contact CHD's BBBS Director, Jessie Cooley, with any questions at or (413) 259-3345.
Check out the race course!
5K Walk/Run:
Team Registration Style
Please select a method of registration below:
   Join a Team: Pick from a list of team names on the next page and join your team.
   Create a Team: Once you create a team, participants can join your team under the "join a team" option above.
   Individual Registration: Register as an individual participant.
LIABILITY WAIVER – I know that running/walking a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run/walk unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run/walk. I assume all risks associated with running/walking in this event including, but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road and/or trail, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, CHD, and it’s Board of Directors, and all sponsors, their representatives, and the successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named on this waiver. I have read the liability waiver and understand the inherent risks with this activity. I certify that I am 18 years of age or older, or that I am the Parent/Guardian of the entrant and am granting permission for him/her to participate. SecureFee™ Registration Cancellation Insurance is offered in most states. If purchased, your registration may be covered for one of the covered reasons stated in the policy.