About the Daffodil Run
In this fun springtime community event participants race through beautiful downtown Amherst past many of the 50,000 daffodils planted in celebration of the Town of Amherst’s 250th anniversary. The Daffodil Run includes a 10k run & 5k run/walk which bring participants together in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. Both courses are USATF Permit pending.
On race day, Kendrick Park is transformed into a festive, family friendly space with pre-race warm up activities for all ages, music, bounce house, games, food and more! All levels of participation are welcome. Celebrate spring with us!
Each participant who pre-registers by April 1, 2017 will by guaranteed an event t-shirt. All registrants receive a meal ticket for the post-race barbecue hosted by The Pub.
Prizes are awarded to the first, second and third place male and female 5k and 10k runners.
Prizes will also be awarded to the top male and female runners from the following age categories: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, over 50
Participants who come in costume are welcome to enter the contest for best costume, one prize will be awarded.
Free local parking is available near Kendrick Park.
Individuals and teams can support Big Brothers Big Sisters by fund raising for this event. Fund raising and registration fees support the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County and the positive impact the organization makes on the community. Growing up can be hard work, especially for young people facing difficult challenges. When team and individual participants help raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters, they give the gift of mentoring to a child in need. For that child, this gift can mean friendship, new experiences, new possibilities in life, increased ability to express themselves, improved academic performance, confidence in the future, and more!
Register before April 1, 2017 to receive the following early bird rates:
5k run/walk registration is $25 for adults; students are $18 and children under 12 years are $8. 10k run registration is $30 for adults and $23 for students.
After April 1, 2017 registration for 5k run/walk is $27 for adults, $20 for students and $10 for children under 12 years old. 10k run registration will be $32 for adults and $25 for students who register after April 1.
Day of registration rates for the 5k run/walk are $30 for adults, $25 for students and $12 for children under 12 years old. For 10k runners day of registration rates are $35 for adults and $30 for students.