The Daffodil Run

  • 04.29.2018 @ 10:00 AM
  • Amherst, Massachusetts
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About the Daffodil Run for CHD's Big Brothers Big Sisters
The Daffodil Run supports the work of CHD's Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, where children are matched with caring adult mentors, and these life-changing relationships are supported by professional case managers.

Growing up can be hard work, especially when a child is facing adversity. For a young person impacted by immigration, domestic violence, the opioid epidemic, poverty or any number of challenges, having a mentor can truly be transformative. A "Big" can provide a steady, supportive friendship and the opportunity to try new things. "Littles" in our program gain newfound self-confidence, better peer relationships, leadership skills and so much more!

The Daffodil Run is a celebration of the strength of young people, mentoring, and our community! Participants can run, walk, and even fundraise to support the work of CHD's Big Brothers Big Sisters! The race includes a 10K run and 5K walk/run, 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 is transformed into a festive, family-friendly space with a pre-race warm up, activities for all ages, music, a bounce house, games, food and more!

Register to walk or run by April 1, 2018 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.
Signing up for the Daffodil Run is one important step in helping local kids! Step two is raising funds by asking friends and family to support your cause with a donation. When you, or your team, elect to help raise funds for CHD's Big Brothers Big Sisters, you give the gift of mentoring to a child facing adversity. Take the next step in helping kids and create your fundraising page when you register today!
Free local parking is available near Kendrick Park.
Please check again for the announcement of awards!
Registration Fees
Register before April 1, 2018 to receive early bird rates:
5K run/walk- adult $25
5K run/walk- student $20
5K run/walk- child under 12 years $15
10K run- adult $30
10K run- student $25

After April 1, 2018:
5K walk/run- adult $27
5K run/walk- student $25
5K run/walk- child under 12 years $15
10K run- adult $35
10K run- student $30

Race Day Registration:
5K walk/run- adult $30
5K run/walk- student $25
5K run/walk- child under 12 years $15
10K run- adult $40
10K run- student $35
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 the race director with any questions at or (413) 259-3345.
Want to fundraise for this event? Click here to get started!
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.