Daffodil Dash 5K


Apr 09, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Daffodil Dash 5K

Hwy. 100 & I-44

Gray Summit MO, 63039


Entry Fee $30
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $40
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 5K

Type: Trail

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%


Pre-registration required. Registration will open this winter. Join us for the sixth annual family 5K (3.1 miles) trail run to kick off the Meet Me Outdoors weekend event at Shaw Nature Reserve! There are literally thousands of daffodils blooming around the Shaw Nature Reserve’s Pinetum Lake in late March/early April each year. Many varieties of daffodils have been accumulating around the Pinetum Lake for the biggest part of the 89 years the Reserve has been in existence.

Runners will follow the 5K (3.1 miles) course, but they will run only for the pleasure of it. In other words: no clock but first place will receive a free one year subscription to Trail Runner Magazine courtesy of Big Stone Publishing. This race is perfect for families (extremely bumpy for strollers), first-time trail runners or seasoned trail runners who want a spectacular view. 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 if you need help. All participants will receive a wicking material shirt at check-in. Proceeds from the event benefit the Shaw Nature Reserve.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Apr 09, 2022

Held on Apr 01, 2021

Held on Apr 04, 2020

Held on Apr 06, 2019

Held on Apr 07, 2018

Held on Apr 08, 2017

Held on Apr 10, 2016

Held on Apr 11, 2015

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