Spring 5k 

Series 2019

Spring 5K Fun Run Series

Sunday | April 14, 2019

St. Louis, MO 

Tulip Trot

at Missouri Botanical Garden

Saturday | April 6, 2019

Gray Summit, MO 

Daffodil Dash

at Shaw Nature Reserve

Saturday| May 11, 2019

Chesterfield, MO

Springtime Sprint

at Butterfly House

Series Savings!

Save more than 15% when you register for all three!

 No charge for children (0–2)  

Daffodil

Dash

$30

Members and
Virtual Runners


$40 Nonmembers


$15 Children (3–12) 

Fun Run
Series

$75

Members and
Virtual Runners


$100 Nonmembers


$30 Children (3–12) 

Tulip

Trot

$30

Members and
Virtual Runners


$40 Nonmembers


$15 Children (3–12) 

Springtime

Sprint

$30

Members and
Virtual Runners


$40 Nonmembers


$15 Children (3–12) 

Connect with people who like to get outside, enjoy nature, and support the Garden.

5K | April 6, 2019 | 9–10:30 a.m. 

Daffodil Dash at Shaw Nature Reserve

Run through the thousands of daffodils in bloom around Shaw Nature Reserve's Pinetum Lake! This race is perfect for 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. All participants will receive a shirt at check-in.*  T-shirts are dri-fit material.


Proceeds from the event benefit the Shaw Nature Reserve. 


*T-shirts will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

**Families are welcome, but the course may be extremely bumpy for strollers. 


All running must be completed by 10 a.m. An 18 minute mile pace will finish in time.



Distance: 5k (3.1 Miles)

Course Type: Trail run/uneven

T-shirts: Yes*

Family Friendly: Yes 

Stroller Friendly: No**

Pet Friendly: No

First Place Prize: One-year subscription to Trail Runner Magazine



Don't want to get up that early? 

Become a virtual runner! Your registration fee will still support our mission, we mail you your shirt and you don't have to run. Just select "virtual runner" during the registration process.

5K | April 14, 2019 | 7–9 a.m. | Presented by Macy's
Refreshments sponsored by UYH LLP

Tulip Trot at Missouri Botanical Garden

Join the Young Friends of the Garden for a morning fun run. Runners follow a recommended 5K course, only for the pleasure of it. No clock, no winners. All participants will receive a running shirt at check-in* and a wristband good for same-day admission through 5 p.m. 


Proceeds from the event benefit the Garden. 


*T-shirts will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Distance: 5k (3.1 Miles)

Course Type: Paved

T-shirts: Yes*

Family Friendly: Yes 

Stroller Friendly: Yes

Pet Friendly: No

Prizes: No



5K | May 11, 2019 | 8–9:30 a.m. 

Springtime Sprint at Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

Head to the Butterfly House for the first Springtime Sprint in Faust Park. 


Families are invited to walk, jog, or stroll through the event. At the halfway point, participants will be "powdered with pollen" at the "bumblebee stumble" and "butterfly flutter."


Proceeds from the event benefit the Butterfly House. 


*Please note that shirts will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Distance: 5k (3.1 Miles)

Course Type: Paved?

T-shirts: Yes*

Family Friendly: Yes 

Stroller Friendly: Yes

Pet Friendly: No

Prizes: No



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Photos: Lisa Delorenzo Hager, Dave Merritt, Mary Lou Olson, and Asueleni Deloney.