2018 Arbor Day Run - April 7

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Check-in and day-of registration begin at 8 a.m.  The Kids’ Dash takes place at 8:50 a.m., followed by the 10K Run at 9 a.m., the 5K at 9:05 a.m., and the Fun Run at 9:10 a.m. Rain or shine.

Click here to register for the Family Fun Run/Walk and Healthy Kids' Dash.

Join fellow runners and nature enthusiasts for the thirteenth annual Arbor Day 5K/10K Run and One-Mile Fun Run/Walk.  Proceeds will benefit the Arboretum’s goat herd, which is used for targeted grazing of invasive plants.  Race T-shirts will feature the goats, and post-race snacks will include goats’ milk cheese and crackers. 

The event offers a 5K Run/Walk, a 10K Run, and a one-mile Family Fun Run/Walk. Races begin with a Healthy Kids’ Dash at 8:50 a.m. Participants will pass the Arboretum’s goat herd on the cross-country course plotted along the Arboretum's network of scenic, easily navigable paths. Post-race festivities include refreshments, an awards ceremony with one-of-a-kind tree ring medals, and a native tree raffle.  All registered 5K and 10K participants will receive an “Arbor Day Run” T-shirt (see design above) provided by Bay Imprint.  Fun Run and Kids' Dash participants may purchase a T-shirt for $10.  Registration forms are also available at the Arboretum’s front desk.

Chip timing provided by Bluepoint Race Management.

The Arbor Day Run is generously sponsored by Bay Imprint.  

Click here to view the 5K/10K racecourse.



5K registration fees: $25 ages 16 & up, $15 ages 15 & under if registered by March 25. $30/$20 day of the race

10K registration fees: $35 ages 16 & up, $20 ages 15 & under if registered by March 25. $40/$25 day of the race

The One-Mile Run Run/Walk and Healthy Kids' Dash are free.


WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By registering, I acknowledge that running/walking or rolling (wheelchair) in a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run/walk unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with running/walking this event including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, extreme cold, the conditions of the road and traffic on the course, 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 to participate in the Arbor Day 5K Run/Walk, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Adkins Arboretum and all sponsors, their representatives and 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 in this waiver. I hereby give my permission to the event organizers and sponsors to use my name and/or picture in any publication, broadcast, telecast or other account of this event without limitation or obligation of further compensation thereof. I certify that I have read this waiver and release and fully understand its significance. I fully understand that my entry fee is non-refundable or transferable. 

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