For families with kids of all ages. Pre-registration required. Join us for the fourth annual family 5K (3.1 miles) trail run 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 Nature 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 halfway (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 Shaw Nature Reserve.
Please note that registrations received after March 10 will not be guaranteed their preferred shirt size.