For families with children of all ages. Join us for the fifth 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 1-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 the Shaw Nature Reserve. Stick around after the run to enjoy many other outdoor adventures such as kayaking and Canopy Climb as we kick off the Meet Me Outdoors in St. Louis event!