Big Brothers Big Sisters 14th Annual Daffodil Run 5k/10k

  • 05.05.2024 @ 10:00 AM
  • Amherst, Massachusetts
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The event director has closed online registration for this event. You can still sign up in person on race day starting at 8:30am to 9:30am on site.
Event Details
05 .05 .2024
starts at 10 :00 AM
ends at 12 :00 PM
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County is excited to announce the 2024 date for 14th Annual Daffodil Run! Historically the event has been held on the last Sunday in April. This year our much anticipated timed and certified race, will be held on Sunday, May 5th, with the festivities beginning at 10AM at the Amherst Town Common. (*See below for more information) The 10k begins promptly at 10:00 and the 5K at 10:15. Registration begins at 8:30. Please arrive no later than 9:00 to ensure a smooth reservation process.

This community event has become the first marker of spring for the town of Amherst and draws hundreds of people to the area to participate and cheer on their family and friends. The Daffodil Run includes complimentary bagels, fruit and coffee for race participants and a pre-race warm-up with Jazzercise Amherst, followed by the timed and certified 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run. The post-race party includes music and tasty food offered from local favorites. There will be yellow kites for flying on the Common, and (weather permitting) a picnic game style tug-of-war with Amherst Fire Department versus Amherst Police Department!

The Daffodil Run helps sustain the power of youth mentoring through Big Brothers Big Sisters by connecting adult mentors with young people in our community. Once matched they go on to build a meaningful, positive relationship that empowers the potential inherent in each child.

Form a team with your work colleagues and wear your business’ branded t-shirts or hats to show your company’s support for mentoring.

Or gather a group of friends and family to walk/run in the support of our Hampshire County youth

Regarding our date change:
Our valley is full of meaningful events, and it seems inevitable that they may bump into each other on the calendar. This year, another leading nonprofit has a fundraiser on the same day. In support of each other and our aligned mission, we have chosen to move our date to Sunday, May 5th. We will be working together to cross-promote our fast-paced events. Expect to see that information on many platforms soon!
Team Registration Style
Please select a method of registration below:
   Join a Team: Pick from a list of team names on the next page and join your team.
   Create a Team: Once you create a team, participants can join your team under the "join a team" option above.
   Individual Registration: Register as an individual participant.
I know that running/walking a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run/walk unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run/walk. I assume all risks associated with running/walking in this event including, but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, COVID-19 infection, the effects of the weather, including heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road and/or trail, 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, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, CHD, and it’s Board of Directors, and all sponsors, their representatives, and the 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 on this waiver. I have read the liability waiver and understand the inherent risks with this activity. I certify that I am 18 years of age or older, or that I am the Parent/Guardian of the entrant and am granting permission for him/her to participate.