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

Showcasing the 50,000 daffodils planted in celebration of the Town of Amherst’s 250th anniversary, the Annual Daffodil Run celebrates the sheer magnificence of our community! And by signing up, you’re helping Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Course Details at a Glance:

  • 10K Run at 10:00 AM
  • 5K Run/Walk at 10:15 AM
  • USATF Certified Course
  • 5K Total Elevation Gain/Loss: 200 feet
  • 10K Total Elevation Gain/Loss: 360 feet
  • Average Temperature: 62 °F
  • 5K Course Map
  • 10K Course Map

Pricing:

5K Run/Walk: $25.00
5K Run/Walk – Child (12 and under): $15.00
10K Run: $30.00
Family Rate (up to 5 people): $70.00
Virtual Runner: $25.00

Register

Tri-County Partnership

We are excited to announce that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire, Hampden and Franklin Counties are partnering this year to put on this amazing event!

BBBS Mission

Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Afterparty

  • Free Lunch from Bueno y Sano
  • Awards & Raffle Prizes
  • Live Music & DJ
  • Selfie Station
  • Bounce House
  • Lawn Games
  • Balloon Animals
  • Hula Hooping

Frequently Asked Questions

PARKING

Free local parking is available on the street and in lots near the Amherst Common. Participants may also park at Amherst-Pelham Regional High School located at 21 Mattoon St., and shuttles will be provided to the Common.

WHERE DO I PARK MY BIKE?

Speed & Sprocket Cycle Works will host a bike valet so you can lock up your bike safely for the duration of the event.

WHAT DOES BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS DO?

Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. For a few hours, 2-4 times a month, Bigs and Littles spend time doing various activities together, from going to a museum to taking a hike. By simply offering the invaluable gift of friendship, Bigs and Littles literally change each others’ lives for the better.

WHAT DOES ‘OPEN GENDER’ MEAN, AND WHY IS IT ITS OWN CATEGORY?

Organizers of the Daffodil Run acknowledge that there are more than two genders, so we’ve created an ‘open gender’ category for individuals to select if either the ‘male’ or ‘female’ categories do not suit you. Please contact CHD’s BBBS Director, Jessie Cooley, with any questions at jcooley@CHD.org or (413) 259-3345.

WHERE DO I PICK UP MY BIB?

Details coming soon!

DO I HAVE TO RUN TO PARTICIPATE?

No, many of our participants walk the 5K course instead of run. We would also appreciate your services as a volunteer as well!

WHERE DO I SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER?

Details coming soon!

WHERE IS THE STARTING LINE, AND WHAT TIME DO I NEED TO BE THERE?

Both the 5K and 10K start at the Porter House on Boltwood Ave, directly adjacent to the Amherst Town Common. The 10K starts at 10:00am. The 5K starts at 10:15am.