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

Sunday, April 28, 2024

By signing up for the Daffodil Run 5k or 10k, 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.

CHD’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County will hold the 14th Annual Daffodil Run in person at the Amherst Town Common, Amherst, MA 01002

It will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Walk or run and invite others to join you in support of mentoring.  Registration information coming soon.

This community event has become the first marker of spring for the town of Amherst and draws hundreds of community members to the area to participate and cheer on their family and friends.

Look forward to 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run post-race party with delicious food, and family-friendly fun. 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.

Mentoring Matters

Our mission of creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships to ignite the power and promise of youth does not decrease because of a pandemic. In fact, the stresses that our children are facing in the midst of this national emergency have only increased the need for connection with a mentor. The Daffodil Run for Big Brothers Big Sisters is the program’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and we count on the revenue from this event to continue our service to our kids, their families, and their mentors. We are asking for your help in making this event as successful as ever!

We invite you to share this event page with your networks all over the world in an effort to raise as much as possible for our program.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Event Sponsorships opportunities are available! Please consider becoming a sponsor of the 2023 Daffodil Run! More information about sponsorship levels is available by emailing Ann Walsh at [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

Free local parking is available on the street and in lots near the Amherst Common.

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.

Click here to learn more.

Details coming soon!

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

To sign up as a volunteer, please contact Development & Partnerships Manager Ann Walsh at [email protected] or 413-695-1890.

The 5K and 10K start at the Porter House on Boltwood Avenue, directly adjacent to the Amherst Town Common. The in-person event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.!