The Daffodil Run is a festive springtime community event in support of the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, providing youth facing challenges with life changing one-to-one mentoring relationships.
April 29th 2018 marks the 8th annual Daffodil Run! This family friendly community event has drawn over 1,100 people to Kendrick Park in downtown Amherst to participate in the 5K run/walk or 10K run!
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The Daffodil Run supports the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, where children are matched with caring adult mentors, and these life-changing relationships are supported by professional case managers.
Growing up can be hard work, especially when a child is facing adversity. For a young person impacted by immigration, domestic violence, the opioid epidemic, poverty or any number of challenges, having a mentor can truly be transformative. A Big Brother or Big Sister can provide a steady, supportive friendship and the opportunity to try new things. “Littles” in our program gain newfound self-confidence, better peer relationships, leadership skills and so much more!
The Daffodil Run is a celebration of the strength of young people, mentoring, and our community! Participants can run, walk, and even fundraise to support the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters! The race includes a 10K run and 5K walk/run, with courses that showcase the 50,000 daffodils planted in celebration of the Town of Amherst’s 250th anniversary. Both courses are USATF certified. On race day, Kendrick Park in downtown Amherst is transformed into a festive, family-friendly space with a pre-race warm up, activities for all ages, music, a bounce house, games, free BBQ for participants and more!
Register to walk or run by April 1, 2018 to be guaranteed a free event t-shirt. Registrants may select an adult size moisture-wicking t-shirt or a youth size cotton event t-shirt. On race day, all registrants can present their bib to receive a free post-race lunch.
Signing up for the Daffodil Run is one important step in helping local kids! Step two is raising funds by asking friends and family to support your cause with a donation. When you, or your team, elect to help raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters, you give the gift of mentoring to a child facing adversity. Take the next step in helping kids and create your fundraising page when you register today!
Want to help at the event? Sign up to volunteer!
We are grateful to our generous sponsors!