Arbor Day Run

Saturday 7th April 2018

Adkins Arboretum: 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, United States

Running, Distance running, 5K, 10K


  • Running-5K - Ages 16 and up
  • Running-5K - Ages 15 and under
  • Running-10K - Ages 16 and up
  • Running-10K - Ages 15 and under


Join fellow runners and nature enthusiasts for the thirteenth annual Arbor Day 5K/10K Run and One-Mile Fun Run/Walk.  Proceeds will benefit the Arboretum’s goat herd, which is used for targeted grazing of invasive plants.  Race t-shirts will feature the goats, and post-race snacks will include goats’ milk cheese and crackers.  The event offers a 5K Run/Walk, a 10K Run, and a one-mile Family Fun Run/Walk.  Races begin with a Healthy Kids’ Dash at 8:50 a.m. Participants will pass by the Arboretum’s goat herd as they traverse the cross-country course plotted along the Arboretum's network of scenic, easily navigable paths.  Post-race festivities include refreshments, an awards ceremony with one-of-a-kind tree ring medals, and a native tree raffle.   All registered 5K and 10K participants will receive an “Arbor Day Run” t-shirt with an image of our goats.  Fun Run and Kids Dash participants may purchase a t-shirt for $10.  Register on-line at  Chip timing provided by BluePoint Race Management.

Event details and schedule

Day of event registration for the thirteenth annual Arbor Day Run will begin at 8 a.m. in the Visitor's Center.  Ample free parking is available just inside the entrance to the Arboretum. The Healthy Kids Dash kicks off at 8:50 a.m., followed by the 10K at 9 a.m., the 5K at 9:05 a.m., and the One-Mile Fun Run at 9:10 a.m.  Maps will be hadned out upon arrival and will be posted on the Arboretum's website,, by March 1st. The cross-county paths are wide, mostly flat, and easily navigable.  Paths are comprised of finely ground gravel or soft earth.   Refreshments will be provided after the race, and water will be handed out during the race. 

Organised by

Adkins Arboretum

12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely

Phone: 4106342847

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