5K & 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk Saturday, April 13, 2024
EXCITING UPDATE!!! We're off and running on the Second Annual Daffodil Dash!!!
Register at raceroster.com It's official - permits are in place, and registration for the Ithaca Garden Club and Ithaca Children’s Garden Second Annual Daffodil Dash at Ithaca’s Cass Park on April 13, 2024 is now open for the 1-mile fun run/walk and 5-K race! Experience the sights and smells of 130,000 blooming daffodils along the level, accessible course.
Registration & one Dash t-shirt are free for children 12 and under; $25 registration for all others – t-shirts are only $10.
Registration is limited to the first 500 applicants or until March 28, whichever comes first!
2024 DAFFODIL DASH SPONSORS
A Dash from the past! 2023 Daffodil Dash
Thank you for making the Inaugural Daffodil Dash a tremendous success! The permitted 500 registrations was fully maxed out, and with your support we raised $5,100 for incremental bulb plantings. Wow! For 2023 race results, click here!
Ithaca Garden Club’s & Ithaca Children’s Garden’s Inaugural Daffodil Dash slated for Earth Day
May 1, 2023 – The 101-year-old Ithaca Garden Club and the much beloved Ithaca Children’s Garden teamed up to celebrate Earth Day and Daffodil Week in Ithaca and families and individuals of all ages and stages came out and enjoyed the beauty of springtime. The banner event of the week was the inaugural Daffodil Dash 5K and 1-mile run/walk where participants were delighted at the sight of almost 90,000 blooming daffodils and 75 crabapple trees planted along the Cayuga Inlet by the Ithaca Garden Club’s Daff-A-Dazzle community-wide project team.
The Daffodil Dash coordinators say this year’s event successfully recognized Earth Day, National Garden Month and the month of reawakening. Additionally, more than $5,000 was raised to be used for planting even more daffodils in and around Ithaca.. About the plantings Dr. Bill Miller, Cornell University Professor of Horticulture and Research at the School of Integrative Plant Science and Ithaca City Forester, Jeanne Grace have also participated in the planning and have guided the Ithaca Garden Club in the placement and physical planting of 87,250 bulbs and 75 crabapple trees currently planted along Ithaca’s Waterfront Trail. The Club’s current project, “Daff-a-Dazzle” has received an incredible boost from Professor Miller’s unique planting machine that can plant 8,000 bulbs in just 11 minutes.