Join us for an exhilarating lineup of races set amidst the stunning natural beauty of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just starting your fitness journey, our Race Series offers something for everyone. Lace up your sneakers, challenge yourself, and experience the thrill of racing through our picturesque landscapes.

Upcoming Races:

Zoom & Bloom 5k & Kids Run: March 30, 2024

Run through the neon green of early spring blooms on our new and improved trail system with lakefront views and the most picturesque start and finish line around. Kids will go all out for a quarter mile sprint around a new 8-foot-wide crushed concrete loop around our ponds. The entire loop is visible from our Trailhead Store so parents can give the lil’ squirts freedom and cheer them on the entire time!

Summer Nights 5k & 1 Miler: July 19, 2024

Don’t let the dog days get you down! When it gets a little warm in the Carolinas we play after the sun goes down! Come hang out at dusk for our first ever Summer Nights 5K! The setting sun paired with the shade of our trails will make for the “coolest” race you can do around here in mid-July!

Jeepers Creepers 5k and 10k Trail Race: September 28, 2024

What better time to play dress up than at the first ever Jeepers Creepers 5k and 10k at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden!Bust out those Halloween costumes early, sweat a little bit, and have a great time! Explore the garden’s scenic trails under the moonlit sky, surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. It’s a spooktacular race experience you won’t want to miss.

Bright Lights 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run: November 27, 2024

Light up the night at our Bright Lights 5k and Fun Run! Run or walk through illuminated pathways and dazzling displays of holiday lights as you are among the first to journey through the garden after dark and witness the 2024 display. It’s a festive and family-friendly event that will leave you feeling energized and inspired for the holiday season!

Registration Information: Click on the respective links above to register! Sign up early to secure your spot and take advantage of early bird discounts. Whether you’re running for a personal best or simply enjoying the camaraderie of fellow participants, we can’t wait to see you at the starting line!

Experience the Thrill of Racing in the Garden

Join us for the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Race Series and experience the thrill of racing in one of the most beautiful settings in the Carolinas. Whether you’re chasing a new PR or simply enjoying a leisurely stroll through the garden, our races offer something for everyone. Get ready to lace up your sneakers, embrace the challenge, and make unforgettable memories at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.