Bee-utiful Sunflower Run Overview
Even on the darkest days, sunflowers stand tall and find the sunlight. As J.R. Rim put it, “Sunflowers end up facing the sun, but they go through a lot of dirt to find their way.” Now’s your chance to run through Las Vegas’ iconic Gilcrease Orchard’s new massive sunflower field. Beyond Limits Running, the producer of the inspirational Beyond Limits Ultra and the groovy Happy Hippie Harvest Run, is proud to present the 2nd Annual Bee-utiful Sunflower Run. The run will take place Sunday, May 14, 2023 at the nearly 100-year-old Gilcrease Orchard.
The run, which features a 5K, 10K and all-new Kids Sunflower Fairy Stroll, takes place just as the course-side sunflowers are in full bloom at the Orchard. In addition to receiving a glossy sunflower themed finisher's medal when crossing through the one-of-a-kind sunflower themed finishing arch, runners will also be handed a ridiculously large fresh cut sunflower and a starter packet of sunflower seeds. The timing is perfect as you can present mom or grandma a freshly cut massive sunflower on Mother’s Day. With the race being walker and stroller friendly, the whole family can participate together and of course, feel free to dress to impress with sunflower themed outfits. The perfect way to kick-off a memorable Mother’s Day.
Besides running amongst massive rows of smiling sunflowers, you’ll also run past apples, pears, peaches, cucumbers, sweet potato, squash, eggplant and of course the famous Gilcrease Orchard pumpkins as they start their journey towards Halloween. Since the 3.1 mile flat and fast course meanders through the entire 67-acre orchard, runners will have a chance to get say hello to the resident chickens, tortoises, bees and owls without worrying about traffic or public interference. You’ll smile as big as the fresh-cut sunflower you receive at the finish line knowing your participation in the Bee-utiful Sunflower Run helps the non-profit Gilcrease Orchard continue their mission of serving Southern Nevada.
In order to give runners and walkers of all abilities the chance to enjoy the sunflowers and beauty of Gilcrease Orchard, the 5K and 10K will have stress-free time limits of 75-minutes and 2-hours respectively.
Sunflower 2023 Now Offers the Kids Sunflower Fairy Stroll
The magical motivation of sunflowers is undeniable. As Helen Keller famously said, “Keep your face to the sunshine & you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do!”
Kick-off your Mother’s Day celebration by soaking-in the inspirational power of the sunflower as you run or walk-through thousands of peak blooming sunflowers at Gilcrease Orchard. Free fresh cut sunflowers for everyone, along with sunflower medals for all 5K and 10K runners. New for 2023 is the $30 Kids Sunflower Fairy Stroll. Kids will take an approximate 1-mile stroll through Gilcrease Orchard’s massive sunflower field where they will meet and interact with a few live sunflower fairies (aka, great local actresses) living in the fields. After finishing their stroll and earning a sunflower ribbon and a large sunflower, they will have an opportunity to visit the sunflower craft area and make a free special sunflower Mother’s Day craft for mom, grandma, or someone special. Kids UNDER the age of 4 at the time of the race are free. Registered 5K and 10K running moms are free to join their kiddos (either before or after their 5K/10K race) for free on the Kids Sunflower Fairy Stroll as the stroll is a continuous self-starting stroll throughout the event. Of course, dad or the grandparents can sign-up for the stroll and keep the kiddos busy while mom runs. Great time to make mom her free sunflower Mother’s Day craft. Of course, spectating moms and grandmas will all receive a free sunflower, just because!
100% Refund Policy & Early Registration Bonus Gifts
Register early and with confidence as your registration fee is 100% refundable if you cancel at least 45 days before the race. We expect the race to sell-out, so register early knowing that if life changes, you can utilize our 100% refund policy Register before February 7, 2023 and receive a free sunflower bracelet and sunflower keychain at the race (a $10 value) .
Local time: 4:25 AM