The Bee-utiful Sunflower Run is sold-out. With this being the inaugural year, capacity was purposefully capped low at 325 runners/walkers to ensure a top-tier experience for all. Since cancellations do occur as a race approaches, interested runners/walkers can register for the waitlist and will not be charged unless cleared from the waitlist. Once notified of being cleared from the waitlist, runners/walkers have the option to accept or deny the waitlist invitation before being charged. We will clear folks from the waitlist as spots become available.
Bee-utiful Sunflower Run
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!” 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.”
Local time: 9:41 AM
Now’s your chance to soak-in the inspirational power of the sunflower and run through thousands and thousands of peak blooming sunflowers at Las Vegas’ iconic Gilcrease Orchard. Beyond Limits Running, the producer of the nationally recognized Jackpot Ultra Running Festival in Southern Nevada and the Happy Hippie Harvest Run, is proud to present the 1st Annual Bee-utiful Sunflower Run. The run will take place Sunday, May 15, 2022 at the nearly 100-year-old Gilcrease Orchard. All 3 races start at 7:30 AM.
The run, which features a 5K, 10K and half-marathon, 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 replace the wilting flowers you gave mom for Mother’s Day the weekend before the race. Better yet, gift your mom a free registration to the race for Mother’s Day and start an annual tradition. With the race being walker and stroller friendly, the whole family can participate together and of course, feel free dress to impress with sunflower themed outfits.
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.
Like with our Happy Hippie Harvest Run, the first 50 people to register for the Bee-utiful Sunflower Run will receive a free half gallon of Gilcrease Orchard’s famous apple cider.
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, while the half-marathon will have a 3-hour time limit.