3rd Annual Bee-utiful Sunflower Run - An Annual Mother's Day Tradition
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.” Run through Las Vegas’ historic Gilcrease Orchard’s 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 3nd Annual Bee-utiful Sunflower Run on Sunday, May 12, 2024 at the nearly 100-year-old Gilcrease Orchard. The Bee-utiful Sunflower run has become a Mother's Day tradition held at this iconic Orchard.
The run, which starts at 8:30 AM and features a 5K, 10K and 1-Mile Kids Sunflower Fairy Stroll, takes place just as the course-side sunflowers are in full bloom at the Orchard. In addition, due to overwhelming demand, there is now an early-bird 5K race option that starts at 6:30 AM. 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, a starter packet of sunflower seeds, a sunflower bumper sticker and of course a few sunflower tattoos. As with all Beyond Limit Running events, downloads of all professional race photos are free. 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. With race options now starting as early as 6:30 AM, there's still plenty of morning left to attend a local Mother's Day Brunch around town after the race.
Besides running amongst massive rows of smiling sunflowers at roughly the 2-mile mark of the course (new for 2024), 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 have stress-free time limits of 75-minutes and 2-hours respectively.
Packet pick-up will take place Saturday, May 11th at Gilcrease Orchard from 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM.
Kids 1-Mile 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!” Kids will take a 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 medal and a large sunflower, sunflower fairy strollers 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.
NEW FOR 2024 - The fairy stroll will be an officially timed 1-mile course for those kiddos who might want to run fast. Sunflower Fairy Strollers can start anytime after the 5K starts at 8:30 AM. The Stroll must be completed by 10:00 AM. By the way, for those kiddos who want to run fast, they are welcome to return to the sunflower field and hangout with the Sunflower Fairies until 10:00 AM.
Kids UNDER the age of 4 at the time of the race are free with a paid registrant. Registered 5K and 10K running moms are free to join their kiddos who are registered up for the Stroll after their 5K/10K race for free as part of their 5K/10K registrations. Of course, dads, grandparents or anyone who likes sunflowers and sunflower fairies, can sign-up for the stroll.
100% Cash Refund Policy & Early-Bird Free Gift
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 and lock in the early-bird pricing options knowing that if life changes, you can utilize our 100% refund policy. Register before June 30, 2023 and receive a free sunflower bracelet at the event.
Event's current local time: 11:05 PM PT