Bud Break 2022

People running for fun


Welcome spring with a 5k run/walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and grounds.

Bud Break 2022 returns to the Farm at the Arb with a variety of options sure to please every runner and walker:

Want to compete? The timed race is for you. Raceberry Jam will be timing runners at 8:30 a.m. Race course starts and ends at The Farm at the Arb and runs along the Eastern Drive to Three-Mile Drive, cuts through the grounds on Three-Mile Walk and back to the Farm on the Eastern Drive.

Just want some exercise in nature? The non-timed race is for you. This course starts on the new paved walking path from the Farm at the Arb, circles the Three-Mile Walk and returns to the Farm at the Arb. This course can be completed anytime between 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Want to run on your own route? The virtual Bud Break is for you. Support the Arb, get a race t-shirt and find your own 5k route.

The popular Kids 1K run is also back this year. Children can run four laps around the event lawns as their family and friends cheer them on. The kids run includes t-shirts.

The Bud Break is an important fundraiser for the Arboretum and all proceeds from the race are used for grounds and garden upkeep. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I go when I get to the Arb? 
All runners and walkers should use the 82nd Street entrance to the Farm at the Arb.  Three-mile Drive will be closed to cars from 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. for the timed races.

When can I pick up my t-shirt?
T-shirt pick up will be available all day, arrive at the Arb at the Farm at the time you signed up for and we will have your t-shirt at the check-in table (sign up by April 14 to be guaranteed a  race shirt.)

Are members able to register other participants?
Yes, Arboretum members can register other participants up to their membership level capacity. Example: a Duo Member can register themselves and one additional participant. A Duo +2 Member can register themselves and three additional participants.

How should I track my run?
For an outdoor run, you will need a tracking device to help you measure the 3.1 miles for the Bud Break or 1k for the kid's fun run. Any smartwatch, GPS device or phone app that tracks mileage is acceptable.

How long is a 5k?
It's 3.1 miles - the "k" stands for a kilometer. A kilometer is 0.62 of a mile, which makes a 5k race 3.1 miles long or 16368 feet long or 5000 meters long.

How long is a 1k for the kid's race?
Just .62 miles or 2.5 laps on a standard track.

Date and Times

May 1, 2022


8:30 a.m.: 5K timed Run on Three-mile Drive
8:30 a.m-2 p.m.: 5K non-timed run/walk on Three-mile walk (max: 50 starting every 30 minutes)
10 a.m.: 1K Kids Run


Farm at the Arb
3210 W 82nd St,
Chanhassen, MN 55317

Start and finish from the Farm at the Arb - timed runners on Three-mile drive - starting from Eastern Drive


Advance 5K registration:
$35 members,$50 non-members for 5K timed
$30 members, $45 non-members for 5K not-timed
$25 Virtual Bud Break

Register by April 14 to be guaranteed a race t-shirt in preferred size.

Same day 5K registration: $50 members, $65 non-members

Race Supporter

Lakes Running Co


Lakes Running Company will be providing race support through training help, store discounts and race prizes. Need some help with training? Join Lakes Running Company Thursday night run club meets weekly at 6:30pm. Need new shoes or training apparel?  Show your Bud Break 2022 registration to receive a 15% discount on shoes or apparel. Best of all, celebrate your win at Lakes Running Company - top men's and women's finishers will receive gift certificates.