Fall Run

While tropical Hibiscus flowers are associated with climates that are closer to the equator, hardy Hibiscus (also known as rose mallow or rose of sharon) are cultivated perennial hybrids that are hardy to zones 4 or 5. “Hybrid hardy Hibiscus cultivars are often the result of complex breeding work involving multiple species native to the U.S., including Hibiscus coccineus, Hibiscus laevis and Hibiscus moscheutos,” according to the Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder. While they usually take a bit of time to put out new growth, hardy Hibiscus make a beautiful focal point in the garden with large blooms that come in a wide variety of colors, blooming mid-summer to early fall.

Find hardy Hibiscus throughout the Arboretum, including the Spiegel Entrance Garden, Elizabeth Carr Slade Perennial Garden and MacMillan Terrace Garden.

Date & Time

October 8, 9 or 10, 2021
Runners may complete their race between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.


1K/5K/10K members: $30
1K/5K/10K non-members: $45
Staff any distance: $15


Click here to register

At the link above, you will first, select the date you want to run or hike, October 8, 9 or 10. Then select your preferred time between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Finally, select the distance of your run/hike, 1K, 5K or 10K.

Report Your Time

Don't forget to track your time and report it to the information desk or by clicking here. Times and place finishes will be posted on October 11.