Fall Color Trail Run/Hike

Trail runner

Enjoy beautiful fall colors at the Arboretum! Pick your course (1k, 5k or 10k), start time (between 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) and date (Oct. 7-9), and experience the changing season at the Arb. This event is staggered over three days to prevent overcrowding of the trail space and maximize enjoyment for all participants. We will mark the routes along Wood Duck Trail, Prairie Trails and Dog Commons, so runners and hikers can enjoy the trail run/hike at their convenience.  


Race packets include a long sleeve T-shirt and a Gift & Garden Store 15 percent-off coupon good on the day of your run. Register by Sept. 16 to ensure your preferred T-shirt size.

Let us know your race time for inclusion on our Wall of Honors. Finisher times will be posted on Oct. 10. 

All proceeds from the Fall Color Trail Run/Hike support the general operating budget of the Arboretum. Thank you for your support!

As of Sept. 22 t-shirts are still available! Availability is listed on the reservations page.

2022 T-shirt design

Fall Color Trail Run/Hike T-shirt

Date and Time

8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 7-9


Check in at the Dahlberg Terrace outside the Oswald Visitor Center.


$35 for Arboretum members; $50 for non-members; $15 for children and Arboretum staff.

T-shirts are still available, but not for long! Availability is listed on the reservations page.