Friday, April 28th, 2017

6:30 pm race

Do you love trees and love to run?  Then lace up your sneakers and come to Klehm on Friday, April 28th, Arbor Day for the 4th running of the ARBOR DASH, a 5K family fun run through the woods and gardens of our 155-acre property.  Stick around after the run for live music and some camaraderie with your fellow enthusiasts enjoying the labors of Prairie Street Brewing Company, who will be on site with a variety of adult beverages, soft drinks, and a few snacks.  Get your exercise and help support Klehm Arboretum at the same time. This (unofficially) timed events is open to all ages.  Participants will receive an Arbor Dash T-shirt (optional) and tree seedling, while supplies last.  

Your registration fee will help Klehm continue to fulfill our mission to maintain a living museum for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of all people.

Participants receive:

– a commemorative Arbor Dash t-shirt (optional) – while supplies last.

– entrance to the Klehm Arboretum grounds for the day

– a tree seedling in honor of Arbor Day


$25 /runner

$20 Klehm Members /  12 years old and under / Teams of 10 or more.


April 28th 9am-4pm: Packet pickup at Klehm Arboretum Visitors Center

$30 April 24th – 28th registration for all.

April 28 5:00pm-6:30pm: Race check-in / Registration

                6:30 pm: Race begins

Klehm Family Memberships will be awarded to the top male and female finisher.  Other prizes will be awarded from a bib number raffle.

Thank you for your support of Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden!

 Rain or Shine!


Download Registration Form  / Download Team Registration Form

Sponsored by Tree Care Enterprises Inc.Rock River TimesPeak FitnessJ. Carlson GrowersWolfe LandscapingSlabaugh Services, Knoll’s Landscaping, Maney’s Lawnscape Inc., Winnebago County, Stationers, Marshall V. Nelson Landscaping, Rockford Dental Care, Stoneworks, B103 FM.