Saturday May 4, 2019 • Rain or Shine

Event Starts 8am • Garden Opens 6:30am
Entrance: 42-80 Crommelin Ave • Flushing, NY 11355
Note: Main Street Gate Closed Until 10am

Run, walk, or push a stroller while you enjoy the spring flowers!

All proceeds benefit the educational programs of Queens Botanical Garden.


Adults (age 13+) $40
Seniors (age 62+) $30
Garden Members $30
Children (ages 12 & under) $10
FREE for children ages 3 & under


Register by 4/13/19 to guarantee yourself a T-shirt!
Day of pricing: Add $10

Pricing for individuals only, to register your corporate team contact:
[email protected] or 718.886.3800 x250

If you have any questions please reach out to a Race Coordinator via email.

In partnership with:

Frequently Asked Questions (Pre-Race)

Do I have to be an experienced runner to participate?

Not at all! Feel free to walk, run, or stroll through the Garden.

What is included with my registration?

T-shirt (register by 4/13 to guarantee), “make & take” Daffodil Dash medal, bib, a post-race light breakfast, and timed results & finish line photos supplied by elitefeats.

I can’t make it anymore. Can I get a refund or transfer my registration to someone else?

Race fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.  If you cannot make it on race day, we will consider your registration a donation to QBG’s educational programs.

Do I get a race package? When and where do I pick up my bib?

Bib and T-shirt pickup is 6:30 to 7:55am on event day, Saturday, May 4, 2019. After entering through the Parking Garden Gate you will be directed to the pickup area. Your participation medal and breakfast are to be picked up after you finish the Dash at the finish line lounge.

What is the deadline to register?

Registration in advance is recommended, however you can register on race day (May 4, 2019) for an additional $10. Registration closes that day at 7:30am.

Do I have to fundraise?

You are not required to fundraise to participate, but we hope you will! All proceeds benefit Queens Botanical Garden’s educational programs.

QBG will provide a fundraising packet to raise money for QBG’s educational programs.

Where do I enter on event day? Can I enter through the Main Street Gate?

Everyone is required to enter through the Parking Garden Gate at 42-80 Crommelin Street, Flushing, NY 11355. The Garden will open at 6:30am and the event starts promptly at 8am. The Main Street Gate will remain closed until 10am.

What is the best way to get to the Garden?

The address to the Parking Garden Entrance is 42-80 Crommelin Street.

By Bus: Take Q44SBS or Q20A/B from the Bronx or Jamaica, or in Flushing.

By Train: Take the no. 7 subway or Long Island Rail Road (Port Washington line) to Main Street/Flushing. Then take the Q44SBS or Q20A/B bus, or walk eight blocks south along Main Street. Turn right on Dahlia and continue straight toward Crommelin Street. The parking lot entrance will be on the left.

By Car:

Midtown Tunnel — Tunnel to Long Island Expressway (East) to Exit 23 Main Street. Turn left onto Main Street. Follow to Dahlia Avenue and turn left. Dahlia Avenue becomes Crommelin Street. The parking lot entrance is on the left.

Triborough Bridge — Bridge to Grand Central Parkway to Long Island Expressway (East). Follow directions from Midtown Tunnel.

Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island — Belt Parkway or Jackie Robinson Parkway to Van Wyck Expressway to Exit 12A (College Point Boulevard). Follow College Point Boulevard to Blossom Avenue. Make right. Blossom Avenue becomes Crommelin Avenue. Make a quick right into the Garden’s parking lot.

Long Island — Long Island Expressway (West) to Exit 23 Main Street. Make right turn on Main Street. Follow to Dahlia Avenue and turn left on Dahlia Avenue. Dahlia Avenue becomes Crommelin Street. The parking lot entrance is on the left.

New Jersey — New Jersey Turnpike to George Washington Bridge I-87 south to Triborough Bridge. Follow directions from Triborough Bridge.

Upstate and Connecticut — Throgs Neck Bridge to Clearview Expressway to Long Island Expressway (West). Follow directions from Long Island.


I have guests coming. Do they have to pay for Garden admission?

Garden admission is FREE until 10am, when the Main Street Gate opens.

Who can I contact about ADA needs?

The majority of all pathways at the Garden are wheelchair accessible and the Garden’s flat topography make it an excellent destination for visitors with ambulatory disabilities. If you would like to speak with a Race Coordinator please email us at [email protected]

What happens if there is bad weather?

Daffodil Dash 4K Fun Run will take place rain or shine! In the event that there is severely inclement weather, all participants will be contacted via text and email by 5am on Saturday, May 4.

Are there award categories?

No, however race participants will be able to “make & take” your own Daffodil Dash Medal!

Frequently Asked Questions (Race Day)

What to Bring & What Not to Bring

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Poncho
  • Blanket
  • Sun hat

What not to bring:

  • Pets
  • Bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, etc.
  • Basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, etc.
  • Coolers
  • BBQ grill or equipment
  • Chairs or lawn furniture
  • Pop-up tents
  • Umbrellas (Umbrellas block the view! Please wear a hat or poncho.)

Are there bathrooms?

There are porta-potties available in the Arboretum (closest to the start/finish Line). Additional bathrooms are located inside and outside the Visitor & Administration Building.

Is there a bag check?

Yes, a complimentary bag check will be offered. It is located near the bathrooms. Please pack lightly! Queens Botanical Garden and its partners are not responsible for any items lost.

Can I run with a backpack or a hydration pack?

Yes, you can run with a small backpack or hydration pack. Large backpacks will need to be left in your car, with friends/family, or checked.

I have guests coming to support me. Where can they watch the run? Can they meet me afterwards?

We will have areas set up at the start/finish line for spectators. Guests can accompany you to the Finish Line Lounge, but will not be able to participate in the activities, such as breakfast or DIY Daffodil Dash Medal. Please remember that free admission ends at 10am.

I use a wheelchair and will participate with a Health Care Aid who will accompany me. Do we both have to pay?

If accompanying a race participant, Health Care Aids with an ID or license do not need to pay for registration. Aids will be required to sign a waiver upon arrival and will need to wear their ID throughout the event. Please reach out to the Race Coordinator in advance to arrange registration for you both at [email protected].

How long do I have to run the course? Is the run being timed?

The event is being timed by elitefeats. All participants will receive timed results for their participation. The 4K is a three-loop course; you are not required to complete the course and can complete one or two loops if you choose.

Can I bring my dog to run with me?

Unfortunately, we do not allow pets on Garden grounds, except service animals.

Are there water stations on the course?

A hydration station will be serving water at the start/finish line.

Frequently Asked Questions (Post-Race)

When does the event end?

The course will be closed by 10am in order to open the Garden to the general public. After-race programming will happen until 11am or until supplies last.

When do I receive my results?

You can find out your results as soon as you finish the run! Live results are sent by elitefeats via text and email, but also available online.

Where can I view the race day photos?

Check out elitefeats.com for videos and same-day finish line photos. There are also select photos on Facebook!

I think I dropped something on the course. Is there a lost and found?

Yes, we have a lost and found in the Visitor & Administration building. Speak to a receptionist at the QBG Shop.