People and pooches—join us Saturday, September 29th, at 9 am for Run for the Arb, a 5K family run/walk through the Nichols Arboretum trails. Register the family dog to accompany you on the run and Fido gets a bandanna with logo, too! Run for the Arb is a fundraiser to benefit Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum. All proceeds support the Arb & Gardens.

The race begins at the James D. Reader Urban Environmental Education Center at the Arb’s 1610 Washington Hts. entrance. To see a map of Arboretum running trails see this PDF; the race begins at the location marked with a number 1.

*Please note that this is a trail run with uneven surfaces.

$25 registration fee includes t-shirt. Space is limited for this event so register early!

Note: Matthaei-Nichols members receive a $5 discount on registration.
Not a member? Join now, help support the Arb & Gardens, and get discounts on special events, Garden Store, and more.

Day-of-race registration opens at 7:30 am the morning of the event for $30. Depending on supply, t-shirts may not be available for day-of-race registrants.

For more information call 734.647.7600 or email