Birds and Bees 5K


Event Date

Sat, Jun 13, 2015


Newton, IA


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Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

The Birds and Bees 5K is a fundraiser for the Newton Arboretum. This year the race will be taking place during Newton Fest in Newton. For more information on Newton Fest, visit

The first 100 participants will get a special gift for participating.

The Arboretum occupies six acres of land in the southeast portion of Agnes Patterson Memorial Park along 3000 North 4th Avenue East. Over 185 individual trees of 150 species cover the grounds. The park is filled with demonstration beds including three annual beds, a mixed perennial bed, an ornamental grass bed, a rose bed, two woody shrub beds, a shade garden, a tulip bed, a hybrid rose bed, a butterfly garden, a water garden, and a native praire. The park also has a large pond and over 3,000 feet of hard surface trails. Other focal points include the Betty Allen Gazebo, the Smith Garden Arbor, the Swanger Bow Bridge, and numerous sculptures. The Arboretum was developed and is managed by Project AWAKE. Project AWAKE is a 501-(c)(3) public charity, no tax dollars have been used in the development and maintaining of the Arboretum. The Arboretum is maintained by a volunteer Board of Directors and the "Friends" of Project AWAKE.

Event details and schedule


7:00-7:45 am Registration and Packet Pickup

8:00am 5K Run Begins

9:00am Kids Race Begins.

Costume Contest:

Awards will be give to individuals that look most like a gardener, a backyard animal, and a flower found in a garden. Runners wearing the brightest clothing will all also receive a prize.

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