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Arbor Day Celebration and Arbor Dash 5K

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Join us for an all-day celebration of Arbor Day! Participants will kick off the day planting trees throughout the Arboretum before picking out a free tree courtesy of the City of Rockford. We’ll end Arbor Day with our annual Arbor Dash 5k (pre-registration is required.) Attend the full day or come for whatever works with your schedule!

To sign up for the Arbor Dash 5k, click here or call 815-965-8146. Registration is $20 for Klehm members and $25 for non-members. All runners will receive a complimentary Arbor Dash T-shirt. 

This event is made possible by our partners, Forest Preserves of Winnebago County and City of Rockford Government.

10:00 AM – Remarks & Arbor Day Proclamation
10:15 AM – Tree Planting Event Begins
12:30 PM – Tree Planting Event Ends (estimated)
1:00 PM – City of Rockford Tree Giveaway Begins (while supplies last)
2:30 – 3:30 PM – How to Kill a Tree Class
5:30 PM – City of Rockford Tree Giveaway Ends | Arbor Dash 5K Runner Registration Begins
6:30 PM – Arbor Dash 5K Race Begins

Subarea:Rockford Southwest

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden - 2715 S. Main St., Rockford, IL 61102 - From I-90 and U.S. Business 20 (E. State St.), west on Business 20 to downtown Rockford. After crossing the Rock River, turn left on Church St., IL 2. Follow IL 2, which will join S. Main St. to the Arboretum on the right at Clifton Ave. From the south and west: follow U.S. Bypass 20 to S. Main (IL 2); go north on S. Main to the Arboretum on the left at Clifton.

Arbor Day Celebration and Arbor Dash 5K