Tour de Fleur Virtual Spring Challenge

Date: March 20, 2021

Length: 340 Miles over 93 days

Start Time: 8:00am

Location: Virtual

Come celebrate new beginnings, new growth, and the beauty of NYS with us by joining the Tour de Fleur Spring Challenge! While enjoying this challenge you will be able to virtually walk, run, hike, or bike to five of the best botanical gardens that Upstate NY has to offer.

The Tour de Fleur Challenge is an excellent way to get outside, breathe in the fresh air, watch the flowers bloom, and get some exercise along the way and perhaps plant your own garden.

We will record our miles and earn ‘Tour de Fleur charms’ for each of the botanical gardens that you virtually stop at along the way!

The Tour de Fleur Challenge is a 340 mile route that includes Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Highland Botanical Park, Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion, Cornell Botanical Gardens, and Innisfree Garden.

Learn more about the gardens here and perhaps visit one or all of them:


Miles from previous location

Total miles

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (Buffalo, NY)



Highland Botanical Park (Rochester, NY)



Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion (Canandaigua, NY)



Cornell Botanical Gardens (Ithaca, NY)



Innisfree Garden (Millbrook, NY)



Amenities Included:

  • Custom Tour de Fleur medal with attachable flower charms
  • Unisex cotton short-sleeve t-shirt
  • Flower packet to plant in your own flower garden
  • Garden gloves to help create or maintain your garden
  • Cotton tote
  • Printable mileage tracker
  • Motivational and informative e-mails about the Botanical Gardens
  • Printable bib
  • Printable finisher’s certificate
  • Digital Badges to showcase your mileage milestones
  • A feeling of accomplishment and camaraderie with your fellow runners

Registration/Packet Pickup

The entry fee for this challenge is $55.

All physical items will be mailed, to the shipping address you provided during registration, in early May.


  • Digital Printable Finishers Certificate
  • Digital Badges to mark your milestones
  • Plus a really cool Tour de Fleur medal

Race Day Schedule

Begin your Tour de Fleur Virtual Challenge on Saturday, March 20th starting at 8:00 A.M. and run, bike, or walk up until Sunday, June 20th at 9:00 P.M.

All mileage submissions must be made by Sunday, June 20th at 9:00 P.M

Download your PDF mileage tracker!


It’s YOUR Adventure!
Choose a location!
Walk, Run, Bike, Paddle
Indoors or out, you pick your place and your pace!