Reserved Tailgate Parking packages will be available for purchase April 2.  
Tailgating spaces not renewed before March 31 will be released for purchase.


The Willowdale Steeplechase has been a Chester County Mother’s Day tradition for over 27 years. This year’s race, the 28th Running of the Willowdale Steeplechase, continues that tradition – but with a big twist.

The 2020 races will run SATURDAY – the day BEFORE Mother’s Day!

The races will run on Saturday, May 9, 2020. They’ll still be a big part of Mother’s Day weekend, but for those who have other family traditions on Mother’s Day itself, the Saturday race date will give them an opportunity to experience the thrill of the Willowdale Steeplechase and still honor their own special traditions.

The Willowdale Steeplechase is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based in Kennett Square, PA. Our mission is to raise funds for clean water and veterinary excellence. Through donations to  The Stroud Water Research Center and The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center. the Willowdale Steeplechase helps to further the stewardship of our natural resources and educate the next generation of large animal veterinarians.