Run Around the Pines 5k Presented by Florida Hospital

Run Around the Pines 5k Presented by Florida Hospital




Winter Park, FL   7:30 AM

Date, Time & Location

Saturday, February 14, 2015
7:30 am: 5k
8:30 am: 5k to $500 Check Presentation
8:45 am: Healthy 100 Kids' Run
9:00 am: Awards Presentation

Showalter Field
2525 Cady Way
Winter Park, FL 32792

About this Event

If you are looking for a 5k PR, this is the race you've been waiting for. Hometown favorite, with a flat, fast course which meanders through a neighborhood adjacent to Winter Park Memorial Hospital. This event benefits the Track Shack Foundation.

Restrictions- Safety is our first priority!

Bicycles, roller skates, in-line skates, and dogs will be prohibited from the race course. The use of headphones is discouraged.

Stroller Restrictions

• Stroller/jogger operators start behind designated stroller signage.
• Stroller/jogger operators may walk/jog no faster than 15 minute per mile, a safe operating speed. If your speed goes faster than 15 minutes per mile pace, you may be disqualified.
• Stroller/jogger operators must yield the right of way to runners. Stroller/Joggers can tip easily and cannot turn quickly. Please do not weave through packs of runners. 

  • Online registration available until Thursday, February 12. Bring form to Track Shack after that date.

  • If you register online during packet pick up days your packet will be available the next day at 10:00 a.m.

  • Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • Not sure if you already registered online? Click here to confirm your registration! (Online registrations only)

Entry Fees

Through Feb. 7


Feb. 8 - Feb. 13


Race day at race site


17 & under and 65 & over

Through Feb. 13: $10 OFF
Enter code: ys1765 (online registration)

Race day at race site: $35

Florida Hospital employees receive a $2 discount. Employee ID must accompany paper registration. Coupon code is required for online registration. NOTE: Code distributed by Florida Hospital. Contact:

Packet Pick-Up

Race information, race number, t-shirt, available at Track Shack and at the race site on race morning. Track Shack is located at 1104 N. Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803. Email:

Wednesday, Feb. 11 - Friday, Feb. 13

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Race day at race site

Starting at 6:00 am

If you register online during packet pick up days your packet will be available the next day at 10:00 am.

Pass the Pineapple

To highlight the importance of eating fresh produce for optimal healthy living, we want you to eat your fresh fruit, feel great and get ready to "Pass the Pineapple". We're not kidding! Every runner or walker who finishes in front of the running pineapples receives a free smoothie card from Planet Smoothie.

5k to $500 for Your School

Encourage your school’s students, teachers and parents to participate together for school spirit and earn money for your PTA!

Here’s how:

•    A cash donation will be awarded to the top three schools with the most runners and walkers participating!
•    To qualify for the cash donation, a school must have a minimum of 25 runners/walkers.
•    Online registration is required.  Deadline: Thursday, February 12, 2015. 
•    You must click on school name to be counted for the school’s total. 

Cash Donations:

$500 1st Place
$250 2nd Place
$100 3rd Place

More fun!

Have a post-race celebration on the grass of Showalter Football Field.  Limited tent space available for schools with 15 or more participants. To reserve your space, email

Participating Schools

Aloma Elementary

Faith Christian Academy

Killarney Elementary

Orangewood Christian School


Audubon Park Elementary

Eastbrook Elementary

Lake Howell High

Park Maitland

Winter Park High

Brookshire Elementary

English Estates Elementary

Lake Sybelia Elementary

Rosemont Elementary

Casselberry Elementary

Glenridge Middle

Lakemont Elementary

St. Margaret Mary Catholic School


Dommerich Elementary

Horizon Middle

Maitland Middle

The Geneva School

Durrance Elementary

Hungerford Elementary


The Parke House Academy


Is your school not listed? Email and get your school in the running to win!

Healthy 100 Kids' Run

Kids' runs are free for all children. Distances range from 100 yards to 1 mile and children will be placed in age appropriate groups. The first 125 registered participants will receive a T-shirt. The Kids’ Runs start and finish at the finish line. Registration is on race day at race site.


All paid entrants receive a t-shirt. Sizes are not guaranteed on race day registration.

Celebrating Your Accomplishment

All finishers receive a finisher's certificate. Don't forget to provide your email address!

Go Green Shoe Drive

At Track Shack, we believe in changing Central Florida one shoe at a time. Help us as we reach out to the community during this earth friendly event. By bringing gently used running shoes (youth and adult) to the race, you're helping to support local needs. Shoes will be collected on race day at the site.

Race Towards a Greener Environment! GO GREEN Earth friendly reminders:

    Carpool, ride a bike or walk to the event
    Conserve paper by registering online
    View online race instructions and map
    Use the recycling bins at the race to dispose plastic containers

Event Photography

Be sure to wear your bib number on the front using all four pins so that it's visible to photographers!
Visit to view race day photos. Participants will be notified by email when photos are ready for viewing!

The course is scenic, flat and shaded on asphalt streets through the scenic Winter Park Pines neighborhood.

Directions & Parking

From I-4: Take Fairbanks Ave. exit (#87) and head east; stay on Fairbanks until it turns into Aloma Avenue. At the intersection of Aloma and Lakemont turn right. Go to the first light, Mizell, turn left. Stay on Mizell as it veers right past the Crosby YMCA Wellness Center. At stop sign turn right onto Perth. Turn left into the parking lot for Showalter Field and athletic fields.

From Winter Park Area: Take SR 436 to the University/Scarlet Road intersection. Go West on Scarlet Road. At the four-way stop, continue straight on Scarlet Rd. The road will dead-end into Cady Way. Turn right onto Cady Way. Showalter Field is immediately after the YMCA pool. Watch for parking signs.

By participating you are benefiting the Track Shack Foundation, a local, 501c(3) organization that promotes health and fitness with an emphasis on youth programs.

B-Tag Scoring

The B-Tag by ChronoTrack is the timing device used to score participants. The B-Tag is attached to the back of your runner bib.

In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your bib is:

  • Clearly visable on the FRONT of the torso.

  • Unaltered or modified. Do not fold or wrinkle or you risk breaking the timing chip.

  • Pinned in all four corners so the timing chip stays flat.

  • Not covered with jackets, water bottles, etc so as not to block the reading of the timing chip.

View B-Tag Instructions >>

Race Results

Same day results available at


Top three male and female, top male and female master, top male and female grand master, top male and female senior grand master, and the top three finishers in each age division will receive awards. The top three overall male and female race walkers and overall male and female youth division 14 and under will receive awards. Any master athlete that places in the overall division receives the overall award.

Special Winter Park High School Alumni Awards

The top 3 male and female Winter Park High School Alumni finishers will receive awards. Please check box on entry form or answer question online.

Age Divisions
















80 and over

Note: Runners and walkers ages 8 and above who wear the designated B-Tag are included in the race results.

Race Walkers

The top three overall male and female race walkers and overall male and female youth division 14 and under will receive awards. This is a judged race walking competition. Those who wish to compete in the race walking division need to register at the Central Florida Race Walkers’ tent on race day. Same registration procedures and entry fees apply.

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