Online Registration  Opens July 1 2017

 Video of Approximate Course

 Winter Haven is a beautiful city of approximately 35,000 friendly folks.   As the Chamber of Commerce mentions " To some we're the perfect haven from the harsh winter months up North and to others we are the opportunity to be involved in a town with over 55 lakes to enjoy with
 fantastic sunrises and sunsets over the water",  AND an absolutely supurb terrain for running, including a new running /biking path along Lake Howard.  This particular course (USTFA hopefully approved ) includes gentle rises, enough to cause pressure for the advanced competitors but not so much to frustrate us "mere mortals".  This trek will pass by three pristine lakes and many lovely homes and is well marked with security and volunteers all along  the way.   "Newbies" are especially encouraged to join the fastest growing athletic activity in the world.  Running encourages increased physical fitness, effective weight control, greater patience, and an overall sense of well-being.  Besides that, runners seem to be among the most happy, up-beat, smiling, smart, fun-loving, good-looking, physically-fit humans on the planet.  Interestingly, at the Finish, everyone is exhausted, sweaty, smelly, somewhat dirty, frequently nausiated BUT...  SMILING !!   Life is Good...HOO-YA !!!
Registration Form - mail in   After July 1
On-line Registration

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Santa's

5k run/walk​​

For the 10K course, runners will turn right off of Ave D onto Lk Howard Dr. around to 17th St. Turn right and  follow signs and instruction around to 8th Ave. and down to Lk Howard Dr.  Turn right and loop again around to 17th street nw and back around to Lake Howard Drive, this time turning left and back to the finish via Ave D and  turning right on 4th Ave  ( you came out on 3rd ), right on Ave A, and right on 3rd Ave to the finish.  Volunteers will guide you as will the arrows and signs on the asphalt.   The course will be well articulated !! 
For the 5K course, runners will follow similarly as the 10K  except at 13th St you will go directly down to Lake Howard, turn  left and head back via Ave D.  Follow directions by signs and volunteers.  It will be clear !!!