Winter Haven Police Department 5k Benefitting Special Olympics Florida

325 Ave. A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881

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Event Description

Law enforcement has been involved in raising funds for the Special Olympics Florida by participating in annual Torch Runs throughout the state.  This event is a way for the public to become involved and support the mission of Special Olympics Florida.       













The course is in downtown Winter Haven beginning in the area of the library and continuing around the beautiful Lake Silver. 


The race entry fee includes a Special Olympics Torch Run t-shirt (cotton or dri-fit).  Vendors will be at the finish line along with music and snacks. 


Special Olympics athletes will also be in attendance.




New this year, we have FINISHER MEDALS for ALL 5k participants!!


*** There is also a VIRTUAL run.  Register for the virtual run, we will send you your shirt, and you can run anywhere you like!


Please note, if you order a DRI-FIT, the shirts are running ONE SIZE SMALLER.  If you are normally a large, you may want to consider ordering XL.  This is the case for DRI-FIT only. 


This event is brought to you by the Winter Haven Police Department and all of the proceeds raised will be donated to the Special Olympics Florida.

Special Olympics Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable institution.

Event details and schedule


Packet pick up:  Friday, March 10, 2017, between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the Winter Haven Police Department (125 N. Lake Silver Dr. NW).  You will not receive your timing chip here.  You'll still have to pick up your chip on the day of; however, there will be a short chip- only line.  Thanks for your understanding!

Day of packet pick up:  March 11, 2017 beginning at 6:30 AM.


Parking:  Please utilize the Winter Haven Parking Garage, located on the corner of 3rd St. NW and Ave. A NW.

Event details:  The 5k starts promptly at 8:00 AM.  The 1 Mile Walk will begin at 8:30 AM.

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