WHPD 5k (for Special Olympics Florida)

325 Ave. A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881

Running > 5k

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Event Description

***This event is rain or shine.  There will be no refunds issued for registered participants who do not come to the event.  If you are unable to attend, you will still be able to pick up your shirt and finisher medal at the police department after the event (we will just swap your category to VIRTUAL). If you are experiencing COVID symptoms, please DO NOT attend.  We can swap your registration to VIRTUAL or you can transfer the registration.  If you would prefer to transfer your registration to another person, you will be able to do that through active.com or by emailing us at whpd5k@gmail.com. We reserve the right to refuse entry to the event to anyone experiencing COVID symptoms or refusing to follow the COVID protocols that have been set in place. Thank you for your understanding.***



This event is brought to you by the Winter Haven Police Department and all of the proceeds will be donated to Special Olympics Florida, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  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).  We also have a limited number of RACERBACK TANKS for ladies.

We have FINISHER medals for all 5k participants! You CAN walk the 5k if you’d like to earn a finisher medal (1 milers do not receive a finisher medal which is reflected in the price difference).


*** UNAVAILABLE ON RACE DAY?   There is also a VIRTUAL run.  Register for the virtual run if you are unavailable on race day. You will be able to attend packet  pick up (prior to event day) or make arrangements to pick up after the event to receive your medal and shirt OR you can choose to have your packet mailed to you (there is a small charge that helps offset shipping costs).


Event details and schedule

Packet pick up:

Friday, March 8, 2024, between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the Winter Haven Library (325 Ave. A NW).  


Day of packet pick up:  March 9, 2024, beginning at 6:30 AM at the library.


Day of Parking:  Please utilize the Winter Haven Parking Garage, located on the corner of 3rd St. NW and Ave. A NW.  Please do NOT park around Central Park (between Ave. A NW and Central Ave.).

Event details:  The 5k starts at 8 AM.

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