Run Around the Pines 5k Presented by Florida Hospital




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Winter Park, FL
Run Around the Pines 5k Presented by Florida Hospital

Olympic Challenge

Two Olympians from Winter Haven, Florida are competing in a 400 yard swim and 5k run for bragging rights and to raise money for Cady Way Pool. Be an Olympic Challenger and compete alongside runner Keith Brantly and swimmer Rowdy Gaines. Wetsuits allowed!

Rowdy Gaines, Swimmer

- 3 x Olympic Gold Medalist

- International Swimming Hall of Fame

- NBC Olympic swimming commentator

Keith Brantly, Runner

- 1996 Olympian and first American marathon finisher

- NCAA All-American in 1982

- 1998 USA Marathon Champion

Here's how you can be an Olympic Challenger:

- Select a registration level 

- Swim with Rowdy and Keith starting at 6:50 a.m.

- Change into running clothes at the Cady Way Pool

- Toe the 5k start line from a reserved corral with Rowdy and Keith at 7:30 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!

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