SimplyIOA Corporate 5k




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SimplyIOA Corporate 5k

We are moving forward with an in-person SimplyIOA Corporate 5k on Thursday evening, September 30th at a limited capacity of runners/walkers and with no team tents

This event format will be different from years’ past, which ultimately creates a more spacious environment for everyone participating.

Runners and walkers can expect a festive 5k in downtown complete with ice-cold Michelob Ultra, entertainment, and refreshments in a beer garden!

Important Info for 2021

Q. Can we bring a tent?
A. No. Lake Eola Park prohibits the use of pop-up tents in the park.

Q. Can our team establish a meet up location?
A. Yes.  Lake Eola is a public park. View site map >>
- Available space will be first come first served (i.e. no reservations).
- Team captains assume all responsibility for communicating to team members regarding the meet up location. 

Q. Can we still bring our own food and beverage?
A. Yes, within these guidelines:
- There is no dedicated catering drop-off area or assistance provided. 
- No alcohol is permitted at Lake Eola and this will be enforced. 
- Michelob Ultra will be provided for participants age 21+ in the beer garden.
- Team captains assume all responsibility for clean-up.


Q: What is the SimplyIOA Corporate 5k?
A: SimplyIOA Corporate 5k is a 3.1 mile run and walk that serves as a celebration of workplace fitness. 

Q: Who can participate?
A: Any group of individuals who come together under a company or organization name. For profit and non-profit organizations of all sizes participate for fun, fitness, and team building.

Individuals can run or walk with the Track Shack Fitness Club team.

You must be 8 years old to participate. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Q: Can I walk in the SimplyIOA Corporate 5k?
A: Yes, about 60% of the participants are walkers

Q: Can I participate if I am not affiliated with any company or organization?
A: Yes, you can register under the umbrella of Track Shack Fitness. Click Register, Join a Team and click on "Track Shack Fitness" and proceed with the registration process.

Q: Is there an event beneficiary?
A: Second Harvest Food Bank and the Track Shack Youth Foundation - a 501 ©(3) organization that promotes health and fitness by funding youth athletics and sports programs through a grant application process.


Track Shack is carefully monitoring the conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and we are taking added precautions for participant and volunteer safety. Please note, should community health conditions decline, the in person event may be switched to virtual.
Q. Is there a limit to the number of participants a team can have?
A. No. Race capacity is limited to 4000 paid registrants.

Q: Can I participate if I am not affiliated with any company or organization?
A: Yes, you can register under the umbrella of Track Shack Fitness. Click Register, Join a Team and click on "Track Shack Fitness" and proceed with the registration process.

Q: I can't participate, can I get a refund?
A: No. The registration fees are non-refundable; We allow you to transfer your registration to a friend, family or co-worker.

Seeding Runners

Q: What does it mean to "seed runners"?
A: To position fast runners (i.e. finish under 25 minutes) in a reserved, corralled area at the very front of start line. Captains may "seed" 10% of their participants (i.e. 45 participants = 5 seeded runners), up to a maximum of 25 runners.

Q: How are runners seeded?
A: When the Team Captain picks up the team's Race Pack (t-shirts, race #'s, etc.) at Track Shack, race staff will offer wrist bands to be given to the seeded runners on their team. Only those runners who wear the wristband will be allowed in the "seeded corral" at the start line which is indicated by signage, barriers and volunteers. Seeded runners receive a red wrist band.

Virtual 5k

Q: What does it mean to run or walk virtually?
A: Running “virtual” means you and your team can run or walk the 5k from anywhere and receive a great team-building experience, and amenities. Running “virtual” also means you can help our Central Florida charities during difficult times. 

Q: How does this virtual run work?
A: Run or walk anywhere!

Q. How do I submit my time?
A: Email your results to your team captain by 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 3.  Include first, last name and finish time from your watch or phone.


Q: How is a team scored?
A: After the race, in person team members report their finish time, exactly as it appears on the finish line clock, to their Team Captain. 

Virtual participants will run or walk on their own and email results to the Team Captain by 11:59 pm on October 3. 

The Team Captain can record all submitted times AND create scoring teams on
The option to submit results and team scores will appear in the Team Captain Tools after 6:15 pm on race night. The captain tools are mobile friendly!

Q: Who is eligible to score on a company team?
A. Any registered participant who is a full-time employee and who works for the company / organization for a minimum of 32 hours per week and employed with organization for at least 3 months.

Q: What is the deadline to submit results?
A: Team scores must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday, October 4.

Q: What are the scoring divisions?
A: Men's, Women's and Coed teams are awarded in 18 industry categories. 4 individuals on each team.

Q: When & where will results be posted?
A: Industry category results will be posted on on Tuesday, October 5. 

Q: Who is the CEO?
A: The most senior full-time employee of a company with four or more full-time employees. A person does not necessarily need to hold the CEO title (i.e. President, Owner, etc). There is only one CEO/ team. A CEO must  submit their time to the team captain.

Event Night Information

Q: What time should we be there?
A: We recommend arriving at Lake Eola by 4:45 pm due to the large crowd and race time (6:15 pm).

Q: Where do we park?
A: Parking garages in downtown Orlando have been identified on the Parking Map. Other suggestions include using side streets, car pooling and walking together from downtown office buildings.

Q: Where does the race start?
A: SimplyIOA Corporate 5k starts on Central Blvd heading east.

Q: Where do the runners line up?
A: Runners (wearing orange bib numbers) will line up on Central Blvd. Watch for signs to the Runner Start lineup!

Q: Where do the walkers line up?
A: The walkers will line up on N. Eola Drive. For the safety of all participants, runners and walkers will be directed to separate start areas. Watch for signs to the Walker Start lineup!

Q: Where do we drop off canned food item for Christian Service Center?
A: Food drive collection on race day is on Eola Drive near near Washington Blvd.

Q: What post-race refreshments are provided?
A: Michelob Ultra, bottled water and a small snack will be available for all participants. Each participant receives one complimentary beer coupon on their bib number.

Q: Is there Lost & Found?
A: Located at the Info Tent in the Gold Zone.  

Q: Is there Medical Support:  
A: Medical support will be present in Lake Eola Park at Information/Scoring tents, on course and the finish line. 

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