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Hunter Vision Watermelon 5k Event

HVWKidsHunter Vision sees vitality in this community and actively supports many causes. Gather friends, family and neighbors for a spectacular Independence Day celebration of fitness and fun! All runners receive a festive t-shirt, plentiful refreshments, ice-cold watermelon!

Register today and start training to participate in this year’s Watermelon 5K Run. You can register online at or at Track Shack, 1104 N. Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803.

Time, Date and Location
Saturday, July 4th, 2015
6:45 am: Team Challenge Winner Announcement 7:00 am: 5k (3.1 miles)
8:00 am: Watermelon Eating Contest
8:15 am: FREE Kids’ Run
Please arrive 45 min. to an hour early!
Park Avenue in Winter Park, FL
251 Park Avenue South
Winter Park, FL 32789

Restrictions- Safety is our first priority!

Bicycles, roller skates, in-line skates, and dogs will be prohibited from the race course. The use of headphones is discouraged.

Stroller Restrictions

• Stroller/jogger operators start behind designated stroller signage.
• Stroller/jogger operators may walk/jog no faster than 15 minute per mile, a safe operating speed. If your speed goes faster than 15 minutes per mile pace, you may be disqualified.
• Stroller/jogger operators must yield the right of way to runners. Stroller/Joggers can tip easily and cannot turn quickly. Please do not weave through packs of runners.

Seasons 52 Park Ave. 5.2k Presented by Florida Hospital

Seasons 52 5.2k runGet started on your New Year’s resolution to exercise and a healthy start to the New Year by participating in the 5.2k marathon in beautiful Winter Park on January 24, 2015.  Every 52nd finisher receives a $52 Seasons 52 gift card.  Free kids run.

Date and Time
Saturday, January 24, 2015
7:30 am: 5.2k (3.2 miles)
8:45 am: Healthy 100 Kids’ Run
9:00 am: Awards Presentation
Note: Please plan to arrive 45 minutes to 1 hour early due to road closures and traffic congestion.

Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar that invites guests to discover a seasonally changing menu and an award winning international wine list in a casually sophisticated ambiance. For more information

Share your excitement about the race, use the hashtag #Seasons52!

Register online at or visit Track Shack, 1104 N. Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803


Watermelon-Hunter iconHere’s what you need to know about the Hunter Vision Watermelon 5k run this coming July 4th.

The 5k run starts at 7am, and the kids run starts at 8:15am. Come to Park Avenue in Winter Park, 251 Park Avenue South Winter Park, FL 32789.

Runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all ages can have summertime fun by participating in the Hunter Vision Watermelon 5k, Friday, July 4 on Park Avenue in Downtown Winter Park. The 3.1-mile run/walk begins at 7:00 a.m. It’s an All-American-style celebration featuring a shady course, entertainment, free kids’ run and the crowd favorite, the Watermelon Eating Contest.  Participants can show support for local military personnel in three ways:

1) Discount entry to active and retired military personnel and their families.

2) Food Drive. Contribute a non-perishable food items for distribution through the Orlando VA

Medical Center’s Veterans in Need Program.

3) Team Challenge competition.  Runners and walkers form teams of any kind: corporate, running club, ROTC, church group, etc. All teams receive recognition and the largest team will have a $500 donation made on their behalf to a local 501© (3) organization that supports military service. All 5k registrants who are active or retired military service personnel and/or military family members will receive special recognition by a unique bib number and will be entered into a prize drawing to win a Military Appreciation Staycation!  Staycation elements include a two night stay at Rosen Centre and a $75 Darden restaurant gift card. The randomly chosen winner will be announced after the race.

HVWKidsTrack Shack created this event in hopes of celebrating a wholesome community in order to raise funds for the Track Shack Foundation which supports local active and retired military personnel and their families. The Track Shack Foundation is a 501 ©(3) organization whose mission is to promote health and fitness with an emphasis on youth athletics.

In order to run in this race you must be a registered runner. Here’s a break down of the race fees.

Entry Fee:
$25 through June 28……$29…..June 29 – July 3
$15 Age 17 & under and age 65 & over
$15 Active, retired military personnel and military family members through July 3.
$35 Race Day at race day at race site

Register at the Track Shack website or call 407.896.1160 for more information.

Hunter Vision Watermelon 5K Run

Watermelon-Hunter iconGrab your running shoes and come out and run for the Hunter Vision Watermelon 5K Run this July 4th at 7am.

So gather your friends, family and neighbors for a spectacular Independence Day celebration of fitness and fun! All runners receive a festive t-shirt, plentiful refreshments, ice-cold watermelon and more!

Run/Walk 5k, Free Kids Run, Watermelon Eating Contest and more!

For more information visit The Track Shack online at,

22nd annual Jeannette Genius McKean “Run for the Trees”

Winter Park RacesJoin us on Saturday, April 26, 7:30am at the Showalter Field on 2525 Cady Way. In honor of National Arbor Day, the Parks & Recreation Department of the City of Winter Park will proudly host the 22nd annual Jeannette Genius McKean 5K Memorial Run for the Trees.

This exciting 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk will begin at Showalter Field, located at 2525 Cady Way, and finish on beautiful Genius Drive which is open to the public only once a year for this magnificent event. Funds raised from the event will support the Winter Park Tree Replacement Fund. Each “Run for the Trees” race participant will receive a commemorative T-shirt as well as a young tree to plant at a location of their choice.

For specific race details and registration information, please visit

60th annual Easter Egg Hunt

ID-10074818Come to Central Park this Saturday April 19 for the 60th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Presented by the City of Winter Park, this fun-filled event will provide as much excitement and laughs for adults as it will for youngsters.

Children up to 10 years of age can begin lining up at 9:30 a.m. The hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Children with special needs are also encouraged to join in the fun.

Over 10,000 eggs will be placed throughout Central Park. As always, children who come up empty handed will still be able to enjoy special treats at the designated candy area.

Track Shack Events

Park Ave IconRun Around the Pines 5k Presented by Florida Hospital

Hometown favorite race, with a flat, fast course which meanders through a neighborhood adjacent to Winter Park Memorial Hospital. This event benefits the Track Shack Foundation.  5k for runners/walkers with free kids run.

Come out and join the fun on February 15 at the Showalter Fields.







WPRR IconZimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Winter Park Road Race 10k and 2 Mile Presented by Florida Hospital

This is the Grand Finale of the Track Shack Running Series. The fitness enthusiasts at Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe, P.A., invite you to celebrate 37 years of running right where it all began on Park Avenue in beautiful Winter Park.  10k and 2 Mile run/walk available as well as kids run.  Special Distance Dare for participating in both 10k AND 2 mile.  For full details, visit


Lastly there will be the Run for the Trees Jeannette Genius McKean Memorial 5k.

Run for the Trees 5k run/walk is a unique point to point event. The last mile is on the tree-canopied, wilderness dirt road of Genius Drive. This privately owned glimpse of old Florida is opened to the public only once a year, for this event. All finishers receive a young tree!

For full details, visit

The Great Duck Derby

Bring the family out on February 22 to Mead Garden for family fun as we race rubber ducks for charity.

Park gates open at 9:45 am and activities and races conclude at 2pm.  You can purchase your rubber ducks ahead of time at the Winter Park Farmers Market, or at the park the day of the race.

There are two races to enter, 12:15pm or the 1pm race.

Cost is $5 a duck to race, for spectators all the activities are free.

Come out and support a great charity and have fun at the same time! All proceeds go to the Mead Botanical Garden Nature Education Program, which educates the community and revitalizes the natural area through local programs.

For more information call, 407-628-4139, or visit the Mead Garden website.

Run Around the Pines

Track Shack Running SeriesPresented by the Florida Hospital, this charity run benefits the House of Hope home for troubled youth. Come to the Showalter Fields for 7:30am on February 15 and bring your running shoes and bottles of water.

The cost to enter this race has yet to be determined. For more information call 407-898-1313 or visit the Run Around the Pines website.

Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Winter Park Road Race 10k & 2 Mile

Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Winter Park Road RaceThis is the Grand Finale of the Track Shack Running Series. The fitness enthusiasts at Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe, P.A., invite you to celebrate 36 years of running right where it all began on Park Avenue in beautiful Winter Park.

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013

Track Shack Running SeriesLocation: 251 Park Avenue South, Winter Park, FL 32789

Date, Time & Location
7:00 am: 2 Mile
7:30 am: 10k (6.2 mi.)
8:15 am: 2 Mile Awards
9:00 am: 10k Awards
9:15 am: Healthy 100 Kids’ Run
10:00 am: Track Shack Running Series Awards Ceremony

To register and for more information Click Here