december, 2022

17dec7:00 am11:00 am2022 Santa's Run for Our Kids 5k run/walk, 10k, Half Marathon, and Kids' Sprint7:00 am - 11:00 am Lake Howard Park, 700 N Lake Howard Dr, Winter Haven, FL Event Organized By: Winter Haven Optimist Club

Event Details

Winter Haven Optimist Club proudly presents the Santa’s Run Fest – A Run for Our Kids runs along Winter Haven’s past famous Citrus Classic course. Choose a Half Marathon, 10k or 5k and be stunned by one of Florida’s most beautiful, classic run courses!

New race start location will be at Lake Howard Park close to Beymer Church located at 700 N Lake Howard Dr, Winter Haven, FL. There will be a new Half Marathon and 10k course and a slightly modified 5k this year. Course maps are pending approval and will be uploaded soon!

Winter Haven is a beautiful city of approximately 35,000 friendly folks. As the Chamber of Commerce mentions, “To some we’re the perfect haven from the harsh winter months up North, and to others we are the opportunity to be involved in a town with over 55 lakes to enjoy with fantastic sunrises and sunsets over the water” …AND an absolutely superb terrain for running.

These courses include gentle rises, enough to cause pressure for the advanced competitors but not so much to frustrate the average person. This trek will pass by three pristine lakes and many lovely holiday decorated homes.

Runners will receive a custom shirt (sizes guaranteed if pre-registered before November 27, 2022), a custom bib, and a finisher medal when you cross the line on race day! Race packets will also include goodies from race sponsors.


(Saturday) 7:00 am - 11:00 am


Lake Howard Park

700 N Lake Howard Dr, Winter Haven, FL


Winter Haven Optimist ClubBob Custer :