Start/finish near Chamber Building in Central Park
401 Avenue B NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Winter Haven, Florida
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 supurb
terrain for running.
This particular course includes 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. It will be
well marked with security and volunteers all along the route.
The Half Marathon route will additionally take runners out and back along the
TRAIL (about 3.5 miles) with water stops and volunteers along the way.
Newbies are especially encouraged to join the fastest growing athletic activity in the
world. Running encourages increased physical fitness, effective weight control, greater patience, and an
overall sense of well-being. Besides that, runners
seem to be among the most happy, up-beat, smiling, smart, fun-loving, good-looking, physically-fit humans on
the planet. At the finish, everyone is exhausted, sweaty, smelly, somewhat dirty, frequently nauseous,