Run, Forest, run!

MISSION: 5k is all about getting you ready to cross the finish line at a 5k race. Motivation, support - it's all in this training program that'll get you on your feet walking, then running in no time. For just $31, you'll get a nine-week guided walk/run training session, access to Florida Hospital fitness professionals, entry into a local 5k race and MISSION: 5k giveaways. Grab a friend and let's get going.

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Race Details


Run For the Trees 5K- presented by Track Shack

Date & Time

Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:30 am 5k (3.1 miles) 
8:45 am: Kids Run 
9:00 am: Awards Presentation @ Showalter Field

Location & Transportation

Showalter Field
2525 Cady Way
Winter Park, FL 32792

There is no spectator area at the finish line, runners will be shuttled by bus back to Showalter Field. 

About this Event

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! Event capacity is set at 1,800.



Restrictions- Safety is our first priority!

For safety reasons, bicycles, rollers skates, in-line skates, and dogs will be prohibited from the race course. The use of headphones is discouraged.


Walker Friendly Events

Keeping Central Florida Fit is our mission. Walkers are encouraged to participate in all Track Shack races. Municipalities require that road ways are clear of participants and opened as soon as the race is complete. That is why a maximum pace of 16 minutes per mile is set. If the pace isn't maintained, race officials will ask you to move to the sidewalk to re-open the roadways.


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. 

Mission 5K Training Locations | Training Starts the week of Feb. 26th

Mondays and Wednesdays

Cranes Roost, Altamonte

Address: 274 Cranes Roost Blvd, Altamonte Springs 32701

Meeting Location: Amphitheater



Downtown, Winter Garden

Address: 310 N. Dillard Street, Winter Garden 34787

Meeting Location: Outside the Jessie Brock Community Center



Lake Toho, Kissimmee

Address: 201 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee 34741

Meeting Location: Under the Pavilion


Blue Jacket Park, Orlando

Address: 2501 General Reese Ave, Orlando 32802

Meeting Location: In front of the fountain



Mission: 5K Kickoff at Florida Hospital Orlando on
February 13, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Hear from the experts on the who, what, when where and how’s of training to include injury prevention and nutrition! This is an event you won’t want to miss!


Stay in the know on the go by texting FHMISSION5K to 412412 for text updates - standard messaging rates apply. 

Note: To earn your 15 points you must participate in a minimum of 5 out of the 9 training sessions. Your 15 points will automatically be reported and added towards your incentive upon completing these training sessions before the Incentive Deadline.