The 2nd Annual Music Matters "Bunny Run" will be a fun event for all!  Participants that dress like a bunny will receive a prize.  We will have an award for Best Costume!

The race starts at 6:00pm downtown Central Park near the Winter Haven Library and continues on the Chain of Lakes Trail past  Lake Silver. Continue on the trail where it turns around north of Ave T and follow the same trail back to where it finishes in Central Park.

Stick around after the race to enjoy "The Pride" of Winter Haven as they put on a FREE show.  Enjoy some delicious food.  Sponsors and vendors will be available along with fun activities for kids and adults.

Race entry Fee includes a "Music Matters" dri-fit t-shirt and goodie bag.  All proceeds benefit the Winter Haven High School Band to help generate funds for instrument repair, new Instruments, new music, recruitment trips, etc.

It's been 15 years in the making, but in October 2016, the marching band received their NEW uniforms.  This couldn't be done without all of our Corporate sponsors and your continued support.  We Thank you!

Link to Register

2016 Music Matters 5k Results

Check back often for updates.

Direct questions to Bee Jay Bourque or 863-412-7652

Sponsors for Event: 

Downtown Winter Haven 5K Layout

Packet Pick up


Race starts promptly at 6:00 pm


  • Parking available around Central Park
  • Free Parking Garage located 1 block SE of Library

What to Bring:

  • Student ID
  • Valid ID


  •  Adult Waiver
  • Waivers for Minors must be signed by natural guardian to participate in the event
  • (Minor Waivers will be available at packet pick-up)