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FAQ's

What is the date of the event?

The race will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2024. (Race will start promptly at 8:00am. No late starters allowed)

When will registration open?

We expect to open registration for the 2024 Copperhead 5K Soon. (Please Save the date and check Back at the end of December 2023)

When does the race start?

The race will begin at 8:00AM(Sorry, but no late starters allowed)

When and where is Packet Pick – Up?

  • Saturday, March 15 - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM - ONSITE - Yellow Lot at Innisbrook Resort*

  • Sunday, March 16 (race day) - ONSITE - Yellow Lot at Innisbrook Resort, 6:30 AM - 7:45 AM*

*We recommend picking up your packet on Friday or Saturday to avoid race day delays.

What distances are offered?

We will only be offering a 5K distance, which is 3.1 miles.

What is the Valspar Championship?

The Valspar Championship is a professional golf tournament in Florida on the PGA TOUR®, played annually on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida.

How much does it cost to register for the Publix Copperhead 5K?

  • Early Bird Pricing: Open Reg - January 31, 2024 = $40/person

  • Advance Pricing: February 1, 2024 - February 29, 2024 = $45/person

  • Regular Pricing: March 1, 2024 - March 15, 2024 = $50/person

  • Onsite Packet Pick-Up and Race Day pricing (March 16-17) = $55/person

*Group/Team discounts for 10 or more are available. Please CLICK HERE to contact us via email for more information on how to sign-up your team or group to run the Publix Copperhead 5K.

What is included in my registration fee?

The following is included in the registration fee:

  • Custom chipped, timing bib.

  • Official race shirt (available in men's or women's sizes) (sizes guaranteed if preregistered before Feb 28, 2024).

  • Custom finisher's medal when you cross the finish line. (First 540 finishers)

  • Access to the post-race party, including complimentary food and beverages.

  • Entry into a drawing for 4 Valspar Championship tickets. Date TBD.

Can we get discounted grounds tickets to the Valspar Championship?

You can purchase single-day Valspar Championship Tournament tickets at a discounted price (only offered through March 8, 2024). Please use code: Copperhead5k for $5 OFF each ticket when purchasing your Valspar Championship tickets on Ticketmaster.com. (Limit 8 per person)

What does my registration fee go towards?

All proceeds from the Publix Copperhead 5K will go to benefit Copperhead Charities.

Are there awards or prizes?

All Publix Copperhead 5K participants are winners in our book, and will receive a custom finisher's medal!

Special awards will be given to the Overall Male and Female finisher, Overall Masters (40+) Male and Female finisher, Overall Grand Masters (50+) Male and Female finisher and the top three Male and Female finishers in the following age categories:

  • 9 and under

  • 10 -14

  • 15 - 19

  • 20 - 24

  • 25 - 29

  • 30 - 34

  • 35 - 39

  • 40 - 44

  • 45 - 49

  • 50 - 54

  • 55 - 59

  • 60 - 64

  • 65 - 69

  • 70 - 74

  • 75+

Awards will be given during the post-race party at the the 17th Green Snake Pit Club at approximately 8:45 am.

Will there be a bag check at the race?

There will NOT be a bag check on race day. All racers are responsible for storing their own items.

How do I get a race shirt?

Registered participants will receive an official race shirt as a part of the registration fee. Shirt Sizes are guaranteed if pre-registered before Feb 26, 2024. After this shirts will be available while supplies last. lease not that some size and shirts will not be available close to and on race date. So don't wait to register!. Adult Male and Female sizing will be available. No youth sizes will be offered.

When should I get to the Start Line?

Participants should plan to be at the Start Line area by 7:45 AM or earlier. The race will begin promptly at 8:00 AM. Please note the New start time is 8:00 AM due to Daylight Savings Time! (Don't forget to adjust your clocks!) (Sorry, but no late starters allowed)

Where is the Start Line?

The race will begin near the Green & Yellow Parking Lots and will enter the Copperhead Course at Gate 8. Directional signs and race volunteers will help all participants find the start line.

Where can I park?

Parking for all race participants and observers will be available for FREE in the Green Lot at Innisbrook Resort. Check the Parking page for directions to the lot.

Will there be food available after the race?

Yes, food will be available for FREE for all registered race participants at the post-race party in the 17th Hole Snake Pit Club. You must show your race bib for entry into the post-race party. Spectators are welcomed to join and must purchase a wristband onsite for $15 in order to enter the post-race party tent. Kids 6 & under that did not register for the race are free.

Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes, we will allow others to pick up your packet.

What is the course like?

The race will begin outside of the fence line near the Green Parking Lot (under the power lines) and will enter the Copperhead Course at Gate 8. From there, you will traverse the course 1 1/2 times, following the cart path on the back 9. Your second time down the 18th green, you will turn left, through the arch to finish! Check-out our Course Map page for a visual of the course route.

Can I walk the course?

Absolutely! Walkers are more than welcome to participate. We ask that walkers line up behind other runners at the start of the event. Walkers should not walk in groups of more than three wide as to not impede the paths of others.

Can I use a jogging/walking stroller?

Jogging/Walking strollers are permitted; however, these participants must line up behind all other participants at the start line. Bicycles, scooters, roller blades, and other forms of wheeled motorization are prohibited.

Can I run/walk with my pet?

Pets are not permitted to run/walk with participants. Service animals are permitted.

Where can my family/friends watch the race?

Spectators will be able to view the race from several areas throughout the course as well as the Start and Finish Line areas.

Do I need my email confirmation?

Occasionally confirmation emails go into your spam or junk folder.  If you are unsure if you are registered, please email events@fitniche.com. Email confirmations are NOT needed for packet pickup.

How can I confirm if I am registered?

If you are unsure if you are registered, please email events@fitniche.com to confirm.

Do you offer refunds or deferrals?

There are no refunds or deferrals.  The no-refund policy includes requests made due to injury, surgery, pregnancy, personal circumstances, date conflicts, weather and professional commitments.

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?

Participants may not transfer their registration to someone else.

Have more questions?

Contact events@fitniche.com

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