2nd Annual Lake tarpon 5k

April 19, 2020 / John chestnut park / palm harbor, fl

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SUNDAY April 19, 2020

5k Start 8:30am


We are excited to host the 2nd Annual Lake Tarpon 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run April 19, 2020 at John Chestnut Park in Palm Harbor. The course is flat and fast and is USATF certified! This race will be chip timed and we are offering age group awards for our top 3 finishers in each age group. Your entry will include a swag bag filled with goodies from our sponsors and will include a race t-shirt along with a finishers medal to all that come out and complete the 5k! Registration is open and will continue online until 11:59 pm Friday April 17, 2020 . There will be race day registration open at the park during packet pickup.


Packet pickup will be at John Chestnut Park on Friday April 17, 2020 from 3-7 pm and again on race day April 19, 2020 beginning at 7:30am.


Did we mention it’s all for a good cause? 100% of ALL proceeds are being donated to various causes the ROTARY club of Dunedin North is committed to in helping build a stronger community for us all!


With all this event has to offer and one of the premier locations to race in Tampa Bay how could you miss this event? Register today, we look forward to seeing you out there!


Save the Date

April 19, 2020



John Chestnut Park on lake tarpon

This park is home to various wildlife including raccoons, alligators, various waterfowl, hawks, vultures, tortoises/turtles, and more. This provides many pleasant hours for nature enthusiasts and families.


Lake Tarpon, immediately adjacent, is five miles long and one mile wide, generally 8-12 feet deep. Lake Tarpon can accommodate boats with combustion engines. Additionally, the canoe trail is a landlocked waterway connected to an interior lake, but can only accommodate non-combustion engines.


For those who prefer sports, the park has a softball field—bring your own equipment. There are three nature trails, each approximately 3,000 feet in length. The North Trail begins at Shelter #10, running through a cypress swamp to the canoe trail—it does not loop back. The Peggy Park Trail features a self-guided nature trail. The elevated boardwalk runs along the boat ramp, leading to an elevated lookout tower for a scenic overview of Lake Tarpon. Swimming is prohibited inside the park.


John Chesnut Sr. Park was built in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It covers approximately 255 acres and is conveniently located near communities of Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs, serving north Pinellas County.


Who was John Chesnut Sr.?

This park was named in honor of John Chesnut, Sr., Pinellas County Commissioner from 1937 until 1953. Organizer of the Pinellas County Park Board, Mr. Chesnut worked tirelessly to make access to county parks easy for residents. In addition to parks, Mr. Chesnut worked to build the Belleair Beach Causeway and the first Sunshine Skyway Bridge. He also worked to make possible the Gulf Beaches water system. His son, John Chesnut Jr., also served on the Board of County Commissioners from 1976 until 1992.

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John Chestnut Park

 2200 E Lake Rd S, Palm Harbor, FL 34685


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We would like to thank our sponsors for helping us to make this event happen. Please support them in helping make our community strong!

This event would not be possible without the help of our community. If you would like to sponsor the race or get involved in any capacity we would greatly welcome your participation.



Thank you to everyone who made the 2019 lake tarpon 5k a huge success! we hope to see you again for the April 19,2020 race!