THE PLAYERS 5K with Donna
Race Reschedule Updates:
• UPDATE Packet Pickup open Tuesday, May 14, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm at 26.2 with Donna Headquarters
• After Tuesday, Packet Pickup will be available the morning of the rescheduled event starting at 6:00 am, Saturday, May 18
• If you are unable to pick up your packet during posted times, please contact runner relations at or 904-355-PINK during office hours.
• Our offices will be open daily, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Thursday, May 16. Our office will be closed Friday, May 17 so we can prepare to host an epic event for you!
• Registration remains full and closed. Registration transfers are now closed.
THE PLAYERS 5K with Donna presented by Nimnicht Family of Dealerships is an event to raise funds to finish breast cancer! On Saturday, May 18, 2013, we welcome runners and walkers of all levels to experience a behind-the-scenes 5K route through the beautiful PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. Participants will begin at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse and continue along the cart paths through all back nine holes, passing the world famous island green at 17 as the final clean-up efforts for THE PLAYERS Championship are complete.
• Performance race shirt
• Post-race party inside The Patio with music, food, beverage and other fun activities
• One Grounds Ticket to THE PLAYERS Championship, Sunday, May 12, with FREE admission to the ‘5K with Donna Courtyard’, to all participants wearing their official race t-shirt
• Chip-timed race with age group awards presented to the top finishers
Schedule of Events
6:00 AM – 7:00 AM – Packet Pickup, Chip Pickup, Registration*
7:30 AM – Start of 5K
8:30 AM – Post-race party inside The Patio
*Event is limited to 1,250 participants. Registration is full and closed. No race day registration will be available.
Day of Race On Site Pick-up | 6:00 a.m.
Race packets not picked up will be moved to the race site for pick up starting at 6:00 a.m. race morning.
Directions and Parking
UPDATE: Please use the daily gate pass that was included in your race packet dated May 4. The gate security is aware of the reschedule and will honor the original pass.
Go East on JTB/202, exiting right on SR-A1A S. Turn right at PGA TOUR Blvd. Continue down passing Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa on the left. Obtain daily pass from guard gate*. Go through gate, 1/5 mile down, turn left on Championship Way.
Parking is available for all race participants and spectators in the VIP lots at TPC Sawgrass located on Champions Way.
*A daily gate pass is included in your race packet, streamlining your entry through the security guard booth race morning. Please display the pass in your front windshield. Click here to download.
Why is this year’s THE PLAYERS 5K with Donna so special? Runners and walkers will enjoy a true behind-the-scenes 5K route through THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass mere days after the famous PLAYERS Championship wraps up! Participants begin at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse and continue along the cart paths through the back nine holes, passing the world-famous island green at 17. Race in the footsteps of championship winners like Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, and this year’s champ Tiger Woods.
Medical support will be provided at the start/finish line. A water stop will be located at the halfway point. Restrooms will be located throughout the course.
Timing and Awards:
The race will be timed using the ChampionChip (chip must be worn on your shoe during the race). Your entry fee covers the cost of the chip rental, and will be available race morning for pickup. You must cross the timing mats to be included in the results. Do not wear your personal chip! Please use the chip provided.
Awards will be presented to the top overall breast cancer survivor and the top overall male and female. Age group awards will then be provided to the top three in each of the following male and female age groups: 10 & under, 11-13, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74 & 75 and over.
Birdies for Charity
Again this year, registration for THE PLAYERS 5K with Donna will be a donation to the 26.2 with Donna Birdies for Charity campaign.
Birdies for Charity is a unique, community-based fundraising initiative held in conjunction with THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass, May 6-12, 2013. With your entry, you have the option to guess the total number of birdies that will be made during the competition rounds of the tournament. The individual making the correct or closest guess will win $5,000! If you choose correctly, 26.2 with Donna will also receive an additional $5,000 from THE PLAYERS Championship.
For more information about the program and THE PLAYERS Championship please visit: birdiesforcharity.playerschampionship.com
Pink Out THE PLAYERS
Registration for this event also includes a Grounds Ticket to attend THE PLAYERS on Championship Sunday, May 12, 2013. THE PLAYERS will be hosting a Pink Out on Championship Sunday in support of the 26.2 with Donna Foundation. A donation will be made to 26.2 with Donna for every attendee!
Anyone attending THE PLAYERS wearing the official 5K participant t-shirt will be admitted free to the “5K with Donna Courtyard” located behind the Par 5, 16th hole to enjoy the company and camaraderie of fellow participants. Food and beverage will be available for purchase with 26.2% of proceeds donated back to the 26.2 with Donna Foundation.
All Parking at THE PLAYERS Championship will be onsite. You must purchase a parking pass in advance to gain entry into the lot. Parking passes will be available for purchase at THE PLAYERS 5K with Donna for $25. Please go to PGATOUR.com/THEPLAYERS for more information about the tournament, including prohibited items.