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Celebrate Earth Day at Innisbrook on May 1st with a 5K Run/Walk & Family Festivities

INNISBROOK, FL (April, 2010) –  Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, will host the 2nd Annual 5K and Family Event in honor of Earth Day on Saturday, May 1, 2010.  Runners and walkers of all levels and ages will follow the beautiful, scenic course that winds through Innisbrook’s North Course, one of four championship golf courses at the resort.
Registration for the 5K begins at 7:00 am with the race commencing at 9:00 am.  Cost of the run/walk is $20 for pre-registrations prior to event day, and $25 to sign up at the event. All 5K participants will receive a tree seedling to take home and plant in honor of Earth Day.  Dogs are invited to join their owners as well; just be sure to bring bags for clean-ups, and a leash no longer than six feet.  
Additional activities include a variety of Green Organizations and vendors which will be on site until 11:30 am to share information on how to live greener.  Participants can also help someone in need of footwear by bringing gently used shoes for donation to Soles4Souls.  Electronics can also be dropped off  at Innisbrook’s free Electronic Recycling Drive, sponsored by Intercon Solutions
To register or for more information call (727) 942-5518, or send an email for quick response to   For more resort information visit or call (727) 942-2000.
Owned by Sheila C. Johnson and managed by Salamander Hospitality, Innisbrook recently completed over $26 million in resort-wide renovations to include new restaurants and a gourmet market, the addition of a new 20,000-square-foot luxury spa and fitness center, and enhancements to its golf courses, clubhouses, lodging and tennis facilities.
About Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort
Operated by Salamander Hospitality, Innisbrook is situated on 900 wooded acres of rolling in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area on Florida’s Gulf Coast, and is located just 25 minutes from Tampa International Airport.  Recently and completely renovated, the resort features 72 holes of championship golf, 608 spacious guest suites and rooms, four restaurants and three bars, the Innisbrook Golf Institute, 11 tennis courts, the new luxury Indaba Spa with 12 treatment rooms and state-of-the-art Fitness Center, six heated swimming pool complexes, a nature preserve, and three conference halls with 65,000 square feet of meeting space.  The resort hosts the annual PGA TOUR Transitions Championship at its famed Copperhead Course, and the LPGA Legends Tour Open Championship, held annually at the equally challenging Island Course.  Innisbrook is a member of the prestigious Preferred Hotels & Resorts, and Preferred Golf Club programs.  For additional information call 727.942.2000 or visit  
About Salamander Hospitality 
Salamander Hospitality is a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson in 2005, the company manages and develops hotels, resorts and inns that reflect the authenticity and character of their surrounding environment. The portfolio includes the recently renovated Innisbrook near Tampa, Fla., host to a PGA TOUR stop every March; Woodlands Inn near Charleston, SC, which is one of only four properties in North America to hold Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings for both accommodations and dining; and the under-construction Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg. Salamander Hospitality also operates a division of gourmet prepared food markets called Market Salamander with locations in Middleburg and Innisbrook, FL. For additional information, call (540) 687-3710 or visit

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