Welcome to the LRC!

The Lakeland Runners Club produces 10 events each year, including:
• Mayfaire 5k
• Summer Sunrise Watermelon 5k Three Race Series
• Aching Quad Challenge – Four Races in 24 Hours
• Double Down 5k
• Lake to Lake 10k

The club hosts weekly group runs that are open to the community:
• Monday Night Track
• Thursday Hill Workout
• Tuesday & Thursday Pack workout for sub-25 5k runners

Certified RRCA coaches lead four training programs:
• Spring Ahead 5k Training
• 10k Training
• Kids – Intro to Group Running
• Middle School Development

Lakeland has a vibrant and active running community, and all of our success is because of runners like you who support our mission with your membership to promote running and fitness for people of all ages and abilities in the greater Lakeland area through fellowship, education and running events.

Lakeland Runners Club
Lakeland Runners Club
Events in New York and Chicago were canceled this weekend due to extreme heat - but which measurement of "hot" do Race Directors use to measure the potential impact on participants?

The WetBulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) is a measure of the heat stress in direct sunlight, which takes into account: temperature, humidity, wind speed, sun angle and cloud cover (solar radiation). This differs from the heat index (feels like temp), which takes into consideration temperature and humidity and is calculated for shady areas. If you work or exercise in direct sunlight, WBGT is a good element to monitor. The heat index can be off by up to 15° F if you are in the sun.

A sustained wet-bulb temperature exceeding 95 °F is likely to be fatal even to fit and healthy people, unclothed in the shade next to a fan; at this temperature, our bodies switch from shedding heat to the environment, to gaining heat from it.

source - National Weather Service

Check out the running and walking events that are coming up in Polk County on the Community Calendar.

Event coordinators can submit their event information to share HERE

Proudly Serving Lakeland and the Polk County Running Community Since 1974.

The Lakeland Runners Club, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), whose mission is to promote running and fitness for people of all ages and abilities in the greater Lakeland area through fellowship, education and running events. We are a running community of more than 800 members that welcomes all ages, abilities, and distances to join us. The club hosts free community group runs during the week, training programs for youth and beginners and a member meeting each month.

Come run, jog, run/walk, or walk with us – moving forward is what counts.  Our weekly runs, training groups and most events are stroller friendly, see individual events for any restrictions.

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