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Welcome to the Lakeland Runners Club!

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.

The Lakeland Runners Club produces 10 events throughout the 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

Our events are a great chance to meet other people in the Central Florida running community, test your fitness level, compete and have fun.

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 three training programs:
• Spring Ahead 5k Training
• Kids – Intro to Group Running
• Middle School Development

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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Lakeland Runners Club
Lakeland Runners Club
Take advantage of the cool registration fee to run all 3 Watermelon 5ks for $40! Prices go up on Saturday.

Proceeds from the Summer Sunrise Watermelon 5k Series go to the Polk Education Foundation LRC Scholarship Fund.