Sep. 7, 2019
Lakeland Runners Club Membership Update
Our 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.
Lakeland has a vibrant and active running community that is possible because you choose to support the club’s mission with your membership. Thank you for being a member!
Our Board of Directors regularly evaluates how to keep member dues and race entry reasonably priced, while continuing to offer the highest quality experiences. We love this club and all it offers our community, and it is our duty to be fiscally responsible caretakers. After careful analysis, we have determined we need to modify Membership for 2020.
As your membership comes up for renewal over the following year, you will see a price increase. This is our first increase since 2014, and is approximately $5 per member annually. Our club subsidizes more than 50% of the cost of membership, and we keep looking for sponsors to help offset costs.
We will eliminate the hassle of tracking discount codes for you and for the volunteers who manage member systems by migrating to different registration software – RunSignUp. Chances are you have already used this program to register for a race, so you’ll just need to claim your membership for your new member benefits to be applied.
The system will also provide better administration tools for the club race directors and coordinators. Our club shines due to the effort of hundreds of member volunteers who give their time on race day, direct our races, lead training programs, and perform all the administrative tasks for the club. It is a remarkable team effort, and there really is no substitute for knowing that we’re all working together for the benefit of our local running community. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and put all of our financial resources back into the running community and scholarships.
We appreciate your patience during this transition. Please claim your membership in the new system and take a look around at the club page and your profile in RunSignUp.
You will no longer have to keep a record of coupon codes!
We have two great events left in 2019 that you can apply your 2019 member discount code toward Double Down 5k on Oct. 12 and Lake to Lake 10k on Nov. 2.
If you are unable to participate in one of these races, your 2019 LRC member codes will be honored through May 31, 2020.