2019 Aching Quad Four Races in 24 Hours Challenge
Presented by MIDFLORIDA Credit Union
Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14
Registration and race start near Lakeland Yacht Club Parking Lot
929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

Race Starts
7:30 pm Friday (5k)
7:00 am Saturday (1 mile)
8:30 am Saturday (2 mile)
7:00 pm Saturday (5k)

Early Registration through August 30, 2019
$45 – 4 Race Challenge
$15 – Individual Race

Registration – August 31, 2019 to Race Day (or until sold out)
$55 – 4 Race Challenge
$15 – Individual Race

Shirt size not guaranteed for those who register after August 28.

NO LRC member coupons will be accepted after August 30, at packet pickup or on race day.  NO EXCEPTIONS. 

Printed Lakeland Runners Club member race vouchers must be postmarked by August 30, and must be accompanied by the printed registration form.  Include your $20 registration balance with your registration.

Make checks payable to LRC & mail to LRC-Aching Quad, P.O. Box 1484, Lakeland, FL 33802

Registrations are not refundable; to request a registration transfer, please complete and submit our Registration Transfer Form. We cannot guarantee the new runner’s shirt size is available, but we’ll do our best to accommodate.

Transfers for the Aching Quad 4 Race Challenge must be submitted by August 30, 2019.


Conquer four races in 24 hours! All races will be chip timed. Cumulative results from the four races are used to determine official results.  All courses are on pavement or sidewalk and are generally flat. The two-mile course does reward participants with a tough little hill near the finish. The first 5k is around Lake Hollingsworth. The one-mile race is around Lake Morton. The two-mile race is around Lake Hunter. The final 5k repeats the course around Lake Hollingsworth. Can you run the Saturday 5K faster than you did the Friday 5K?

There is a post-race meal and awards ceremony at Lake Mirror Center, 121 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801. The meal will be served at approx 8:30 PM.

The Aching Quad Four Race Challenge was established in 2006.

The LRC Outstanding Volunteer program has been updated for 2019 – please take a moment to read the revised policy on our Volunteer page before registering.

The Lakeland Runners Club is a 100% volunteer organization, so we need you!  All open volunteer opportunities can be found at Sign Up Genius.  LRC Members received Outstanding Volunteer points when they volunteer, and students can earn service hours.

Running as a bib mule or bandit makes you subject to ban or disqualification at LRC events.

Bib Mule: someone who wears or carries another person’s race number through the race and across the finish line; i.e. running with a friend’s number, male running as a female, faster runner replacing a slower runner.

Bandit Runner: someone who doesn’t pay to enter a race but feels it is okay to just jump in at any location along the course and run.

To provide the safest races of the highest integrity, the Lakeland Runners Club offers race number transfers for individual races. Series races, like the Watermelon 3 race 5k Series, the Aching Quad 4 Races in 24 hours Challenge and the High Five Challenge are not transferable, as these events must be completed by the same individual.

  • Bib Mules create inaccurate race results and can prevent registered and deserving individuals from being recognized as age group award recipients.
  • In case of an emergency, unregistered runners may not be able to be identified.
  • Bandits take resources designated for those who have trained, paid the entry fee, and earned the right to participate:i.e. parking spaces, port-o-johns, space on the course, medals and finish line amenities.

Strollers, bicycles, roller skates, in-line skates, and dogs will be prohibited from the race course. The use of headphones is discouraged.

Walker Friendly Events
Our mission is to promote running, walking, and general fitness in group settings. Walkers are encouraged to participate in all races.

Children Under 12 (runners OR walkers)
For their safety, children under 12 are strongly discouraged from lining up with the elite runners at the start line.

Stroller Restrictions
Strollers are not allowed at the Aching Quad Challenge

Pre-Race Number Pickup & Registration 
4:00 to 7:30 pm Thursday, September 12
FITniche Lakeland 1523 Town Center Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

You may have a friend or family member pick up your packet.

Participants will wear the SAME race number for all four races.

Race Day Number Pickup & Registration 
6:00 to 7:15 pm Friday, September 13
Lakeland Yacht Club Parking Lot
929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

5:45 to 6:45 am Saturday, September 14
Lake Morton Park (across from Lake Morton Community Church)
166 Lake Morton Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801

7:45 to 8:15 am Saturday, September 14
Drane Park
Kenilworth St and S Lakeside Ave, Lakeland FL 33815

5:45 to 6:45 pm Saturday, September 14
Lakeland Yacht Club Parking Lot
929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

Near the Start/Finish
The Terrace Hotel
Address: 329 E Main St, Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone: (863) 688-0800
Website: www.terracehotel.com

Near Early Race Number Pick Up
Hampton Inn & Suites Lakeland-South Polk Parkway
Address: 3630 Lakeside Village Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: (863) 603-7600

5k – Start Line is on Lake Hollingsworth Dr, near Derbyshire Ave

1 mile – Start Line is on Lake Morton Dr, near Mosswood Rd

2 mile – Start Line is on Waverly St, near S Franklin Pl

5k Course Map
1 mile Course Map
2 mile Course Map

Port-o-lets will be available in the Lake Hollingsworth Municipal Park near the start line for the 5k, and at the start line for the 1-mile and 2-mile races.


For the 5k – there is a small parking lot near the start line, and street parking in the neighborhoods adjacent to Lake Hollingsworth.

For the 1 mile – there is street parking in the neighborhoods surrounding Lake Morton, at Florida Southern College or at Lake Morton Community Church

For the 2 mile – it is a 0.5 mile walk from Lake Morton to Drane Park, or there is street parking in the neighborhoods surrounding Drane Park

Only those registered for the four-race challenge receive a shirt.

Shirt size not guaranteed after August 30, you may select from remaining available sizes after that date. Please note you will not be able to switch your shirt size from the one you selected on your registration form at shirt pick up. Switching shirt sizes may only be done after the race as supplies last.

Technical Shirt, Gender-Specific Sizing.

Not to Scale – enlarged to show detail.  Only those registered for the four-race challenge receive a finisher medal.


Awards will be presented to the overall male and female using gun time. Chip time will be used for Overall Masters (40 and over), Grand Masters (50 and over) and top 3 finishers male and female in each age group. Divisions begin with 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 and over.  No duplicate awards.

Awards will be presented after 8:30 pm INSIDE the Lake Mirror Auditorium.

When official results and photos are available  you will receive an email with links to both,  In addtion, links will be posted on the Lakeland Runners Club Facebook Page.  Please allow several hours for official results and several days for photography.

LRC Photo Gallery
LRC Event Results

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