Aching Quad Four Race Challenge 2017
Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30
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)

About This Event
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 party and awards ceremony at Fresco’s Basement, 132 South Kentucky Ave, Lakeland.  7:30 pm – 10:00 pm.  Please bring or wear your bib to receive a drink ticket.

Early Registration through September 11, 2017
$45 - 4 Race Challenge
$15 - Individual Race

Late Registration - September 12, 2017 to Race Day
$55 - 4 Race Challenge
$15 - Individual Race

Lakeland Runners Club Member Race Vouchers must be postmarked by September 11, and must be accompanied by the printed registration form. NO EXCEPTIONS.  If you are using a 2017 LRC Race Voucher, please include your $20 payment with your registration.

On-line registration for the Aching Quad Challenge ends on Wednesday, September 27 at 11:00 PM ET.

2017 Aching Quad 4 Race Challenge print & mail form is available HERE.
Make checks payable to LRC & mail to: LRC-Aching Quad, PO Box 1484, Lakeland, FL 33802

Mail-in registration must be postmarked by Monday, September 11.

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 September 13, 2017.

The Lakeland Runners Club Events would not be what they are without the help of our volunteers. There are many different volunteer opportunities pre-race, post-race and/or during our events. If you would like to volunteer, please email our volunteer coordinator Vicki.

Pre-Race Packet Pickup & Registration 
4:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, September 28
FITniche Lakeland, 1523 Town Center Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

You may have a friend or family member pickup your packet.

Race Day Packet Pickup & Registration 
6:00 to 7:15 pm Friday, September 29
Lakeland Yacht Club Parking Lot, 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

5:45 to 6:45 am Saturday, September 30
Lake Morton Park (across from Lake Morton Community Church), 166 Lake Morton Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801

7:45 to 8:15 am Saturday, September 30
Drane Park, Kenilworth St and S Lakeside Ave, Lakeland FL 33815

5:45 to 6:45 pm Saturday, September 30
Lakeland Yacht Club Parking Lot, 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

Participant Shirt
Shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered runners who enter at least three of the four races.

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Technical Shirt, Gender Specific

Please select your shirt size during registration.
Men’s - XS,S,M,L,XL,2X
Women’s - XS,S,M,L,XL,2X

Please note you will not be able to switch your shirt size from the one you selected on your registration form at packet pickup. Switching shirt sizes may only be done after the race as supplies last.

Finisher Items
Those who finish all four races will be award a finishers medal at the final 5k.

Age Group Awards
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 10 and under, 11-14, 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.

Your age is determined on the date of the first race.  Only those who register for the series and finish all four races are eligible for awards.  Awards will be presented following the final race of the series at the post party at Fresco's Basement, 132 South Kentucky Ave, Lakeland.  7:30 pm – 10:00 pm.

Photos & Results
When official results and photos are available they will be available here and a link will be posted in the Lakeland Runners Club Facebook Group. Please allow several hours for official results and several days for photography.
LRC Photo Gallery
LRC Event Results

Course Information, Aid Stations & Restrooms
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

There is one water station on the 5k course near mile 1.6.

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 race. There are NO port-o-lets for the 2 mile race.

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

Contact the Race Director
Kristi -

Additional Updates & Information
Lakeland Runners Club Facebook Public Group

Restrictions - Safety is our first priority!

For everyone's safety - no strollers, bicycles, roller skates, in-line skates, and dogs will be allowed on 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.  The 5k finish line chute will remain open for one hour and 30 minutes.

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.

Sponsors of The Lakeland Runners Club, Inc. help us promote running in our community. We are glad to have them as they are local businesses who support what we do, and are often filled with our fellow runners. We hope you support them in return.




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