Aching Quad Four Race Challenge 2017
Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16
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 1, 2017
$45 – 4 Race Challenge
$15 – Individual Race

Late Registration – September 2, 2017 to Race Day
$55 – 4 Race Challenge
$15 – Individual Race

Lakeland Runners Club Member Race Vouchers must be postmarked by September 1, 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 13 at 12:00 AM ET.

2017 Aching Quad 4 Race ChallegePrint & Mail Registration Form – mail-in registration must be postmarked by Friday, September 1

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 line to volunteer, please complete our on-line registration and the volunteer coordinator will contact you.

Pre-Race Packet Pickup & Registration 
4:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, September 14
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 15
Lakeland Yacht Club Parking Lot, 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

5:45 to 6:45 am Saturday, September 16
Lake Morton Park (across from Lake Morton Community Church), 166 Lake Morton Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801

7:45 to 8:15 am Saturday, September 16
Drane Park, Kenilworth St and S Lakeside Ave, Lakeland FL 33815

5:45 to 6:45 pm Saturday, September 16
Lakeland Yacht Club Parking Lot, 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

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

Technical Shirt, Gender Specific
Style & Design – Check Back!

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 pick up. 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 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!

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. The City of Lakeland requires that road ways are clear of participants and opened as soon as the race is complete. 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.