Aching Quad Four Race Challenge
Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15
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)

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.

The Aching Quad Four Race Challenge was established in 2006.

Early Registration through September 8, 2018
$45 – 4 Race Challenge
$15 – Individual Race

Late Registration – September 9, 2018 to Race Day
$55 – 4 Race Challenge
$15 – Individual Race

There are no virtual race options.

Lakeland Runners Club Member Race Vouchers must be postmarked by September 6 and must be accompanied by the printed registration form. 

No vouchers will be accepted at packet pick up or on race day. NO EXCEPTIONS.  Include your $20 registration balance with your registration. 

Make checks payable to LRC & mail to: LRC-Aching Quad, PO 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 September 7, 2018.

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.  Find out more on our Volunteer page.

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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.

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.

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.

Pre-Race Number Pickup & Registration 
4:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, September 13
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 14
Lakeland Yacht Club Parking Lot 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

5:45 to 6:45 am Saturday, September 15
Lake Morton Park (across from Lake Morton Community Church)
166 Lake Morton Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801

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

5:45 to 6:45 pm Saturday, September 15
Lakeland Yacht Club Parking Lot 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

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 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

Shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered runners who enter at least three of the four races.  Shirts will be distributed on Thursday or Friday before the first 5k.

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.

Those who register for the challenge and finish all four races will be award a finishers medal at the final 5k.

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 by 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.

When official results and photos are available they will be available here and a link will be posted in the Lakeland Runners Club Facebook page

Please allow several hours for official results and several days for photography.
LRC Photo Gallery
LRC Event Results

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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