2019 Double Down 5k
presented by MIDFLORIDA Credit Union

Saturday, October 12 • Race Start – 7:30 AM

Curtis Peterson Park
3700 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803

Save $10 with Early Registration through September 27 – $25

Registration – September 28 to Race Day (or until sold out)  – $35

Shirt size not guaranteed for those who register after September 27.

No LRC member coupon codes will be accepted after September 26, at packet pickup or on race day.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

Printed Lakeland Runners Club member race vouchers must be postmarked by September 27, and must be accompanied by the printed registration form.

Make checks payable to LRC & mail to LRC-Double Down 5k, 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 Double Down 5k must be submitted by September 26, 2019.


The Double Down 5k will be held on a portion of the Three Parks Trail in Curtis Peterson Park.  The course will be a double loop along Westover and the trail connecting the park to New Jersey for multiple opportunities to see the competition and your friends.  See Course Information for a course map.  The race will be chip timed.

The Double Down 5k was started in 2017.

The Double Down 5k will be a collection site for specific pantry items for Kids Pack, a  nonprofit organization with a simple mission – to feed kids.

In addition to the items collected on race day, Lakeland Runners Club will make a donation for each finisher of the Double Down 5k.


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.

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 7:30 pm Friday, October 11
FITniche Lakeland, 1523 Town Center Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

Race Day Number Pickup & Registration 
6:15 am to 7:15 am Saturday, October 12
Eagle’s Roost Pavilion in Peterson Park

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

The race will start near the Eagle’s Nest Pavilion in Curtis Peterson Park, and will be a double loop along the street and trail in Peterson Park.

There will be water stop at ~ mile 1 that runners will pass 4 times.  Restrooms are available at the pavilion near the start.

Shirt size not guaranteed after September 27, 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.

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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.

Awards will be presented following the race at 9:00 am near the finish area.

When official results and photos are available, 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

Parking will be in the grass field in Peterson Park.

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