2018 Double Down 5k
Saturday, November 24
Curtis Peterson Park
3700 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803
Race Start – 7:30 am

The 2018 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.


Early Registration through November 17 – $25

Late Registration – November 18 until Race Day (shirt not guaranteed) – $30

There are no virtual race options.

Lakeland Runners Club Member Race Vouchers must be postmarked by November 15, and must be accompanied by the printed registration form.  No vouchers will be accepted on race day. NO EXCEPTIONS

Make checks payable to LRC & mail to: LRC-Double Down 5k, 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 Double Down 5k must be submitted by November 17, 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.

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
There is no early bib pickup for this race.

Race Day Number Pickup & Registration 
6:15 am to 7:15 am Saturday, November 24
Eagle’s Roost Pavilion in Peterson Park

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.

Shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered runners.

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

Switching shirt sizes may only be done after the race is completed as supplies last.

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.

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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