Denis L. Fontaine Lake to Lake Memorial Classic 10k 2017
Saturday, November 4
Registration and race start near Peggy Brown Building
215 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801
Race Start - 7:30 am
About This Event
The Lake to Lake 10k is run on a certified course (FL09124EBM). The race will be chip timed. The 10k is the "Oldest Race in Polk County" and runs through the Lakeland chain of lakes and historic Lake Morton district. Proceeds benefit the Lakeland YMCA.
Early Registration through October 27, 2017- $30
Late Registration - October 28 through Race Day (shirt not guaranteed) - $35
Lakeland Runners Club Member Race Vouchers must be postmarked by October 27, and must be accompanied by the printed registration form. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are using a 2017 LRC Race Voucher, please include your $5 payment with your registration.
On-line registration for the Lake to Lake 10k ends on Wednesday, November 1 at 12:00 AM ET.
2017 Lake to Lake 10k Print & Mail Registration Form link coming soon - mail-in registrations must be postmarked by Friday, October 27
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 Lake to Lake 10k must be submitted by November 1, 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 contact our volunteer coordinator Vicki.
Pre-Race Packet Pickup & Registration
There is no early bib pick-up for this race.
Race Day Packet Pickup & Registration
5:45 to 7:15 am Saturday, November 4
Peggy Brown Building, 215 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801
Technical Shirt, Gender Specific Sizing
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.
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.
Awards will be presented following the race in the Peggy Brown Building.
Photos & Results
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.
Start Line is on S Lake Ave, near E Orange St
There are two aid stations on this course. One on Success at mile 1.8 & mile 5, and one on Lake Hollingsworth near mile 3.
Restrooms will be available in the Peggy Brown Building at race registration.
Street parking is available throughout downtown Lakeland and in the three city parking garages
Contact the Race Director
LRC - Lakeland Runners Club
Additional Updates & Information
Lakeland Runners Club Facebook Public Group
Restrictions - Safety is our first priority!
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 finish line chute will remain open for two hours.
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.
• Stroller/jogger operators must start at the back of the race corral. Our events are chip timed races so your official time will start when you go over the race mat not when the gun goes off.
• Stroller/jogger operators must yield the right of way to runners.
• Stroller/Joggers can tip easily and cannot turn quickly. Please do not weave through packs of runners.
About Denis L. Fontaine
Discount Auto Parts was founded by Herman Fontaine, his son Denis, a lawyer and one-time judge, and other members of his family in 1971, when they opened an 800-square-foot store in Eloise, Florida. Growth was modest in the company's first years but more rapid after Denis Fontaine, described in one publication as "hard-charging and charismatic," succeeded his father as president and chief executive officer in 1978. Sales and income increased every year from 1977, and the company opened an average of 17 stores each year between fiscal years 1977 and 1982. By 1989 there were 100 Discount Auto Parts stores in Florida. During fiscal 1994 Discount Auto Parts became the largest Florida-based auto-parts retailer in state receipts, its net sales advancing to $207.6 million and its net income to $14.3 million. The number of its stores grew to 208. Denis Fontaine died of cancer in June 1994 and was succeeded as president and chief executive officer by Peter Fontaine. The Denis L. Fontaine Foundation is a major sponsor for our Lake to Lake 10k race.