2019 Denis L. Fontaine Memorial Lake to Lake 10k
presented by MIDFLORIDA Credit Union

Saturday, November 2 • Race Start – 7:30 am
Registration and Race Start near Peggy Brown Building
215 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801

Stroller & Walkers please start at the rear of the corral

Save $10 on Early Registration through October 18 – $30

Registration – October 19 to Race Day (or until sold out)  – $40

Runners vying for the prize purse should register as seeded runners. See the seeded section for entry rules.

Shirt size not guaranteed for those who register after October 18.

No LRC member coupon codes will be accepted after October 18, at packet pickup or on race day.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

Printed Lakeland Runners Club member race vouchers must be postmarked by October 18, and must be accompanied by the printed registration form.  Include your $5 balance with the form.

Make checks payable to LRC & mail to LRC-Lake to Lake, 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 Lake to Lake 10k must be submitted by October 18, 2019.


The Lake to Lake 10k is run on a certified course (FL19044TY).  The race will be chip timed. The 10k is the oldest annual race in Polk County and runs through the Lakeland chain of lakes and historic Lake Morton district, encompassing three lakes during the course.

The Lake to Lake 10k was founded in 1977.

A portion of the proceeds from the Lake to Lake 10k will benefit the Lakeland Family YMCA.

The Lakeland Runners Club is offering $1850 in cash prizes for the 2019 Lake to Lake 10k.  All prize money will be mailed. Prizes will be awarded to both men and women finishers in each of the following categories:

Overall male/female
*determined by gun time

$300 – 1st place male/female
$200 – 2nd place male/female
$100 – 3rd place male/female
$75 – 4th place male/female
$50 – 5th place male/female

Masters (40 & over) male/female
*determined by gun time

$100 – 1st place male/female

Grand Masters (50 & over) male/female
*determined by gun time

$100 – 1st place male/female

NO DOUBLE DIPPING. NO DUPLICATE AWARDS.  Masters or Grandmasters placing in top 5 overall will be awarded the larger of two awards.

NOTE: Prize money placings are final; no adjustments will be made in the event of a disqualification or forfeiture. In such a case, the prize money for the affected place will not be awarded.

Athletes eligible and vying for the prize purse should register as seeded athletes.  Photo ID will be required at race number assignment.

Seeded athletes should have run a 10k under this standard within the past year (or equivalent 5k/half marathon).
Overall Male < 40:00
Masters Male < 45:00
Grandmasters Male < 50:00

Overall Female < 50:00
Masters Female < 55:00
Grandmasters Female < 60:00

Illegal Assistance is not Allowed.
Anyone found to have received illegal assistance is subject to disqualification.  “Assistance” is the conveying of advice, information or direct help to an athlete by any means. It also includes pacing by persons not participating in the event. Pacesetting, by a person registered for the event, is permissible, as long a there is no communication between the two individuals.

There are no designated pacesetters for this event.  

Following USATF and RRCA guidelines, the use of headphones in prize money races is prohibited — that is, prize money will not be distributed to runners wearing headphones in these events. 

Verbal or other communication, without the use of any technical device, from an individual not on the course shall not be considered assistance. 

Prize Money Eligibility Policy

Prize money will be awarded as listed above. To be eligible for prize money at the 2019 Lakeland Runners Club Lake to Lake 10k, an athlete must.

Not be currently serving a suspension issued by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) or the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for use of a banned substance

Not have ever served a ban issued by USADA or WADA for the use of performance enhancing drugs

Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who have had 2 or more athletes receiving such suspensions in the previous 4 years

Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who served a ban for use of performance-enhancing drugs during their own athletic career*

Provide proper documentation proving they are eligible for prize money (form W-9, W-8ECI or W-8BEN)

Sign a statement attesting they are in compliance with USADA and WADA anti-doping regulations related to banned substance use and if issued a doping suspension or ban in the future, they will not be allowed back at the event for any reason

Consent to random drug testing according to the standards and procedures of USATF, USADA and WADA

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.

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.

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 Restrictions
• 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.
• Participants in strollers are not eligible for age group awards.

Pre-Race Number Pickup & Registration 
4:00 to 7:30 pm Friday, November 1
FITniche Lakeland, 1523 Town Center Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

Race Day Packet Pickup & Registration 
5:45 am to 7:15 am November 2
Peggy Brown Pavilion, 215 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801

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

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.

VIEW Lake to Lake 10k Course on STRAVA

Street parking is available throughout downtown Lakeland and in the three city parking garages

Shirt size not guaranteed after October 18, 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.

Not to Scale – enlarged to show detail

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 14 and under, 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.

Participants in strollers are not eligible for age group awards.

Awards will be presented following the race in the Peggy Brown Building.

When official results and photos are available, 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

Follow us on Facebook to see updates leading up to race day Lakeland Runners Club Facebook Page

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.