Denis L. Fontaine Lake to Lake Memorial Classic 10k 2018
Saturday, October 6
Registration and race start near Peggy Brown Building
215 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801

Race Start – 7:30 am
Stroller Start – 7:35 am

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, encompassing three lakes during the course.  The Lake to Lake 10k was founded in 1977.

Early Registration through September 29, 2018- $30

Late Registration – September 30 through Race Day (shirt not guaranteed) – $35

There are no virtual race options.

Lakeland Runners Club Member Race Vouchers must be postmarked by September 29 and must be accompanied by the printed registration form.  No vouchers will be accepted on race day. NO EXCEPTIONS. Include your $5 registration balance with your registration.

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 September 30, 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.

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 Packet Pickup & Registration 
There is no early bib pick-up for this race.

Race Day Packet Pickup & Registration 
5:45 am to 7:15 am October 6
Peggy Brown Building, 215 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801

Start Line is on S Lake Ave, near E Orange St

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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

Technical Shirt, Gender Specific Sizing

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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.

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.

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

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.

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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2018 Lake to Lake 10k Sponsors