2019 Mayfaire 5k Road Race & Walk
Presented by MIDFLORIDA Credit Union
Saturday, May 11
Registration and race start near Lake Mirror Auditorium
121 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801
Race Start – 7:00 pm
Stroller Start – 7:10 pm

This event benefits the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College – read more in the About section.

Join the Lakeland Runners Club for an evening 5k road race which runs around Lake Mirror and Lake Morton, a scenic and certified course (FL19045TY) through Lakeland’s historic district and views of the city’s beautiful lakes. The race will be chip timed.

The first Mayfaire 5k was held May 10, 1980.

Post-race refreshments, live music, and fireworks are part of the annual Citizens Bank and Trust Mayfaire by-the-Lake.  A portion of the proceeds from the Lakeland Runners Club’s Mayfaire 5k will benefit Polk Museum of Art, and each year the participant shirt showcases the image created by the Mayfaire by-the-Lake covered artist.

This year, Susan Currier’s pencil and charcoal drawing titled, ‘Spring Joy,” is the featured image.


Early Registration through April 26, 2019 – $30
Late Registration – April 27, 2019 to Race Day (or until sold out) – $40
Youth Registration (14 & Under) must register before April 26 – $15
Shirt size not guaranteed for those who register after April 26.

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

Printed Lakeland Runners Club member race vouchers must be postmarked by April 26, and must be accompanied by the printed registration form. Include the $5 registration balance with your registration.

Make checks payable to LRC & mail to LRC-Mayfaire 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 Mayfaire 5k must be submitted by April 26, 2019.

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 behind ALL runners. 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.

You may have a friend or family member pickup your number.

Pre-Race Number Pickup & Registration 
4:00 to 7:30 pm Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10
FITniche Lakeland, 1523 Town Center Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

Race Day Number Pickup & Registration 
4:30 to 6:30 pm Saturday, May 11
Lake Mirror Auditorium, 121 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 is one water station on the course near the turnaround on Success near mile 1.9.
Restrooms are available in the Lake Mirror Auditorium by race registration.

VIEW Mayfaire 5k Course on STRAVA


Primary race parking should be at the Lakeland Electric parking garage located at Iowa & Orange. Additional street parking is available throughout downtown Lakeland.  Find more information on the City of Lakeland Parking MAP.

Shirt size not guaranteed after April 26, you may select from remaining available sizes. 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 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 at 8:30 pm INSIDE the Lake Mirror Auditorium.

When official results and photos are available  you will receive an email with links to both,  In addtion, links will be posted on the Lakeland Runners Club Facebook Page.  Please allow several hours for official results and several days for photography.

LRC Photo Gallery
LRC Event Results

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