JUNE 23, 2021


the latest news and updates from the Lakeland Runners Club

Summer Sunrise Watermelon 5K


We need help making the July and August 5ks as fabulous as June. The combined effort of 60+ volunteers make our events look effortless and make each 5k safe, fun, and fantastic! LRC races rock because of the fabulous people that #MakeItHappen.

Sign Up and find out how fun it is to volunteer!

🛑  Course Monitors – 6:00 to 8:00/9:00 AM [7 volunteers]. Safety First! Course monitors help keep runners safe and on the right course. Best place to cheer and support the race.

💦 Water Stop – 6:00 – 8:00 AM [4 volunteers] This key role is not just about providing hydration support- but moral support and excitement!

🍉 Watermelon Crew  6:30 AM – 9:00 AM- [4 volunteers] If you want to sleep in a little (only runners call 6:30 sleeping in 😉) and be a part of all the post-race happiness, this is the spot for you.

🏁 Finish Line  6:30 AM – 9:00 AM [6 volunteers] Help the happy finishers make their way to water and watermelon and NOT out into the active traffic lanes. You’ll help keep the coolers stocked with bottled water. When the sweeper crosses the finish line, you’ll help break it all down so Lake Hollingsworth Dr and the parking lot can be reopened.

The June Watermelon 5k was a tremendous success – two more to go!

As an all-volunteer organization, LRC events are possible due to the passion and enthusiasm for our sport and our mission to promote running and fitness in our community.

66 incredible volunteers managed registration, answered hundreds of questions, secured 20 streets, cut 500+ pounds of watermelon, served 170 gallons of water, picked up and put down a literal ton of cones twice, cheered, guided and showcased the LRC and Lakeland beautifully.

The June 5k had 985 entries. 599 of the runners were running their first Watermelon Series, and 105 runners said the June race was first 5k! The club is also well on the way toward the goal of raising $10,000 for the 2022 scholarship fund.

Member Breakfast

The next member breakfast will be Saturday, August 29 from 7 AM - 9 AM. Location TBD. Look for your invitation in July.

Fall Events

Registration opening mid-July

Step Up to 10k Training Program (Aug 21 - Nov 6),
16th Aching Quad Challenge (Oct 8&9),
and 45th Lake to Lake 10k

Annual Meeting

Save the Date
2021 Annual Member Meeting
Dec. 4 at 5:30 PM
Lone Palm Country Club

Welcome New Members

Leah Childress
Siobhan Davis
Oska Dixon
Michelle Emerson-Lewis
Lynn Fulton
Jennifer Gordon
Jeremy Gordon
Gabe Harrison
Cheri Hornsby
Genelle Kelly
Jason Lewis
Carol Pope

We hope to see you at an LRC run soon! If you have any questions, e-mail us at LRC@lakelandrunnersclub.org.

Middle School Summer Development

Kids going into 5th to 8th grade this fall can participate in this free running program to stay active this summer or prepare for the fall cross country season.
Register at runsignup.com/lrcxc

Community Runs

Join a run this week as we take strides toward leading healthier, fitter lives.

6:00 PM - FITniche Pub Run
6:00 PM - LRC Speed Workout

5:30 PM - Black Girls RUN!

5:00 AM - The Pack Workout
6:00 PM - LRC Hill Run

5:30 AM - The Pack Long Run
7:00 AM - Downtown Fun Run
7:00 AM - Galloway Training Program

6:00 AM - Black Girls RUN!

June 23, 2021 Member Update