Did you know that Spring Ahead 5k Training participants who are also new to Lakeland Runners Club get some pretty amazing benefits for their registration fee?

You’ll get a 1-year membership to Lakeland Runners Club, entry into the Mayfaire 5k, 10 weeks of FUN Saturday group workouts, custom group shirt, private Facebook page, AND top-notch communication & support throughout the week!

Runners who are already LRC members save on Spring Ahead registration. Visit the registration page for savings details.

The Lakeland Runners Club Spring Ahead 5k Training is a 10-week beginner-friendly group program. This program will help you prepare for your first Lakeland 5k – The Mayfaire 5k held in downtown Lakeland since 1980.

The program is led by a Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Certified Running Coach and dedicated Lakeland Runners Club volunteers.

Participants will meet as a group once a week on Saturdays and have homework during the week for the program. Each week there will be a short clinic covering the following topics: running form, breathing, gear, safety, nutrition, injury prevention, hydration, and runner etiquette.

The Lakeland Runners Club also has a 10k Training program that begins in August to prepare for the Lake to Lake 10k, and offers an introduction to running for elementary students with the Kids Run Club and cross country development for middle school students.

5k Training – Membership