Spring Ahead 5k Training, like ALL Lakeland Runners Club events and programs, is 100% staffed by volunteers from our running community who have a love of running and a desire to share that with others.

The 2020 volunteer team participated in a live online orientation this week and they are raring and ready to help our participants hit their 5k goals. They’re ready – are YOU?

Kickoff event is on the first Saturday in March at 8 am. Register today! 

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 – Volunteers