Club History

The Lakeland Runners Club was founded in 1974 as a custody account of the Lakeland Family YMCA. In 1991, the club joined the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and our 501(c)(3) nonprofit status is through the RRCA.  In 1997, the club incorporated as the Lakeland Runners Club, Inc.

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We Are a Nonprofit Organization

We are a grassroots organization governed locally by a board of directors that is elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting of the Membership.  See the LRC bylaws for more information.  We are a subordinate 501(c)(3) under the Road Runners Club of America. 

The organization is managed by volunteers under the leadership of the board.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote running and fitness for runners of all ages and abilities in the community through fellowship, education and formal & informal running events.


Find our Annual Reports, Form 990, and other governing documents HERE.

Charity Registration

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free,1-800-435-7352 (800-HELP-FLA) within the state or visiting  Check-a-Charity.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. 

The registration number for the Lakeland Runners Club is CH3676


Find our Mailing Address and link to email HERE