As of March 17, all Lakeland Runners Club group runs and training programs are suspended until further notice. This includes:

  • Monday Night Track
  • The Pack – Tues/Thur Workouts, Wed and Sat social runs
  • Kids Run Club
  • Thursday Hill Run
  • Spring Ahead 5k Training

Spring Ahead 5k Training Update

Good evening Spring Ahead team,

Due to ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 outbreak, CDC recommendation of avoiding in-person groups of 50+ people, and today’s announced postponement of the Polk Museum of Art’s Mayfaire by-the-Lake art festival (which also affects the Mayfaire 5k), we have made the decision to suspend the Spring Ahead 5k 2020 program until further notice.

As you can imagine, this was a difficult decision because this program reflects the heart and soul of the Lakeland Runners Club and our commitment to promoting running and fitness in the greater Lakeland area.

We are not sure what the next weeks and months will bring, but our hope is to restart the program later this year when/if we are able to reschedule our slate of 2020 races.

We will keep you up to date on all the latest developments as they are available.  Please bear with us as we navigate through these uncharted waters together. 

On a personal note, I am incredibly disappointed that our amazing group has to disband for the time being, but I look forward to the opportunity to help each and every one of you work toward your goals in the future.

On behalf of the Lakeland Runners Club, our board, our volunteers and myself, I thank you.


Betsy Slay, RRCA Certified Coach
Lakeland Runners Club

All LRC group and training programs suspended