Lynn King has been a dedicated volunteer for the race planning committee since 2017 helping to execute the Watermelon 5k Series and Lake to Lake 10k. Lynn also served as secretary in 2019. Lynn has also coordinated the Tuesday night Pub Run for the local shoe retailer since 2019.
The Lakeland Runners Club exists to promote running and fitness for runners of all ages and abilities in the community. We are led entirely by volunteers, and for many years Sarah Kozul has been a dedicated volunteer to the club, executing behind the scenes with many, many hours donated to the benefit of LRC, and the entire running community.
In 2012, a friend told Angi Griffin that it was so nice outside that they needed to walk Lake Hollingsworth instead of being stuck inside working out. They started meeting at the lake a couple of times a week. Angi was really intimidated being there because there were people running and we were walking. Some were even talking and laughing while they ran. After a couple of weeks, her friend said we should try running a little. That was a hard no for Angi. She didn’t run and didn’t like it, and besides, it might ruin her knees and she didn’t want to die (which she was sure would happen if she ran)! After a couple of more weeks went by, she started noticing there were some people much older than herself running. She decided she could try it and here we are today.
Little did I know it was going to turn into a new lifeand totally change our lives. I’m in the best shape of my life now and Kim and I have made some of the best friends through the Lakeland running community.
Hoffert took a few years away from running after high school, and reconnected with the sport in 2013. In addition to being a RRCA certified running coach, Michelle has run the Boston Marathon twice and has Overall Female wins at Moon over Croom, the Pinellas Trail Challenge and X-Country 30k.
After the disruptions of 2020, the Lakeland Runners Club (LRC) board entered 2021 cautiously optimistic that the pandemic would soon be behind us. Instead, we got to test all that we had learned in 2020 and add in new challenges
Betsy Slay – elected in 2015, one year term Slay is an administrative assistant to the Senior Vice President of Product Business Development at Publix. She began running in her forties, was elected to LRC board of directors in 2015 and
The Lakeland Runners Club (LRC) is pleased to announce the 2022 board of directors who are eager to serve our community and fulfill our mission to promote running and fitness for runners of all ages and abilities. Directors were elected
This summer, Jefferson Blizzard, age eight, unknowingly became motivation for 47-year-old Tim Edgemon when they crossed the finish line side-by-side at Tim’s first 5k – the June Summer Sunrise Watermelon 5k.
Ken likes running fast. While his approach to training may not be textbook, he discovered what captivates so many of us about the running community – that everyone is welcome and the right way to run is simply to get out there and run.