The Lakeland Runners Club (LRC) is deeply committed to our local running community and we have spent the past 46 years helping people find joy, fellowship, health and well-being through running.

Our races, events, programs, groups runs, and training all are designed to bring runners together where diversity in all things is embraced. Runners are old and young, slower and faster, and come in all shapes and sizes and colors. And all we see are runners, and they are family. But recent events have shown us that we can — and should — do more to make runners of all backgrounds and abilities feel welcome and safe.  

While being open to all runners has been our hallmark, we now see a need to make sure that message gets to everyone, in all communities; that we aren’t just waiting for people to join us, rather that we are actively reaching out and seeking a broad and diverse group of people to ensure a strong, vibrant and healthy running family.

We can’t fix the world, but we can start here, in our community, doing the right things. We will be seeking your help in this outreach; it’s something we can all do. Runners are a very special group of people, and the roads should be an open, safe, and equal playing field for all.


Contact Sarah, LRC Club President, at lakelandrunners@gmail.com to find out specific steps you can take to help.


Respect for Participants Policy:
The Lakeland Runners Club (LRC) respects the fundamental rights, dignity, and worth of all participants. We are aware of cultural, individual, and role differences, including those due to age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status. The LRC will not knowingly participate in or condone unfair discriminatory practices.

Commitment to Improving the Lives of All Runners
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