2019_Calendar_RunnerFriendly

Lakeland is the largest city along Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando.  Fittingly, the dominant feature in Lakeland is the city’s many lakes, including 38 that are named and many others that are not. The centerpiece is Lake Hollingsworth, the city’s largest lake, surround by a 2.85-mile multi-use trail. The lake’s central location and picturesque atmosphere results in it being used by over 2,000 people a day. Water fountains are frequently located along the city’s 20+ miles of pedestrian networks along with community restrooms. 

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Weekly Community Runs

There are free community runs offered 5 days a week: Monday through Thursday & Saturdays. 

Polk County Running Calendar

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april

27apr8:00 am11:00 amJudd Jog 5k8:00 am – 11:00 am Polk County's Sheriffs Office, 1891 Jim Keene Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33880 Event Organized By: Polk County Sheriff's Office

may

11may7:00 pm9:00 pmLakeland Runners Club Event40th Annual Mayfaire 5k Road Race & WalkPresented by MIDFLORIDA Credit Union7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Lake Mirror Auditorium, 121 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801 Event Organized By: Lakeland Runners Club

18may7:00 am8:30 am2019 FALLEN HEROES MEMORIAL 5K7:00 am – 8:30 am Lakeland Family YMCA, 3620 Cleveland Heights Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33803 Event Organized By: Lakeland Police Foundation

25may8:00 am10:00 amHolloway’s “A Run to Remember” Memorial Day 5k8:00 am – 10:00 am Holloway Park, 2402 Holloway Park Drive, Lakeland, Florida, 33803 Event Organized By: Holloway Park Foundation

june

08jun7:00 am9:00 amLakeland Runners Club EventSummer Sunrise Watermelon 5k JunePresented by MIDFLORIDA Credit Union7:00 am – 9:00 am Lake Hollingsworth Park, 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803 Event Organized By: Lakeland Runners Club

july

04jul7:04 am11:00 amRed, White & Brew 5k presented by Lakeland Volkswagen7:04 am – 11:00 am FITniche, 1523 Town Center Dr. Lakeland, FL Event Organized By: Fitniche Events

13jul7:00 am9:00 amLakeland Runners Club EventSummer Sunrise Watermelon 5k JulyPresented by MIDFLORIDA Credit Union7:00 am – 9:00 am Lake Hollingsworth Park, 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803 Event Organized By: Lakeland Runners Club

august

10aug7:00 am9:00 amLakeland Runners Club EventSummer Sunrise Watermelon 5k AugustPresented by MIDFLORIDA Credit Union7:00 am – 9:00 am Lake Hollingsworth Park, 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803 Event Organized By: Lakeland Runners Club

september

13sep(sep 13)7:30 pm14(sep 14)9:30 pmLakeland Runners Club EventAching Quad Challenge – 4 Races in 24 HoursPRESENTED BY MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION7:30 pm – 9:30 pm (14) Lake Hollingsworth Park, 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803 Event Organized By: Lakeland Runners Club

28sep7:30 am11:00 amLeading Edge Take Heart 5k7:30 am – 11:00 am Lake Hollingsworth Park, 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803 Event Organized By: Leading Edge

october

12oct7:30 am9:30 amLakeland Runners Club EventDouble Down 5kPRESENTED BY MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION7:30 am – 9:30 am Curtis Peterson Park Eagles Nest Pavilion, 3700 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803 Event Organized By: Lakeland Runners Club

november

02nov7:30 am10:30 amLakeland Runners Club EventDenis L. Fontaine Memorial Lake to Lake 10k – $1850 Prize Purse for 2019PRESENTED BY MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION7:30 am – 10:30 am Peggy Brown Pavilion, 215 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801 Event Organized By: Lakeland Runners Club

09nov6:30 am11:00 amRed Ribbon 15K, 5K and Kids’ Fun Run6:30 am – 11:00 am Lake Mirror Auditorium, 121 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801 Event Organized By: InnerAct Alliance

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