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Lakeland is the largest city along Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando with a population of 97,422 as of the 2010 census. It is home to the Publix supermarkets headquarters, one of the largest regional grocery store chains in the country, as well as the city’s biggest employer. 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. There is available parking near pedestrian networks (trail head parking lots), and the city ensures the trails are well lit and well marked.

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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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february

16feb8:00 am10:00 amrun4ONE 5k8:00 am – 10:00 am Lake Hollingsworth Park, 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803 Event Organized By: run4one

march

02mar7:00 am11:00 am5th Anniversary Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run7:00 am – 11:00 am Lake Mirror Promendae, 121 S. Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801 Event Organized By: Lakeland Regional Health

02mar10:00 am12:00 pmLake Wales Mardi Gras 5k10:00 am – 12:00 pm Lake Wales Park, 33 N Lake Shore, Lake Wales, FL 33853 Event Organized By: Lake Wales Mardi

09mar8:00 am9:00 amLakeland Runners Club EventLRC Spring Ahead 5k Training8:00 am – 9:00 am Edgewood Park, 1000 E Edgewood Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803 Event Organized By: Lakeland Runners Club

16mar7:30 am11:00 am10th Annual Bartow Blarney Triathlon and 5k7:30 am – 11:00 am Bartow Civic Center / Sam Griner Pool, 2250 S Floral Ave, Bartow, FL 33830 Event Organized By: City of Bartow Parks & Recreation

16mar7:30 am9:00 am4 Lap Clover 5k7:30 am – 9:00 am Molly McHughes, 111 S. Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, FL. 33801 Event Organized By: Fitniche Events

april

06apr8:00 am12:00 amRed Tent Initiative 5K and Children’s Fun Run8:00 am – 12:00 am Thomas B. Mack Park / Anchor Park at Lake Hollingsworth, Thomas B. Mack Park, Lakeland, FL Event Organized By: Red Tent Initiative

06apr8:00 am9:30 amAll Aboard for Noah’s Ark of Central Florida 5K8:00 am – 9:30 am Lake Myrtle Sports Complex, 2701 Berkley Road Auburndale, FL US 33823 Event Organized By: Polk Pre-Collegiate Academy

13apr7:30 am9:30 amViking Invasion 5k Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run7:30 am – 9:30 am Lakeland Christian School, 1111 Forest Park St, Lakeland, FL 33803 Event Organized By: Lakeland Christian School

20apr7:30 am9:30 amPHEEL GOOD 5k (3rd Annual Phil Brown Memorial Run)7:30 am – 9:30 am Fort Fraser Trail by Magnify Credit Union, 1790 N Broadway Ave Bartow, FL US 33830 Event Organized By: PHEEL Good Foundation

may

11may7:00 pm9:00 pmLakeland Runners Club EventMIDFLORIDA Mayfaire 5kPresented 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

june

08jun7:00 am9:00 amLakeland Runners Club EventLRC Summer 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

13jul7:00 am9:00 amLakeland Runners Club EventLRC Summer 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 EventLRC Summer 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

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