11jul7:00 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
The Summer Sunrise Watermelon Race Series was born out of a desire to have low-cost local races during the hot summer months when it can be hard to stay motivated.
The Summer Sunrise Watermelon Race Series was born out of a desire to have low-cost local races during the hot summer months when it can be hard to stay motivated. The series has become an established venue for competition and an annual celebration of fitness. It continues to be popular with both experienced and casual runners alike. Many of the local high school cross country teams use it as a tune-up for their season. The series is comprised of three 5K (3.1 mile) races, each race hotter than the last. All are run around Lake Hollingsworth, which is flat and conducive to fast times. Your mission is to get faster with each race. So ask yourself: #CanYouBeatTheHeat
The Summer Watermelon 5k is run on a certified course (FL15070EBM). All races are chip timed. Cumulative results from the three races are used to determine official results.
The first series was run in 1996.
Proceeds from the Summer Sunrise Watermelon Series goes towards scholarships for Polk County graduates administered through the Polk Education Foundation. The Lakeland Runners Club has contributed to the PEF since 2012, and funded ten $1,500 scholarships for May 2019 graduates. Lakeland Runners Club, Inc. has donated $67,000 for scholarships since 2012.
(Saturday) 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Lake Hollingsworth Park
929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803
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