Join the Club

Being a member of the Lakeland Runners Club (LRC) is a fun, affordable way to connect with people who share your love of running and being involved in an active community. 

The Lakeland Runners Club is a charitable organization (501(c)(3)), and is 100%-volunteer-led.  100% of club funds are reserved to use for the benefit of the local running community.  You can read more about the LRC’s impact in our annual report

As a Member You'll Receive:

  • Monthly Newsletter (via email)
  • Lakeland Runners Club gender-specific tech shirt, youth sizes too! (check your confirmation email for details)
  • 20%* off ALL Lakeland Runners Club Races
    • Mean & Green 5-Mile Trail Race
    • Mayfaire 5k
    • Summer Sunrise Watermelon Series (three 5ks)
    • Aching Quad Challenge – 4 Races in 24 Hours
    • Lake to Lake 10k – the oldest annual race in Polk County
  • Option for early entry for LRC races that are capped, free registration transfers if you can’t run**
  • Kids, Cross Country, 5k, and 10k Training Programs
  • Membership in the Road Runners Club of America
  • Invitations to member-only activities

If you have previously been a member and can’t find your name on the renewing member list or on the active member list, then your membership has likely lapsed more than 30 days.

Please join again as a new member using the options below.

Membership Levels


$ 30
00 Annually
  • 18+ years


$ 15
00 Annually
  • < 18 years


$ 45
00 Annually
  • 2 Persons


$ 60
00 Annually
  • 3+ Persons

*automatically applied during online registration until the first day of packet pickup for a race, when everyone pays full price

**until 21 days prior to race day or gift your registration to someone else up to 3 days before a race starts. Series and challenges must be transferred or gifted as a whole

Share Your Thoughts

The club values input from the community!  Let us know what we’re doing right and where we can improve.  

As a 100% volunteer-led organization, we are always seeking runners or people who love runners and are willing to give back to the running community.  

Please connect with us if you’d like to volunteer your time to serve on the board of directors, as a race director, running coach, committee member, or help in our mission to promote running and fitness in the community.