LRC Training Programs

Lakeland is a great running community and we help each other get better and faster — and have fun doing it. Our training programs and group runs are led by RRCA certified coaches and experienced runners.

You don’t have to be a member of the Runners Club to run with these groups, but we encourage you to join.  

All of the programs require registration, and weekly check-ins when you attend.  Thank you for helping us follow nonprofit best practices.

Want to start running, but aren't sure how?

The best way to build your base of fitness, in order to progress to running, is to use the run/walk method. Start with walking and continue the activity until you can walk for 10 to 15 minutes minutes consistently. Then start to switch between running and walking.

The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) offers a free 10-Week Training Plan for new runners.  The only way to start is to get out there! 

Positive & Safe Sport Environment
The Lakeland Runners Club is committed to offering safe programs and activities. Our programs are designed for athletes to enjoy a welcoming and respectful environment where diversity is actively embraced. At any age, we strive for athletes to use the skills they’ve learned to contribute to the well-being of their communities.

Additional Resources for Parents
Our volunteer coaches are trained to protect young athletes from abuse through the Safe Sport Act training.   Free resources are available for preschool through high school athletes and their parents and are designed to cover the issues of misconduct in sport and helps parents ensure their children have a positive and safe sport experience.