LRC training programs and group runs have changed. Please review our blog for updates so you come prepared.

Weekly group runs are good for runners of any pace and experience.  You don’t have to be a member of the Runners Club to run with these groups, but we encourage you to join.  

Positive & Safe Sport Environment
The Lakeland Runners Club is committed to offering programs designed for athletes to enjoy a welcoming and respectful environment where diversity is actively embraced. At any age, our mission is 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.

Lakeland Runners Club Runs

Interval and Tempo workouts

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:00 AM

First Presbyterian Church

175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801

The Pack meets at 5:00 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday mornings. There are about 20 interval workouts the group rotates through. Fall/Winter workouts are geared toward marathon and half marathon distances. Spring/Summer intervals are planned with 5K’s in mind. Workouts are usually about 6 miles total and last about 1 hour. See LRC Facebook for each week’s specific workouts.

Led by: LRC Volunteer Coach Brian Heipp

Visit our Kids Program for more info.

Led by: LRC Volunteer Coaches Shannon Abitbol, Kaelani Leone, Jolene Ahlschwede 


Tuesdays at 6:00 PM

Lakeland High School Track (while school facilities are not available due to COVID-19, the speed workout is being held at Fletcher Park at Lake Bonny)

The club is now offering workout sessions, so you can join for a specific plan that builds over a period of time – usually with a specific local race as the objective. The workouts will vary from week to week but the fun and hard work are a constant. Runners of all levels and abilities are welcome and we hope to see you there.  REGISTER HERE

Led by: LRC Volunteer Coaches

Visit our Middle School Program for more information.

Led by: LRC Volunteer Coaches Michelle Hoffert and James Hurst

Hill Run

Thursdays at 6:00 PM

Florida Southern College

1066 Johnson Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33803

Join us on Thursday nights at 6pm on Johnson Ave. next to Florida Southern for our hill repeat workout. There are a total of 10 hills if you do them all (7.3 miles) but you can do as many as you like and return to Johnson Avenue at any point. Water and Gatorade will be available and be sure to wear bright visible clothing as we will be running the hill repeats on the roads. For more information on these workouts, contact Dave Quarles.

Community Runs

Social Run

Tuesdays at 6:00 PM

Swan Brewing

115 W. Pine St, Lakeland 33815

FITniche’s Tuesday Night Pub Run takes place every Tuesday at 6 pm. The 5K course allows for running or walking at your own pace. After the exercise, join in for food, drinks, and fellowship. If it’s your first time, come a few minutes early ensuring your ability to sign the waiver before the run starts. Participants receive a free dry-fit shirt after completing 10 runs.  See Pub Run Facebook for more info and other updates.

Long Run

Saturdays at 6:00 AM

235 N Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801

Routes of 6, 9, and 13+ miles. Runners get free water and coffee, and all Saturday morning runners receive 20% off the cost of their breakfast too. This is a great way to get in your weekly long run.

6 MILE ROUTE Click to open street directions
6 MILE ROUTE Click to open street directions
9 MILE ROUTE Click to open street directions
9 MILE ROUTE Click to open street directions

Social Run

Saturdays at 7:00 AM & 8:00 AM

Black & Brew Coffee & Bistro

205 E Main St, Lakeland, FL 33801

This weekly social run starts later and offers a 3 mile/5k or 6-mile option. Coffee, food, and fellowship follow.  Join Downtown Lakeland Saturday Fun Run on Facebook for information and updates.