Saturdays at 8:00AM • March 6 - May 1, 2021 in Lakeland, FL Lakeland, FL 33803 US Directions

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This program is held by the Lakeland Runners Club, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote running and fitness for people of all ages and abilities in the community.

Start running and complete a 5k race!

Get a running start on achieving your 2021 goals! Join us for the Spring Ahead 5k training group for a 10-week program that culminates in running the Mayfaire 5k at Lake Mirror, on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 7:00 pm.  You can read everything about the race HERE

This program is designed for beginners to gradually build up their running ability so that they can complete a 5k (3.1 mile) race.

The cost for the 10-week program is $40 (+ processing fee), which includes:

• Entry into the Mayfaire 5k
• Saturday group workouts led by an RRCA certified coach and trainers from the Lakeland Runners Club.
• Weekly training plan and educational topics
• Custom group running shirt
• Private Facebook group

If you are a current LRC member, you will receive a $6 discount.  If you are not a LRC member, you will receive a free, one-year individual membership to the club.  You may choose to upgrade your membership to include your family at the end of the program.  LRC members receive 20% off LRC race registration entry prices.

Meeting Location: Publix Charities Park (meet at parking lot behind Lakeland Tennis Courts)
When: Saturdays
Workout Starts: 8:00 AM
Wrap Up: 9:00 AM

1000 E Edgewood Drive
Publix Charities Park
Lakeland, FL US 33803

Running in a kid’s fun run or youth track event can be a great experience for kids. For children 5 and under focus on “dash” events that range from a few yards to 400 meters. For children 5 and over, kids fun runs that are a ½ to 1 mile long may be considered, but allow for a combination of running and walking. Children ages 12 and over may want to participate in a 5K run. These are general guidelines and the distance a child can physically and emotionally tolerate will depend on the individual, however, longer distances (10K and over) should wait until after puberty.

Founded in 1958, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is the oldest and largest national association of runners and running organizations dedicated to growing the sport of running. The RRCA uses the term “running” ​to encompass the broad spectrum of “running” in the US, including competitive running, jogging, fitness walking, race walking, and wheelchair fitness/racing on roads, trails, and tracks.


The safety of our participants is our highest priority. Training will be held rain or shine and will not be canceled except for cases of severe weather or unsafe road/trail conditions. Less threatening conditions may cause alterations of the course or post-event activities to ensure participant, volunteer, and community safety. We are a nonprofit organization and all net proceeds are used to further the Lakeland Runners Club’s mission in the community. As such, no refunds or credits will be given in the case of cancellation. We promise to make every effort to produce a fair, safe and exciting training program. 

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