LRC Summer Development Program

Middle School — 5th-8th Grade

Summer conditioning July & August • XC Racing starts in August

Practices will begin July 7th, 6 PM at Fletcher Park at Lake Bonny and continue on Tuesday nights, weather permitting. (MAP)


The middle school program is open to anyone in the 5th through 8th grade regardless of school affiliation or ability level.

The middle school program is intended to encourage enthusiasm for running by striving to instill a love of the sport in a fun and encouraging community. Parents or guardians must stay on-site during practice and are encouraged to participate in the workouts or use the time to complete their own workouts at the location. Families do not have to be LRC members for their children to run.

Registration is free but requires an account.  Adults will need to set up an account and then add their child(ren) to their account to register them.

Our program can frequently be interrupted due to summer storms. Join the text group on Remind for location updates and weather cancellation notices – text @lrcxcteam to 81010

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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.


Safe Sport Training for Parents and Kids

Season Expectations

Our 2020 season is expected to feel a little different and will be an ever evolving situation. We will be operating under the current guidelines of the CDC, State of Florida, and Local governments and the provisions implemented by the Florida High School Athletic Association and our sponsor organization the Lakeland Runners Club.


At this time we don't know what meet/race availability will be or how they will operate to comply with CDC guidelines. We will open registration for the LRC Lightning Team when we are confident in the direction the state and race organizers are headed.

COVID-19 Practice Guildelines

LRC COVID-19 Guidelines

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