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New Date: to be announced
We appreciate your patience waiting for an update on the 2020 Mayfaire 5k because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Mayfaire 5k is a wonderful gathering of our community to celebrate running and kicks off the club’s series of races over the next several months.
We are a nonprofit organization and our mission is to promote running. It is heartbreaking that we have to postpone the 5k and recommend that we distance ourselves from each other during this time. We encourage you to reach out to us and each other for motivation to continue running.
We rely on the incredible number of people who support the club and our events by being a participant, volunteer or sponsor year after year.
Registration remains open, and all registered participants will be emailed updates as they develop. Once the new date is selected, we will offer the following options for our registrants who can't run on the new date:
A. Transfer to another of our 2020 races
B. Transfer your registration to another individual
C. Donate your registration to the Lakeland Runners Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
D. Request a refund. We realize that just as the coronavirus has placed a financial strain on our organization, that may be the case for you as well. We hope you'll join us at another Lakeland Runners Club event in the future.
Thank you for your patience and understanding,
Roxanne Youngs and Byrl Arnold
Mayfaire 5k Race Directors
Lakeland Runners Club President
Join the Lakeland Runners Club for an evening 5k road race which runs around Lake Mirror and Lake Morton. It is a scenic and certified course (FL19045TY) through Lakeland’s historic district and views of the city’s beautiful lakes. The race will be chip timed.
The first Mayfaire 5k was held May 10, 1980.
Post-race refreshments, live music, and fireworks are part of the annual Citizens Bank and Trust Mayfaire by-the-Lake. A portion of the proceeds from the Lakeland Runners Club’s Mayfaire 5k will benefit the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College.
For everyone’s safety – NO bicycles, roller skates, in-line skates, and dogs will be allowed on the course. The use of headphones is discouraged. Strollers need to stay at the back of the race.
Walker Friendly Events
Our mission is to promote running, walking, and general fitness in group settings. Walkers are encouraged to participate in all races.
Children Under 12 (runners OR walkers)
For their safety, children under 12 are strongly discouraged from lining up with the elite runners at the start line.
• Stroller/jogger operators must start behind ALL runners. Our events are chip timed races so your official time will start when you go over the race mat not when the gun goes off.
• Stroller/jogger operators must yield the right of way to runners.
• Stroller/joggers can tip easily and cannot turn quickly. Please do not weave through packs of runners.
• Participants in strollers are not eligible for age group awards.
To provide the safest races of the highest integrity, the Lakeland Runners Club offers race number transfers.
There are no refunds for this race. If you can't make the race, please initiate a registration transfer instead of just giving your bib to someone else. Giving someone a bib registered in your name creates inaccurate race results and can prevent registered and deserving individuals from being properly recognized in their age group, and creates a risk in the case of emergency when EMS is not able to identify the person by their race number.
You may transfer your registration to another runner (officially give it to someone else) under Manage Your Registration within a specific date range. The LRC is not responsible for identifying individuals for the exchange.
It's fun to have friends or family join you in an event - please remember everyone needs to Pay to Play. Participants without bibs are called bandits and in case of an emergency, unregistered runners may not be able to be identified. Bandits take resources designated for those who have trained, paid the entry fee, and earned the right to participate:i.e. parking spaces, port-o-johns, space on the course, medals and finish line amenities. Everyone around you at a race should have a race number (bib).
The safety of our participants is our highest priority. The LRC works closely with local city officials to plan and stay up-to-date.
Races 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.
This event is held in a month with warm weather and high humidity, stay well hydrated prior to the race by alternating water and electrolyte-based hydration options. Choose light clothing for your race, and ensure any headwear is breathable and allows heat to escape. If you are not heat-acclimated or are prone to heat illness, be conservative with your pace as to not overextend yourself. This may not be the event to attempt your personal best. Slow down at any signs of heat illness, including dizziness, light-headedness or nausea.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
we'll email you as soon as we have details for our new date