Sat., May 13, 2023 • 7:00 PM • Lake Mirror • Lakeland, FL Lakeland, FL 33801 US Directions
Events

Mayfaire 5k

$32.50
($17.50: Ages 5 - 18)
see important dates below for price increase and registration cutoff dates
Open to ages 5+.

Stroller Rider

$0 separate registration required for all stroller riders
Open to ages 6 and under.
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Volunteer

70 volunteers make this race possible - join the fun and support the runners.
Description

This race 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.

Mayfaire 5k Road Race & Walk

Celebrate 44 years of the Mayfaire 5k Road Race and Walk with an evening run or walk on residential streets from downtown Lakeland through the historic Lake Morton district. This event is held in conjunction with the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College's annual Mayfaire by-the-lake art festival and the event shirt showcases the work of the festival's featured artist.  

Walkers are welcome at this event. The Mayfaire 5k is held on a USATF-certified course (FL22015JK). The race is chip-timed.

IMPORTANT DATES
Apr. 21 - Last date to register to guarantee shirt selection
Apr. 28 - Price increase from $32.50 to $42.50
May  10 - Online registration closes at 11:59 PM
May  11 - Race Instructions Emailed
May  12 - Walk Up registration opens at 4:00 PM, $45.00 cash or credit

• Race Start •

The race starts at 7:00 PM on Main Street near the Amtrack train station.

• Registration •

Online registration is available through Wednesday, May 10. The online system will close and will reopen for onsite registration (cash or card) during packet picket on Friday, May 12, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM, and again on Saturday, May 13 from 5:00 to 6:45 PM. 

• Packet Pick Up •

Early packet Pick up will be held Friday at the Cleveland Heights golf course clubhouse and on Saturday at the Lake Mirror Center.

Friday, May 12, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 13, from 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM

Cleveland Heights Golf Club - 2900 Buckingham Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803
Lake Mirror Center - 121 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801
  

• Course Map •

The course passes by Lake Mirror before heading downhill and around Lake Morton, then proceeds to an out-and-back up and over Success Ave before returning to Lake Morton. Runners climb Iowa Ave before descending to the finish on the Lake Mirror Promenade. 

SEE MAP UNDER RACE INFO

• Awards •

Overall male and female will be based on gun time. All other awards will be based on chip time.  In addition to overall male and female, the LRC will recognize masters male and female (fastest runners over 40) and grandmasters male and female (fastest runners over 50)

The LRC will recognize male and female 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placements in these age categories: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+

No person is eligible to win two awards. Awards will be presented after the final finisher, ~ 8:30 PM on the Promenade.  

• Safety •

For everyone’s safety – NO dogs, bicycles, roller skates, or in-line skates will be allowed on the course.

The use of headphones is discouraged. Strollers need to stay at the back of the race.

• Refund Policy •

If the Lakeland Runners Club needs to cancel the race, participants will be refunded their race entry fee.

If you can't attend 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 until one week before the race. 

The LRC is not responsible for identifying individuals for the exchange.

• Race History •

The first Mayfaire 5k was held on May 10, 1980. There were 64 entrants, and the winner was Mike Wachholz of Jacksonville, FL who finished in 14:00.  

Shirt & Finisher Medal

Shirts and medals are guaranteed for participants meeting specific registration cutoff dates (see important dates above). Availability, styles, and sizes are not guaranteed after the order is placed.

Youth sizes are short sleeves. The women's cut is a racerback tank top. The men's (unisex) cut is short sleeves. 

Shirts for the Mayfaire 5k are 100% polyester technical fabric.

Finisher medals are given at the finish line. 

Race Contact Info

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Place
215 S Lake Ave
Lakeland, FL US 33801
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