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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.
Celebrate 43 years of the Mayfaire 5k Road Race and Walk with an evening run or walk from downtown Lakeland through the historic Lake Morton district. Runners will be placed into corrals based on their bib number to help everyone follow local COVID safety protocols. The course will be USATF certified and the race will be chip timed.
RACE START: The race starts at 7:00 PM near Lake Mirror and ends on the Francis C Langford Promenade for a unique racing experience.
RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Regular registration will close on Wed., May 4, and reopen on Sat., May 7 during packet pick-up hours. Finisher items are not guaranteed for anyone registering after April 21.
PACKET PICK UP: Packet Pick up will be Friday, May 6 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM (location TBD) and Saturday, May 7 from 5:00 PM until 6:45 PM at the Lake Mirror Center.
AWARDS: Overall, masters, and grandmasters will be presented at 7:40 PM near the finish line. Overall male and female are based off of gun time. All other awards will be based on chip time: the elapsed time between crossing the start and finish timing mats.
COURSE UPDATE: View the 2022 course map HERE
REFUND POLICY: If the Lakeland Runners Club would need to cancel the race, participants will be refunded their race entry fee.
VIRTUAL ENTRY: There is not a special virtual entry. Register in the regular event. Request your medal during regular packet pick up. Run your 5k when and where it is convenient for you.
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.
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