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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 44 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 estimated finish time to reduce course congestion and ensure a smooth race for everyone. The course will be USATF certified and the race will be chip timed.
These are LIVE, in-person events. There are no virtual options.
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 10, and reopen on Fri., May 12 during packet pick-up hours. Finisher items are not guaranteed for anyone registering after April 15.
PACKET PICK UP: Packet Pick up will be Fri., May 12 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the TBD and Sat., May 13 from 5:00 PM until 6:45 PM at the Lake Mirror Center.
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+
No person is eligible to win two awards.
COURSE: View the 2022 course map HERE
SAFETY: 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.
REFUND POLICY: If the Lakeland Runners Club would need to cancel the race, participants will be refunded their race entry fee.
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.
SHIRTS: FRIDAY, 04/14/23, IS THE DEADLINE FOR GUARANTEED SHIRT SIZES. SHIRTS AND SIZES "AS AVAILABLE" THEREAFTER.
Youth sizes are short sleeves, ladies specific is a tank top. Anyone may select a unisex short sleeve option.
Availability, styles, and sizes are not guaranteed after the order is placed.
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