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Join us the weekend before St Patty's Day with a new 4-lap adventure around Lake Mirror in Lakeland, FL on Saturday, March 13th.
Race will start near the Tribute to the Volunteer Spirit statue (by Albert Paley) located close to Lake Mirror in between Texas Cattle Co and the Lakeland Fire Department Station house located on E Lake Ave and Main St. in Lakeland FL. Participants will join our leprechaun as he runs 4 laps around Lake Mirror. You will have 4 laps to finish! You and your festively dressed friends will be trying to catch (or keep from getting caught by) our leprechaun.
We will have standard 5 year age group awards this year and each finisher will receive a certificate for a free beverage (Beer or soda) at Molly McHugh's Irish Pub will be able to make a toast in honor of the late founder of Molly's, Gerry McHugh. There will be lots of festively dressed runners, and plenty of lively Irish music. Post-race drink specials and complimentary sodas will be on tap as well back at Molly's after the Race.
Participants will receive an accurately sized unisex tri-blend shirt (guaranteed if pre-registered before Feb 1, 2021), custom bib and finisher beverage certificate!
START TIMES: We will have two 100 person half hour time slots open to start - 7:00, 7:30. This will allow for social distancing at the start and around the lake. This is a chip timed event, so your time starts when you cross the starting line and ends when you cross the finish line. You can start any time during the time slot you choose. There is also a virtual option for those that want to run a 5k for the FITniche 4 Lap Clover at their own time and place!
RACE RESULTS & UPDATES: Since there are multiple waves, a link to unofficial Finish Results will be sent out via email during race week, and a QR code will be available after the event to scan and check results as they come in. Please check this link several times before noon to know how you are doing overall, in your gender, age group, Masters or Grand Masters. An official link to all age group and overall results will be sent out after the awards presentation at Molly's around 8:45-9:00am!
AWARDS: Live race participants will be eligible for awards in both Male and Female divisions - Overall, Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+) and age groups (5 yr increments) starting at 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19... up to 80+. (Sorry but virtual runners will not be eligible for awards.) Since the race is held over the course of 1-1.5 hrs, a results email will be sent out with final results and after awards presentation back at Molly's after the race close to 8:45-9:00am.
EARLY RACE PACKET PICKUP: will be held at Molly McHugh's Irish Pub located at 111 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801 on Friday, March 12 from 4-7PM.
DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICKUP: Will be available but shirts will not be guaranteed. Packets will be available to pick up, starting at 6:15am on race day. It is encouraged that you to pickup your packet before race day, so you can just come to the event and start your run after 7am.
PARKING: There should be plenty of parking in several parking lots are located close to the start. however the parking lot between Texas Cattle Co and the Fire Department will be for sponsor and vendor parking as well as staging runners for the start of the race. Please give yourself plenty of time to reach the race site during your selected time block.
COVID REQUIREMENTS: We ask that runners please wear masks while within 6 feet of other runners not living in the same household, both before and after the race. You are not required to wear a mask during the event.
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Additional race information can be found at http://fitniche.com.