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Sat., May 11, 2024 • 7:00 PM • Lake Mirror • Lakeland, FL Lakeland, FL 33801 US Directions

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Mayfaire 5k

$35
($20: 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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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 45 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.  

This is the 2024 RRCA Florida State 5k Championship. Special awards will be given to the Open male and female, 40+ male and female, 50+ male and female, and 60+ male and female. All other awards will follow the age group guidelines below.

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. 19 - Last date to register to guarantee shirt selection
Apr. 26 - Price increase from $35.00 to $45.00
May  7 - Online registration closes at 11:59 PM
May  9 - Race Instructions Emailed
May  10 - 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 Tuesday, May 7. The online system will close and will reopen for onsite registration (cash or card) during packet picket on Friday, May 10, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM, and again on Saturday, May 11 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 10, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 11, 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

• Results & Awards •

You can find results on our Lakeland Runners Club website.

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+

Overall, masters and grandmasters winners will not be eligible for age group awards, and there will be no double dipping in the overall, masters, and grandmasters award categories.

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.  

RRCA State Championship 5k

The RRCA Championship Event Series is the largest grassroots-organized running series in the US, spotlighting over 200 races that attract nearly 300,000 participants. RRCA Championship Events are selected annually at the State, Regional, and National level through a competitive bidding process.

The RRCA Championship Event Series celebrates and shines a spotlight on well-run, community-focused events and awards top runners in the open, 40+, 50+, and 60+ categories for men and women. 

 

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.  All runners and walkers completing the 5k course will receive a finisher medal.

The 2024 Mayfaire 5k participant shirt is a 100% polyester technical shirt, showcasing the Mayfaire-by-the-Lake art festival's featured art. 


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Place

215 S Lake Ave
Lakeland, FL US 33801

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