Sat November 2, 2019 Lakeland, FL US 33801 Directions

OPEN - Lake to Lake 10k

$30 7:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT
Sorry! This event is full. Registration ends October 18, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

SEEDED - Lake to Lake 10k

$30 7:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT
Sorry! This event is full. Registration ends October 18, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT
215 S Lake Ave
Lakeland, FL US 33801

The Lake to Lake 10k is run on a certified course (FL19044TY).  The race will be chip timed. The 10k is the oldest annual race in Polk County and runs through the Lakeland chain of lakes and historic Lake Morton district, encompassing three lakes during the course.

The Lake to Lake 10k was founded in 1977.

Beneficiary - YMCA

The Lakeland Runners Club will make a donation to the YMCA Annual Giving Campaign with a portion of the proceeds from the Lake to Lake 10k.

The Y works to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation's health and well-being and give back and support our neighbors.

By donating to the Y, we strengthen our community. As the nation's leading non-profit, the Y uses our donation to make a meaningful impact on a child, adult, family, and/or senior right in our own neighborhood.


Restrictions - Safety is our first priority!

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.

Walker Friendly Events
Our mission is to promote running, walking, and general fitness in group settings. Walkers are encouraged to participate in all races.

Children Under 12 (runners OR walkers)
For their safety, children under 12 are strongly discouraged from lining up with the elite runners at the start line.

Managing Your Registration

To provide the safest races of the highest integrity, the Lakeland Runners Club offers race number transfers.

There are no refunds for this race. If you can't make 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 within a specific date range. The LRC is not responsible for identifying individuals for the exchange.

It's fun to have friends or family join you in an event - please remember everyone needs to Pay to Play.  Participants without bibs are called bandits and in case of an emergency, unregistered runners may not be able to be identified. Bandits take resources designated for those who have trained, paid the entry fee, and earned the right to participate:i.e. parking spaces, port-o-johns, space on the course, medals and finish line amenities. Everyone around you at a race should have a race number (bib).

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
2019 Prize Purse & Seeded Entry

The Lakeland Runners Club is offering $1850 in cash prizes for the 2019 Lake to Lake 10k.  All prize money will be mailed. Prizes will be awarded to both men and women finishers in each of the following categories:

Overall male/female
*determined by gun time
$300 – 1st place male/female
$200 – 2nd place male/female
$100 – 3rd place male/female
$75 – 4th place male/female
$50 – 5th place male/female

Masters (40 & over) male/female
*determined by gun time
$100 – 1st place male/female

Grand Masters (50 & over) male/female
*determined by gun time
$100 – 1st place male/female

NO DOUBLE DIPPING. NO DUPLICATE AWARDS.  Masters or Grandmasters placing in top 5 overall will be awarded the larger of two awards.

NOTE: Prize money placings are final; no adjustments will be made in the event of a disqualification or forfeiture. In such a case, the prize money for the affected place will not be awarded.

Athletes eligible and vying for the prize purse should register as seeded athletes.  Photo ID will be required at race number assignment.

Seeded athletes should have run a 10k under this standard within the past year (or equivalent 5k/half marathon).
Overall Male < 40:00
Masters Male < 45:00
Grandmasters Male < 50:00

Overall Female < 50:00
Masters Female < 55:00
Grandmasters Female < 60:00

Illegal Assistance is not Allowed.
Anyone found to have received illegal assistance is subject to disqualification.  “Assistance” is the conveying of advice, information or direct help to an athlete by any means. It also includes pacing by persons not participating in the event. Pacesetting, by a person registered for the event, is permissible, as long a there is no communication between the two individuals.

There are no designated pacesetters for this event.  

Following USATF and RRCA guidelines, the use of headphones in prize money races is prohibited — that is, prize money will not be distributed to runners wearing headphones in these events. 

Verbal or other communication, without the use of any technical device, from an individual not on the course shall not be considered assistance. 

Prize Money Eligibility Policy
Prize money will be awarded as listed above. To be eligible for prize money at the 2019 Lakeland Runners Club Lake to Lake 10k, an athlete must.

  • Not be currently serving a suspension issued by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) or the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for use of a banned substance
  • Not have ever served a ban issued by USADA or WADA for the use of performance-enhancing drugs
  • Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who have had 2 or more athletes receiving such suspensions in the previous 4 years
  • Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who served a ban for use of performance-enhancing drugs during their own athletic career*
  • Provide proper documentation proving they are eligible for prize money (form W-9, W-8ECI or W-8BEN)
  • Sign a statement attesting they are in compliance with USADA and WADA anti-doping regulations related to banned substance use and if issued a doping suspension or ban in the future, they will not be allowed back at the event for any reason
  • Consent to random drug testing according to the standards and procedures of USATF, USADA and WADA


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