Upcoming Events

Lakeland Runners Club Watermelon 5k Series
Saturday, June 10th, July 8th, and August 12th at 7:00 a.m.
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The Summer Sunrise Watermelon Race Series was born out of a desire to have low-cost local races during the hot summer months, when it can be hard to stay motivated. Now in its 22nd year, the series has become an established venue for competition and an annual celebration of fitness. It continues to be popular with both experienced and casual runners alike. Many of the local high school cross country teams use it as a tune up for their season. The series is comprised of three 5K (3.1 mile) races, each race hotter than the last.   Your mission is to get faster with each race.  So ask yourself:  #CanYouBeatTheHeat
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Red, White and Brew 5k
Sponsored by Lakeland Volkswagon
Tuesday, July 4th at 7:30 a.m.
Lakeland
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Get out your most patriotic running and walking gear and come celebrate America’s birthday with a 5K  sponsored Lakeland Volkswagon at FITniche Lakeland! Participants receive an awesome t-shirt, bottle-opener finisher’s medal, AND a pancake breakfast! Plus, complimentary root beers and buy-on, get-one brews will be flowing at the Brass Tap! Start your 4th off on the right foot this year! Use Coupon Code USA2 and SAVE $5 on Registration!  REGISTER HERE!!

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Phil Brown’s Pheel Good 5k
Saturday, September 9th at 7:30 a.m.
Lakeland
PHEEL GOOD 5k Logo FinalPhil Brown’s PHEEL GOOD 5k is a unique 5k that will celebrate the life and honor the memory of local runner Phil Brown, who was killed while riding his motorcycle to work on the morning of March 1, 2017. Starting and ending in front of Lakeland’s FITniche running store, the course will follow the route that Phil and his wife, Mary Marcia, enjoyed running together at annual ‘Faster with FITniche’ races in past years.
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Go for the GLOW 5k
Friday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m.
Lakeland
Go for the GlowThe Go for the GLOW 5K is an evening race that takes place Friday, October 6th at 7:00 PM. We will light up Lake Hollingsworth with all kinds of glow bracelets, necklaces and other apparel. This is a unique event with a great cause! All proceeds go to benefit the PCBA Foundation, which awards scholarships to students who attend trade schools! And be sure to stick around afterward as there will be food, beverages and a DJ.
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MADD Polk County Walk/Run 5k
Saturday, October 28th at 7:30 a.m.
Lakeland
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Will you run for those that can no longer run? We walk and run to end drunk driving. Will you take up the fight by joining us at Walk Like MADD? Walk Like MADD, MADD’s signature walk, is a fun, community-driven 5K walk that raises funds and saves lives. Every step taken & pledge made will help raise funds and awareness for MADD’s programs and services that will make our communities safer.
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Red Ribbon Half Marathon, 5k and Kids Run
Saturday, November 11th at 6:30 a.m.
Lakeland
RedRibbon2017 190x190The Red Ribbon Run Series is a family weekend where adults can compete in the Half Marathon or 5K and students K-8th grade can take part in a Kid’s Fun Run, which will loop around Lake Mirror. Middle and High Schoolers can take part in the 5K. Free registration for K-12th graders includes a commemorative Run t-shirt!