Lakeland Running - Race Schedules, Race Reviews, and Race Rankings

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Area Stats

Total Races: 72

Scheduled Races: 38

April Races: 10

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Latest Lakeland Area Race Reviews


Fishhawk Turkey Trot 5k
Fishhawk 5K Race Review - 2013 Race
By: Dan C. - (Lithia, FL)
This was my 1st 5k ever and even though it was cold out it was a blast, very well organized, lots of great sponsors, plenty of parking, Porto-potties, entertainment before and after. Simple fun road course through nice neighbor hoods and local community. Packet pickup at local YMCA well organized and bag of treats included ! Will most definitely run ...
Date Posted: 2014-04-13
Bolt Run 5k
Loved the race - 2014 Race
By: J. G.
The race was organized and the route was scenic, easy and flat (a little bumpy on the bridge). Pick up was much better than 2 years ago when we attended. The post and after party was excellent, the best in the area. There was live music, fun kid activities, give-aways, beer, and lots of food. The best part was getting tickets to a game!! Very wort...
Date Posted: 2014-03-18
Bolt Run 5 Mile
Bolt Run 5 Mile Race Review - 2014 Race
By: David Tilki - (Oldsmar, FL)
Great race, great course, great after-party. So well organized! I'll be back. The finish line at the end of the tunnel added to the experience.
Date Posted: 2014-03-15

Top Lakeland Area Races

Jogger brags of perfect conditions for running to reporter, immediately bites the dust
2/10/2014 - The Independent
Schadenfreude doesn't come much better than this, as a Portland jogging enthusiast details to a reporter how people shouldn't be afraid to jog in snowy conditions, only to take a fall moments after the interview.
Former 300-pound NFL lineman loses 100 pounds and runs a marathon
2/4/2014 - USA Today
Former offensive lineman Alan Faneca weighed over 300 pounds when he retired from the NFL in 2011.
Couple in their 60s run marathons for record 366 days in a row
1/1/2014 - The New York Daily News
The Melbourne pair has broken a record of 365 days previously held by a Belgian couple. Janette Murray-Wakelin, 64, and Alan Murray, 68, ran to raise money for charity.
Man completes 26 marathons in 26 days
12/24/2013 - CNN
On Thanksgiving Day, Jayson Black, 28, began his mission to raise awareness and money for a Las Vegas food bank by running 26 marathons in 26 days for a total of 681.2 miles.
Kipsang Sets World Record at Berlin Marathon
9/29/2013 - New York Times
Wilson Kipsang of Kenya set a world record of 2:03:23 at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday. The previous record was held by Patrick Makau of Kenya at 2:03:38.