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

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Area Stats

Total Races: 130

Scheduled Races: 101

November Races: 41

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Latest Lakeland Area Race Reviews


Watermelon Series - Race 1 5k
Watermelon 5K sponsored by Lakeland Runner's Club - 2014 Race
By: Marsha West - (Lakeland, FL)
Almost flat course around a lake with lots of beautiful scenery. The surface is smooth, asphalt most of the way. Only one place did the runners have to step up on a curb. It is a summer race, however, so there is the heat and humidity. One water stop was adequate I think. Race number pick up was 4-8pm the day before, although available race day as well....
Date Posted: 2014-06-08
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

Top Lakeland Area Races

Man ran part of Chicago Marathon while fleeing police: Authorities
10/14/2014 - Red Eye Chicago
A Northwest Side man joined runners for a portion of the Chicago Marathon Sunday morning while fleeing police, according to authorities.
When Marathon Training Hurts Your Relationship
10/13/2014 - The Huffington Post
When Lisa's husband became interested in marathon running a couple decades ago, she wanted to support his healthy new hobby.
First Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Set to Begin
7/6/2014 - Wall St Journal
The first criminal trial linked to the Boston Marathon bombing is slated to begin here Monday with opening statements expected in the case of a former college student accused of taking evidence from the alleged bomber's dorm room
Alysia Montano runs 800 at
6/24/2014 - ESPN.com
Olympic track star Alysia Montano talks about running the 800 meters in the U.S. track and field championships while being eight months pregnant.
Runner can't make it to the Boston Marathon finish line, so others carry him to the end
4/21/2014 - Washington Post
Marathons are massively difficult enterprises for the people who participate, feats of incredible endurance that are accompanied by a staggering physical toll.