This race is held by the Lakeland Runners Club, Inc., a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, with a mission to promote running and fitness for people of all ages and abilities in the community.
Celebrate 42 years of the Mayfaire 5k Road Race and Walk with an evening run or walk from downtown Lakeland through the historic Lake Morton district. Runners will be placed into corrals based on their bib number to help everyone follow local COVID safety protocols. The course will be USATF certified and the race will be chip timed.
RACE START: The race starts at 7:00 PM near Lake Mirror and ends on the Francis C Langford Promenade for a unique racing experience.
RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Regular registration will close on Wed., May 5, and reopen on Sat., May 8 during packet pick-up hours. Anyone registering on May 8 will be given a bib for the last corral of the race. Finisher items are not guaranteed for anyone registering after April 24.
PACKET PICK UP: Packet Pick up will be Sat., May 8, by appointment only at the Lake Mirror Center. You will choose your pickup window during registration.
AWARDS: Overall, masters, and grandmasters will be presented at 7:40 PM near the finish line. All awards will be based on chip time: the elapsed time between crossing the start and finish timing mats. Age group awards will be available for pick up the following week.
COURSE UPDATE: View the 2021 course map HERE
REFUND POLICY: If the Lakeland Runners Club would need to cancel the race, participants will be refunded their race entry fee.
VIRTUAL ENTRY: There is not a special virtual entry. Register in the regular event. Request your medal during regular packet pick up. Run your 5k when and where it is convenient for you.
SAFETY PLAN: The Lakeland Runners Club is committed to creating a safe and exciting race experience for our participants, volunteers, timing contractors, community partners, and everyone else who makes race day possible. Thank you for your cooperation and we are looking forward to racing with you in 2021! You can read our 2021 Safety Plan HERE.
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.