Join us on Saturday, May 18, 2019, for the Lakeland Police Foundation's Annual Fallen Heroes Memorial 5K! You are going to be a part of a fun, family event showing support for local law enforcement and raising funds for the Lakeland Police Foundation. Also special this year, This year, a portion of the proceeds from the race will be used to support the Retired Police K-9 Care Program. The purpose of the Retired K-9 Care Program is to provide wellness/medical services, through participating veterinarians, for retired LPD K-9s at no cost to the current owner for the remainder of the retired K-9’s life. The race also falls on Armed Forces Day and we will be honoring those who have served and continue to serve our great country in the military as well.
The chip-timed race will take place on beautiful Three Parks trail in Lakeland, FL beginning at 7:00AM. Participants will meet at the YMCA located at 3620 Cleveland Heights Boulevard. Every participant will receive a beautiful finisher medal, race shirt and race bag that honors both fallen officers and our law enforcement K9 partners. Placement medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each 5 year age bracket. (see full medal breakdown below)
Packets and bibs can be picked up at FITniche on Thursday, May 16 or Friday, May 17 between the hours of 4:00PM and 7:00PM.
Packets can also be picked up race morning between the hours of 6:00AM and 7:00AM at the YMCA. Expect longer lines on race morning, however.
Registration and Race Morning Bib pick up opens on-site at 6:00AM in the front entrance of the YMCA. Please DO NOT use the YMCA's bathrooms. Port-o-lets will be stationed in the southwest corner of the YMCA parking lot, near the start line.
You may also register on the morning of the race as well. The fee will be $35.00. The race begins promptly at 7:00AM.
This event is rain or shine. There will be no cancellation or refunds due to the weather, nor is there a make-up date scheduled. Participant safety is our number one concern.
The parking areas for the event will be in the grassy areas on the south side of the YMCA. Volunteers will be in the parking area to assist. Please DO NOT park in the YMCA lot or at the veterinary clinic next door! You may be towed if you park in these areas.
Every participant will receive a finisher medal.
Placement medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age 5-year age bracket.
Medals for MALE AND FEMALE in each category
Age Group Ten and Under
Age Group 11 – 14
Age Group 15 – 19
Age Group 20 – 24
Age Group 25 – 29
Age Group 30 – 34
Age Group 35 – 39
Age Group 40 – 44
Age Group 45 – 49
Age Group 50 – 54
Age Group 55 – 59
Age Group 60 – 64
Age Group 65 – 69
Age Group 70 – 74
Age Group 75 and Older
Grand Master Champion
Special awards will be given to the top law enforcement finisher and top team finishers.
We can't wait to see you! Thank you for participating!
Your Fallen Heroes 5K Team