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Family Friendly 5K Races and Kids Fun Runs in the Lakeland area

5k Near Me Lakeland Florida

With year-round sunshine here in Central Florida, you can find an abundance of local 5k races, 10k races, and Fun Runs throughout the year! Fall and Spring are especially popular when the cooler weather makes us all want to get the kids outside and burn off some energy. Pick one of these Central Florida running events and cheer each other on as you cross the finish line!

Below you’ll find a list of upcoming 5k races near you in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Lake Wales, and Polk County / Central Florida. All of the races listed below are either kid-friendly OR include a separate kids fun run. Many of them also include post-race activities such as food, games, live music, giveaways, and more for your family to enjoy. 

Click on the name of any event for more details. Use the map to find 5k Races Near Me. **Check directly with event organizers for any changes.**

Visit our calendar for a full list of upcoming events.

{HINT – Worried whether your kids can finish a 5k? Wondering how many miles is a 5k? Approximately 3.1 miles – just over 1 lap around Lake Hollingsworth}

FEATURED 5k RACES + FUN RUNS

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5k RACES + FUN RUNS in 2021

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MAP – FIND A KIDS RACE or 5k NEAR ME

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Spring Activities Guide

Check out our full Spring Activities Guide for more things to do in Lakeland, Polk County, and Central Florida from January – May.