Lakeland Runners Club, Inc.

aka Road Runners Club of America   |   Lakeland, FL   |  https://lakelandrunnersclub.org/

Mission

To promote running and fitness for people of all ages and abilities in the community through fellowship, education, and formal and informal running events.

Ruling year info

1976

President

Sarah Kozul

Main address

PO BOX 1484

Lakeland, FL 33802 USA

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EIN

59-3045942

NTEE code info

Amateur Sports Clubs, Leagues, N.E.C. (N60)

Recreational, Pleasure, or Social Club (N50)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Road & Trail Races

Provide opportunities for competition and fitness for local athletes by producing high-quality annual events. Set the example of best practices for race event management as a community leader in race production. Share information resources with local nonprofits producing running events.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The LRC Kids Run Club prepares kids for a lifetime of running. This is program is held during the school year, is gender-neutral, and designed for children in kindergarten through fourth grade regardless of school affiliation. 

The emphasis of this program is on participation and developing a healthy lifestyle as opposed to being a competitive running program. The workouts include stretching, repeats, sprints, and distance runs. Parents are required to stay at the practice location for the entirety of the program and are encouraged to participate in the workout.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

The middle school program is intended to encourage enthusiasm for running by striving to instill a love of the sport in a fun and encouraging community. The middle school program is open to anyone in the 5th through 8th grade regardless of school affiliation or ability level. For youth interested in adding competition skills, the LRC Lightning Cross Country team is an option to race middle school cross country 3k distance.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program is designed for beginners to gradually build up their running ability so that they can complete a 5k (3.1 mile) race.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This LRC program is designed for current 5k runners to gradually build their endurance and experience so they can complete at 10k (6.2 mile) race. This program also provides them with resouces so they can be ready to tackle future running challenges with knowledge and confidence.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Since 2011, the Lakeland Runners Club, Inc. has awarded $68,500 in scholarships for college through the Polk Education Foundation program for Polk County high school seniors who participated in cross country or track for at least one year. Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to $1,500 per student have been awarded to 2 to 10 athletes annually since the program's inception.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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to improve the health and fitness levels of both children and adults through the promotion of the sport of running as a means of living a healthy lifestyle through tests of competition (races), and through education and support (training programs).

promote running as the most affordable physical activity and as an opportunity for increased physical activity for all Americans

invest in training for race directors so our events are safe, organized and economical for our participants and sponsors

invest in training for coaches so our community programs are led by knowledgable and caring individuals

respect the fundamental rights, dignity, and worth of all participants. We are aware of cultural, individual, and role differences, including those due to age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status. We will not knowingly participate in or condone unfair discriminatory practices.

Financials

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Lakeland Runners Club, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 9/6/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sarah Kozul

Chuck McDanal

Studio C Solutions

Angi Griffin

Michelle Hoffert

Lanier Upshaw

Byrl Arnold

GEICO

Betsy Slay

Publix

James Hurst

Roxanne Youngs

Polk County Public Schools

John Lancaster

Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson, PA

Brian Heipp

Thrivent Financial

Sharon Nance

Polk County Public Schools

Kim Baker

Publix

Chris Baker

Publix

Leonie Parker

Shannon Abitbol

Give Visuals

Sarah Kozul

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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