Florida 10 Gainesville
2017 Race Series has been Cancelled
Click HERE for 2015 RACE INFORMATION GUIDE
ABOUT RACE – Race Cap: 750 (collectively 10 mile, 5 mile, Kid’s 1 mile)
The 5 mile, two-loop course sets up for some fast times and will challenge runners to push themselves while running for a personal best or finishing their first 10 mile or 5 mile.
All 10 mile and 5 mile finishers will receive a finishers medal. The race for the DE LEON and EVERGLADE Cups will be decided during the final race (Sarasota) of the 2015 Florida 10 Series but runners need to collect points to win the Age Group and Club cash prizes (click HERE for more information).
The dominant feature in Lakeland is the city’s many lakes. There are 38 named lakes in Lakeland with a number of other bodies of water unnamed, mostly phosphate mine pits that eventually filled with water. The largest of these is Lake Parker which is 2,550 acres (10.3 km2) in size. Much of the culture of Lakeland revolves around its many lakes, and many people use the lakes as reference points in much the same way that people in other towns use streets as reference points, such as “I live near Lake Beulah.” In addition to Lake Parker, some of the more prominent lakes in the Lakeland area are Lake Hollingsworth, Lake Morton, Lake Mirror, and Lake Gibson.
Swans are one of the most visible features on the lakes of Lakeland. They have a long history, the first swans appearing around 1923. By 1954, the swans were gone, eradicated by alligators and pets. A Lakeland resident who mourned the passing of the swans wrote to Queen Elizabeth. The royal family allowed the capture of two of the royal swans, and the swans now on the lakes of Lakeland are the descendants of the royal swans sent by the queen.