Posted on September 17th, 2014 by Jessica Roberts
Texas 10 Race Management, LLC, in conjunction with WinWin Events, will launch an all-new 10-mile running series in Florida starting next month in Lakeland – on the heels of the already successful Texas 10 Series. Event management is excited to offer runners a great distance in the primary 10-mile race in addition to companion 5-mile and kid’s 1-mile events. The 2014 Florida 10 Series will kick off in Lakeland on Sunday, October 19 and be followed with an event in Sarasota on Saturday, December 7.
The inaugural Florida 10 Lakeland event – a result of more than a year’s worth of planning with Polk Country Tourism and Sports Marketing — will take place in northern Lakeland near Florida Polytechnic University, the newest addition to the Florida State University System. Already home to Red Ribbon Half Marathon each November, Lakeland has a very active lifestyle sports community. The Lakeland Runners Club leads the way with over 600 members and is the event producer of many local running events in Lakeland.
All 10-mile finishers earn points to be eligible for up to $7,800 prize money in the Ponce De Leon Cup competition which will be divided among the male and female age groups. Additionally, clubs can earn to $2,600 in the Everglade Cup Competition, which is based on the finishers in all three Florida 10 Series distances.
Florida 10 Series’ mission includes promoting the advancement of running while supporting the community with a positive economic impact through contributions to volunteer organizations and those in need. The Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast Chapter has been selected as the highlight charity of the Florida 10 Charity Challenge powered by Reason2Race. With this program, athletes may race for and in honor of our highlight charity or any other 501 (c)(3) charity.
Florida 10 Series will provide a $1,000 prize purse for the top fundraisers’ charities at each Florida 10 Series race. The top overall fundraiser wins their charity a $500 donation with the second place fundraiser’s charity receiving a $200 donation. The third through fifth place fundraisers will receive $100 contributions towards their charities.
As with any active lifestyle event, volunteers are a must and a Florida 10 event – where approximately 100 volunteers will be needed — is no different. Volunteer groups or organizations may receive donations for serving with as few as 15 volunteers.
Online registration for all future events and details of the Florida 10 Charity Challenge and the Ponce De Leon and Everglade Club Cup competitions is available at florida10series.com.