Ribbon Half Marathon, 5K & Kids Fun Run Results
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Kudos to the nearly 10,000 participants, sponsors, spectators,
vendors, law enforcement, staff, and volunteers who took part in the 2018 Red Ribbon Half Marathon, 5K, and Kids Fun Run, presented by InnerAct Alliance, Title Sponsor
Publix Super Markets, Inc., and event partners MIDFlorida Credit Union, Florida
Dairy Farmers, Rainier Fruit Company, and other local business sponsors, on
Saturday, November 10, 2018.
This event culminated one of the largest Red Ribbon Campaigns in the state
to support the prevention of substance abuse and bullying in our community.
Approximately 1,300 Runners ages Kindergarten through 80 years young laced
up their running shoes and ran the beautiful course around Lake Mirror and
For additional details and event
info, please contact InnerAct Alliance’s executive director, Angie Ellison, at
InnerAct Alliance's Red Ribbon Half Marathon, 5K & Kids Fun Run This Saturday!
Our community’s Red Ribbon tradition in support of substance abuse and bullying
prevention continues this Saturday, November 10, 2018 with InnerAct Alliance’sRed Ribbon Half Marathon, 5K & Kids Fun Run, presented by Title Sponsor Publix Super Markets, Inc., and Kids Run
Sponsor, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union. It’s a fun family event for adults to compete in the Half Marathon or 5K and K-8
students to participate in the Kids Fun Run.
The race course has been reversed this year for
Adult Runners. The 5K and Half Marathon will begin at the Lake Mirror Complex
east of beautiful downtown Lakeland. Along the course, participants will
encounter some of Lakeland’s picturesque lakes and pass by Florida Southern
College, home to the World’s largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright
architecture. South of Lake Hollingsworth, the course will run along palm
tree-lined Cleveland Heights Blvd. The southern portion offers rolling hills
through some of our area’s scenic neighborhoods and parks.
Online Registration may be completed at www.RedRibbonHalf.com.Start time for the Half
Marathon is 6:30 a.m., and the 5K begins at 7:00 a.m. Packet
pick-up for adult runners who have registered early will be held November 7-9
at FITniche Lakeland (1523 Town Center Drive). Late check-in on event day begins
at 5:30 a.m. (Half Marathon) and 6:30 a.m. (5K).
The Kids Fun Run for K-8 students begins at 8:00
a.m., with check-in at 7:00 a.m. at the Lake Mirror Auditorium. There will be a
$5 registration fee for kids who have not pre-registered. This includes a
commemorative Run t-shirt and free refreshments. The
Kids Run will start and finish at Lake Mirror Promenade, 121 S. Lake Avenue.
Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
place runners in gender categories, and to the top 3 elementary schools and top
middle school with the largest percentage of participating students, based on
school census. The private school with the highest percentage of participation
will also receive a trophy.
“The Annual Red Ribbon Run tradition
encourages healthy family living, which reduces the likelihood of substance
abuse, bullying, violence, and other risky behaviors,” said InnerAct Alliance’s
Executive Director, Angie Ellison. “Please join us on Saturday by sponsoring,
running, or volunteering at www.RedRibbonHalf.com or on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RedRibbonRunSeries.”
621 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL, United States
InnerAct Alliance, formerly the Drug Prevention Resource Center, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency established in 1985 to reduce the abuse and underage use of harmful substances along with involvement in other risky behaviors while supporting positive healthy decisions through: Community Awareness and Support; Prevention Education; Economic Impact; and Leadership Development.
The agency provides substance abuse prevention programs in the Hardee, Highlands and Polk county areas in Central Florida.
InnerAct Alliance also serves as the fiscal agent for the StandUP Polk (adult-based) and UthMpact (youth-based) Coalitions for a Drug-Free Polk. We invite concerned citizens to take an active part in monthly Coalition meetings in Lakeland, FL.
For information, please call InnerAct Alliance at (863) 802-0777.