Thursday, October 21, 2021

2021 Red Ribbon Run & Challenge Results


Kudos to the nearly 6,000 participants, sponsors, spectators, vendors, law enforcement, staff, and volunteers who took part in the 2021 Red Ribbon Run & Challenge, presented by InnerAct Alliance, Title Sponsor Publix Super Markets, and event partners MIDFLORIDA Credit Union, Florida Dairy Farmers, and many other local business sponsors, last Saturday, October 16, 2021.

Approximately 1,000 Runners in grades K-8 participated in the Kids Fun Run timed heats and 250 adults and children ran together in the first-ever Family Fun Run around beautiful Lake Mirror. Participants also enjoyed free fruit, veggies, giveaways, and activities at the Florida Dairy Farmers Market during the event. 

Results from the timed Kids Fun Run grade K-8 heats may be found online at the following link:

The 30th Annual Red Ribbon Run culminated one of the largest Red Ribbon Campaigns in the state to support the prevention of substance abuse and bullying in our community.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day This Saturday, October 23rd


Thank You to Our 2021 Red Ribbon Sponsors & Supporters!

Thank You to all of our 



Sponsors - Volunteers - Runners - Vendors!

Each of you play a valuable part in making

the Red Ribbon Run such a success each year.

We could not do it without YOU!


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

2021 Red Ribbon Run & Challenge This Saturday, October 16th at Lake Mirror in Lakeland


2021 Red Ribbon Run & Challenge is
This Saturday, October 16th at Lake Mirror!

Our community’s Red Ribbon tradition in support of prevention of substance abuse and bullying continues this Saturday, October 16, 2021 with InnerAct Alliance’s Red Ribbon Run events presented by Title Sponsor Publix Super Markets. 

Family-friendly activities include the Red Ribbon Kids Fun Run for K-8 students, sponsored by MIDFLORIDA Credit Union, along with our first ever Family Fun Run for parents who would like to run with their children in the 1K race course around beautiful Lake Mirror in Lakeland, plus the new Florida Dairy Farmers Market featuring delicious fruit, veggies, activities, and giveaways to celebrate healthy food and fitness. 

Registration is FREE at for students in grades K-8 who sign up prior to October 16th; Adults pay a $5 fee for the Family Fun Run. All students who participate in the Kids Fun Run will receive a free t-shirt and enjoy refreshments after completing their grade level race heat. Check in on Saturday morning begins at 7:00 AM in the Lake Mirror Auditorium, 121 South Lake Avenue, in Lakeland. The first race begins at approximately 8:15 AM with the Family Fun Run (untimed) and the timed grade heats for K-8 students begin at 8:30 AM. A second Family Fun Run will take place at 11:00 AM. 

For more Red Ribbon Fun, there are weekly challenges in a virtual format with themes of Nutrition, Kindness and Tolerance, Healthy Mind/Healthy Body, and Healthy Lifestyle on the event website at Participants will be eligible to win a prize by completing at least 10 challenges and posting them on the Red Ribbon Facebook page with the hashtag #RedRibbonChallenges to receive points for prizes. 

For registration and additional information, visit the event website at or call InnerAct Alliance at (863) 802-0777. We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday at Lake Mirror! 

Red Ribbon Month Proclamations


Members of the InnerAct Alliance Board of Directors and Staff visited Lakeland City Hall on October 4, 2021 to accept the Red Ribbon Month Proclamation from the Mayor Mutz and the City Commissioners.

Special Thanks to the City of Lakeland,
Polk County School Board,
and the Polk County Commission 
for honoring InnerAct Alliance with

Red Ribbon Month Proclamations

Polk County School Board

September 7, 2021

City of Lakeland Commission

October 4, 2021

Polk County Commission
October 5, 2021