About the Lakeland Magic 5K 

The Lakeland Magic invite fans to experience this unique opportunity with family, friends or co-workers as we get closer to the 2019-20 season tip-off. Not only is it a great way to stay active, but participants will cross the finish line on the Lakeland Magic court at the RP Funding Center!

Lakeland Magic 5K participants will run/walk alongside Lakeland Magic mascot, Swish.  The city approved course will take runners on through several blocks neighboring the Center and then back to the RP Funding Center for a Lakeland Magic center court finish.

Each 5K runner will receive an official Lakeland Magic 5K medal and t-shirt.  All kids 18 & under will also receive a Magic branded youth basketball.  The timed 5K will be facilitated in partnership with FITniche Lakeland.

All participants will receive a ticket to Lakeland Magic home opener on November 16 to celebrate their accomplishment with a fun night of NBA basketball.


Registration Cost 

Lakeland Magic season ticket holders, suite holders and corporate partners will receive a special discount to the Lakeland Magic 5K. Please contact your Lakeland Magic representative for more information.

  • Adult Registration: $30
  • Kids 18 & under: $20
  • Day of Race Registration: $35
  • Season Ticket Member & Partner Entry: $25

Lakeland Magic 5K Registration Includes

  • Admission to the race
  • Race packet with inaugural race T-shirt
  • Custom Lakeland Magic 5K finisher’s medal
  • Official timing with FITniche Lakeland
  • 1 ticket voucher to Lakeland Magic home opener 

5K Route

PostRace Awards 

After crossing the finish line, join us for a post-race awards ceremony on the Lakeland Magic center court. The celebration includes trophy presentations for the top three male and female runners. Overall awards will be based on clock gun time and age-group awards will be based on chip time and all runners must wear their tag to receive recognition for their participation and awards.

Packet Pick-Up 

Packet pick-ups are Thursday, October 3rd and Friday, October 4th 9am-5pm at the Lakeland Magic Corporate Office at RP Funding Center (701 W. Lime St Lakeland, FL 33815 – Gate 3).  Packets will also be available to pick-up starting at 6:30am on the day of the race near Entrance 2 of RP Funding Center.

Start times & Location

Race starts at 7:30am at Entrance 2 of the RP Funding Center (All cars must be parked by 7:15am)

Strollers & Safety

The course is not a “closed” course, so be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to any vehicles that may be on the road that morning.  We will have volunteers and signs posted at key vehicle egress points, but you are ultimately responsible for you. If you are pushing a stroller please start near the back of the race and be careful and courteous of others as you run through the pack.  If you’re running with a stroller, do not plan on making a race of it.

Parking & Restrooms

You can park in the Orange lot of the RP Funding Center off of Lemon Street (must be parked by 7:15am). Restrooms are available inside the RP Funding Center at the start of the race and the finish.

Post-Race Awards

We’ll be making a special donation from race proceeds to United Way of Central Florida, so stick around for that!  We will have top 3 male and top 3 female awards!  All finishers will receive a custom Lakeland Magic 5K medal upon crossing the finish line.RESULTS
Results will be available immediately after your finish in the Results area of the Florida Blue Family Zone, and we will also send an email with the results links that morning.

Photos & Video

We’ll be taking photos and videos of you as you cross the finish line, so be sure and smile, flex, leap or do whatever you most want to be remembered by! 

Lakeland Magic Opening Night Tickets

You will receive a link by Friday, October 26th from Shelly Wilkes, President of the Lakeland Magic, to redeem your complimentary ticket to opening night and have the opportunity to purchase additional discounted tickets. Thank you again for running #AsOne with us!


If you are planning to watch someone participating in the Lakeland Magic 5K, you are welcome to watch at the finish line, inside the RP Funding Center across center court, starting at 7:30 a.m. Please enter through the RP Funding Center Entrance 2 and follow signs to the George Jenkins Arena.

Check back here after the race to see complete results and photos from the event.


Number: 863-825.3258
E-mail: info@lakelandmagic.com