The Orlando Runners and Riders group hosts a free 5K run on most Wednesdays at 6:30pm, in Waterford Lakes, East Orlando, FL. Check the Facebook Group for updates. We often have other events on Wednesdays that conflict.
We use the “track”, also known as the Waterford Lakes walking path on Mark Twain Blvd. If the path is closed (it happens once in a while, for maintenance), we have a backup, “home” course. There is parking available at the pool or on Huckleberry Finn Blvd, a short walk from the Gazebo (where we start and finish.)
The “track” is a .75 mile paved asphalt walking / cycling loop circling a lake that is located across Mark Twain Blvd from the Waterford Lakes Rec Center. While the track is intended primarily for walking and running, there is a separate bike lane that is perfect for mountain bikes, cruiser bikes and other sidewalk type bikes, if you don’t feel you are up for a run.
The run is preceded by a 5K for Beginners class. Arrive a half hour early to participate.
Here is a link to an Endomondo Profile of the track.
There is a map of the “home” course shown below. Down below is another view of the “home” course.
Here is a link to an Endomondo Profile of the “home” course.
This event is free. If you wish to make a donation to help cover costs that is totally up to you. Although we DO keep times and runners have been known to try and pass each other, this is not a competition, it is a fun run for health and wellness.