Save money, guarantee a t-shirt by registering for the Carillon Classic 5K Run and Walk by April 9.

LAKE WALES – Runners and walkers save $5 and are guaranteed a dri-fit style T-shirt by registering for the 2017 Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk by Sunday, April 9. The event will be on Saturday, April 29 at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales.

The fee for early registration is $25 through Sunday, April 9 and includes a one-day pass to Bok Tower Gardens on race day for participants and family members. Runners can register at the Fitniche website at fitniche.com/events/ or the Athlink website at athlinks.com.

Bok Tower Gardens
Bok Tower Gardens

Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers overall, the top masters male and female, and the top grand masters male and female. The top three finishers in various age ranges will also take home awards.

Now in its sixth year, the Carillon Classic is sponsored by Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing for the benefit of Bok Tower Gardens’ Share the Gift Fund. This fund was launched in 2008 to help people enrich their gardens experience.

Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk
Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk

The fee increases to $30 – and the T-shirt cannot be guaranteed – for later registrants or race day walk-ups. 

The Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk was established in 2012 and managed up until this year by the Dick Pope/Polk County Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. The first five Carillon Classics drew a combined total of nearly 2,000 runners and walkers, raising more than $20,000 for charity.