1st Annual Christian Learning Academy Invitational 2020

Lakeland, FL

Meet Information

Updated- 10-4-2020

Please join us this year for the 1st annual Christian Learning Academy Invitational!

We will have a Boy's and Girl's varsity race, JV Boy's and Girl's race, combined middle School race, and Open Club/unattached race.

Form below needs to be signed by every participant (or Guardian). You must turn it in at packet pick-up to be able to participate. 


Only High Schools and clubs from the following counties may participate in the High School Varsity division, and High School JV division: Polk, Seminole, Lake, Volusia, Orange, and Osceola.

Athletes that cant run with there high school team at the time may run as an Unattached runner in the varsity or jv race. They must be in high school. They will be designated as unattached in results. Please register them as unattached. No high school Uniform is to be worn! CLA is a private school 

All other clubs and athletes than can't run with there respective schools at the time may run in the open race at 10:30AM. This race is also open to clubs, Individuals, coaches, parents, brothers and sisters. Open 5k in a sense. Please register under Individual in the open race. You may register the day of at the packet pick up table and payment can be brought with you. Its $15 per runner in this race.  

Entry Fees

$150 Per High School Team (Both Varsity Squads)

$75 Per High School Gender

$50 Per JV team 

$100 Per Middle School team

$50 Per Middle School Gender 

$125 Max per Club Team

$15 Per Unattached Runner (May Bring cash/check or pay by credit card on race day at packet Pick-Up)

Payment Information

Make checks out to: Christian Learning Academy 

Please send checks to the following address:

750 Roger Williams Road, Apopka, Fl, 32703

Attn: CLA Sports

W-9 for Payment-



Checks need to be mailed ahead of time or need to be brought with them to check in. No check received ahead of time or brought to check in will result in your team not running. No Exceptions. Unattached Individuals may bring $15 with them to packet Pick-Up

Venue Information  

Holloway Park (Spectator Entrance)

3050 Lakeland Highlands Rd.

Lakeland, FL 33803

BUSES/Team Vans: Please use the Hwy 98 entrance

2402 Holloway Park Dr.

Lakeland, FL 33803


8:00AM- Packet Pick-Up (Located by awards stage) 

8:00AM- Registration for coaches, parents, siblings, individuals in club race

9:00AM- Girl's Varsity Division

9:25AM- Boy's Varsity Division

9:45AM- Boy's and Girl's JV combined

10:15AM- Boy's and Girl's Middle School combined (3K)

10:30AM- Open race/ coaches, parents, unattached

11:00AM- Awards Ceremony in front of stage for all races  

Course Mapholloway_layout-converted.pdf 

Boy's and Girl's High School Division (5k)

Coaches may enter up to 10 athletes per gender in the High School varsity races. Only high schools from the following counties may participate in this race: Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Polk, and Lake, Volusia! Please see above about unattached athletes running in this race. 

JV Boy's and Girl's High School Division

The JV race will be combined (Boy's and Girl's). Coaches are allowed unlimited entries in the JV division for each gender. County restriction goes for this race also. Only schools from these counties can participate in this race: Orange, Seminole, Lake, Volusia, Polk, and Osceola. Please see above about unattached athletes running in this race.  

Middle School Division (3k)

Middle school race will be combined and they will run the 3k course. Coaches are allowed unlimited entries per gender. Middle school clubs and middle schools can run in this race.

Open Club/Individual, Parent, Coach, sibling Division (5K)

If you are a parent, Coach, or Individual athlete, please make sure you register under individual during registration.

If you are a coach that wants to run, you will  bring $15 bucks on race day to packet pick up. Coaches, if you have a parent that wants to run, they will also bring payment on race day. If that parent wants a sibling to run, they will also register on race day at packet pick up.  Open to all ages. Please not that the distance is a 5k.   

Tent Area- Field located between the start and finish line


Warm up Area 

If you go to the right of the start line and about 200m up there will be trails that you can run and use to warm up before all races. This trail is plenty long enough so you do not have to worry about having enough area to warm up.

Awards Individual

Boy's and Girl's Varsity Division- 1st-10th place will receive medals

Boy's and Girl's JV Division- 1st-3rd will receive medals, 4th-10th will receive ribbons

Middle School Division- 1st-3rd will receive medals, 4th-10th will receive ribbons 

Awards Team

Boy's and Girl's Varsity Division- Team Champion 

Boy's and Girl's JV Division- Team Champion 

Middle School Division- Team Champion 

Awards will be done on big stage 



Team vans, buses and coaches in cars will not be charged parking, BUT you must use Holloway Park Dr entrance off HWY 98/Bartow drive. As you come thru the gate, vans, buses and coaches will drive to the right (will be signs).

Team buses and vans parking will be on the left side of the park road after going thru the gates. Across from lake. It will be the same parking arrangement as previous years

$10 Parking Per Car- Can be paid by Credit Card or cash

Kona Ice- Shaved ice will be available for purchase after races from Kona Ice!

Lemonade/popcorn will be for sale 

T-Shirts- Shirts will be for sale throughout the whole morning!

Host Contact Information

John Layton  Cell: (321)-356-5328  Email: John.Layton@ocps.net