Royal Run 5K & 1 Mile Walk

Saturday, October 28, 2017

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Race Day Schedule

DATE:     Saturday, September 16, 2017 CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICARE IRMA!

RESCHEDULED DATE: Saturday, October 28, 2017

LOCATION:  Courthouse Square, Downtown Inverness, FL

TIMES: 6:30 am  Day of Race Registration & Packet Pickup

           7:30 5K Race Start

          8:15 Kids Fun Run

Race Day Information

Race Policies:

Transfers & Refunds

Join us for the inaugural Phil Royal Legacy Foundation "Royal Run 5K"  on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  Proceeds of the race go to benefit Citrus County's Children's Advocacy Center, Jessie's Place.   Previously the Beat the Sheriff 5k, started by Sheriff Jeff Dawsy in 1997. Following the unfortunate passing of Sheriff Candidate Phil Royal, Sheriff Dawsy agreed to pass the torch to the Legacy Foundation to insure this event would continue. Sheriff Prendergast has graciously pledged his continuing support for this worthwhile event and we appreciate all the members of the Sheriff's Office who are staying on to help and volunteer.

UPDATE: 09/13/2017  2:30PM
Emergency Crews have not been able to restore power to much of Citrus County and there are still flood concerns along the river. Many people are just starting the process of cleaning up their homes We spoke with the Sheriff's Office, who's resources have been stretched thin over the past several days and will continue into the week. Several deputies are being sent to assist other counties that were hit much harder than Citrus. Schools are closed until Monday and many city services are just coming back online.
Under these conditions we are left with no choice but to cancel this weekend's event and have re-scheduled it for Saturday, October 28th, 2017. Please refer to the website for more information regarding the re-scheduled date.

This cancellation is the result of an act of God and is beyond our control. Rather than simply cancelling, they have decided to re-schedule to the next available date. We realize that not everyone will be able to make the new date, but for obvious reasons, will not be able to issue any refunds or transfers and apologize for the inconvenience. If you are unable to attend the re-scheduled date, please consider your entry a donation the the Royal Legacy and Jessie's Place. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing everyone in October.   
Chris Moling
Race Director


Registration Information

Entry Fees: Registration
(by October 25, 2017)
Day of Race
(cash or check only)
Individual Entry - 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk $25.00 $30.00
CRR Adult Member - 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk $23.00 $30.00
CRR Middle/High School Member (13-17) - 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk $10.00 $30.00
CRR Kids Member (12 & Under) - 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk $5.00 $30.00



Overall Individual Male/Female

Overall Masters (40+)  Male/Female

Medals 3 Deep in 5 year Age Groups (Age 15 thru  85 & up) AND 7-Under, 8-9, 10-12, 13-14

All 1 Mile Walkers will receive a great looking event T-Shirt


Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Race Location

Downtown Inverness

203 Courthouse Square

Inverness, FL 34450

Host Hotel

Central Motel Inverness

721 US 41 South Inverness, FL 34450

Be sure to mention the accommodations are for the Royal Run 5K & 1 Mile Walk, to receive event pricing

Event Photographer

Michael Pate Photography

Contact Information

DRC Sports

(352) 637-2475


Phil Royal Legacy Foundation

April Royal

(352) 422-2070