Royal Run 5K & 1 Mile Walk

Saturday, September 17, 2022

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Pre-Race Packet Pick-up

Friday, September 16, 2022


Cardiovascular Vein Center, 212 South Pine Avenue, Inverness  (Directions)


RACE DATE: Saturday, September 17, 2022

LOCATION: Citrus High School Stadium, Inverness, FL  (Map)


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

            7:30 am   5K Race Start

            7:35 am   1 Mile Walk

            8:15 am   Kids Fun Run

Race Day Information

Race Policies:

Transfers & Refunds

Join us for the 6th Annual Phil Royal Legacy Foundation "Royal Run 5K"  on Saturday, September 17, 2022.  Proceeds of the race go to benefit the Phil Royal Legacy.    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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The race venue has moved back to Inverness. We will be running the original Shamrock Scamper Course which Starts and Finishes at Citrus High School. There is plenty of parking available and permanent bathrooms at the Stadium!  

The very first Beat the Sheriff 5K took place at the Crystal River Mall, organized by a young deputy named Phil Royal. As a School Resource Officer, Phil wanted to get his at risk youth involved in constructive and beneficial activities. As an avid runner, Phil decided to put on a race and give every kid who could beat him a reward. The Beat the Sheriff was born and has continued to grow ever since. We look forward to seeing everyone in Inverness this year and running the new course.

Returning this year will be the Legacy Team Challenge where we will recognize the team, group, club, or organization with the most participants . 


Registration Information

Entry Fees: Registration
(by September 14, 2022)
Day of Race
(cash or check only)
Individual Entry - 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk $30.00 $35.00
CRR Adult Member - 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk $28.00 $35.00
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 and up) 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

Participants doing the Kids Fun Run will receive a participation award.


Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Race Location

Citrus High School

600 W Highland Blvd

Inverness, FL 34452

Contact Information

DRC Sports

(352) 637-2475


Phil Royal Legacy Foundation

April Royal

(352) 422-2070