Royal Run 5K & 1 Mile Walk

Saturday, September 14, 2019

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Race Day Schedule

SCHEDULED DATE: Saturday, September 14, 2019

(NEW) LOCATION:  West Parking Lot, Crystal River Mall

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:

COVID Procedures

Transfers & Refunds

Join us for the 3rd Annual Phil Royal Legacy Foundation "Royal Run 5K"  on Saturday, September 14, 2019.  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 to the Crystal River Mall. Downtown Inverness will be closed off for the 100 year celebration, so we decided to move it back to the original spot where it all started. 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.  Now the Roayl Run 5K, it seems fitting to bring it back  to where Phil started it all.  We look forward to seeing everyone in Crystal River this year and running the original course.

New 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 11, 2019)
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 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

Crystal River Mall

1801 US-19

Crystal River, FL 34428

Host Hotel

Plantation Inn

9301 W Fort Island Trail Crystal River, FL 34429

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

Contact Information

DRC Sports

(352) 637-2475


Phil Royal Legacy Foundation

April Royal

(352) 422-2070