Sunshine Festival July 4th 5k & 1 mile

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Sunshine Festival July 4th 5k

$25 7:00AM EDT Price increases after March 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Sunshine Festival July 4th 1 Mile

$15 8:00AM EDT Price increases after March 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

VIRTUAL - Sunshine Festival July 4th 5k

$30 8:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT Registration ends June 11, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Push Rim - Sunshine Festival July 4th 5k

$30 7:00AM EDT Registration ends June 11, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://goldenislestrack.club/.

Place

St Simons Island, Kings Park which is across from Mallery Park. The race starts on Park Ave beside the basketball court.

Description

Welcome to the 40th Annual Sunshine Festival July 4th Race!


Generations have enjoyed this fun for the whole family event!

The 5k race winds through the beautiful live oak and Spanish moss-lined streets of St. Simons Island at 7:00 AM!

USTAF Certified 5k route
RRCA Certified Race Director: Orrie McCrea

The 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held immediately following the 5K at 8:00 AM. The 1 Mile Fun Run will start and finish at the same location as the 5k. 

Start/Finish Location: St Simons Park / Kings Park, 515 Park Ave, St Simons Island, GA 31522 (Across from Mallery Park)

Starting Line: The starting line will be sorted by expected pace, fast upfront, walkers, and strollers in the back. This works well since your time starts when you cross the mat. 

Chip timing provided by Second Wind Timing

The bathrooms are in Mallery Park, Casino, and porta-potties. 

Fees include a high-quality short-sleeve T-shirt (youth and adult sizes) or Tank Top (adult sizes). 

Only participants registered by June 12th at Midnight are guaranteed a shirt.

 

PRE-RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP

Tuesday, July 3rd, 4-7 pm  St. Simons Presbyterian Church Social Hall, 205 Kings Way. From Kings Way, Turn on Delegal St and park behind the Church. 
Your friends or family can pick up your packet upon request. Walk-Up registration is available. 

RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP

Wednesday, July 4th, 6 am Kings Park Basketball Courts (Park & Mallery streets)

- 5k RACE DAY PRE-REGISTERED PICKUP & WALK-UP REGISTRATION   WILL END PROMPTLY AT 6:45 AM!
- 1 Mile RACE DAY PRE-REGISTERED PICK-UP & WALK-UP REGISTRATION  WILL END PROMPTLY AT 7:45 AM!
- Unclaimed shirts will be forfeited promptly at 8 am

RUNNERS EXPO at PACKET PICKUP PRE-RACE DAY

Runners Expo held on Monday, July 3rd, 4-7 pm at Packet Pickup 
ST. SIMONS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
205 Kings Way, St. Simons Island, GA 31522 


RUNNERS DAY EXPO on RACE DAY

The following vendors will be on-site on race day:

Sandy Bottom Bagels - Bagels

AWARDS

5k Awards: Overall, Masters (40-49), Grand Masters (50-59), Senior Masters (60+), and top 3 male and female finishers in each age group. Age groups - 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over.

Age Group 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will receive a medal

1 Mile Youth Participant Awards: Youth participants will receive a medal upon completion 
Push Rim Participant Award: Riders receive a participant award, and pushers compete in 5k as normal

Award for the Best Costume.  (1st Place only, must be present at the Awards ceremony)
Award for the Best Team (Largest).  (1st Place)
Award for the Fastest Team. (1st, 2nd, 3rd Place)  Based on the top 3 fastest on a team, one must be a female. Must have at least 3 people on a team. 
Award for the best-decorated homes along the route.  3 Awards: Patriotic, Creative, and Old Glory 

SUNSHINE FESTIVAL CRAFT SHOW

Stay after the race and come shop 70 original art & handmade booths at Crafts in the Village located in the heart of the pier village. Shop original art, jewelry, decor, candles, soap, woodcrafts, birdhouses, Kona ice, AND MORE! We can't wait to see you after the race! For more information, visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/craftsinthevillage 

Proceeds are used to support healthy living through motion in our community, including several youth organizations, area high school track, cross-country teams, and local projects that enhance walking, running, and cycling. Water refill stations and trails. 

PARKING

Parking is a challenge, please carpool, be dropped off, ride a bike or walk! Otherwise park along Mallory Street, in the village, by the library, lighthouse just stay away from private residences. 

POLICY

We are very sorry, but due to our Insurance Policy pets, and roller blades are not permitted to run in or be used in the race 

Strollers are allowed but for safety purposes, must start at the end of the finish line after the runners. 

 

 

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Directions

St Simons Island, Kings Park which is across from Mallery Park. The race starts on Park Ave beside the basketball court.

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