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Welcome to the 39th 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!
This is a USTAF Certified 5k route.
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: Kings Park, 515 Park Ave, St Simons Island, GA 31522 (Across from Mallery Park)
Starting line will be sorted by expected pace, fast people upfront, walkers, and strollers in the back. Your time starts when you cross the mat.
Chip timing provided by Second Wind Timing
Bathrooms are in Mallery Park, and we will have porta-potties.
Fees include a high-quality short-sleeve T-shirt (youth and adult sizes) or Tank Top (adult sizes). Shirts are by far our biggest race expense, we never wish to have too many left over, but we do desire for every runner to have a shirt! Please Register! Due to supply issues, we had to order the shirts on June 12th.
Runners Expo held on Sunday, July 2nd, 2-5 pm at Packet Pickup
ST. SIMONS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
205 Kings Way, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Expo Vendors so far include:
Game Changers Running Company (running shoes, socks, and nutrition)
Stretch Zone (free stretch sessions)
Inspire Active Wear (sustainable workout clothes) (Will give away free headbands)
Premier Martial Arts (drawing for a free Karate Birthday Party)
Golden Isles Track Club (memberships, shirts, socks)
FREE Runner SWAG available for runners at the Expo
Inspire Active Wear - Free headbands
Golden Isles Center for Plastic Surgery, PC - hot/ice packs
Carlyle Wellness - band-aids
Friendly Express – Reward cards
Advanced Reb - sunscreen and coupon for a free 15-minute consultation
Stretch Zone - raffle for 2 free Stretch sessions
Sunday, July 2nd, 2-5 pm - St. Simons Presbyterian Church, 250 Kings Way.
STRONGLY recommend you pick up your packet on Sunday, the day before the race. Your friends or family can pick up your packet upon request. Walk-Up registration is available.
RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP
Tuesday, July 4th, 6 am Mallory Park Pavillion (At the corner of Park and Anne St)
- 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!
Golden Isles Track Club uses the proceeds of this event to support running-related causes in our community, including Girls on the Run; local high school track and cross country teams; water fountains in local parks; and local projects that develop and maintain walking, running, and cycling paths in Glynn County.
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.
1st place AG 5k awards will receive an unframed print from local artist Addison Palmer, plus a patriotic-themed medal.
2nd and 3rd place AG 5k awards will receive a patriotic-themed medal
Overall Male and Overall Female winners will each receive $100!
Masters, Grand Masters, and Senior Grand Masters winners will each receive $25 each!
PLUS, Overall and all Master award winners will receive a framed print from local artist Addison Palmer
1 Mile Awards: Top 3 male and Top 3 female finishers under 14 years of age, plus all registered 1-mile participants will receive a participant medal.
Award for the Best Costume. Gift sponsored by Starbucks - Must be present to win. The contest will start at approximately 8:15 am at the Awards Area
Award for the Largest Team. Gift sponsored by Winn-Dixie
Award for the best-decorated home along the route. Gift sponsored by Winn-Dixie
Water Provided - Sponsored by Pepsi
Fruit & Cookies Provided - Sponsored by Winn-Dixie
Cold Brew Coffee Provided - Sponsored by Starbucks
Bagels Provided - Sponsored by Sandy Bottom Bagels
Watermelon Provided - Sponsored by Georgia Watermelon Association
Frozen Yogurt Provided - Sponsored by Fuse (Henshaw Companies)
First Tee golf program for kids will be on-site with an inflatable Shark to have fun with golf swings that teach kids how to hit the board to get the Birdie Balls airborne.
Friendly Express will be onsite race day handing out free battery-operated fans!
Watermelon Queen TBD
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
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
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St Simons Island, Kings Park which is across from Mallery Park. The race starts on Park Ave beside the basketball court.Open in External Application
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