Horizons Savannah Announces Summer Sizzler 5K for June 25

Horizons Savannah Announces Summer Sizzler 5K for June 25

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah will hold the annual Summer Sizzler 5K Race on Saturday, June 25 at JC Canon Fields on Wilmington Island. The race will begin at 8 a.m. The 2016 Summer Sizzler is the only professionally timed 5K race in the Savannah area in the month of June.

In past years, the race has drawn participants from all over the low-country area from novice and beginner runners to exceptional athletes of all ages. Fleet Feet Savannah manages this race and timing is provided by the Savannah Striders, lending a professional and organized feel to the experience. The course winds its way around beautiful Wilmington Island and is mostly shaded through quiet neighborhoods.

The finish line party is a family friendly event that includes cool summer treats and a special awards presentation to age group winners. In place of traditional medals, winners are given summer themed ceramic medals generously donated by Starlight Pottery and hand painted by Horizons students in our summer program.

The addition of a Kid’s 1 Mile Run in 2016 will encourage children to be active and bring the sport of running to a new generation. All finishers of the Kid’s 1 Mile will get a medal to paint and decorate at the finish line party.

This event is sponsored by Mingledorff’s Inc., a leading provider of top-quality HVAC equipment and supplies.

Pre-event registration is $25; race day registration is $30. For the Kid’s 1 Mile, registration is $5. For more information about the Summer Sizzler 5K, contact Sue Adler at 912-856-0323.

Register for the race at fleetfeetsavannah.com/summersizzler

Horizons is a transformational, community-centered program proven to close the opportunity and achievement gaps for low-income children. We believe all children, regardless of income, should have the opportunity to realize their potential. Students begin their Horizons journey in Kindergarten and return year after year through high school to our summer and school year programs. It’s a long-term and deep engagement with students who come to us with a broad range of academic ability. Given this opportunity, Horizons students thrive. For more information, visit www.horizonssavannah.org or call 961-8854.

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