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5th annual Summer Sizzler gives you a chance to race in warm weather in one of the most beautiful areas of Wilmington. The courses are mostly shaded and travel around picturesque Greenfield Lake on paved running trails and over a few wooden bridges. Race start is 7:30 am, Sunday August 2nd near the Greenfield Lake amphitheater. Click on the picture at the top left of the link and you'll see how picturesque the post race area will be. The race party, prize drawings and awards ceremony takes place under the shade of live oaks and crepe myrtles at the Rotary Circle gazebo with lots of cool drinks and good snacks for recovery.
10K FINISHER MEDAL: Earn a custom made die cast 10K finisher medal suitable for displaying in your trophy case!
RACE SHIRTS are unisex (running toward men's sizes) short sleeved shirts, great for summer time running.
AWARDS go 3-deep M/F in the 10K age groups, Open and Masters categories. In the 5K awards go 2-deep M/F in age groups and 3-deep in the Open category. Winner trophies will be Bobble Head running figures and age group awards will be nice 5K medals and 10K trophies.
10K Team Category: Team up with your runnin' buddies and form a team. There is a minimum of 4 athletes per team and you can have an many people on your team as you want. Team prizes:
Team prizes are $50 gift certificates to Smoothie King for the with the most members and $25 Smoothie King gift certificate to the fastest team. Team speed is calculated by adding up the time of the four fastest runners on each team. So run hard for your team and then you can cool down with a great smoothie at one of Smoothie King's several locations in Wilmington.
POST RACE PARTY at the Rotary Garden: Try out some yummy, healthy juices from Clean Juice Bar, Grillin' products and grills from Strick's LP Gas, Smoothie samples from Smoothie King, amazing samples from Bonefish Grill and top quality outdoor gear and top quality apparel from Outdoor Equipped as well as examples of excellent running gear from Omega Sports.
DOOR PRIZES: Gift certificates Omega Sports and Bonefish Grill. The famous "Grillin' Bashets" from Stricks LP Gas and other surprises.
PACKET PICKUP & Registration: Omega Sports in Hanover Center Saturday, August 1st from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
RACE DAY Packets & Registration near the amphitheater in the Rotary Garden, Sunday, August 4th from 6:15 am - 7:15 am.
RACE START - 7:30 am near the Greenfield Lake amphitheater.on the street.
IMPORTANT - Check out this link for a parking map. You park 50 meters from the race start so bring dry clothes and stay for the awards. There will be door prize drawings, awards ceremony and lots of stuff to check out at the party. NOTE: If the parking area is filled up you can park on any of the nearby side streets and walk to the start within 3 minutes. .
PINK RIBBON PROJECT is our designated race charity. They provide mammography screening, comfort services for women undergoing breast cancer treatment and and community awareness about breast cancer screening and early diagnosis. Please donate if you can. Our goal is to raise $1,500 through the race.
Our race Hotel is the Hampton Inn Medical Park . They are offering discount race rates of $129 a night for a room with two queen beds and $124 for a room with a King bed and pullout sofa. This is a substantial savings over the normal rate. You can call the Hampton direct at (910) 796-8881 or you can click on the link to go to registration. The Hampton is an excellent, runner friendly hotel that's just a 10 minute drive to the start line. We recommend only this hotel for the race.
Omega Sports in Hanover Center with huge selection of running shoes and gear, as well as sporting supplies of every type. Thank you to Omega for sponsoring the 10K Finisher Medals!
Clean Juice Bar - in Mayfaire with a great selection of smoothies, juices, acai bowls, and oat bowls, as well as organic coffees, avocado toasts and other delicacies. Locally owned and operated with you in mind.
Strick's LP Gas - They provide everything from tank refills, home delivery, grillin' supplies and sales of the best of American made Grills at their showroom.
Smoothie King with three locations in Wilmington. "It’s our commitment to blending a more nutritious Smoothie — one without artificial preservatives, flavors, colors or any non natural or GMO ingredients” Go Smoothie King.
Outdoor Equipped with a downtown Wilmington and a huge online presence. The main goal of Outdoor Equipped is to help people get outdoors and get equipped. Whatever your journey OE wants to make it more enjoyable by offering the best apparel, gear and footwear on the market. We have an amazing staff that works around the clock to ensure that we are able to provide the best service our customers could ask for. This life is worth living, and we believe it’s best spent outdoors. Get outdoors. Get equipped.
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