Sunshine Festival 4th of July Races
A long-standing tradition in the Golden Isles, the annual Sunshine Festival 4th of July Races are organized by GITC.
A RRCA certified 5K and one-mile fun run kick off Independence Day festivities on St. Simons Island. Both races begin and end in Mallory Park.
Race proceeds benefit the St. Simons Land Trust running path completion, Golden Isles Girls on the Run, high school cross country college scholarships and other local running-related activities and projects.
2019 Race INFO
1 Mile Fun Run starts 7:00 am
5k Race starts 7:30 am
Race and Award Ceremony: 601 Mallery St. Mallery Park, near Village on St. Simons Island
1 Mile Fun Run Registration FEES:
$15 prior to June 1
$20 June 1-July 2
$25 July 2-Race Day
5K Registration FEES:
$25 prior to June 1
$30 June 1-July 2
$35 July 2-Race Day
PACKET PICKUP & onsite registration: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2 PM - 6 PM / St. Simons Presbyterian Church, 250 Kings Way, SSI.
DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION: Thursday, July 4th, 6:00 AM - 6:45 AM, Mallery Park near start.
Only participants registered before
June 25th are guaranteed a shirt.
for a DOWNLOADABLE APPLICATION click HERE.
Onsite Registration & Packet Pick up LOCATION:
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2pm - 6pm at St. Simons Presbyterian Church, 205 Kings Way, SSI
Start, Finish & Award Ceremony: Mallery Park, near Village on St. Simons Island, on Mallory Street.
Disposable bib Chip Timing by Milestone Race Authority & USATF certified course.
1 Mile Fun Run: Awards for the first three finishers age 14 & under.
Awards for 5K Race: Overall Male & Female, Masters Male & Female (40 - 49), Grand Masters Male & Female (50 - 59), plus Senior Grand Masters Male & Female (60 years & over). Top three males & females in each of the following 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. Award for largest team.
There is no Walkers Division, but walkers are welcome.
Team Competition: A special award will be presented to the team with the most participants. Select or establish your team name when you sign up!
I understand that headphones, dogs, strollers, baby joggers, or roller blades are NOT allowed in this race and that insurance policy requires immediate disqualification of any participant violating these rules. I also understand that no refunds will be given, if I am unable to participate in race.
Make checks or money orders payable to: Golden Isles Track Club or GITC
Mail entries to: Sunshine Festival Races
3800 Sandy Shores Dr
Jacksonville FL 32277
More information: goldenislestrackclub.com or contact: GITC@goldenislestrackclub.com
For more info: Jim Shields at 904-318-8104