Summer Sizzle


The Summer Sizzle has been postponed! A new date has yet to be determined, but we are determined to make this one happen sometime this year. It is our hope that we will have the safety and security necessary to hold our event at in 2020 as we try to be socially distant during the times of this crisis we are currently dealing with. All those who have registered will have their registrations honored for this new date. Stay distant for now and stay positive as we are looking for better days awaiting us!

Course Information

The 33nd Annual Utica Roadrunners Summer Sizzle 5 Mile Road Race is going back to its roots at Proctor Park in Utica, New York, and will be held on Father's Day, June 21, 2020. The race is a Utica Roadrunners Grand Prix event. Besides age group awards, there are also awards for a two-person family team competition of the following categories: Mother/Daughter, Father/Son, Mother/Son, Brother/Brother, Sister/Sister, Sister/Brother, Father/Daughter, and Husband/Wife. Race day registration and number pickup is from 7:00-8:45. There will also be a half mile kids run at 8:30.

New this year, the Summer Sizzle will be a part of the first ever Utica Roadrunners Four Race Challenge. Each runner that participates in the following races will have a one-time registration fee and they will also receive customized hoodie to commemorate the accomplishment. The events included are the Save Our Switchbacks 7.5K, the Summer Sizzle 5 Mile, the Falling Leaves 5K or 14K, and the Deerfield Skeleton Run 5K. By registering once for the 2019 Utica Roadrunners 4 Race Challenge you will be entered into each of the associated events.

The first 120 registered runners will receive a free t-shirt. Shirts are women’s or men’s specific cuts. Runners are encouraged to preregister for the proper size. Shirt sizes are not guaranteed.

Summer Sizzle Course Map


Pre-registration through June 1, 2019:
$33.00 for Utica Roadrunners Members
$35.00 for Non-Members Pre-registration

Registration from June 2 through June 20, 2020:
$38.00 for Utica Roadrunners Members
$40.00 for Non-Members -No refunds-

Day Of: Registration is 7:00-8:45 am at TR Proctor Park, Utica (main entrance off of Culver Ave., concession area pavilion)

Sign Up!


Volunteers are also needed race day in the areas of set-up, packet pickup, registration, traffic control, water stops, post-race refreshments, finish line, and clean up. All volunteers will also receive a Summer Sizzle Volunteer T-Shirt. To volunteer email race director Jim Mott.


Awards will be given to the first three female and male finishers in the following divisions (no duplicate awards):

  • Overall
  • 18 and Under
  • 19-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+

Special team awards will be awarded for the fastest combined times in the following Family categories (ONLY ONE TEAM PER ENTRANT!):

  • Mother/Daughter
  • Father/Son
  • Sister/Sister
  • Brother/Brother
  • Sister/Brother
  • Mother/Son
  • Father/Daughter
  • Husband/Wife

The ceremony will begin as soon as possible following the conclusion of the race.