Summer Sizzle

Summer Sizzle 2022 is set for Sunday, June 19th

The Sizzle is back and it is hotter than ever! One of our classic races that returns to Proctor Park and our friends at the Masonic Care Community! The Utica First Summer Sizzle enters its 34th year. Come celebrate Father's Day on June 19th as the Summer Sizzle Five Mile Road Race is proud to be a part of the UR Six Pack!

We will be following all city. state, and federal guidelines to hold a safe race for all our participants. We will also be offering a Virtual and VirtuReal option for runners who would prefer to do the 5 mile distance on their own. In the event we are not able to hold our event, we will transfer all entrants into a Virtual category. There will be no refunds or deferrals into 2023.

The Summer Sizzle has a long-standing tradition of being a family event. To celebrate Father's Day we will have multiple divisions for families to compete in for special awards and prizes. Those Divisions include: Father/Son, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, Mother/Daughter, and a Division for all Couples.

What do you get? A hot Summer Sizzle Tank, a Summer Sizzle headband to soak up the sweat, and some sweet Summer Sizzle Shades to keep you looking cool!

Sign-up now:


Sign-up as part of the UR SIX PACK:


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.

Summer Sizzle Course Map


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+