Summer Sizzle

Summer Sizzle 2024 is set for Sunday, June 16th

Sign-ups will be open in April - you can sign up NOW through the UR 4-Pack:

This Utica Roadrunner classic race will again be hosted at Proctor Park and by our friends at the Masonic Care Community! The Utica First Summer Sizzle enters its 35th year. Come celebrate Father's Day on June 18th with the Summer Sizzle Five Mile Road Race, also part of the UR Four 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 an option for runners who would prefer to do the 5 mile distance on their own.  There will be no refunds or deferrals into 2024.

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.

What do you get?  A hot Summer Sizzle shirt with a new fire design from our friends at USA Racing!  You also get a Summer Sizzle headband to soak up the sweat and a shot glass to help celebrate your accomplishments and the rest of Father's Day!

Sign-up now:


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+

Family award divisions include:

Father/Son, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, Mother/Daughter, and a Division for all Couples.