Summer Sizzlers

About

The Summer Sizzler Weekly Race Series has been held each Wednesday from Mid-April through August since 1980.  Organized by the Greater Springfield Harriers running club, the series alternates between 5 kilometer XC and 8 kilometer road courses.

The series kicks-off each year on the 19th of April, Everett Barney Day, in reconigtion and thanks for his 178-acre land donation made back in 1890 to what became Forest Park.

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COVID-19 Update

   April 24th, 2021

The 2021 Season will start with virtual time trials on Monday April 19th 5K XC Course & Wed Apr 21st 8K Road Course.

The format will be slightly different than last year.
Runners will check-in at the starting area between 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm before running the course on their own.
Runners will report their self-timed result at the check-in location.
There will be no fee, no refreshments nor prizes.
Runners are asked to not run in groups and must wear face masks during registration.

Questions can be sent to email

Check for updates on our Facebook Page

Courses

5K XC 8K ROAD
Note: This is true cross country course. It is both challenging and a bit tricky to navigate. It goes thru wooded trails with short steep hills, tree roots, mud and streams. There are some rather muddy and wet areas when you take a right at the bottom of the first hill. Hovever a majority of the course is much improved now that the Park construction is completed. The start will be marked and is on the side of Walker Grand Stand across from the basketball courts and not where the 8K starts. The finish is at the top of the first hill you go down and will also be marked. Google Map
5-KILOMETER RECORDS8-KILOMETER RECORDS
Steve Snover16:03(1986)Randy Thomas24:01(1987)
Carol O'Connor19:26(1981)Nancy Conz26:56(1982)

2021 Race Schedule & Results

TBD...

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WK 01  Mon Apr 19 5K XC Everett Barney Day Season Opener RESULTS
WK 02  Wed Apr 22 8K ROAD   RESULTS
WK 03  Wed Apr 28 5K XC   RESULTS
WK 04  Wed May 5 8K ROAD   RESULTS
WK 05  Wed May 12 5K XC   RESULTS
WK 06  Wed May 19 8K ROAD   RESULTS
WK 07  Wed May 26 5K XC   5K XC RESULTS
WK 08  Wed June 2 8K ROAD   RESULTS
WK 09  Wed June 9 5K XC   RESULTS
WK 10  Wed June 16 8K ROAD   RESULTS
WK 11  Wed June 23 5K XC   RESULTS
WK 12  Wed June 30 8K ROAD   RESULTS
WK 13  Wed July 7 5K XC   RESULTS
WK 14  Wed July 14 8K ROAD   RESULTS
WK 15  Wed July 21 5K XC   RESULTS
WK 16  Wed July 28 8K ROAD   RESULTS
WK 17  Wed August 4 5K XC   RESULTS
WK 18  Wed August 11 8K ROAD   RESULTS
WK 19  Wed August 18 5K XC   RESULTS
WK 20  Wed August 25 8K ROAD   RESULTS

Results History

5-KILOMETER RECORDS8-KILOMETER RECORDS
Steve Snover16:03(1986)Randy Thomas24:01(1987)
Carol O'Connor19:26(1981)Nancy Conz26:56(1982)