11th Annual St. George Island Sizzler 5 Km/1Mi

by Scott Colson

Visitors of St. George Island can look forward to another summer event besides the 4th of July celebrations. The Gulf Winds Track Club Grand Prix has organized another annual event this coming June 27, 2009, dubbed as the 11th Annual St. George Island Sizzler. The location will be at West 1st Street, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. There are two categories to choose from: a 5 kilometer event and a 1 mile event. Be sure to arrive on or before 5 p.m. since you have to register before the race. 

All race enthusiasts of any ages, or those who just want to participate for the benefit of the Franklin Home Humane Society are welcomed in the event. Your $20 will include a t-shirt for the race and $15 for event participation only. A Post Race Party & Awards Participation at Harry A’s will conclude the event with exciting and unique awards awaiting winners of different age groups. Finally, spend the rest of the night getting to know other participants.   

Vacationers are encouraged to participate in the race. Burn some of the unwanted calories so you don’t have to feel guilty indulging on the island’s famous oysters, fish fare and other gourmet treats. If you prefer not to join, just have fun and cheer for the contestants from the sidelines. This will be a perfect opportunity to build camaraderie with other guests and take home enjoyable memories from the vacation. For more information, contact Hobson Fulmer by email (hobson@fairpoint.net) or call 850-509-2191/850-670-8306.