Summer Sizzler XIV 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk

City Grand Prairie
Race type  
22.07.2023  !
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Summer Sizzler XIV 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk: race description

This is another fun &, competitive race in beautiful Mike Lewis Park in Grand Prairie, TX. Is the middle leg of the SST (Summer Scintillation Troika) race series. The course —, relatively flat &, fast, mostly tree-shaded. Come have fun running, walking, strolling … Parking available in the park. Donated packaged/boxed/canned foods  are encouraged for the Arlington Life Shelter, and the net race proceeds will go to that organization. For more info, call 817-265-4578 or e-mail


1M @ 8:00 AM,  5K @ 8:30 AM

Note:  Packet (bib and 4 safety pins) pick-up for online registrants will be at the race site on race morning from 7:00 AM – 7:50 AM.


Our racing mission continues to be to produce affordable, hedonistically fun &, athletically competitive races, that are technically sound (correctly-measured courses with minimum turns and visible distance – mile or Km – markers),  that also benefit some charity(-ies) with a populist &, gender parity focus – for the average runner/walker (including the novices) and also for the seasoned, serious racer.

The fourteenth edition of the Summer Sizzler 5K Run/walk will engage the trails at beautiful Mike Lewis Park in Grand Prairie. Come join us, have a “sizzlingly”  marvelous time, get a lovely leg workout and at the same time lend a helping hand to the Arlington Life Shelter, a compassionate rehabilitative facility for some of the homeless – families, men, women, children – in our midst. See you there. This race is the second or middle leg of  the Summer Scintillation Troika (SST) series…..  


By the way, as in past years, there will be a special recognition award for everyone that registers for all three SST races…..


Net proceeds from the race will benefit Arlington Life Shelter —, “providing short-term shelter and support services that help our neighbors who are homeless integrate into society and become contributors to a thriving community.” 

Jul 23:00 AM     Summer Sizzler XIV 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk

                            Mike Lewis Park, 2410 N. Carrier Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050

                           817-265-4578 /

                           Benefits the Arlington Life Shelter.




Awards will be given to 1st Overall male and female finishers, 1st Masters male and female finishers. Top 3 finishers in the following age/gender groups also will be awarded: 6 &, Under, 7-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 &, Over. All 1 Mile finishers will receive participation ribbons.



Net proceeds and the donated packaged foods will be given to the Arlington Life Shelter  —, “providing short-term shelter and support services that help our neighbors who are homeless integrate into society and become contributors to a thriving community.” []



Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Directions, etc.

This is a fun &, competitive race in a renovated Mike Lewis Park in Grand Prairie, TX. The course is mostly flat &, fast, but long incline in Mile 1. DIRECTIONS FROM DALLAS, FORT WORTH, etc. From I-30, exit on Hwy 161. N at the light, stay on R side of road. Continue to light at N. Carrier ,  L and go N past Sunnyvale, R into park, Park is about 1.5 mls from I-30. From Hwy 360, exit on N Carrier Pkwy and go SE (or E), continue past Roy Orr,  L into park, Park is about 1.7 mls from Hwy 360.



This will be the fourteenth edition of this race. Complete results from some of the previous years – and this year’s —, can be found on the Web at , and other sites.

Offline Fees

Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Mail-in fees are $15 (5K) OR $5 (1 Mile) if mailed by 7/19/16 (Forms may be obtained by e-mail from or on the Web). Walk-in fees (thru 7/22) are $15 (5K) / $5 (1M) at The RUNNER, 3535 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington TX 76013  (817-461-2281). Race day fees –, $20 (5K) / $5 (1M). Plus packaged/boxed/canned foods on race day. NO T-SHIRTS! But a small, scholarly memento. Race Day registration &, race no. pick-up: 7:00 AM – 7:50 AM on 7/23/16 at the race site.

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