Simsonian 5K Kick-Off Classic

@ 8:30 am
7800 Grays Dr
Grosse Ile Township, MI 48138

August 21, 2021

7800 Grays Drive
Grosse Ile, MI US 48138
Simsonian 5K Kick-Off Classic #19

Great news for 2021! Respecting both science and common sense, the 19th annual Simsonian 5K Kick-Off Classic will offer both a virtual and in-person option for all to enjoy. The Grosse Ile “tradition” and traditional in-person race will held Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Grosse Ile High School 7800 Grays Drive, Grosse Ile, Michigan. 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Accurately chipped 5K starts at 9:00 a.m. Fast, flat course full of Island beauty. Coveted T-shirt, DJ’d after race party, refreshments.

For those who cannot join us in-person, the Friends of Sims are offering the wildly popular Virtual Race experience, with the window of competition from August 1, 2021 to August 20, 2021. You can use your GPS to run, walk, or crawl your 1 mile Fun Run, or race your 5K at your own space, your own pace, your own race. If you are not able to participate in the live or virtual events, please consider clicking the donate button and help support this worthy cause.

The 19th Annual Simsonian is held in memory of beloved teacher and coach, Steve Sims, who died unexpectedly of a dissecting aortic aneurysm in 2003. All proceeds from the race, virtual or live go to a scholarship given to an outstanding female scholar/athlete at GIHS. More than $42,000 have been awarded throughout race history.

Cost of registration for the Virtual Race is a flat fee of $30 (includes postage and handling) for all ages and categories. Cost for in-person participation for both Fun Run and 5K are:

Children ages 10 and under–$10. Students 18 and under–$20, Adults–$25

Late (after August 13, 2021) or Race Day Registration—10 & Under $15 Students $25; Adults–$30

Awards for In Person Race:

5K first male/female overall.

Gold, Silver, Bronze each Male/Female age group 12 & under; 13-16; 17-20; 21-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 & over.

All registered runners will be eligible for raffle prizes.

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For Virtual Runners: After registering, an email will be sent to you with all information you will need to upload your results and photos to see how you rank among the other racers. T-shirts and race info will be mailed out the week of August 8th.

For in-person runners/walkers: Package pick-up will be at the Grosse Ile Track, on August 21, 2021 beginning at 7:30 a.m.

So, come join as you can to support a great time and an even better cause.

‘Cause, “That’s the Spirit that Made America!”

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