Sunburst: Fitness Event of the Summer

The fitness event of the summer, the Sunburst Races, are on Saturday, June 4. To generate enthusiasm for the race, this year’s Sunburst Expo on Friday, June 3 will feature world famous marathoner Bill Rodgers and the nationally known and locally based BMX team, Solution Action Sports. The Expo will be held at the College Football Hall of Fame from noon until 8 p.m.

The June 4 events include the full marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K runs, 5K fitness walk, and family fun walk. All of the walks and runs begin at the College Football Hall of Fame and end on the field of the University of Notre Dame’s Football Stadium.

There will be t-shirts for those who register before the June 3 deadline; however, there is no registration on the day of the races, June 4. For those who are not able or do not wish to participate in the races or walks, there are numerous volunteering opportunities during the weekend.

The 2011 Sunburst events will also be greener this year; all of the waste from the weekend’s festivities will be processed by Green Stream, a solid waste sustainability service based in Elkhart.

Sunburst began in 1984 and is sponsored by Memorial Hospital, the South Bend Tribune, WSBT TV and WSBT Radio Group. It occurs each year during the University of Notre Dame’s Alumni Reunion weekend. For 28 years running, Sunburst has inspired individuals and the community to strive for health and fitness.

To learn more about the 2011 Sunburst events, registration, or volunteering opportunities, e-mail or visit the website:



Jennifer Warfel Juszkiewicz
(574) 647-3234

Edgar Diaz
(574) 647-3273