The fourth annual Sunny King Criterium, a round of USA Cycling's National Racing Calendar, is aiming at donating $10,000 USD from this year's May 5 event to cancer research. If event organisers reach their ambitious target, it will take the event's total donations tally to some $28,000 USD.
The race and surrounding festival attract almost 10,000 spectators to downtown Anniston, Alabama, a town of 25,000 located 90 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia.
Juniors races have been added for the 2007 event and the women's professional race has an increased prize list. Amateurs from across the southeast are expected to race in the afternoon and the pro field, including many Tour de Georgia teams, will take the streets after dark.