Did you hustle with us in October?
Almost 300 of you did, and helped make our first ever kids race at the Summit Credit Union Haunted Hustle a huge success! Adding to the fun was the amazing, summer-like weather we enjoyed on Saturday and Sunday, which helped bring almost another hundred young athletes to the event.
This partnership helped raise over $3,700 to support our Exercise to Achievement program in 2015, and we want to extend a HUGE thank you to our participating families, Theresa L. Juhlin Orthodontics, SC, and Capitol View Events for their support of this event.
A few key highlights:
- Seeing so many parents out with their kids. Active parents are key pieces of the puzzle when it comes to active, healthy kids. Way to go for setting such a great example for your little ones!
- Costumes! Almost everyone who participated was in costume, which really made for more smiles and fun on race day. We loved seeing all of you in your Halloween finery!
- Great turnout – we were hoping for around 200-250 kids for this first year addition to the Summit Credit Union Haunted Hustle lineup, and we thankfully surpassed that number! We hope even more of you will join us again next year to kick off the weekend.
And of course, a few things we plan to work on for next year’s event:
- Finish line flow – We can do a better job making sure athletes are clearly ushered from medals to water and then to the food table. We want to make sure we keep our lines moving so everyone gets access to food and water after the event – especially on a warm day!
- Registration volunteers – With many people arriving just before the kids race, we need to staff more volunteers in the registration area. We planned for most of the support on the course to keep kids safe, but making sure your experience is positive from the moment you arrive is our goal.
If there is anything we missed, please feel free to comment on this post, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to share! We’d love to hear about your experience so we can continue to improve.
Finally, I wanted to share an exciting moment for me as a parent. My three-year-old completed the quarter mile for her first race (while holding Daddy’s hand), and I finally understood the pride and joy that comes with watching your child do something like this. 🙂