Hustle up the Hill for the Homeless
May 20, 2018
9 am & 10 am
Blackwell Forest Preserve - Mt. Hoy
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Race Day Update

05/20/18:  Tough conditions today. It never got above 50 degrees and sprinkled a little at times. It did not stop Todd Smith or Andy Newman, however. They broke last year's record (which they set) and each did 15 laps—2 minutes per lap! Andrea Kruszka pushed them hard and did 14 laps for second and Jakob Frydrych came in third with 12 laps. Great job!

In the team event, there was no stopping Ruck the Ville at 50 laps followed by Team Pineapple at 36 1/2 and then Team Shaw at 33. Fine work by all.

Complete results will be posted on Active.com this week, but you can download individual and team results here now. Next year's Hustle will be May 19, 2019. See you all there. We raised a lot of money for our two families that we are housing and mentoring to rescue them from homelessness. Thanks.

Get Your Hustle On!!!

Are you ready to conquer the mountain? How many times can you hustle up Blackwell’s Mt Hoy?

Beautiful Mt. Hoy, which rises 836 feet above sea level, gives you an awesome panoramic view of the western suburbs and if the skies are clear, you can see the Chicago skyline in the distance. But first, you have get to the top. Lace up your running (or walking) shoes and join us as we have fun while raising funds for Bridge Communities.

Run solo or form a team. Run with the family. Do your thing. T-shirts and gourmet coffee await you at the finish line.

If you can't make this year's event, but still want to help, please consider making a donation directly to Bridge Communities. Or help spread the word by sharing this year's promotional flyer.

Bridge Communities

Bridge Communities with the help of program partners, like St. Irene’s, provides free transitional housing to 131 homeless families each year. During the two years each family spends in the program they are able to save money, learn budgeting skills, and obtain better employment, so they can live self-sufficiently once they graduate. Our second family left the program early after being able to obtain section 8 housing for their family, which will help provide them with long term financial security. Before leaving the program our adopted family provided us with the following words of thanks, “I wanted to let you all know that I am extremely thankful for you all; your patience, time, commitment, hopefulness, understanding, generosity, sympathy and helpfulness. I know that I am truly blessed to have you all a part of my life and my son’s like as well."

We are proud to announce that we will be adopting our fifth family very soon. Every family we adopt meets each week with our team of mentors. They work together on budgeting, goal setting, and improving health through better nutrition. In addition, we address debt, increasing saving, and help with education and job search activities. The end goal is self-sufficiency after 2 years.

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