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 on June 6, 2021 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.
Registration will open closer to the event and the link will be posted here.
All proceeds from the event will go to house a homeless family for 2 years as they transition to self-sufficiency. If you're not racing this year, but still want to help, please consider making a donation directly to Bridge Communities.
At 2019's event, we raised enough money for rent for a family for one year. Thank you! View photos from the event on Facebook or check out our drone video:
In 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had a virtual Hustle up the Hill. Pictures from participants can be found below. We hope to see everyone in 2021!
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 life as well."
We are proud to announce that we are currently working with our 6th and 7th families. 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.
View more photos from the event on Facebook.