These days, there’s good hustle and there’s bad hustle. The bad kind usually involves heavy traffic and honking horns. The good kind involves a run through a turn-of-the-last-century town named Crossroads Village. Get ready for the Huckleberry Hustle. Every year, this 5K race and walk – and the Little Berry Dash for kids – takes you in and around Michigan’s most scenic race course. And it all ends with berry muffins, “berryade” and a spin on our historic 1912 Parker Carousel. It’s like no other race you’ve ever seen. And it’s just around the corner. At your Genesee County Parks.
Welcome to the only race in the state of Michigan that begins at the threshold of a historic rail trail and ends in one of the happiest places on earth! This rugged backwoods trail race will challenge the most ardent runner and walker! For questions about the Huckleberry Hustle and Little Berry Dash, contact 810.736.7100, ext. 857.
Little Berry Dash: If you have tikes and toddlers ages six and under, and want to instill the passion and excitement of racing in their young life, register your little ones for the Little Berry Dash. Contestants are invited to dash around the block stopping at tables to collect items for their goodie bag. Each child receives a certificate, ribbon and goodie bag.
*This event has been reviewed for the physical activity content and has been endorsed by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports. This does not reflect endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the products used.
Downloadable registration form - CLICK HERE
Cost: $18 Early Registration with t-shirt
$20 Late Registration without t-shirt
$10 Little Berry Dash Early Registration with t-shirt
$12 Little Berry Dash Late Registration without t-shirt
The Crim race voucher cannot be used for online registration.
Starting Time: Little Berry Dash: 6:30 pm; Huckleberry Hustle Run: 7:00 pm; Huckleberry Hustle Walk: 7:01 pm
Registration and Pickup: Registration and race material pickup will be held at Crossroads Village located at 6140 Bray Road, Flint 48505, on Wednesday, July 10 noon to 4:00 pm, and Thursday, July 11 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Late Registration: To be announced.
Race Day Registration: Begins at 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad.
Run: 13 and under, 14–17, 18–24, 25–29, 30–34, 35–39, 40–44, 45–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, 70 and over.
Walk: 39 and under, 40 and over.
Awards: Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female in each category for the 5k run. 1st through 5th place male and female awarded for the 5k walk. The male and female with the best times for each race will receive an overall award and a Crossroads Village Huckleberry Railroad individual pass for the year.
Course: The course is a relatively flat three mile (5K) loop—and consists of dirt roads and trails of varied terrain—that run through Crossroads Village and backwoods trails.Race route map will be posted online at: geneseecountyparks.org (brochure download page) and distributed the day of the race.
Facilities: Restrooms and storage space are available at the Mill Street Warehouse. Not responsible for lost items.
Location: Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint, MI 48505. Take I-475 to Saginaw Street (exit 13). Take Saginaw Street north to Stanley Road, then east on Stanley Road. Take Bray Road south to Crossroads Village.
Volunteer Opportunity: Crossroads Village is always looking for new volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for the race, or are looking for new volunteer opportunities, please contact us today at 810.249.3858.