Annual Huckleberry Hustle

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. This 5K off-road race, now part of the Crim's GrassRoots Race Series, starts and ends in historic downtown Crossroads Village. 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. It’s like no other race you’ve ever seen. And it’s just around the corner. At your Genesee County Parks.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

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                12th Annual Huckleberry Hustle 5K Trail Run & Walk and Little Berry Dash

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 5K off-road race, now part of the Crim's GrassRoots Race Series, starts and end in historic downtown Crossroads Village.  This rugged backwoods trail race will challenge the most ardent runner and walker!

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. 

Starting Time: Little Berry Dash: 6:30 pm; Huckleberry Hustle Run: 7:00 pm; Huckleberry Hustle Walk: 7:01 pm.

Awards: Immediately following races, 7:50pm (depending on finish time of participants)

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.

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.