Introducing the HEDGEHOG HUSTLE

So many events are cancelled (heck, we cancelled the Greater Hartford Quarter Marathon, Retro Run 5K and Hogsback Half Marathon) and so many of us are reeling from the loss of community these races provide, we wanted to do something to help build back the community we’re missing.

What’s our solution?  THE HEDGEHOG HUSTLE It’s a virtual race, but with a bit of twist — the choice of a progressive half marathon, marathon or 50 miler over the months of October and November (or in hedgehog parlance an array of options).

The Hoglet (Progressive Half Marathon)

  • October 1st – 13th – 5K (3.1 Miles)
  • October 14th – 27th – 6K (3.73 Miles)
  • October 28th – November 11th – 5K (3.1 Miles)
  • November 12th – 25th – 5K (3.1 Miles)
  • TOTAL DISTANCE = 13.03 miles

The Hedgehog (Progressive Marathon)

  • October 1st – 13th – 5K (3.1 Miles)
  • October 14th – 27th – 6K (3.73 Miles)
  • October 28th – November 11th – 10K (6.2 Miles)
  • November 12th – 25th – Half Marathon (13.1 Miles)
  • TOTAL DISTANCE = 26.13 miles

The Boss Hogg (Progressive 50 Miler)

  • October 1st – 13th – 10K (6.2 Miles)
  • October 14th – 27th – Half Marathon (13.1 Miles)
  • October 28th – November 11th – Half Marathon (13.1 Miles)
  • November 12th – 25th – 17.6 Miles
  • TOTAL DISTANCE = 50 miles

For each two week period you run the specified distance at a time and place of your choosing.  You then upload both the time AND a supporting file to RunSignUp.  Using those times and files, we’ll compile results for each individual segment and for the overall challenge.  All runners who complete their chosen challenge will be mailed a Hedgehog Hustle medal.  The top three overall men and women in open and masters categories for each challenge will also receive awards.

Here’s the best part, half of your entry fee will be split among three charities, Running for RescuesLove Your Brain Foundation and Ainsley’s Angels.

Registration is only $20 (yes, you can sign up for more than one event if you’d like).  Sign up and join the fun!  

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