The Hallelujah Hustle is a 5k run/walk that was started in 2007 as a fun way to motivate people to get active and stay healthy. The Seventh-Day Adventist Church has a long history of promoting healthy living and the Hustle helps to encourage this at the Wisconsin Conference’s annual camp meeting.
In a slowly reopening COVID world, we had no idea what to expect – even if we were able to have our event! We were so excited to be able to have our event and especially excited that 147 people decided to participate! Our numbers are lower than in past years, but according to our race timers, Race Day Events, we still had great numbers compared to other 5Ks trying to get started back up. We offered an optional virtual aspect as well as had prepackaged snacks and water to help maintain COVID precautions, and knew that we would struggle with our numbers so decided to contribute proceeds to the same organizations as last year so that between the two years we might be able to donate similar funds as in years past. This was also the first year that our new directors were able to host in-person and we can not thank the previous directors enough for all the help they supplied in making this transition! We could not have done it without them or without the assistance from our awesome sponsors as well as with the help of the Wisconsin Conference of SDA, our hosts. Weather was as close to perfect as we could have asked for, the rain holding off just long enough for us to race and get everything cleaned up. We’re already working toward plans for next year’s event and we are so excited to have anyone who is interested in participating/volunteering/sponsoring for our event next year, on June 12, 2022 at Camp Wakonda during Wisconsin Camp Meeting.
The 2020 Hustle was scheduled for Sunday, June 14. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hustle was cancelled on April 2, 2020 once Wisconsin Camp Meeting was cancelled. The traditional Hustle was postponed until the following year. However, we tried something new – going virtual! Same time, but at your own place. Proceeds helped to help support the race next year as well as the majority going toward Primates, Incorporated. Primates, Incorporated sent a ‘Thank You’ card and photos to our participants that can be seen here. The traditional hustle will continue on June 20, 2021.
This was our hottest year that I can remember, but that didn’t stop you all from coming out and running! Over 260 participants sweated it out in support of Stable Life in Westfield. Thanks to all who joined in on the fun, and our amazing sponsors, we were able to sponsor 2 kids to attend Camp Wakonda and donate $2,000 to Stable Life. Thank you for a truly awesome year!
Officially our biggest year yet with 271 participants and nearly $2,000 raised for the Pioneer Splash Park in Westview, WI. You guys rock! We also introduced medals for the top 3 male and female finishers in 6 age categories. Most importantly, everyone had a great time. Thank you all for another great year!
This year was our 10th Annual Hustle. What an amazing milestone! When we took over 2 years ago we had no idea just how impactful this event is. The unwavering support of the participants, volunteers, and sponsors continue to make this race possible. So to each and every one of you, we say “Thank you!”.
This year brought about a few changes, the biggest of which was new race directors. Despite the steep learning curve, the race was an overwhelming success! This was all thanks to amazing volunteers and fantastic participants. We can’t wait for 2016! Photos and results are now available.
What a fantastic event! Participants woke up to absolutely beautiful weather at Camp Wakonda. It was the perfect day for the 265 people – a new record – who registered. Congratulations to all of the finishers and a big “THANK YOU” to those who donated, sponsored, and volunteered. Photos and race results are now available.