By Jackie Nelson
Excel Industries will be hosting the second annual Hustler Hustle on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 5 p.m. at the Hesston Golf Park. Registration for the event is $25 on race-day.
Excel Industries Global Product Manager and one of the coordinators of the event, Keith Skidmore, said last year’s success spurred this year’s race.
”We were pleased with how much it raised and I think we had a good turn-out. It was a fun event and we enjoyed doing it,” he said.
Last year, Skidmore said there were just under 100 runners and dozens of volunteers and supporters.
“We had a good crowd. We had about 90 runners and all the extra people, we had 150 to 200 people to enjoy it,” he said.
Once again race fees will be donated to the Kansas Aviation Museum.
“The money goes to the T-shirt and a good part of the registration fee goes to the museum. We are making a donation and we are paying for the logistics, race director and all time timing equipment,” said Skidmore.
Those wanting to take part in this year’s Hustler Hustle only need to head to Hesston Golf Park on race-day.
“If they come the day-of, they can look for a tent and awning. It will be clear where to go for registration and picking up a T-shirt, goodie bag and a few other give-aways. It will be near the driving range,” he said.
Since the race is taking place on the Golf Course, golfers are asked to be curtious to racers.
“The back-nine will close at 2 p.m. and [Course Manager]Mike Kellogg will have all the balls picked up. The driving range will be closed all day. There may be some golfers still on the south half,” he said.