On Saturday, November 9 there will be a 5K run and family fun walk in support of our area's homeless. The Harvest Hustle, formerly known as the Help the Homeless Walk and 5K are gearing up for a fun family event for fall at Fair Park in Dallas.
In addition to a 5K Run and Family Fun Walk, there will be a cornucopia of fun for the entire family Funds raised benefit Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA). Activities include:
- Circus performances such as DFW's Queen & King of Laughter, Slappy & Monday, the zany comedy and stilt walk artistry of Kellogg the clown
- From Lone Star Circus - the energizing and beautiful Jesse Patterson and her twirling hula hoops; the awe-inspiring and elegant hand balancing of Laura Swim; the striking and balletic aerial choreography of the graceful Truett Adams on the silks; the extraordinary and mesmerizing acrobatics of Megan McKenyon on the lyra
- Music from Philipalooza
- Gentle Zoo Petting Zoo and Pumpkin Patch
- Pumpkin carving, courtesy of BlanketTop Theater
- Operation Kindness Puppy Kissing Booth
- Cookie decorating with The Family Place
- Caricatures from Rags the Artist
- Ooey-gooey slime making with Mad Science of Dallas/Fort Worth
- Southwest Dairy Farms milking presentation
- Carnival games
- Face painting, courtesy of Rainbow Days ...and more!
Event Date/Time: Saturday, November 9, 2013
6:30AM Race Day Registration & Packet Pick Up, Activities
8:00AM 5K Start
8:30AM Fun Walk, Stroller & Dog Runs
9:15AM 5K and Team Awards. Must be present to receive award.
9:30AM-11AM Post-run party with Food, Music, Circus Performances and other fun family activities!
The 2013 walk is dedicated to solving family homelessness. More families than ever have become homeless because of foreclosures and job losses in recent years. Dallas schools had more than 2,500 homeless students last school year. Thousands of children across North Texas are living in shelters, cars, motels and other temporary places. The nonprofit Alliance and its partners have developed more than 2,000 homes for people with disabilities in recent years. That has led to a 66 percent reduction in chronic homelessness in Dallas County! The Alliance provides the leadership needed to solve homelessness through planning, advocacy and data management.
This year's event will be held at the Fair Park Embarcadero Building at 1229 Admiral Nimitz Drive.
Race Entry Fee: $35 Adult Pre-Registration through October 31 (until midnight) and $40 November 1-7 (until midnight). You can also register on the day of the event for $45 on Saturday November 9. $18 for children 18 and under and $100 for the family which includes two adult entries and two entries for children 18 and under
*No online registration availability beginning Friday, November 8. All remaining registrations are taken on race day. The registration fee includes chip timing and an event t-shirt.Convenient parking is adjacent to the Embarcadero Building, with access from Gate 3 (off Parry Avenue). There is a $10 parking fee after 8AM. Cash only. Get to Fair Park by riding DART. For registration and more details visit www.HarvestHustle.org.