Hilltop Hustle

April 29, 2017 | 8 am | Rock Chalk Park | Lawrence, KS

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Hilltop Child Development Center is preparing for its 18th annual Hilltop Hustle 5K/1K Run on April 29 at Rock Chalk Park. Each year this event attracts more than 250 participants — from runners to walkers to volunteers — and we are expecting even more this year.

This year’s event is particularly special, as 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward Pediatric Cancer Research in the name of one Hilltop student, Cole Hayden, who lost his battle with a rare form of cancer this past winter.

Chris Cakes will offer unlimited pancakes and sausage for $5, with a portion of sales going toward race proceeds. 

As in past years, there will also be a Silent Auction in connection with the Hustle. Donations for this year's gift baskets include passes to Body Boutique, a night’s stay at the Eldridge Hotel, landscaping from Reed-Dillon, KU Athletics, Merchants, and more to come.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact Megan Smith at msmith284@ku.edu.

Gold sponsors

Happy Shirts Printing Kansas Athletics

Silver sponsors

Emprise Bank Wakarusa Oral Surgery Truity Credit Union

The Hayden Family

Bronze sponsors

Commerce Bank KU Alumni Association MedExpress Urgent Care

Additional sponsors

  • Silverlake Bank
  • Ryde Barr
  • Reed Dillon Landscape
  • Merchant’s
  • Merc Co-op
  • Massage Envy
  • Love Your Melon
  • KU Bookstore
  • HyVee
  • Hilary’s Eat Well
  • Eldridge Hotel
  • Body Boutique
  • Alchemy Coffee & Bake House
  • Sign Gypsies

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