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2013 Harvest Hustle Helping the Homeless

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Harvest Hustle

Charity Run / Walk in Support of Dallas Homeless

Make an ordinary day extraordinary by celebrating the magic of autumn and attending the Harvest Hustle, formerly the Help the Homeless Walk & 5K.  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).

Harvest Hustle Event Info.

Saturday, Nov. 9th at Fair Park Embarcadero Building located at 1229 Admiral Nimitz Drive Dallas, TX 75210

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!


Family Friendly Activities Include

  • Circus performances
  • 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


MDHA provides innovative, data-driven solutions to prevent and end homelessness in Dallas and Collin counties.

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.

Fair Park Embarcadero Building
1229 Admiral Nimitz Drive
Dallas, TX 75210

Entry:  $35 Adult Pre-Registration through October 31 (until midnight)
$40 November 1-7 (until midnight)
$45 Event Day, Saturday November 9
$18 Children 18 and under
$100 Family Package which includes two adult entries and two entriesforchildren 18 and under

*No online registration availability on 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. We also encourage attendees to ride DART.  Check their website for schedules and routes.

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