The Hornet Hustle was founded in 2009 by the Abilene Elementary PTO to replace traditional sales fundraisers. It’s a fun event for the students while also encouraging physical activity and competition. Hornet Hustle is completely organized by volunteers and 100% of the proceeds go back to the school.  This is a  competitive race with top finisher awards for children 10 and under, ages 11-18, and 19 and older. There is a male and female category for each age division.  This year we will be adding a senior awards division for runners who are over 60 years old. Because our race is on a cross country course, we’re offering a special discount for cross country participants to run without receiving an event shirt. For more information please contact our event coordinators.

All participants that register on or before August 16th are guaranteed to receive an event t-shirt.  Participants that register after September 1st will receive event t-shirts on a first come-first serve basis.  The first 200 participants that register will receive a Hornet Hustle headband.

5k Begins at 8:00 a.m
2 Mile Begins at 9:00 a.m.
1 Mile Begins at 9:30 a.m.
Pre-K 50 yd Dash Begins at 10:00 a.m.

$25 Per Race Registrant
$35 Late Registration on Race Day

Race Day Registration is Available

$10 Youth Running Team Participants (No Shirt) – This special offer is for individual youth running team members ONLY. An event shirt is not included, but youth team runners will be eligible for medals. To register for this category please fill out a paper registration form and return it in person to the Abilene Elementary office at 522 N. Abilene in Valley Center. or contact a coordinator for more information.

All participants may run all 3 races at no additional cost!

Awards for first 3 men or women that finish each race in the following age divisions:
10 years old and younger
Ages 11-18
Ages 19-59
60 years old and up

August 24, 2019
Valley Center


August 24, 2019 (Saturday)
5 kilometers
Road Solo
2 Mile
August 24, 2019 (Saturday)
2 miles
Road Solo
1 Mile
August 24, 2019 (Saturday)
1 mile
Road Solo


Aug 24 2019 : Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
20.8°C - 27.5°C (69.4°F - 81.5°F)

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The information about this race is based on information provided by the organisers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2020-07-28


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