Addison Hot Cake Hustle

Are you ready for 2022? Has 2021 just flown by? I think we can all agree that it feels that way for sure. Start the year off with a delicious and fun running event! The annual Hotcake Hustle 5K, 10K, and Fun Walk is back again on Jan. 8, 2022, and this time offering both a live run and a virtual run! “Join us in our brand-new Plano location, with beautiful routes through the Oak Point Nature Preserve.” Sign up today for this fun event which ends with delicious pancakes, hot chocolate, and coffee as a well-deserved reward! I mean, who doesn’t love hot chocolate and pancakes? “The after-party menu includes hotcakes, coffee, hot chocolate, Beyond Meat eats, ice-cold Yuengling Flight beer, and much more. This family-friendly event is the perfect way to kick off your 2022 racing season.”

Addison Hot Cake HustleSign up now on the Hotcake Hustle website today, and after you do, get pumped up with their exclusive Spotify playlist! You can also participate in the Hotcake Hustle Virtual Run if you aren’t able to make it out to their new location. “We want to give everyone the opportunity to experience Hotcake Hustle. The syrup on top…we will ship your goodie bag to you, complete with a medal, a dri-fit long sleeve shirt & hot chocolate. We will send you access to a customizable bib, a results link, a Hotcake Hustle Spotify playlist, and a finisher certificate.” Whether you choose to come out to the live run or participate virtually, this will be a fun event and a great way to kick off the year on the right foot!



When you sign up, you’ll also get:

  • Sweet Swag including Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Shirt, Custom Finisher’s Medal & Bib
  • FREE Pancakes
  • FREE Hot Chocolate or Coffee
  • USATF Certified Courses
  • Free Yuengling Flight Beer (Must be 21 or older)
  • Free Beyond Meat eats
  • After Party with Music by DJ Dame
  • FREE Parking
  • Bag Check
  • Fun For The Whole Family With Distances For Everyone!

The schedule for the day is as follows:

6:30 AM – Packet Pickup
8:00 AM – Fun Run Starts
8:30 AM – 5K/10K Starts
9:00 AM – Bring on the Pancakes! Award Ceremony Begins!

Addison Hot Cake HustlePrizes include 1st through 3rd Overall Male and Female, 1st Overall Masters Male and Female, and Top 3 Male and Female finishers in different age groups.

If you want to be a part of this event but for whatever reason cannot run or walk any of the different distances, you can still participate by volunteering. When you sign up to volunteer you will receive an awesome Run Project volunteer T-Shirt, earn free registration for future races. (You must qualify, limited spaces). Volunteer time can also count towards community service hours for school/college, and it is a great event and a fun experience where you can make new friends!


Per the Run Project website, here is what you will get when you volunteer and what you will do:

  • $30 credit per half-marathon volunteer*
  • $20 credit per 5K/10K volunteer*
  • $30 credit to use for upcoming 2021 Run Project race registration
  • Volunteer Swag Bag
  • Can count as community service for school/college (Must be 14 with an adult)
  • Fun experience, making new friends!*To be donated to a non-profit of your choice

What are my duties as a volunteer?

  • Set-Up/Tear Down
  • Start/Finish Line
  • Packet Pick Up
  • Food Prep
  • Water Stops
  • Course Marshals
  • Awards

When you sign up, you can choose which beneficiary you would like to support. This year’s beneficiaries include DKMS, Bruce Wood Dance, SPCA of Texas, American Foundation for Suicided Prevention, Animal Rescue Crusaders of Texas, Girls on the Run DFW Metroplex, Tarrant Regional Water District, and Hands of Hope. These are great organizations that will benefit from the hundreds of runners that will participate during this race and other races that Run Project hosts throughout the year. To find out more about these organizations, visit the Run Project website.

You can pick up your Hotcake Hustle packets at different locations which you can find by logging in to their website. The Hotcake Hustle is one of many events by the Run Project. Run Project brings people who love to compete, participate and volunteer in running events. “Run Project is more than a series of participants and events. It is about bringing together those who love to race, those who want to give back and support, and those who want to keep it local. It’s cool, it’s hip, and it is good for the soul. Keeping it local is how we roll. All our community partners are local non-profits or local affiliates of nationwide charities and organizations and all monies raised will stay in the local area.”

“Run or walk a 5K or 10K wherever you want, whenever you want, as long as you finish with a giant plate of hotcakes.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.

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