Hedgehog Hustle

Event Date

Thu, Oct 1, 2020


West Chesterfield, NH

About This Activity

So many events are cancelled (heck, we cancelled the Greater Hartford Quarter Marathon, Retro Run 5K and Hogsback Half Marathon) and so many of us are reeling from the loss of community these races provide, we wanted to do something to help build back the community we're missing. 

What's our solution?  It's a virtual race, but with a bit of twist -- the choice of a progressive half marathon, marathon or 50 miler over the months of October and November (or in hedgehog parlance an array of options).  You can learn more about exactly was a progressive race is here.  

The Hoglet (Progressive Half Marathon)

  • October 1st - 13th - 5K (3.1 Miles)
  • October 14th - 27th - 6K (3.73 Miles)
  • October 28th - November 11th - 5K (3.1 Miles)
  • November 12th - 25th - 5K (3.1 Miles)
  • TOTAL DISTANCE = 13.03 miles

The Hedgehog (Progressive Marathon)

  • October 1st - 13th - 5K (3.1 Miles)
  • October 14th - 27th - 6K (3.73 Miles)
  • October 28th - November 11th - 10K (6.2 Miles)
  • November 12th - 25th - Half Marathon (13.1 Miles)
  • TOTAL DISTANCE = 26.13 miles

The Boss Hogg (Progressive 50 Miler)

  • October 1st - 13th - 10K (6.2 Miles)
  • October 14th - 27th - Half Marathon (13.1 Miles)
  • October 28th - November 11th - Half Marathon (13.1 Miles)
  • November 12th - 25th - 17.6 Miles
  • TOTAL DISTANCE = 50 miles

How does it work? 
For each two week period you run the specified distance at a time and place of your choosing.  You then upload both the time AND a supporting file to RunSignUp.  Using those times and files, we'll compile results for each individual segment and for the overall challenge.  All runners who complete their chosen challenge will be mailed a Hedgehog Hustle medal.  The top three overall men and women in open and masters categories for each challenge will also receive awards.  

What does it cost? 
The price to enter is $20.  $10 of your entry fee will go to defray administrative costs -- medals, awards and mailing.  The other $10 will be split between three charities, Running for Rescues, Love Your Brain Foundation and Ainsley's Angels.  You're also given the option during the course of registration of making an additional donation to these charities, as well as pre-ordering our extra special BOCO Gear hats.  Please consider making an additional donation to these charities.  

What else do I get?
Community is really, really important to us.  In addition to race results, medals and awards, you'll be given access to free training plans through TrainingPeaks to help you step up in distance or, if you're a veteran, get faster; you will be invited to a Hedgehog Hustle Facebook group to share your training and racing and be able to have questions answered by Sonic Endurance coaches; you'll receive invites to weekly Zoom sessions covering a variety of topics such as injury prevention and recovery; and you'll be able to participate in fun games and challenges throughout the months of September, October, and November.  

Is there a shirt?
In order to keep mailing costs down there will be no shirt.  You will be able to pre-order a Hedgehog Hustle hat from BOCO Gear during the registration process.  

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