Naughty or nice, walker or runner, come breathe in the December night air, burn a few holiday calories and give back to others. A fun and festive dash around Dexter that will take you through the neighborhood light displays and get you into the holiday spirit! This charity event donates $5 of your entry fee to local Dexter charities!

The first 500 registered participants receive a flashing or jingling piece of flare!

Custom beanies to all entrants and custom holiday medals for all 5K finishers! Festive medals for all 1 mile finishers. 

Registration Prices:

Through NOON December 9, 2021

  • 5K - $39
  • 1 Mile - Under 18 - $19
  • 1 Mile - 18 & Over - $29

Race Weekend (in person) December 10 & 11, 2021

  • 5K - $45
  • 1 Mile - Under 18 - $25
  • 1 Mile - 18 & Over - $35

Multi Family member discount: Register 4 or more participants for $5 off each 5K registration, or $3 off 1 mile entries.

BACK for 2021! If you've been enjoying the Holiday Hustle hats but missing shirts, we're giving you the option to purchase a shirt in addition to your hat for $16. Shirts must be purchased by November 26, 2021. There will be no shirts for sale on race day.

Location Information

  • Monument Park
  • Center St & Main St, Dexter, MI, 48130 US

Registration Information

Participant Details

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'Tis the Season for giving

Holiday Hustle is excited to partner once again with Karen's Trail. Karen's Trail honors the life and legacy of Karen McKeachie - world class triathlete, athletic pioneer, community leader, and a force of nature to all of us who knew her! Karen's Trail celebrates what Karen loved most by expanding recreational opportunities for everyone in the region. Your support will enable construction of the entire 70 mile Border-to-Border trail system within the next five years. This will be a paved, non-motorized trail that follows the Huron River all the way from its entry into Washtenaw County just south of Pinckney until its exit into Wayne County near Belleville. Help us to honor Karen!

The Karen's Trail project is also enthusiastically supported by the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative, and the Friends of the Border to Border Trail.




Run the Run Scream Run 5K or 10K, the Ann Arbor Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K, and the Holiday Hustle 5K to complete the Holiday Trio Series! Finishers of the Run Scream Run 5K or 10K, Turkey Trot 5K and Holiday Hustle 5K will receive all three race medals, each featuring a friendly and festive holiday character, PLUS the NEW Holiday Trio Series Finisher soup mug! Must be registered for all 3 events by November 14, 2021 to be included in the trio!

Terms & Agreements

I know the Holiday Hustle is a potentially hazardous activity. The dangers inherent to racing include but are not limited to falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including low temperatures and ice, lightning, and loose trails, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your acceptance of my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf waive and release all volunteers and sponsors, The State of Michigan, The City of Dexter, RF Events, Running Fit and its employees from all claims of liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this. I also grant the use of my voice and any and all recorded and or filmed/video/ photographed footage of me, and further waive all rights to any compensation, as a result of my name or likeness being used in any way. I also grant the use of any and all photographed footage of me, and further waive all rights to any compensation, as a result of my name or likeness being used in any way. I understand that RF Events will not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties. I understand that E-mail addresses are shared with the photography company for the sole purpose of sending me my race day photo.
Sorry, no refunds, deferrals and or entry fee transfer to another RF Events' event.

Change distance up to 30 days from the race, $10 change fee plus the current difference in the event entry fee, no refund for shorter event fee. Less than 30 days out until one week out from event, $15 change fee plus the difference as explained above. Race day transfer fee $20 plus any fee difference.

Once a race is SOLD OUT, transfers to another distance will only be allowed on race day, when possible.

Entry transfer to another person until 30 days from the race, transfer fee $15 plus the difference in price if the person you are transferring to (transferee) is choosing a higher priced event. Less than 30 days out until one week out from event, transfer entry fee $20 plus the difference as described above. No race day transfers to someone else.

No transfers to another person for sold out events.

Participants unable to participate may pick up their runner packet / shirt at the registration area. No race packet / shirt pick up once Registration and Packet Pickup closes.

All RF Events individual race registrations earn you points towards our "Run More, Earn More Rewards" program! All you have to do to start earning reward points is register for any of our races. No rewards program login required! We do need you to register with the same billing e-mail address for all of your events with us... that's it! We take care of the rest.

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