Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | March 5, 2018

2018 Russell Hustle 5K Trail Run & Fun Run Event Promotes Physical Activity and Raises Funds for St. Mary’s Catholic School Scholarship Program

– St. Mary’s Catholic School in Sycamore will host the Russell Hustle Trail Run on Saturday April 14, 2018 at Russell Woods in Genoa, Illinois.


The Russell Hustle winds through scenic Russell Woods on wide trails and single track as well as on a prairie trail along the Kishwaukee River.  The 2K Run/Walk also travels through the woods on the main lane; flat and even and is appropriate for a variety of ages and abilities. The 5K race begins at 10:00 am and the 2K Fun Run/Walk begins after the 5K is completed at 11:00 am.

The Russell Hustle began in 2012.  The event engages individuals in physical activity and is an excellent opportunity for families to spend quality time together.  There is no minimum age for the race.  Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners.

“This family friendly event is a lot of fun for all ages and allows everyone to get outside and enjoy the scenic natural beauty of Russell Woods. All proceeds support St. Mary Catholic School in Sycamore,” said Chris Collins, Race Director.

Registration is open and can be accessed by visiting  Participants can choose to participate in the 5K Trail Run or 2K Fun Run/Walk.  The registration fee for the 5K is $25.00 prior to April 1, 2018 and $30.00 beginning April 1, 2018.  The fee for the 2K Run/Walk is $15.00 prior to April 1, 2018 and $20.00 beginning April 1, 2018.


Participants are encouraged to register in advance.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Funds raised from this event provide scholarship funding for families, helping the school keep Catholic education affordable and accessible for all children in the community.


Race packets will be available to pick up on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 8am until 4pm at St. Mary’s Catholic School, 222 Waterman Street, Sycamore. Registration and packet pick up will also be available the morning of the race beginning at 8:00 am.


St. Mary’s Catholic School in Sycamore is grounded in the Catholic faith and strives to maximize each student’s academic potential while encouraging life-long learning.  Catholic teaching and Christian family values are incorporated to promote the spiritual, intellectual, and physical growth of students.  Children of all faiths are welcome.  St. Mary’s relies on school families to utilize their time, talents and treasure to support and educate students.  This is accomplished through the Fair Share Program, which helps determine the amount of financial support parents are asked to contribute.  For more information about the Russell Hustle or St. Mary’s Catholic School, contact St. Mary’s at 815-895-5215.






Russell Woods

Russell Woods is located just west of Genoa, IL on Illinois Route 72 (Higgins Road) located about 15 miles north of DeKalb, 20 miles SE of Rockford, 25 West of Elgin.




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