CHESTERTON | The Emerald City Hustle 5K Run and Walk is scheduled for Sept. 14 to benefit the Duneland YMCA.
Participants will be hustling down the Yellow Brick Road in support of healthy living.
Since the 2012 event, the Y has been able to: open a free senior center; offer the Silver Sneakers Fitness Program to promote healthy living for all generations; create more fitness classes that are complimentary to members; train staff in the area of healthy living to better assist the community and extend fun zone hours.
The Emerald City Hustle 5K is now classified as a Gold Cup Series Race through the Calumet Striders. All Calumet Strider members receive a $1 discount toward registration.
Funds generated from the event will be used by the Duneland Y Fitness Department to improve equipment, staff and the health of the community.
Registration is being accepted online at thtiming.com or at the Duneland YMCA Member Service Desk. The cost is $20 with a shirt and $15 without a shirt. Registrations taken after Thursday and on race day will be $25. The race begins at 8 a.m.
The Emerald City Hustle 5K does not have an age requirement to participate, but a Flying Monkey Run has been created for younger runners. This half-mile run is free of charge and will begin at 7:45 a.m. in the field located next to the Y building. Registration is required for all participants.
For course and event information, visit dunelandymca.org or call (219) 926-4204. The Duneland Family YMCA is located at 215 Roosevelt St.