April 5, 2018
Race begins at 5:30pm
Pinkerton Elementary Campus
Get your race shoes ready! It's time to run the 4th annual Pinky Hustle. You'll enjoy making your way around the Pinkerton campus while navigating through several color stations. Proceeds stay at Pinkerton and will be used to support our IB program.
We'll have food trucks, treats, music, and a color explosion after the race.
Make it a fun night with your family and Pinkerton friends!
Our 2018 goal is to raise $13,000 for Real School Gardens and other IB programs at Pinkerton.
Your registration is only one way to help us get there.
Collected To Date
Prizes To Win
5:30 On-site Late Registration
5:45 Costume Contest
6:00 Wave 1: Kindergarten
6:10 Wave 2: 1st Grade
6:20 Wave 3: 2nd Grade
6:30 Wave 4: 3rd Grade
6:40 Wave 5: 4th Grade
6:50 Wave 6: 5th Grade
*Teachers and family members are encouraged to join their students during their wave
Race bags with your t-shirts and freebies will be available for pick up a the front of the school on Monday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 3 from 4-7.
What to Wear
Wear your Hustle t-shirt and running shoes (your clothes will get “painted” with color powder during the race). You might want to wear something light under your race shirt so you can take it off and shake it out. Also, remember to dress for the weather, layers may be necessary. There will be prizes given for BEST COSTUME, so grab your friends and start planning! The theme this year is Superheroes.
We will have 3 food trucks on site: Mo’s Amore Pizza, Geaux Cajun, and Bombay. Please bring your cash or credit card! Frost Cupcakery will also be there for a sweet treat!
The Pinkerton Elementary Pinky Hustle course will designate different parts of the course color zones in which large amounts of color will be blasted upon you! The different colors are 100% natural and safe. The "color" does mostly wash out after the event. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it, the better. We suggest wearing items that you wouldn't mind getting colorful. If you would like to preserve the color in your running shirt after the race, spray it with vinegar and iron it before you wash it. The color explosions are basically food grade cornstarch and are 100% natural and SAFE. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our Color Exploders make sure to aim low as you pass by. Some runners opt to wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana for their mouths. We will also have some face masks available to you at the race if you wish to cover your nose and mouth. Even though we aim low, the wind does carry the color. Most people bring some towels for the inside of their cars, just in case. It's like driving home from the swimming pool in your swimsuit. You also might want to put your cell phone in a baggie.
At the end of each wave, runners will be handed their own paint packet to use (limit 1 per person). Celebrate your accomplishment and have some fun!
Prizes To Win
Students will receive a superhero prize for registering to participate in the Pinky Hustle.
Students will receive a superhero prize for every $25 donation.
One winner of the costume contest in grade K-2 will receive two Urban Air jump passes on race day.
One winner of the costume contest in grade 3-5 will receive two Urban Air jump passes on race day.
The teacher with the best costume will get a prize to be determined at a later date.
Each week the class (K-2 and 3-5) with the most registrations will win a class prize such as pajama day or extra recess. The class with the most registrations (or all classes with 100% participation) by April 3rd will receive a superhero mask and frozen yogurt party on a date of the teacher’s choosing following Pinky Hustle.
The Teacher with the most registrants in their class will get a $50 Gift Card to the teacher store of their choice.
If we reach our goal of $13,000 (this includes cash donations and registration dollars).
Real School Gardens
Did you know that Pinky Hustle is not only a fun family event, but a FUNDRAISER?
What are we raising money for? Our purpose is threefold: (1) fund our Real School Gardens program for another year; (2) give back to our teachers in their classrooms; and (3) support the charity chosen by our students.
Real School Gardens
helps Pinkerton maximize our students' use of the outdoor classroom and Pinkerton Patch learning areas. Real School Gardens consults us on our garden infrastructure and also trains and equips our teachers with the tools necessary to implement multi-disciplinary curriculums utilizing these outdoor facilities. The proceeds from Pinky Hustle will fund this program for another year. In addition, 10% of our proceeds will be given back to the teachers to help enhance the classroom experience for our learners. Also, $1,000 will be given to the charity that the Pinkerton student body chooses. This year's charity has not yet been chosen.
What is the Pinky Hustle?
This is a fun run with some crazy color and all your Pinkerton buddies! All Pinkerton families and faculty are encouraged to participate in this momentous, colorful run!
How is this run different?
This run is special because it is at Pinkerton and involves tons of colorific powder! Join your friends, family, and silly acquaintances for our fun run. It doesn't matter how fast or old you are, but instead, getting up on the start line to get covered in color and contribute to a great cause - our school!
Where is the race?
We will begin and end at Pinkerton Elementary and run/walk/crawl/hop/skip/jump like crazies through the school field and around the campus. A map of the race course will be included in your race packet the day of pick-up.
Do I need to enter my Olympic qualifying time to run this race?
If you run that fast we might not be able to get the color on you! This is a really laid back run/walk/crawl/hop/skip/jump with the focus on having a blast with friends and exploring color theory! So relax, don't wear a watch, we won't time you (unless you really want to and we will count out loud while you run).
Can children who don't attend Pinkerton participate?
ABSOLUTELY! Children who are able to walk/run the course may participate - just sign them up accordingly, and a guardian over 18 must sign the waiver.
What about jog strollers?
We don't recommend strollers on our course since it isn't the smoothest ride! Kids 4 and under are welcome to run for free! But if they want a Pinky Hustle shirt, make sure to pre-order one when you register. The cost for the shirt is $5.
My dog is my running partner, can he/she come?
No, dogs are color blind and would really miss the point.
Will the color ruin clothes or running shoes?
The "color" does mostly wash out after the event. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it, the better. We suggest wearing items that you wouldn't mind getting colorful. If you would like to preserve the color in your running shirt after the race, spray it with vinegar and iron it before you wash it.
Does getting bashed with color affect runner vision? Or breathing?
The color explosions are basically food grade cornstarch and are 100% natural and SAFE. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our Color Exploders make sure to aim low as you pass by. Some runners opt to wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana for their mouths. Even though we aim low, the wind does carry the color. We will have some face masks available at the race.
How does the color affect the inside of cars?
Most people bring some towels for the inside of their cars, just in case. It's like driving home from the swimming pool in your swimsuit.