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Congratulations to Muskaan Suvas, student at Adams High School, for creating the new Hometown Hustle logo!

  • Why is the 15th annual RCSF Hometown Hustle 5K and Color Fun Run virtual?
  • With the health and safety of our students, staff, and community being our priority, and after many months of review and consultation with city officials, RCSF board and community partners, as a team, made the decision to “go virtual.”
  • What is the difference between a virtual 5K and the Color Fun Run?
  • The difference between the 5k run/walk and the color run is the finish.

    For both runs, registrants receive a race package that includes a t-shirt, bib and finisher’s medal.

    For the color run, you will receive color packets, and it’s not “timed”. At the end of the color fun run/walk, we ask parents/friends to throw the color provided on the runner/walker or you can open the packets and throw upwards to get “showered” with color, all while taking selfies, group pictures or even recording a video, and uploading to share with the community to show your support for your school of choice and RCS.

    For the 5K run/walk, we ask for pictures as well with your finisher’s medal on, but you also have an opportunity to win a prize (gift card) for your submitted time within 28 categories.

  • How does a virtual race work?
  • 1. Register!

    Two simple ways to register! Online at or calling 248-726-3190 and we’ll help you get registered for the virtual race of your choice: 5k or Color Fun Run

  • 2. Pick Up Race Package!

    Once you register, you will be sent an email with the dates you can pick up your race package from our presenting sponsor, Chief Financial Credit Union. Race packages will include your finisher’s medal, a bib and a t-shirt along with sponsor takeaways. A color packet will be provided to the color run registrants.

  • 3. Time to Run!
    You choose your own date.
    The race period is set for Saturday, September 19 to Saturday, September 26.
    Set your own time.
    Choose anytime that works best for your schedule, i.e. early morning, mid-afternoon, or evening!
    Gather a group of family members, friends or run/walk alone.
    It’s completely up to you!
    Run or walk at your own pace.
    Whether you chose to run/walk on a treadmill, through the beautiful trails located in Oakland County, or your neighborhood roads, or even on a treadmill, all time submissions will be excepted!
    Click here to print the attached 5K course map, *this course map was approved prior to the pandemic. Please be mindful of the disclaimer on the bottom of the map.*
    You can also click on the following links: to Create Your Own Route or Google Pedometer.

    These links are super easy to calculate your route! Enter your beginning destination and which directions you want to take and the site will help calculate your distance and create a map for you to print. (Remember 5k=3.10686 miles ♥)
    Register your time.
    Let the community know you supported a great cause as well as a chance to win a gift card!!
    Click on by the deadline, Saturday, September 26 at 11:45 pm to enter log in and enter your time.
    All names and time results will be displayed and winners announced on Sunday, September 27! Good luck and thank you for your support!


    Be proud! #RCSpride #RCSFcares #2020HHV5k

    By participating in the 2020 Hometown Hustle Virtual 5K race, YOU have set a goal, completed and reached your goal, and most importantly, you ‘Ran It Forward‘!

    Your registration fee benefits Rochester Community School District’s commitment to supporting the social-emotional well-being of all RCS students.

  • Are the color packets safe?
  • Our students, families, and registrants’ safety is our main priority! The color packets are made with high quality cornstarch, food dyes and baking soda. All materials are 100% FD&C and/or D&C approved.

    The color powder is gluten free and does not contain dairy, nuts, wheat, soy or other common allergens.  Although it is made from all food safe ingredients, it is not created in a food safe facility and is not intended for human consumption.

    More questions and answers can be found at the vendor’s website:

  • Will awards still be given to overall female, overall male, etc.?
  • Yes!

    After all registrants’ upload their time (deadline Saturday, September 26 at 11:45 pm), all results will be revealed on Sunday, September 27 on our leaderboard dashboard. Winners for upto 28 categories will be announced on social media as well as notified by email.

  • What are the 28 winning categories?
  • Overall Male
    Overall Female
    Overall Male 2nd
    Overall Female 2nd
    Masters Male
    Masters Female
    Masters Male 2nd
    Masters Female 2nd

    Male and Female ages 9 and under
    Male and Female ages 10-14
    Male and Female ages 15-19
    Male and Female ages 20-29
    Male and Female ages 30-39
    Male and Female ages 40-49
    Male and Female ages 50-59
    Male and Female ages 60-69
    Male and Female ages 70-79
    Male and Female ages 80 and over
    No Duplication of Awards

  • My company/employer are sponsors. What are our benefits?
  • A list of your company’s benefits can be found by clicking RCSF Hometown Hustle Sponsor Benefits.


  • WOW! That’s a great list of sponsors!! How can I join the esteemed list of sponsors?
  • Our sponsors make a difference in the lives of all RCS students! Take a look at our 2020 sponsors by clicking here: Community Patrons that are making a difference in the lives of all students at Rochester Community Schools!

    To join the esteemed list of sponsors, please complete the attached form:  Hometown Hustle – Virtual – Sponsor Form and return to our office located at RCS Admin Building, 52585 Dequindre Road, Rochester, MI 48307 or click here and complete the form online: Secure Registration Page.

Address additional questions to the Foundation Office by calling (248) 726-3190 or sending an email to