At North Texas Medical Center, (NTMC) we always try to do everything we can to benefit our patients, our families, and our local community. We believe it is important for everyone to be active, which is why we hold an annual 5K and 10K Walk and Run every year around Halloween. Even though we regret that we were unable to hold our Halloween Hustle in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are excited to announce that the race is returning this year.
The 24th Annual Halloween Hustle will take place on Saturday, October 30th, 2021. This race is held on a course that is certified by the USATF, which means that individuals who are members will receive times that could qualify them for other road races across the country. The results are going to be posted immediately after the race. Furthermore, this fundraiser is the largest one held by North Texas Medical Center, so we encourage everyone to come out and participate! All proceeds raised from the race go toward purchasing new hospital equipment for North Texas Medical Center, which we can use to better serve our patients. What are a few of the benefits of holding a road race for charity?
- We Encourage Everyone To Be Active
Of course, one of the biggest benefits of holding our road race is that we encourage everyone to be active. At North Texas Medical Center, we focus on preventing dangerous injuries and illnesses from taking place, not just treating ones that had already happened. We want to the strong advocate for our patients and our families. We believe that if everyone is active, the chances of developing chronic medical problems will be lower. Therefore, we encourage everyone in the local area to participate in an hour road race, as long as they are physically able to do so. Establishing a regular exercise routine is important for taking care of people’s overall health.
- We Can Stand Out from the Crowd
By orchestrating a road race, we are making an effort to stand out from the crowd. We understand that many people who live in the local area are busy with their daily routines. Even though we understand there are a lot of worthy causes in the region, we want to hold our road race to grab your attention for at least one day. We believe that if members of the local community will participate in our road race, we can raise the money we need to purchase new equipment for the hospital. That way, we can improve our ability to serve your medical needs as well as the healthcare needs of your friends and family members. Please consider participating in our road race this year!
- We Get an Opportunity To Be Creative
We understand that we can hold our road race at almost any time of the year. For more than 20 years, we have decided to hold our annual road race around Halloween. We believe this is a great opportunity for people to get creative with their costumes. Of course, we encourage everyone to wear whatever makes them feel comfortable; however, we always look forward to seeing a wide variety of Halloween costumes during the road race. For example, we may see people in banana costumes, pumpkin costumes, or other scary costumes that will instantly grab the eyes of everyone who is watching the road race.
- We Can Bring the Entire Community Together
In addition, the road race is an opportunity to bring the entire community together. We always think carefully about the route we want our racers to take. Even if you cannot participate directly in the road race, you can still volunteer to provide food and beverages to those who are running the course. We also love seeing plenty of signs come out to show their support for the runners who are participating. We want to make sure our route exposes the entire community to the road race. That way, everyone will have the opportunity to come out and show their support for the local runners.
- People Of All Ages Can Participate
Another major benefit of holding a road race is that people of all ages can participate. For example, we regularly have children who decide to participate in the race. There are also local middle school and high school children who run cross-country and track who want to sign up for the race. We even have some people who have reached retirement age who have kept themselves in shape and want to participate. Therefore, this is a great way to encourage inclusivity when it comes to road races.
- We Can Help Those in Need
Of course, one of the biggest benefits of holding a road race is that this is an opportunity for us to help those in need. Right now, the healthcare system needs us more than ever. Our healthcare workers are heroes, and they are doing everything they can to help individuals and families who are suffering from a wide variety of injuries and illnesses. We need to provide our healthcare workers with the tools they need to help our neighbors. Therefore, holding a road race is a great opportunity for us to raise the money that we can use to provide better resources to our healthcare professionals.
Consider Signing Up for the North Texas Medical Center Halloween Hustle
These are just a few of the many benefits of holding a road race for charity at the North Texas Medical Center. If you are looking for an experienced healthcare professional who can help you, then look no further than North Texas Medical Center. Our doctors, nurses, and healthcare heroes are here to help you with all of your medical needs. We have appointments available, so reach out to us to learn more. Contact us today to make an appointment with a member of our team. It would be our honor to assist you.