Run Project Kicks Off 2023 Footraces With Flapjacks and $50,000 Fundraising Goal

December 7, 2022

Hotcake Hustle 10K will be the first of nine DFW running events, fundraising for seven local nonprofits

PLANO, Texas /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – With the return of the Hotcake Hustle 10K, 5K, and fun run, Run Project has announced their fundraising goals for 2023. The locally-owned and produced race series raises money for seven local charities through its nine running events in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. After raising more than $30,000 this past year, Run Project is running toward a $50,000 goal in 2023.

The Hotcake Hustle will be the first Run Project race of the year. Participants will be treated to a scenic course through the Plano Oak Point Nature Preserve, followed by an after-party with hotcakes, coffee, hot chocolate, and ice-cold beer. The run raises funds for the Plano-based nonprofit Animal Rescue Crusaders of Texas. Registration is open for all distances.

“Our runners flip over fun themes and great causes – and the Hotcake Hustle provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy both right here in Plano,” said Run Project Owner and Fort Worth native Tanna Wood. “As we look ahead to smashing our fundraising records in 2023, it’s important that local runners and walkers know that participating in a Run Project event means you’re giving back to their local community. We hope the Hotcake Hustle is the first of many finish lines that locals and visitors will cross with us!”

The race begins at 8 a.m. in Plano’s largest park. Finishers of all distances will receive a syrup-shaped medal and a flapjack-adorned long-sleeve shirt. Alongside food and drink, the post-race party will feature music from DJ Dame, a pancake eating contest, and an awards ceremony. Event photos are free and shared on Run Project’s Facebook page.

Race beneficiary Animal Rescue Crusaders of Texas is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) all-volunteer animal rescue and adoption organization. Their mission is to rescue and find homes for at-risk cats, providing them with veterinary care, foster homes, and the opportunity to find forever homes through adoption. The group actively promotes animal welfare and the prevention of cruelty to animals. They also educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering and assist local TNR (trap, neuter, return) projects for feral colonies.

The Hotcake Hustle is one of nine races held by the Run Project across North Texas. The events attract thousands of runners from across the metroplex, the state, and the nation, and raised tens of thousands of dollars for local charities.

For more information about the Hotcake Hustle and the Run Project race series, visit www.RunProject.org and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


Run Project is Texas’ and the southwest’s premier race series. Run Project represents the top 2% of running events that are locally owned and operated in the Texas area. They are part of the Racing Systems, Inc family of brands. The brand is authentically local and globally minded, creating world-class, locally-owned events that benefit causes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. For more information about Run Project, visit www.RunProject.org and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.