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The Hammer It Out Hustle 5K and Fun Run

Sat September 22, 2018 Johns Island, SC US 29455
West Ashley Outboard Motor Club
3450 McLeod Mill Road
Johns Island, SC US 29455
Race Update

We hope this post finds you and your family safe from the effects of Hurricane Florence.  Our friends at SetUp Events, who have helped us plan the event and will be doing the production and timing of the race, live in Wilmington, NC.  As I’m sure most of you are aware, Wilmington was hit hard by hurricane Florence and unfortunately as the surrounding rivers continue to flood, it is only getting worse.  Aside from the destruction they are dealing with around them, they can not get out of Wilmington to make the trip to Charleston.

It is for these reasons we must change gears a little bit.  We will be proceeding with the race as planned but it will not be a timed event. We apologize for the inconvenience but these circumstances are beyond our control.   We value each and every one of you that are willing to support our great cause, to help our friends at MUSC Children’s Health put a stop to pediatric cancer. We don’t make this decision lightly and are working hard to make this a great event for everyone.

On race day we will be collecting storm supplies to send to Wilmington.  If you have storm supplies that you would like to donate please bring them with you Saturday and we will make sure the people in need get them.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Please keep our friends in Wilmington in your thoughts and prayers!

Excited about race day,

The Towne Family


Enjoy some of the most iconic low country scenery of the Charleston area as you run beside the Stono River on the West Ashley Greenway.   If the running doesn't take your breath away, the views will.

After the run, stick around for some family fun.  Shrimp and grits, snow-cones, cotton candy, a bounce house, music and drinks to quench your thirst.

The Hammer It Out Hustle race is a family-focused event that raises money for MUSC Children's Health.

The Hammer It Out Hustle 5k and Fun Run runs in conjunction with the Hammer Out Pediatric Cancer campaign.  Hammer Out Pediatric Cancer was started in 2013 by Chuck and Christine Towne in an effort to give back to MUSC after their son, Chase, went through months of treatments after being diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma at the age of 8 months.  Through the support of the community the Hammer Out Pediatric Cancer campaign as donated thousands of dollars to the Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. The all-volunteer board works passionately in hopes of making a difference with children and families battling cancer.

One hundred percent of profits raised through the Hammer It Out Hustle will be donated directly to MUSC Children's Health.  

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Race Shirt

Guaranteed to all participants that register by midnight August 26th. Participants that register after the 26th will have the option to buy a t-shirt on race day for $10, while supplies last.

Event Details

Packet Pick up

There will be registration available at both packet pickup times.

Friday, September 21st  3:00 - 6:00

All Seasons True Value, 866 Folly Road, James Island, SC 29412

Race morning 7:00 - 8:00

West Ashley Outboard Motor Club, 3450 McLeod Mill Road, Johns Island, SC 29455


Onsite parking is limited and will fill quickly. Please carpool. We encourage you to park at Gilligan’s Seafood (160 Main Road Johns Island, SC 29455) to avoid being turned around at the race site.  We will shuttle you to the start/finish area from there. Don’t worry if you have a stroller, we will have room for those, as well. Please park in the gravel lot in the rear of Gilligan’s parking lot.


The Fun Run will start at 8:30 followed by the 5k at 9:00.

As you all are aware, we are unable to time this event, but we are going to do our best to give awards for the top 3 overall as well as the top 3 males and females in the following age groups;

10 and under, 11 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 +

After Party

Please stick around for the after party. We will have a bounce house, shrimp and grits, Pelican’s Snoballs, cotton candy, beer and mimosas.Your race bib will have a food ticket and a drink ticket attached. You may redeem each for a food and drink item of your choice. You will also be able to purchase additional food and drinks, if you like (all proceeds from food and drink sales will also be donated to MUSC Children’s Health).

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