By Kaleigh Coots, Diabetic Care Admin Assistant

The Harvest Hustle 5K, hosted by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Diabetes Program each year, promotes diabetes awareness in our community. As many may know, diabetes is a chronic disease effecting many Native Americans. The Harvest Hustle was created to help educate people on this devastating illness and promote health and awareness. The more we know, the better we can take precautions in preventing diabetes. There will be literature available as well as diabetes program staff that are able to answer questions the morning of the race.

We have been hosting the run for five years now, and we like to think it gets better as the years pass. This year, we will be having a photo booth as well as a yummy hot cocoa bar that participants can enjoy before or after the race.

The event will be held at the FireLake Wellness Center on Nov. 2, 2019. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m., and the race will start at 8 a.m. The crisp air on this November morning can be a little chilly, so prepare to pack some warm clothes as you set out on your run/walk. The Harvest Hustle 5K shirts are available to all participants who sign up by Oct. 11, 2019.

This event is free and open to the public. You may register online at or in person at the FireLake Wellness Center. Registration will be open until the morning of the race, but participants who do not pre-register are not guaranteed a shirt. We welcome you to join the fun! Please contact Kaleigh Coots at 405-395-9304 ext. 3383 if you have questions.