About Us

The Hero Hustle Sprint Triathlon was created to raise money to help support the individuals of the Delaware County police, fire, and ambulance departments. With budgets getting tighter every year and equipment getting more expensive, it is more important than ever for people to do their best to support their local communities. This is our way of giving back to the people that are always there to save, serve and protect us.

History

9 Years of Racing History

How We Got Started

In 2015, a group of individuals began talking about hosting a triathlon locally. Paired with the idea of raising funds for Delaware County fire, law enforcement, and ambulance departments, the Hero Hustle was born. The first race was hosted in 2016 with 146 participants.

Our First Race

In 2016 our first race was held raising $2,700 for local emergency service departments. The Hero Hustle Sprint Triathlon is known for it’s quality race with over 100 volunteers and hundreds more people cheering on the participants.

$66,000 Donated

To date, since 2016 the we have raised $66,000, which has been donated back to our Delaware County fire departments, law enforcement, and emergency medical services.

Recipients 

2023 Recipients

$7,000 was donated to the Delaware County EMS. 

$7,000 was donated to the Delaware County Fire Association. 

The Earlville Fire Department emerged as the top team in Delaware County for fire, emergency services, and law enforcement, earning a $500 prize for their department.

Kaleb Payne secured the 1st Place Individual title in the Delaware County fire, emergency services, and law enforcement departments, earning a $500 prize for RMC Ambulance.

2022 Recipients

 

 

A total of $11,000 was awarded to the Delaware County EMS. 

 

2021 Recipients

2020 Recipients

2019 Recipients

2021 Recipients

Each Fire Department was awarded a total of $900.

Colesburg, Delaware, Delhi, Dundee, Dyersville, Earlville, Edgewood, Greeley, Hopkinton, Manchester, Masonville, & Ryan Fire Departments.

2020 Recipients

Delaware County EMS was awarded $8,000.

2019 Recipients

Julie Kemp accepted a $3,000 check on behalf of Delaware County EMS for EMT training expenses. 

Manchester Police Chief, Jim Hauschild, accepted a $3,000 check for the Manchester Police Department’s equipment upgrades.

Each Fire Department was awarded a total of $900.

Colesburg, Delaware, Delhi, Dundee, Dyersville, Earlville, Edgewood, Greeley, Hopkinton, Manchester, Masonville, & Ryan Fire Departments. 

 

Delaware County EMS was awarded $8,000.

 

Julie Kemp accepted a $3,000 check on behalf of Delaware County EMS for EMT training expenses. 

Manchester Police Chief, Jim Hauschild, accepted a $3,000 check for the Manchester Police Department’s equipment upgrades.

 

 

 

2018 Recipients

2017 Recipients

2016 Recipients

2018 Recipients

Ed Tibbot from the Manchester Fire Department accepted the check for the Delaware County Fire Association.

Julie Kemp from Hopkinton EMS accepted on behalf of Delaware County EMS.

2017 Recipients

$2,300 was awarded to Delaware County EMS.

2016 Recipients

Delaware County E911 was awarded $2,700.

Ed Tibbot from the Manchester Fire Department accepted the check for the Delaware County Fire Association.

Julie Kemp from Hopkinton EMS accepted on behalf of Delaware County EMS.

 

 

$2,300 was awarded to Delaware County EMS.

 

Delaware County E911 was awarded $2,700.

 

 

 

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Get ready to lace up your running shoes! Our annual race is just around the corner, and we want you to be a part of it. Register for our race today and join us for a day of fun, fitness, and making a difference.