HUDSON — The Chicken Run, Turkey Trot and Ham ‘N Jam are all events taking place Aug. 3 and 4 in this Stafford County Community. As the names imply, food is involved.
“The whole community kind of helps put it on,” said Darrell Bauer, owner of the Wheatland Cafe. Proceeds go to the Hudson Community Club for improvements the community.
Saturday, Aug. 3, will feature the 2013 Hudson Chicken Ride for bicyclists and Hudson Turkey Trot for runners and walkers. Entry forms for both events are available online at hudsonkansas.org.
For the Chicken Ride, registration opens at 6:30 a.m. at Main Street Park. The ride starts at 7 a.m. with 26- and 56-mile routes. The $25 entry fee includes a fried chicken dinner. T-shirts are available for $15. For more information contact Peggy Bauer, 620-458-4945; Shannon Bauer, 458-3161; or Gloria Siefkes, 282-0420.
The Turkey Trot is a two-mile walk or a 5K run (3.2 miles). Registration is at 7:30 a.m. at Hudson Community Hall. The walk/run starts at 8 a.m. Cost is $5, or $15 with a chicken dinner. Preregister online or contact Janell Foote, 620-458-3573.
The Seventh Annual Hudson Ham ‘N Jam features a barbecue meal starting at 5 p.m. at the Community Hall for $8, with food prepared by the Wheatland Cafe. That will be followed by music in the park, starting at 6 p.m. “Jammers” are welcome to show up with musical instruments.
Hudson is an unincorporated city with a population of 129, but the Hudson Community Club actively organizes several projects. Other seasonal events include the fall Turnip Festival and the Old Fashioned Christmas.
As for the August events, Hudson is on the Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway, making it a great location for a bicycle ride. “We had 140 riders last year,” Darrell Bauer said.