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Fustercluck at Temecula’s Vail Lake Resort Brings Madness, Hillbilly Mayhem for Veterans of Foreign Wars Charity

Fustercluck at Vail Lake Resort Temecula CA (c) Crispin Courtenay

In the age of CosPlay and 5k races every weekend, runners are finding their fun through adventure races—and Fustercluck at Vail Lake Resort is one of the craziest you’ll ever witness.

A star spangled beginning to Fustercluck at Vail Lake Resort in Temecula, Ca in the blowing Santa Ana Winds (c) Crispin Courtenay

The 5k adventure race, Fustercluck, was on Saturday October 5, 2013 at Vail Lake Resort Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

All were welcome—whether walkers, runners, young, old, hillbilly or not. By the time all left, windburned, sunburned, or red-bellied, all were Rednecks by association.

Hill Billies ahead at Fustercluck Adventure Race Temecula, Ca (c) Crispin Courtenay

Surviving Hillbilly Hunters, a challenging course around the lake had runners evading kidnappers (all in good fun, heading for chicken wire “prisons”).

Vail Lake Resort the perfect Hillbilly hunting location for Fustercluck Adventure Race (c) Crispin Courtenay

The only way to avoid Hillbilly Hunters was to dress like them to “throw off the scent.”

If you’re chased by a hillbilly in the kidnapping zone you just might be at Fustercluck in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

More Hillbillies came out of hiding at Temecula’s Vail Lake Fustercluck (c) Crispin Courtenay

In the event of kidnapping, which took place in the kidnapping zone which runners could choose to enter or avoid, the Hillbilly Hunters chased runners like deer, and rounded up to abide by Hillbilly Laws.

Costumed 5k adventure Runners at Fustercluck Vail Lake Resort in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Santa Ana Windy Day at Vail Lake Resort’s Fustercluck (c) Crispin Courtenay

Kidnapped at Fustercluck Vail Lake Resort adventure race (c) Crispin Courtenay

Hillbilly runners threw off the scent of their kidnappers at Fustercluck Vail Lake Resort Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Teams coming in at Fustercluck’s end of race by Vail Lake Resort Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Self Proclaimed Trailer Trash at Fustercluck Vail Lake Resort Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Kidnapped victims waiting to be sprung from Hillbilly jail at Fustercluck in Temecula Vail Lake Resort (c) Crispin Courtenay

After the race the beer kegs flowed, wind blew, and hillbilly games commenced at Fustercluck (c) Crispin Courtenay

Back at the main stage, all were invited to participate in the insane Redneck Games including Hubcap hurling, Billy Bowlin’, White Trash Beer Pong, Hillbilly Hay Bale Toss, Mud Belly Flop Competitions, Redneck Horseshoes (yes, those are toilet seats), and the Miss ‘Murrica Contest. In this event, the Most Redneckest received a Redneck Recliner, complete with camo upholstery, back massager, roll bar speaker system with lights, truck bed, hot girl mud flaps, antlers, a cooler, remote control holder, and more.

Hillbilly games at Fustercluck included toilet seat horse shoes

Cheering on the Hillbilly gamers at Fustercluck Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Mud Belly Flop contest took all kinds of splats at Fustercluck (c) Crispin Courtenay

Billy Mud Belly Flop Contest at Fustercluck (c) Crispin Courtenay

Dousing all fans at Fustercluck (c) Crispin Courtenay

With music by Rednex band—of the “Cotton Eye Joe” worldwide hit, the soundtrack of the day included DJ spun classic country, and Southern Rock, and Bluegrass hits throughout the day.

This hoedown wouldn’t have been complete without beer kegs, hillbilly grub, and countless emcee tomfoolery.

All for a good cause, Fustercluck teamed up with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Foundation, which received a portion of every ticket sold.

Vendors such as Gold’s Gym on hand at Fustercluck event (c) Crispin Courtenay

Unleash your inner redneck next year at Fustercluck Vail Lake Resort (c) Crispin Courtenay

Come back and see us next year, y’all at Fustercluck (c) Crispin Courtenay

For more information, visit: Vail Lake Resort
38000 Highway 79, Temecula CA 92592

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About Ashley Ludwig

Ashley Ludwig is an Editor for Patch News, Orange County and Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational romantic suspense author.

5 comments on “Fustercluck at Temecula’s Vail Lake Resort Brings Madness, Hillbilly Mayhem for Veterans of Foreign Wars Charity

  1. Anonymous
    October 8, 2013

    Looks amazzzzzzzing Niall and very well run and professional,the blue skies and the palm trees blowing in the wind,like something from a movie!!! Well done you and Kelly,are u back at your own ranch?? Congratulations,how would I get these on to Fasebook?


  2. Laura Thomas
    October 8, 2013

    How did I miss this???? I want to dress as a hillbilly!! Plus, I RULE at bellyflops. DANG IT!!! Next time. What a blast. And the pics are amazing!!!


    • Ashley Ludwig
      October 8, 2013

      Adventure races are all the rage now… Certainly had a great turn out! Several Zombie Runs coming in October!


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