Kettle Krush 5K Is On Track For Saturday, July 25, At Markham Park

Run for a reason at The Salvation Army of Broward County’s third annual Kettle Krush 5K set for Saturday, July 25, from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m., at Markham Park (16001 W. State Rd. 84 in Sunrise). This annual “Christmas in July” summer fun run is a family event designed to raise money and awareness to “krush” poverty and homelessness in Broward County. The racecourse will be timed by AccuChipUSA, Inc. and awards will be given to runners within the “top 3” categories and age groups. A FREE race t-shirt will be given to all registrants.

“Now is a great time to dust off those running shoes to train and safely get some fresh air while most of us are under homestay orders,” said Major Stephen Long, area commander for The Salvation Army of Broward County. “We hope to see a downturn in the COVID-19 progress that will allow our individual runners and corporate teams to, once again, embrace each other in unity and support for our area impoverished. The Salvation Army of Broward County is proud to be on the frontlines and we’ll diligently continue to ‘Fight for Good’ to reach underserved Broward residents.”

The race is named after The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettles which are staffed during the holidays to collect funds for families in need. Last year, The Salvation Army of Broward County raised $213,205 in just five short weeks in November and December. In addition to the Kettle Krush 5K and the holiday Red Kettle program, The Salvation Army of Broward County feeds hundreds of families through its annual free Thanksgiving meal initiative in partnership with The Cheesecake Factory, and distributes over 8,000 gifts to over 2,100 children though its Angel Trees and Holiday Toy Shop.

Advance registration fees for the Kettle Krush 5K are $10 for kids ages 2 – 8 (100 m – Kid’s Fun Run), $20 per participant 18 and under and $25 for registrants 19 and over. A month prior to the event, prices will increase. Individuals and teams can sign-up at

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please call Alyse Gossman at (954) 712-2431 or email [email protected].

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to “meeting human needs without discrimination.” Since 1926, The Salvation Army has been active in Broward County serving thousands of our most needy community members. Today, it offers a number of vital programs including its Economic Stability Program, the Open Door Project emergency shelter, a food pantry, transitional family housing, New Beginnings for pregnant homeless women and disaster services. For more information, visit or call (954) 524-6991.