The Salvation Army of Broward County on Saturday, July 22, as we come together to combat poverty and homelessness in South Florida. The sixth annual Kettle Krush 5K, held at Markham Park in Sunrise, promises to be a holiday-themed event that welcomes participants of all ages and encourages teams to take part. We are delighted to announce that WPLG Local 10’s Roy Ramos will be returning as our special guest host. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of families in need by registering now.
Over the past five years, our event has seen over 500 participants raise awareness and funds to tackle homelessness and hunger in South Florida. The funds we raise provide vital resources to impoverished families, enabling them to break the cycle of poverty and achieve financial stability. With over 50,000 residents of Broward County relying on our services each year, it is the community’s support, including individuals, groups, and businesses, that fuels our mission, accounting for more than 70% of our funding.
The Kettle Krush 5K derives its name from our iconic Red Kettles, which are manned during the holiday season to collect donations for families in need. Each year, The Salvation Army raises hundreds of thousands of dollars and distributes over 7,000 gifts to families living below the poverty line in Broward County.
The racecourse at Markham Park is officially sanctioned by the USATF, and AccuChipUSA, Inc. will provide professional timing for the race. We encourage participants to embrace the holiday spirit by dressing up in festive attire and bringing their pets decked out in their finest. Awards will be presented to the top three runners, various age groups, and those with the most creatively wacky holiday outfits for both themselves and their pets. Our event caters to all ages and will feature a kids’ zone with art, crafts, and a bounce house.
To secure your spot, take advantage of our early registration fees: $10 for children up to 9 years old, $25 for students aged 10 to 17 and seniors aged 60 and above, and $30 for registrants aged 18 and over.
Team registration is available at $25 per person for teams of five or more. As a token of our appreciation, each registrant will receive a complimentary commemorative race t-shirt. Additionally, participants in the Kettle Krush 5K will enjoy waived entry fees for Markham Park, and parking will be provided free of charge, conveniently located across from the Runner’s Pavilion area.
For more information or to pledge additional monetary and/or sponsorship support, please contact Robert Beasley at (954) 712-2480 or email [email protected].