The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Kettle Krush 5K at Markham Park
Save the date of Saturday, July 22, to help The Salvation Army of Broward County “krush” poverty and homelessness in South Florida! Advance registration is open to walk, run and roll in The Salvation Army of Broward County’s sixth annual holiday-themed Kettle Krush 5K at Markham Park (16001 West State Road 84) in Sunrise) featuring returning special guest host WPLG Local 10’s Roy Ramos. The all-ages and team-encouraged event is designed to raise awareness and funds for families in need. Register at https://bit.ly/KettleKrush5K2023.
For the past five years, over 500 participants have raised awareness and funds to “krush” homelessness and hunger in South Florida. The funds raised provide essential resources for impoverished families to get out of poverty and become financially stable. The Salvation Army serves over 50,000 Broward County residents, every year, and more than 70% of its funding comes directly from the community – individuals, groups and businesses.
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. Each holiday season, The Salvation Army raises hundreds of thousands of dollars and distributes more than 7,000 gifts to families below the poverty line in Broward County.
The racecourse at Markham Park is sanctioned by the USATF, and the race will be timed by AccuChipUSA, Inc. Participants are encouraged to dress in holiday and Christmas attire and bring their festively adorned pets. Awards will be given to runners in “Top 3” categories, age groups and for the wackiest holiday attire for both themselves and their pets. The all-ages event will also include a kids’ zone with art, crafts and a bounce house.
Early registration fees are $10 for kids (ages up to 9), $25 for students (ages 10 – 17) and for seniors (60+) and $30 for registrants (18 and over). Team registration is $25 per person for teams of five or more. A free commemorative race t-shirt will be given to all registrants. Markham Park entry fee also will be waived for all Kettle Krush 5K participants. Parking will be complimentary and available directly across from the Runner’s Pavilion area.
The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Kettle Krush 5K is sponsored by Humana, FPL, Edd Helms Group and JM Family Enterprises (Gold sponsors) and MaPo Builders (Silver sponsor). Additional sponsors include Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center, Wawa, Profile by Sanford, Costco, Care Plus Health Plans, Visionary Philanthropic Consulting, Curt Nichols, and Dom and Sharon Pino (Bronze sponsors). Community partner sponsors are WPLG Local 10 and the Florida Panthers. In-kind support is provided by Trader Joe’s, ACME Barricades, Bimbo Bakeries, Fast Printz, Rowdy Energy, Tropical Vend Company, F45 Training Sunrise, and ChenMed.
For more information or to pledge additional monetary and/or sponsorship support, please contact Robert Beasley at (954) 712-2480 or email Robert.Beasley@uss.salvationarmy.org.