Join WPLG Local 10 Reporter Roy Ramos for Fifth Anniversary Event to “Krush” Poverty and Homelessness in South Florida
The countdown is on to register for The Salvation Army of Broward County’s fifth anniversary Kettle Krush 5K! Join guest host WPLG Local 10 Reporter Roy Ramos, Florida Panthers special guests and more to make pre-Christmas noise while you run, walk or roll to “krush” poverty and homelessness in South Florida. An option for those (both in the region and beyond) who wish to participate virtually at home is also available. This all-ages event is designed to raise awareness and funds for families in need.
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.
For the past four years, nearly 400 participants have raised awareness and funds to “krush” homelessness and hunger in South Florida. The funds raised support the work of The Salvation Army of Broward County, which provides essential resources for community members in need 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.
WHEN: Saturday, July 23, at 7 a.m.
WHERE: Markham Park, 16001 West State Road 84 Sunrise, FL 33326
COST: Register at https://bit.ly/KettleKrush5K2022
$15 for kids (ages up to 9)
$30 for students (10 – 17) and seniors (60+)
$30 Teams of 5 or more
$35 for adults (18 and over).