While The Salvation Army’s 4th annual Kettle Krush 5K run/walk and new 1-mile Fun Run is in a “different season” than Christmas, the purpose is for the “same reason.” Through this event, The Salvation Army and its Women’s Auxiliary are partnering to help raise awareness for and to “krush” poverty, homelessness, sex trafficking in our area and assist veterans.
What is better than beautiful springtime in Atlanta? Enjoying a fun 5K race/walk that winds through the City of Atlanta’s scenic Piedmont Park on roads without vehicle traffic! Runners and walkers will start and finish in the same location.
In addition, new for this year is a 1-mile fun run that is open to both runners and walkers.
Running strollers are welcome in both races, though we do ask that you start toward the back of the race. Dogs **are not** permitted on the course with runners or walkers.
May 17, 4-8 p.m. Big Peach Running Company, 800 Peachtree St., Suites B&C, Atlanta (Midtown between 5th and 6th streets), free parking available
Race day – Piedmont Park (from 7-7:45 a.m.)
Piedmont Park is surrounded by Piedmont Avenue, Monroe Drive and 10th Street. Visitors can enter from multiple entry points such as the 12th or 14th Street gates off Piedmont Avenue, or the Charles Allen Gate off 10th Street. A popular way to get to the park is the Atlanta Beltline that comes into the north end of the park near the Piedmont Commons, and into the south end at the intersection of 10th Street and Monroe Drive.
Parking is available in the parking garage shared by Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Address to Parking Garage: 1320 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30306.
The garage is off Monroe Drive on Worchester Drive, or visitors can enter off Piedmont Avenue at the Atlanta Botanical Garden entrance. The park is accessed from the lowest floor.
Off street parking is also available on the surrounding streets.
The top male and female overall and top male and female masters (40+) winners in the 5K, and the top male and female finishers (ages 12 & under) in the 1-mile Fun Run will all receive special prizes. Each of these winners will receive an annual family membership (valued at $109) to the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Top three male and female finishers in 12 age groups in the 5K will also receive medals. Top three male and female finishers in the 1-mile fun run also will receive medals. In addition, all finishers in the Fun Run will receive ribbons.
Prizes will also be awarded to the school and individual/company teams (those with 10 or more participants are eligible) with the most number of entrants. Learn more about team registration at www.active.com
Stay after the race to celebrate your finish with fellow runners/walkers and enjoy the awards ceremony at 9:15 a.m. Post-race goodies and music will be provided.
Can’t make it to the race, but want to support the event? You can still register online, or mail in a completed application and your check (must be postmarked by May 8, 2018).
Got a group of friends, family members, work peers, or schoolmates who would enjoy some physical activity with a group and/or not even run and still support a good cause? If so, get a team of 10 or more together. The teams with the most runners will win special prizes!
WAYS TO REGISTER
Online: www.active.com through 11:59 PM on 5/15/18
Mail: Mail your completed application and check to: Orion Racing, 825 Jameson Rd, Ste. 523 Marietta, GA 30066 (please make check payable to The Salvation Army)
Late registration: May 17, 4-8 PM, Big Peach Running Co., 800 Peachtree St. NE, Suite B&C Atlanta, GA
You can also register on race day at Piedmont Park between 7-7:45 AM
By Mail (Postmarked by 5/8/18):
5K: $25, 1-mile Fun Run: $15
Online (Through 5/15/18 at 11:59 p.m.):
5K Phantom Runner: $25 (including phantom runner)
1-mile Fun Run: $15
Late/Race Day Registration
1-mile fun run: $15
All fees are non-refundable
Piedmont Park SAGE Parking Deck Directions
Coming from the north of Midtown on I-75 southbound: Take EXIT 250 (10th St., 14th St. & 16th St.) 0.4mi • Stay left on ramp toward 14th/10th St. 0.6mi • Turn LEFT onto 10th St -travel east until 10th ends at Monroe Dr. 1.3mi • Turn LEFT at MONROE DR- travel to the 3rd traffic light 0.6mi • Turn LEFT into the SAGE parking facility that serves Piedmont Park.
Coming from North of Midtown on Interstate 85 southbound: Take EXIT 84 (10th St. & 14th St.) • Turn LEFT at 10th- travel east until 10th dead ends at Monroe Dr. 1.3mi • Turn LEFT at MONROE DR- travel to the 3rd traffic light 0.6mi • Turn LEFT into the SAGE parking facility that serves Piedmont Park Coming from North of Midtown on Hwy 400: • Take EXIT for I-85 Southbound where Hwy 400 comes to an end 2.2mi • Take EXIT 84 (10th St. & 14th St.) • Turn LEFT at 10th St.- travel east until 10th dead ends at Monroe Dr. 1.3mi • Turn LEFT at MONROE DR-travel to the 3rd traffic light 0.6mi • Turn LEFT into the SAGE parking facility that serves Piedmont Park.
Coming from South of Midtown on I-75/85 northbound: Take EXIT 250 (10th &14th St.) 0.3mi • Turn RIGHT at 10th- travel east until 10th dead ends at Monroe Dr. 1.3mi• Turn LEFT at MONROE DR-travel to the 3rd traffic light 0.6mi• Turn LEFT at WORCHESTER to SAGE parking facility that serves Piedmont Park.