While The Salvation Army’s 5th annual Kettle Krush 5K run/walk is in a “different season” than Christmas, the purpose is for the “same reason.” Through this event, The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary helps The Salvation Army raise awareness for and to “krush” poverty, homelessness, and sex trafficking in our area, and support veterans and youth enrichment.

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. Running strollers are welcome, but we do ask that you start toward the back of the race. No dogs, please.


Race Date: May 18, 2019

Location: Start and finish: Piedmont Park (400 Park Dr., Atlanta, Georgia)

Race Start Time: 8 a.m.

Packet Pick-up

  • May 16, 4-8 p.m. Big Peach Running Company, 800 Peachtree St., Suites B&C, Atlanta (Midtown between 5th          and 6th streets)
  • May 17, 4-8 p.m. Big Peach Running Co., 1062 Johnson Ferry Rd., Suite C, Marietta
  • 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. Please allow ample time to park and walk to race start.

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.

Awards for first overall M/F and Masters M/F runners and top three M/F runners in 16 age brackets.

Team prizes
Prizes will also be awarded to the individual/corporate teams (those with 10 or more participants are eligible) with the most number of entrants. Learn more about team registration at http://kettlekrush5k.itsyourrace.com/.

Post-race festivities
Stay after the race to celebrate your finish with fellow runners/walkers and enjoy the awards ceremony at 9 a.m. Post-race goodies and music will be provided.


Race Fees

5K – $25 (received in the mail by 5/15)

$25 (online through 11:59 pm on 5/16)

5K phantom runner – $25 (no shirt) and $30 (with shirt)

5K – $30 (after dates above through race day)

All race fees are non-refundable

Ways to register

Online: http://kettlekrush5k.itsyourrace.com/ through 11:59 pm on 5/16

Mail-in: Completed application with check payable to The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary to: Kettle Krush c/o PPR, P.O. Box 81777, Atlanta, GA 30366 (received by 5/15)

Click Here to Download Registration Form as PDF

Late registration:

May 16, 4-8 p.m., Big Peach Running Co., 800 Peachtree St. NE, Suite B&C, Atlanta

May 17, 4-8 p.m. at Big Peach Running Co., 1062 Johnson Ferry Rd., Suite C, Marietta

Race day at Piedmont Park (7-7:45 a.m.)

Phantom runner
Can’t make it to the event on race day or would like to support the event without leaving your home or having to sweat for your race shirt? You can still register online at http://kettlekrush5k.itsyourrace.com/ through 5/16 at 11:59 p.m. Cost is $25 (with no shirt) and $30 (with shirt).

Team registration
Got a group of friends, family members, work peers, or schoolmates that would enjoy some physical activity with a group to support a good cause? If so, get a team of 10 or more together. The individual/corporate teams with the most runners will earn special prizes.

We can use your help! The time requirement is minimal on race day and all volunteers will receive a 2019 Kettle Krush short-sleeve T-shirt. Volunteers can also enjoy the post-race food and festivities. Individuals or groups of volunteers are welcome!

Contact us at pmcummings@bellsouth.net for more information or to sign up.


Sponsorship opportunities
This race wouldn’t be possible without the support of our awesome sponsors! (link to sponsorship op form) Sponsorships for in-kind donations and post-race vendors are also available.

If you would like to simply make a financial contribution, your donation is always welcome. Please make your check payable to The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary and write Kettle Krush on the bottom “for” line of your check and mail to Kettle Krush c/o PPR, P.O. Box 81777, Atlanta, GA 30366. Please contact dgmenear@gmail.com or cindy.theiler1@gmail for more information.

For more information about this event, please contact dgmenear@gmail.com.