Kettle Krush 5k

While the Salvation Army's 1st Annual Kettle Krush 5K and Fun Run is in a "different season" than Christmas,the purpose is for the "same reason."Through this event, The Salvation Army is raising money and awareness to "krush" poverty and to provide the resources that people need to become self-sufficient and productive members of our community.

Thanks to Our Title Sponsors

A special thanks to our Kettle Krush 5k title Sponsors, Smith and Smith Orthodontics and Central Carolina Hospital

Kettle Krush 5k Details

What is better than beautiful springtime in Downtown Sanford? Enjoying a fun 5K run/walk that winds through our downtown streets without vehicle traffic! Runners and walkers will start on Buffalo St. behind First Baptist Church and finish at Depot Park. In addition, there will be a Fun Run open to the younger crowd (ages 5-12). Running strollers are welcome in both races, though we ask that you start toward the back of the race.

Date: April 14, 2018 • 8:00am

Starting Location: Buffalo Street behind First Baptist Church

Packet Pickup: 6:45-7:45am • 202 Summit Dr. Sanford (parking lot across from First Baptist Church and next to BB&T)

Race Fees: Before Mar 1 – $25; On or after Mar 1 – $30 (All fees are non-refundable) **All who register before March 30th will receive a Kettle Krush Tech T-Shirt.

Fun Run (ages 5-12): $10 (All fees are non-refundable)

Virtual 5K (sleep in): $25- Before Mar 1 – $25; On or after Mar 1 – $30 (All fees are non-refundable) **All who register before March 30th will receive a Kettle Krush Tech T-Shirt.

We're looking forward to seeing you! When you sign up you're helping provide hope to your friends and neighbors here in Sanford and the greater Lee County area.

Race Map

Want to Volunteer?

If you're interested in volunteering to help us on race day, we would love for you to join us. Contact us today to let us know you're interested!

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

We are looking for sponsors for our race! Please click below if you're interested in supporting the Kettle Krush 5K and our programs and services to the community.

More Information


Parking will be available at First Presbyterian Church (203 Hawkins Ave. Sanford- use Harper Center entrance on Buffalo St.), First Baptist Church (202 Summit Dr. Sanford) or the Lee County Board of Education (106 Gordon St. Sanford)

After the Race


The top male and female overall 5K winner will receive an etched glass from One Digital.The top male and female masters (40+) winners in the 5K will receive a trophy.In addition, there will be awards for top male and female per each age division.The Fun Run participants will also receive a small token upon completion of the race.

Post-Race Festivities

The Sanford Streetfest will take place beginning at 10am.There will be food trucks, musical bands, crafts, and activities throughout the day.The fun will conclude with fireworks at dark.

Thanks to our Wonderful Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Media Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Clifton W. Paderick, III DDS