My toddlers and I “Krushed It” over the weekend in a 1k fun run:the Kettle Krush 2015 event. Last year we did it for the first time, so it was a must to return this year. I am by no means a runner. As a matter of fact, I have a ton of friends who’ve taken up running and do these runs as their favorite weekend activities and I have always maintained that I can support them, but I am better suited for cheering them on along the course and greeting them at the finish line.
But a 1k “fun run” was no problem! What I really like about this race, besides the short distance, is that it takes place at a (minor league) ballpark not far from our home, Harbor Park. The course takes racers through the parking lot before eventually, entering at field level and crossing the finish line at home base.
Another fun novelty for this run is that since the event benefits the Salvation Army, its name “Kettle Krush” is meant to bring awareness to the fact that the organization needs community support all year long. The runners are given a little bag with quarters at the halfway mark to then drop in the red kettle when they finish the race. My boys absolutely love that part. It is kind of a distraction though because when they first get the coins, they think they’re done and so I had to open their bag of quarters to let them actually hold them as they ran!
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