The 5k walk/run is in loving memory of Carter Lee Kerns, son of Alyssa and Ed Kerns. Carter died in a tragic accident the day before his first birthday. Determined to bring good from tragedy, his parents founded the Carter Lee Kerns Memorial Fund, a permanent endowment fund established at the Martin County Community Foundation. Annual payouts from this fund will go to support non-profit organizations that work to enhance the lives of children and families in Martin County, IN. All race proceeds will go to the Carter Lee Kerns Memorial Fund held and administered by the Community Foundation Partnership Inc. on behalf of the Martin County Community Foundation.
The year, you will have the opportunity to honor your own loved ones by adding their names to our 2018 race shirt. As you go through the registration screens, more details will be shared about how to do that and what the shirt will look like.
We are happy to announce that this year, a portion of the race fees ($1.00 per adult registration and $0.50 per child registration) will be donated to the Martin County Humane Society. The Humane Society is a 100% volunteer organization and prides itself on being a no-kill animal shelter. They will have a booth at the Family Fun Day. Stop by and learn more about the shelter and the great work they are doing!
We are proud to be part of the 2nd annual Family Fun Day. We are happy to be partnering with the Martin County Humane Society, West Boggs Park and the Cops and Kids program. The 5K will kick off an afternoon of fun. There will be a bounce house, free lunch, pet adoption information, and law enforcement officers and K-9 demonstrations. This event will occur rain or shine. Plan to come out and enjoy activities for every age!
Thanks to the generosity of West Boggs Park, the gate fee will be waived for everyone on May 19th. So, come on out and enjoy a wonderful family day!