CROS Ministries 5K Run/Walk Oct. 5 At John Prince Park

CROS Ministries’ second annual #Hustle2EndHunger5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday, Oct. 5 at John Prince Park (4759 S. Congress Ave, Lake Worth).

The 5K is a fundraiser to help support CROS Ministries’ mission of serving the hungry in Palm Beach and Martin counties through community collaborations. Those collaborations include financial and in-kind support from 5K Medal Sponsor, the Florida Sugar Cane League, year-round sponsors Bank of America, Publix Charities, the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation, the Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology, and race event sponsors Greenacres Nissan, Office Depot, Go Solar Power, Gardens Presbyterian Church, Friends of Mark Foley and many more.

Breakfast for participants is being provided by the Christ Fellowship Food Truck and pre-race warm-ups by Orangetheory Fitness of West Palm Beach. A bounce house and playground for kids are onsite.

The event will go on rain or shine, and on-site registration and packet pickup begins at 6 a.m. The run will start at 7 a.m. with a recognition ceremony at 8 a.m. and the walk at 8:15 a.m.

Registration for runners is $40 and includes a T-shirt, chip, bib and medal. The walk is free, but walkers are encouraged to create fundraising pages and collect a minimum of $40 in monetary pledges for their participation, as well as donate a can of tuna or peanut butter.

5K registration is available online at

All proceeds go toward CROS Ministries’ End Hunger programs. The nonprofit has served the hungry in Palm Beach and Martin counties for more than 40 years by distributing food at currently eight CROS Food Pantries; serving and delivering hot meals through the Caring Kitchen; encouraging proper nutrition by providing lunch, a snack and breakfast as needed during summer and winter school breaks through a camp program; and recovering fresh produce that otherwise would go to waste from local farms through a gleaning program.

All programs are provided without regard to race, religion, national origin, marital status, gender, disability, sexual orientation or age. For race, or other information, call (561) 233-9009 or e-mail