Thirty people registered to run or walk the two mile stretch, each one paying $25. The money will go to support youth programming and a food pantry.
The salvation army said its shelves are empty as we approach the holidays.
"Honest, it's pretty bare. The need is amazing. I've only been here since mid august and I've been surprised at how many seniors depend on our food pantry. And are here every months as soon as they're able to come," said Major Donna Miller.
The plan is to make the Red Kettle Run an annual event; next year it's going to be a 5K.