Candlelighters Race for our Kids Benefits Kids with Cancer – Sept. 14 Event

The annual Candlelighters 5K & 1 Mile Race for our Kids with Chet Buchanan returns to Mountain’s Edge on Saturday, Sept. 14.The annual Candlelighters 5K & 1 Mile Race for our Kids with Chet Buchanan returns to Mountain’s Edge on Saturday, Sept. 14. The race and walk will begin and end at the community’s Exploration Park with the courses weaving through the master plan. In addition, there will be food and refreshments, and activities including raffle prizes, children’s play area, children’s art, bone marrow drive, Boot Camp Las Vegas 5K plus-obstacle course, awards ceremony, and booth and exhibitors.

Now in its 23rd year, the Race for our Kids helps raise critically needed funds to support children with cancer and their families and generate awareness of childhood cancer’s impact in the community. With this goal in mind, families, friends, businesses and co-workers are encouraged to participate by organizing, joining or donating to a team or race or walk participant.  Pets are welcome but must be on a leash.

The event is organized by the nonprofit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada.

Key race day times are:  6:30 a.m. – check-in, 7:30 a.m. – opening ceremonies, 8 a.m. – 5K run,  8:15 a.m. – 5K walk, and 8:30 a.m. – one mile stroll. Other activities follow until 11:30 a.m.

To participate, costs are:  $25 teams (10 members or more), $30 individual adults, $20 seniors,

$15 children (ages 3-12 years old), free for childhood cancer survivors and children under 3 years old, and $40 race day registration.

Mountain’s Edge is located at 9275 So. Buffalo Drive (Buffalo and Blue Diamond Road intersection). Exploration Park is just south of the Mountain’s Edge entrance.

Online and team registration closes at midnight on Sept. 3, but individual registration will continue until 7:30 a.m. on race day. For registration details and information, visit www.candlelightersnv.org or call 702/737-1919.

Event sponsors include: Mountain’s Edge, Centennial Toyota, 8 News Now, Las Vegas Review Journal, CBS Radio, 98.5 KLUC, Lamar Outdoor, MYVEGAS Magazine, Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, Credit One Bank, Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, Southern Fidelity Mortgage, CMC Rebar, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care, ReNu Oil, Republic Services, Shuffle Master, Outback Steakhouse, NMR Staging & Events, Be the Match, Dunkin’ Donuts, Fresh & Easy, Beach Hut Deli, Brandhaus, Wheels in Motion, Xtreme Timing, Real Water, Xyience, Boot Camp Las Vegas, Stage House, Southwest Gas and Purdue Marion & Associates.

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