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Mountain's Edge

‘Race for Our Kids’ with Chet Buchanan

September 15th, 2011

The finish line at last year's Candlelighter's 'Race for our Kids.'

On Saturday, the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada and Chet Buchanan will host the 21st Annual “Race for our Kids.” The 5K race and walk and one mile stroll will begin and finish at Exploration Park at Mountain’s Edge, and the course will weave its way throughout the community.

Last year, the race and walk attracted many supporters, and raised more than $120,000 to benefit:

• Children with cancer
• Survivors of childhood cancer
• Parents of children with cancer
• Bereaved families

This year’s race will feature a new component – a military-style obstacle course available for 5K racers after their run. At check-in 5K participants will be given the option to add the obstacle course. If they choose to participate, they will be given a camouflaged-colored wrist band and directed to the obstacle site after crossing the 5K finish line. The course will include a military wall, rope climb, army crawl, pulling tires exercise and calisthenics. Separate awards will be presented for first, second and third place finishers.

There is no extra charge to participate in the add-on obstacle course; however additional donations to the nonprofit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada are welcome.

If you haven’t signed up, but want to participate, it’s not too late! Race day registration is $40 per person between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. at Exploration Park. There is an additional $5 for timed runners, and childhood cancer survivors and children under 3 years old are free. There is no charge for non-race and non-walk attendees. Leashed pets are welcome.

So once again come join us out at Mountain’s Edge because kids can’t fight cancer alone! Donations help Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada serve 100 families monthly, and as many as 600 families throughout the year by providing programs for: patient advocacy, emergency assistance, medical expenses, family counseling, and support groups.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011
6:30 am Check-in
7:30 am Opening Ceremonies
8:00 am 5K Runners Start
8:15 am 5K Walk Start
8:30 am 1 Mile Stroll Start

WHERE: Exploration Park at Mountain’s Edge
9275 South Buffalo Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89178
The park is just south of the community’s main entrance.

For more information, please visit, or call (702) 737-1919

Participants in last year's 'Race for our Kids' approaching the finish line.

The start line at the 2010 'Race for our Kids.'

A special guests greets participants at last year's 'Race for our Kids.'