Neon Night Fun Run for childhood cancer is set for Saturday, September 22nd. Hundreds of people will flood the streets of Kemptville, lit in neon colours, to participate in a 2K or 5K fun run/walk starting at Riverside Park, 200 Reuben Cres.

The event will raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer while also celebrating children currently battling cancer, our warriors. At last year’s Neon Night, over 850 participants took part helping push the 4-year total to over $250,000! This year’s goal is to have over 1000 participants and more than $85,000 in funds raised.

The municipality has once again granted this event a local road closure, meaning there will be barricades at every intersection along the route and vehicles will be stopped. Prescott Street will have ‘rolling closures’ meaning runners may be stopped to allow a backup of delayed vehicles to make it through. There will be OPP officers along the perimeter ensuring everyone’s safety. There will be limited parking available at 200 Reuben Crescent.

Pre-run activities, new registration and check-in begin at 5:30 p.m. The pre-run activities include: BBQ (food available by donation), Glow-in-the-dark face painting, Meet & Greet our Superheroes and Star Wars friends, real live puppet visits, cheerleader & dance group performances, a magician & you can try your luck with Sumo Wrestling ($5) at the Kemptville Physiotherapy Centre tent. Olympic athletes and hopefuls along with the Kemptville 73’s will be there to support the cause, and to support the childhood cancer warriors.

The opening ceremonies start at 7:00 and will feature our special ‘Knighting’ ceremony that honours Childhood Cancer Warriors from our community and surrounding areas. Our warriors are looking forward to seeing you there and joining forces with you against cancer.

The deadline to register online for the early bird rate of $40 is noon on Friday September 21st at You can also register onsite on Saturday, September 22nd beginning at 5:30pm, Adults $50, Children $10 (15 years and under) and Family $90 (2 adults and up to 3 children). For more information, please contact Christina Thompson at the Canadian Cancer Society at 613-723-1744 ext 3620 or

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers, whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.


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