The Lemon Run

The Lemon Run Philadelphia

Sunday, November 11, 2018
8:00AM–11:00AM
Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park
4231 Avenue Of The Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131

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The Lemon Run Philadelphia

Sunday, November 11, 2018
8:00AM–11:00AM
Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park
4231 Avenue Of The Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131

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$132,661 has been raised by Lemon Run Teams!

Join us for The Lemon Run…Philadelphia’s most inspiring, childhood cancer-fighting 5K!

This November, be part of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s biggest one-day event—The Lemon Run!

The event kicks off with a 100-meter Kids’ Dash for all children ages 8 and under. Following a brief inspirational program, The Lemon Run starts at Memorial Hall and loops through beautiful Fairmount Park. More than 3,000 runners and walkers wear yellow or gold for childhood cancer awareness and complete the 3.1 mile course. A number of childhood cancer hero families participate that day too, adding meaning and inspiration for everyone who crosses the finish line.

There is only one Lemon Run, but there are many paths to supporting the event:

  • Fundraise as a team or an individual runner/walker. Create a fundraising page on the ALSF website when you register for the event and share it with your friends and family. Lemon Run participants are encouraged, but not required, to raise money to fund research for better treatments and cures for kids with cancer. 
  • Sponsor The Lemon Run as a business or an organization. Levels begin at just $250.
  • Sign up the kids for a fun 100 meter Kids’ Dash which precedes the run/walk. 
  • Live far from Philadelphia? Participate in a race in your own hometown as a virtual participant!
  • Gather under a team tent. ALSF will supply tents to our largest teams and fundraisers.

View the 2018 Race Results

For additional event information, please contact Joanna Bowser at (866) 333-1213 or [email protected].​

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Fundraising

We’ve got some great ideas to help make your Lemon Run fundraising event for 2018 a big success. Every dollar helps make a difference for kids with cancer!

Lemon Run participants are encouraged to fundraise individually or as part of a team to raise funds for childhood cancer research. Prizes will be awarded to the top three fundraisers.

1st Place

  •  A team trophy
  • Four (4) Tickets to The 2019 Lemon Ball
  • ALSF drawstring bag for each member of your team

2nd Place

  • Two (2) Tickets to The 2019 Lemon Ball
  • ALSF car magnet for each member of your team

3rd Place

  • ALSF wristband for each member of your team
  • ALSF bandana for each member of your team
     

REMINDER: This year’s fundraising contest continues after the event is over, giving teams and individuals through Friday, November 30, 2018 to raise funds. Winners will be posted on the website and notified via email on Monday, December 3, 2018.

Fundraising Tips

Team Tent

Only ALSF provided tents are permitted at The Lemon Run. These tents are exclusively offered to each team that raises at least $1,500 as of Friday, October 19th or has 30 or more team members as of Friday, October 19th. Your tent is a fun place to gather with your team before and after the race!

2018 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Volvo

Gold Sponsors

Accu-Tech

Doc Bresler's Cavity Busters

Hatzel & BuehlerBluestone Communications

IBEW 98

Silver Sponsors

C&C Technology Group
Colonial Electric Supply
GasTec Enterprises
Graybar Electric Company
IBEW Local Union 654
Sila
United Electric Supply
ZLedLighting

Bronze Sponsors

AW Painting and General Contractors
Diversified Lighting Associates
Eastern HighReach Co., Inc.
Franklin Electric / Franklin-Griffith, LLC
New Era Technology
Rumsey Electric
Suburban Wholesale Lighting
Synergy Electrical Sales
Turner Construction Company
Von Rohr Equipment Corp.

Alex's Supporter 

Ace Wire & Cable
Advanced Coring and Cutting
Anixter
B&E Sportswear
Billows Electric Supply Co. - Alan Powell
Billows Electric Supply Co. - Sam Campbell
Connolly Gallagher LLP
Cooper Electric
Dr. Ian Thomas - Springfield Orthodontics
Hayman Creative Promotional Products
Horty & Horty, P.A.
HSC Builders & Construction Managers
Jack Matthews, Inc.
JET Electrical Testing, LLC
NECA Penn Del Jersey Chapter
Nicholson Corporation
Penny Parts
PNC Bank
Skanska USA Building Inc.
South Jersey NECA
Square D by Schneider Electric
The Malvern School
Tix City
Turtle & Hughes, Inc.
USI Insurance Services LLC

Friends of Alex 

American Global LLC
Corning Optical Communications
Diamond Tool
HAASPETERS Construction Group
Harry's Auto Center
Illuminations, Inc.
InCorp Services, Inc.
INTECH Construction
Johnson Controls Fire Protection LP
J.T. Auto Body
Milwaukee Tool
PDU Cables
Penn Lighting Associates
Pollart Electrical Sales Inc.
United Rentals
Viewpoint
Wright's Truck Accessories & Equipment

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Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses and organizations. For more information, please contact Joanna Bowser at 866-333-1213 or [email protected].

Presenting Sponsor - $10,000 ($9,719 tax-deductible)

  • 28 entries in The Lemon Run (race entries include limited edition Lemon Run t-shirts)
  • Company logo listed on event t-shirt
  • Company logo with link to company website listed on the ALSF Website
  • Company logo listed on event signage
  • Company name included in Lemon Run press release
  • Private team area/tent for your organization
  • Acknowledged by emcee at event
  • Discounted individual registration rate for additional team participants
  • Option to include item in runner bag
  • 2 tickets to pre-event gathering

Gold Sponsor - $5,000 ($4,749 tax-deductible)

  • 16 entries in The Lemon Run (race entries include limited edition Lemon Run t-shirts)
  • Company logo listed on event t-shirt
  • Company logo listed on the ALSF Website
  • Company logo listed on event signage
  • Private team area/tent for your organization
  • Acknowledged by emcee at event
  • Discounted individual registration rate for additional team participants
  • Option to include item in runner bag
  • 2 tickets to pre-event gathering

Silver Sponsor - $2,500 ($2,299 tax-deductible)

  • 10 entries in The Lemon Run (race entries include limited edition Lemon Run t-shirts)
  • Company name listed on event t-shirt
  • Company name listed on the ALSF Website
  • Company name listed on event signage
  • Private team area/tent for your organization
  • Discounted individual registration rate for additional team participants
  • 2 tickets to pre-event gathering

Bronze Sponsor - $1,000 ($870 tax-deductible)

  • 8 entries in The Lemon Run (race entries include limited edition Lemon Run t-shirts)
  • Company name listed on event t-shirt
  • Company name listed on the ALSF Website
  • Company name listed on event signage
  • Discounted individual registration rate for additional team participants
  • 2 tickets to pre-event gathering

Alex’s Supporter Sponsor - $500 ($390 tax-deductible)

  • 6 entries in The Lemon Run (race entries include limited edition Lemon Run t-shirts)
  • Company name listed on event t-shirt
  • Company name listed on the ALSF Website
  • Company name listed on event signage
  • Discounted individual registration rate for additional team participants
  • 2 tickets to pre-event gathering

Friends of Alex Sponsor - $250 ($160 tax-deductible)

  • 4 entries in The Lemon Run (race entries include limited edition Lemon Run t-shirts)
  • Company name listed on the ALSF Website
  • Company name listed on event signage
  • 2 tickets to pre-event gathering

Kids' Dash

Kids’ Dash

Specifically designed for our youngest supporters, the Kids’ Dash is a fun way for children under 8 to participate in The Lemon Run. The Kids’ Dash takes place prior to the run on the cricket field. Registration includes a t-shirt. Afterwards, kids are welcome to join the 5K as well.

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Virtual Participants

Not able to be in Philadelphia on November 11? Not a problem! You can still participate in The Lemon Run as a virtual participant. Your official Lemon Run t-shirt will be mailed to the address provided, and on November 11, you can run or walk in your hometown to show your support.

As a virtual participant in Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Lemon Run, you are one of the most important members of our team . Not only are you helping kids with cancer, but you are also raising awareness for the need to support childhood cancer research far beyond Philadelphia.

Meet Two Past Virtual Participants

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“Dan, Dylan and I were virtual Lemon Runners. Attached is a picture after we finished the 5K in Oviedo, Florida. We had a great time supporting Team Julia and Alex's Lemonade Stand even though we could not run with everyone in Philadelphia. Thank you for everything you do to help children with cancer.” 
– Courtney Flugstad

Tim

“I attended the first Lemon Run in the fall of 2009 and had a great time. I thought running virtually while serving abroad would be a cool way to still participate, fight childhood cancer and get other troops involved in something fun here in Afghanistan.”
– L Cpl. Tim Sullivan