The Lemon Run

Past Events

The 2017 Lemon Run

Thank you to all who joined us for the 9th Annual Lemon Run presented by Volvo!

The chilly temperatures that morning did not keep people away as nearly 3,000 participants and over 150 volunteers packed Fairmount Park on Sunday, November 12, to run and walk together. With your help, we raised more than $300,000 to fund research for better treatments and cures for pediatric cancer.  Everyone who passed through Hero Alley that day crossed the finish line with a sense of accomplishment for having helped advance the fight against childhood cancer. 

From Maddie Davis’s heartfelt speech about honoring her fallen friend, Hailey, to the hundreds of people huddled under team tents supporting childhood cancer heroes, there was a true sense of camaraderie among all in attendance. Your superb level of support is a reflection of that.

There were plenty of inspiring stories from that day, including Zoe, a childhood cancer hero who participated in last year's race just days after surgery for stage IV neuroblastoma. This year, she finished nearly 30 minutes faster and her tremendous team, I Am with Zoe, raised over $2,500 dollars! They even sported custom shirts to celebrate her amazing achievements. 

Thank you to all the heroes, teams and participants who made this event spectacular all the way to the finish line. We hope to see you next year!

View the 2017 race results.

Congratulations to Our 2017 Fundraising Contest Winners!

Thanks to all teams who fundraised and contributed to The 2017 Lemon Run to help fund important pediatric cancer research projects looking for better treatments and cures for all kids with cancer!


The 2016 Lemon Run

MORE THAN $340,000 WAS RAISED TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD CANCER AT THE 2016 LEMON RUN! 

The 2016 Lemon Run raised more than $340,000 for children with cancer! This will help to fund critically-needed research grants to scientists looking to find better treatments and cures. With more than 3,000 participants, this was our largest event of 2016.

2016 Fundraising Contest Winners

View all individual race results here!

View photos from the 2016 Lemon Run on Facebook.


The 2015 Lemon Run

The 2015 Lemon Run was held Sunday, November 8th.  The Run raised a record amount - more than $375,000 - for children with cancer! This will help to fund critically-needed research grants to scientists looking to find better treatments and cures. With more than 3,250 participants, it was also our largest Lemon Run ever. A special thanks to everyone who participated and whose team spirit and commitment to honoring our heroes helped to make the day meaningful, special and successful.

View photos from the 2015 Lemon Run on Facebook.


The 2014 Lemon Run

Thanks to everyone who supported The 2014 Lemon Run on November 9!

We raised more than $220,000 to help fund childhood cancer research. More than 2,500 participants – a record for the Lemon Run - enjoyed a cool, crisp morning run or stroll through Fairmount Park on November 9 to raise awareness for childhood cancer and raise funds for cures. 

Among the day’s highlights were a number of inspiring hero families honoring their childhood cancer heroes, as well as a fun kids’ 100 meter dash held prior to the 5K. Liz and Jay Scott, Alex Scott’s parents, presented awards to the fastest race finishers in each category and recognized the top fundraising teams. Christy Sciulli, mom to 4 year old childhood cancer hero Giulianna and leader of team Giulianna the Brave, spoke firsthand about the importance of everyone’s support noting the fear, anger and sadness she felt when her daughter was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma at just 9 months old. But, Christy also talked about the powerful gift of hope that supporters have given to her family as allies in the fight to find cures so that kids like Giulianna will have the chance to grow up and live a long and happy life.

View photos from the 2014 Lemon Run on Facebook.


The 2013 Lemon Run

Thanks to everyone who made the 5th Annual Lemon Run a huge success!

We raised more than $250,000 to help fund childhood cancer research (and counting as the fundraising contest remains open until Nov. 26)! More than 2,500 participants – a record for the Lemon Run - enjoyed a cool, crisp morning run or stroll through Fairmount Park on November 10 to raise awareness for childhood cancer and raise funds for cures. 

Liz Scott, Alex Scott’s mom, presented awards to the fastest race finishers in each category and recognized the top fundraising teams. Brian Riggs, dad to childhood cancer hero Payton and the leader of Team Payton, spoke about how important support is for childhood cancer research in light of his daughter’s battle with neuroblastoma, which she fought at just 8 months old and who currently remains cancer free.