Lace up your runners for the third annual Neon Night Run

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By Barb McKay

On Sept. 30, come out to Victoria Park for the Neon Night Run and get your glow on for a good cause.

This is the third annual run, organized by Kincardine teen Brooklyn Lampi, and proceeds from this year’s event will go to the South Bruce Grey Health Centre’s volunteer program. Brooklyn began volunteering at the Kincardine hospital this year after her mother told her about her experience as a ‘Candy Striper’ at the hospital when she was a teen. At that time, many young people volunteered at their local hospitals.

“Now, there are not nearly as many volunteers during a time when the nurses have the most work,” Brooklyn said. “My granny was a nurse in Kincardine for 15 years and when she retired there were more responsibilities on nurses than ever before.”

Brooklyn said the hospitals really appreciate the help they get from volunteers.

“I think they could use some funding for new smocks that the volunteers wear. Or maybe posters to help get more volunteers or for a volunteer stand.”

Last year’s Neon Night Run raised $600 with proceeds going to Kincardine Youth Waves. Brooklyn hopes this year’s run will match last year’s success or exceed it. Participants have the option to run or bike one kilometre or five kilometres and prizes will be awarded for best and brightest outfit, bike and stroller.

Registration is $10 for the one-kilometre fun run or $15 for the five-kilometre run. There is also a $35 family rate. Participants can pre-register by emailing KincardineNeonNightRun@gmail.com or on the day of the event at Victoria Park from 5:30-7 p.m. The runs will begin at 7:30 p.m.