Saturday, October 26, 2013

Glow Neon Fun Run 2013

About 200 of us strangers took part in the UK’s first Neon Glow run in aid of Team RNIB's services for blind and partially sighted people in London and the UK.

The location was Mile End Stadium and all runners took to the track terrain to walk, skip, run, jog and dance the 3k target.


London fundraising manager Sophie Batchelor and I had a quick chat before my run. Sophie had spent a hectic week arranging the organisation of the run and I was there to witness the culmination of an excellent job. The organisation was clinical and the friendliness of the organising support team was brilliant and thoroughly complimented the fun mood of all the participants at the stadium.


“This run has been inspired by the colourful full moon parties held in Thailand”, said Sophie. “Were not doing the luminous paint but the sound system and the creative DJ has really got everybody fired up. The feedback has been one hundred percent positive and we are really pleased with the response.


“It’s Friday night and we are grateful for everybody’s support.”


The Glow Neon Fun Run kicked off when the sun went down at 7pm. There were neon lights and an array of dazzling outfits and colours. I had to go to football so completed my 3k within 20 minutes before making a dash to join my 5 a side crew at Mulberry School.


RNIB carries out some fantastic work with blind and partially sighted people in London and the rest of the UK.


Every day 100 people in the UK start losing their sight. Right now RNIB can only reach one in three of the people who need our help most. To support Team RNIB and help reach them all please visit

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