Night time Glow Neon Fun Run at Mile End Stadium

Glow Neon Fun Run. Photo: RNIB.

Glow Neon Fun Run. Photo: RNIB.

The Royal National Institute of Blind People will host a 3km fun run at Mile End Stadium on Friday October 25 2013 to raise money for blind and partially sighted people across London.

Inspired by the colourful full moon parties held in Thailand, Glow Neon Fun Run will take place at 7pm when the sun has gone down. Participants can finish the 3km course in any way they like be it through walking, running, dancing etc.

The runners will also be sprayed along the way by cannons filled with luminous paint, with a sound system and DJ’s to motivate the runners as they pass.

Sophie Batchelor, RNIB Area Fundraising Manager, commented: “This is the first run of its kind in the whole country and I’m really excited to be part of this neon run which is raising much needed funds for blind and partially sighted people in the London area. This event really is unique and will simulate the challenges around sight loss and sensory impairment. Don’t miss your chance to be part of something amazing.”

Every day around 100 people in the UK start to lose their sight, with almost 2 million people in the UK with sight problems. East London alone has 2290 cases.

RNIB is a charity working in the UK offering practical support, advice and information for anyone with these sight difficulties.

Participants are asked to contribute a registration fee to enter, which will include entry to the run. Further information for sponsorship can also be given too, although not obligatory.

Registration for the run will cost £10 for children aged 10 to 16 and £25 for runners over 16, plus a booking fee. To sign up please follow this link, or see their Facebook Event Page.

For more info, please call fundraising enquiry at 0845 345 0054 or email

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