Get ready to glow at the 5km Neon Run

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - KARISHMA DIPA

THERE is a treat for those who com­plete this year’s 5km Neon Run race in Joburg next month.

Event or­gan­is­ers have announced that once par­tic­i­pants cross the fin­ish line, they will be en­ter­tained by some of the coun­try’s top mu­si­cians.

“Af­ter the race, the night will ig­nite with a fab­u­lous mu­sic fes­ti­val to keep the vibe go­ing strong,” said Tavis Brown, spe­cial events di­rec­tor of Oomph-Africa, who is or­gan­is­ing the event.

This in­cludes the likes of 5FM DJs Nick Ham­man and Kyle Cas­sim, and elec­tronic dance duo The Kiff­ness.

They will be joined by Strange Lov­ing, fea­tur­ing Ap­ple Gule, Monark and DJ Abby Nurock.

“We have con­firmed a line-up that crack­les with all the en­ergy and ex­cite­ment peo­ple as­so­ciate with the race,” said Brown.

“The Neon Run is not just about get­ting over the fin­ish line, it’s about en­joy­ing the en­tire ex­pe­ri­ence and glow­ing from start to end.”

The race and mu­sic fes­ti­val combo is set to take place on Septem­ber 2 at St Stithian’s Col­lege, Sand­ton.

Brown said the race el­e­ment of the event in­cluded a new con­tained 5km course with a num­ber of “ac­ti­va­tions” along the route.

For those who aren’t keen to sprint, there are other op­tions.

“This fam­ily-friendly run can be done as a walk, a run, on skates, on a bi­cy­cle or even at a hop, skip and a jump,” said Brown.

“All that mat­ters is that ab­so­lutely every­body has an elec­tric time at this unique event.”

Brown said the Neon Run was an op­por­tu­nity for par­tic­i­pants to dress up in their bright­est colours and stay un­til late, spend­ing time with their loved ones or making new friends.

Doors for the Neon Run open at 2pm and the fes­ti­val closes at 11.30pm.

Early bird tick­ets are lim­ited and avail­able at www.neon­ for R180, which in­cludes some funky neon good­ies.

Other op­tions in­clude bulk ticket dis­counts and there are corporate pack­ages to choose from.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.neon­

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STEP UP: The Neon Run in­cludes a night of mu­sic and fun.

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