Neon Run as part of Be Ac­tive night of ac­tiv­i­ties

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - PICTURES - By MARY FOGARTY

Fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als braved in­clement weather last Satur­day evening for the 3km Neon Run along the seafront in Bray.

Par­tic­i­pants donned neon t-shirts and had their faces painted to tackle the chal­lenge, with par­ents tak­ing on chil­dren in the race to the fin­ish line. They went through a ‘black­out tun­nel’ to get the most out of the neon colours, and cov­ered the course in great times.

Wick­low Lo­cal Sports Part­ner­ship ar­ranged the event as part of the ‘BeAc­tive’ night dur­ing the Euro­pean Week of Sport.

Sports lovers were also treated to a ses­sion of ‘Pound Fit­ness’ in­volv­ing drum sticks, beats and lots of en­ergy.

There was the chance to try out row­ing with Bray Row­ing Club and yoga ses­sions, all free of charge.

Night-time events took place all over Europe on the same night. Wick­low was cho­sen to host one of five Ir­ish events.

The evening also in­cluded The Eco Ex­pe­ri­ence - with sta­tion­ary bikes and row­ers set up for those who wished to get ac­tive while at the same time learn­ing more about the Eco Trails in Wick­low. Bray was also the 10th Euro­pean des­ti­na­tion to host the epic Eco­trail Run­ning Event which started and fin­ished on Bray seafront ear­lier in the day. The night-time event was the fin­ish­ing party for the trail and an en­joy­able evening for ev­ery­one who at­tended.

The start of the Neon Run.

Gra­ham McDon­nell, Siob­han Gregg, Oliver An­der­son, Der­mot Dono­van and Aoife An­der­son.

Wendy, Dave, Ethan and Alex Mullen.

Aine, Han­nah and Ja­cob Adamska en­joy­ing the ac­tiv­i­ties.

Moya Han­ni­gan, Roisin Tis­dall and Jane Gog­a­rty.

Jill and Kate Breen.

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