Lighting Up The Night

The return of EBRC’s Neon Night Run for Pink Shirt Day

Bomb Point is set to be illuminated by vibrant pink and bright neon Friday 17 May with the much-anticipated return of the 5km Neon Night Run, a FREE fun run that aims to celebrate Pink Shirt Day and the great community spirit of Hobsonville. Following the resounding success of last year's event, organisers the Early Bird Run Crew (a community run club) are urging people to go the extra mile once more for an evening of energetic fun.

Participants are encouraged to unleash their creativity – think pink or funky neon, pink-themed fancy dress is also encouraged – don’t hold back! There’ll be plenty neon bits handed out at the start to help people shine bright and hype-man Jason from Running Events will set the mood, ensuring spirits are high before he sets runners and walkers off on the 5km loop through Bomb Point. With marshals offering enthusiastic support along the route and some fun and funky lighting along the way, it promises to be quite a sight!

The fun won’t stop post-run, and with the start/finish being outside Little Creatures it’s not far to go for some refreshment. With food trucks also being arranged for the evening plus Siamese Doll and Fabric within easy reach, the organisers are confident the Neon Night Run promises will be an unmissable evening of fun and community spirit.

In addition to the on-course excitement, local businesses have stepped up to offer some great prizes. Along with lots of spot prizes, prizes will be given for various categories, including best dressed and  the top three runners. Details of these coveted prizes will be announced on social media channels and the official website in the lead-up to the event.

More than just a night of fun and fitness, the Neon Night Run also aims to support the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, who themselves are entering a team and will have a stand. Participants are encouraged to make a donation via the official link on the event website, with all proceeds contributing to their invaluable work.

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The event is once again sponsored by Hobsonville Community Trust and Hobsonville Point Residents Society

Photo credit: Leo Kwon.