By Lorraine Gibson.
IT’S time to dig out the dayglo tutus and lime-green ankle warmers as Diverse Abilities has announced the return of the Poole Park Dorset Neon Run.
The disability charity’s fundraiser is a 5km evening fun run in which participants can run, walk, dance or jog around during the colourful fundraiser.
Hot Radio will be providing the entertainment and laughs aplenty will be on offer at the Clubbercise warm-up.
Entry is from £10 and fundraisers get a Dorset Neon Run T-shirt once on reaching their fundraising goal – or participants can make a larger, one-off donation in lieu of fundraising.
Lucy Rowley, events fundraising officer at Diverse Abilities, said: “Dorset Neon Run is a fun event and as it isn’t time-chipped it allows participants to run, jog, walk or dance at their own pace.
“It’s a great excuse to dress up in neon gear and face paint, while having a laugh with your mates. If you’d like help to prepare, join our Facebook group where we will guide you through Couch to 5K.”
Hot Radio managing director Kevin Scott added: “We are passionate about supporting our local community, including our chosen local charities like Diverse Abilities, which support those less able in our community – its ethos is like our own.
“We love using our resources to support its fundraising events such as the Dorset Neon Run.”
The event is on Saturday, April 22, and is open to anyone aged over 12 – under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Registration opens on the night from 7.30pm and the race starts at 8.30pm.
As well as the 5km route, the Family 2K, an adapted route suitable for all the family, starting from 5pm, is also on offer.
Visit www.dorsetneonrun.com or search for Dorset Neon Run 2023 on Facebook for more information.