Dorset Neon Run back at Poole Park

Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, has announced that its Dorset Neon Run is returning to Poole Park on Saturday, April 22nd.

The Dorset Neon Run is a five-kilometre evening fun run for participants to run, walk, dance, or jog around during the colourful fundraiser. Entertainment will come from HOT Radio on the night, as well a fun Clubbercise warm-up.  

Early bird entries are now open for £10 per person, and fundraisers are provided with a Dorset Neon Run t-shirt once they have reached their fundraising goals. Participants are welcome to make a larger one-off donation in lieu of fundraising for the event.

Lucy Rowley, events fundraising officer at Diverse Abilities, commented: “Dorset Neon Run is a really fun event and as it isn’t time chipped 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, you can join our Facebook group where we will guide you through Couch to 5K.”

Kevin Scott, manager director at Hot Radio added: “We are passionate about supporting our local community including our chosen local charities like Diverse Abilities, who support those less able in our community and their ethos is like our own.

“We love using our resources to support their fundraising events such as the Dorset Neon Run in Poole Park. By jointly working together on these events we can have fun and at the same time help raise vital funds for this fantastic local charity which in turn enables them to do the amazing work they do.”

Dorset Neon Run is open to anyone over the age of 12 and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Registration opens on the night from 7.30pm and the race will start at 8.30pm.

As well as the five-kilometre Dorset Neon route, the charity is hosting The Family 2K. A run for all the family which takes place earlier in the day from 5pm and is an adapted route so it is suitable for all the family.

Visit to find out more and sign up today.  Search ‘Dorset Neon Run 2023’ on Facebook to join the group and get involved in Couch to 5K. Early bird tickets are available until 31st January.

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