Get ready for neon-lights, chart-topping musos and electrifying DJs in a not-to-be-missed mix of sport and entertainment!
It’s the most fun you can have in the dark! South Africa’s electric night-time spectacular has gone national with Neon Run 2015 taking place with five fun-filled festivals at major city centres.
Join thousands of runners, joggers and walkers decked out in all manner of glow and neon paraphernalia as they complete the course and manoeuvre through glow stations before celebrating at the post-race party with a dazzling laser light show.
The Neon Runs take place in the following South African centres:
• 11 April – Port Elizabeth, St George’s Park
• 18 April – Cape Town, Newlands Stadium
• 25 April – Bloemfontein, Chevrolet Park
• 9 May – Durban, Sun Coast lawns, Sun Coast Casino
• 16 May – Johannesburg, Wanderers Stadium
Performing will be some of South Africa’s top musicians and DJs.
5FM’s Nick Hamman will serve as master of ceremonies for all five neon events with Cape Town based DJ Chris Taylor – known for playing uplifting progressive house and electro – as resident DJ for Neon Run South Africa. 5FM DJ Vic Naidoo will appear in all five cities; Roger Goode will take to the stage in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Johannesburg and DJ Fresh will appear in Bloemfontein and Durban.
Also on the line-up are explosive electro-swing act Goodluck (Port Elizabeth); Grassy Spark with their unique fusion of ska-blend and other genres (Cape Town); Sama winning house band Mi Casa (Cape Town and Johannesburg); Afrikaans kwela folk artist Oros in ‘n Lang Glas (Bloemfontein); rock 'n roll and Indie Kwela pop band Desmond & the Tutus (Bloemfontein and Durban); electro, rock, dance, folk and hip-hop group iScream & the Chocolate Stix (Durban); Rubber Duc (Johannesburg) with their folk-swing-hop sound and The Illustrators (Johannesburg).
Gates open at 15:00 with music throughout the event while the race starts at 18:30. A beer tent and food stalls are available.
The cost is R250 per person, under 11s play R90 while if four people or more book the price is R200 a person. Every ticket includes entry into race, the music festival, glow sticks and an official Neon Run head band.
The 2015 tour includes more UV, neon paint, graffiti walls and lasers than ever before with participants at each event in line to win amazing prizes including the use of a Mitsubishi car for a year. Those Discovery members taking part also get Discovery points.
Partners for Neon Run South Africa 2015 include 5FM, Discovery Vitality, Flying Fish, Four Fire, Lorna Jane, Medal Paints, Mitsubishi Motors, Nu Tickets, Orbit, Planet Fitness and Thirst.