The Dorset Neon Run is a 5k neon night run open to anyone over the age of 12 in Lodmoor Country Park with the aim of having fun! Join hundreds of other neon runners and run, walk or skip the 5k route whilst lit up in neon face paint, glow sticks, glow bracelets and fluorescent tutus – whatever takes your fancy – before returning to show off your bling under UV lights and shake your thing to music.

What to Expect

Before your 5K run: On arrival you will register in our event tent and then your evening will start with sizzling sounds from a local radio station followed by a stage warm up from our clubbercise instructor just before you set off on your 5K route! There will also be an opportunity to buy refreshments, extra neon goodies or get your face-painted to bling up your neon look!


Due to safety reasons, all participants must bring a headtorch, otherwise you will not be able to take part.


After the 5k run: You will receive your goody bag and medal and, if you’re up for it, continue to glow and shake your thing under UV lights in our music arena. For you and your supporters there will be food stands and refreshments to keep them going while they wait.



6.30pm – Registration
8.40pm – Outdoor warm up
9.00pm – Race starts
11.00pm – Close

Key Details

What: The Diverse Abilities Dorset Neon Run is the first run of its kind in Weymouth. A 5K night run which essentially follows the Lodmoor Country Park Run 5K route. Marshals will be there guiding you and cheering you along the way!

Who: The run is open to anyone over the age of 12 who is fit and able to walk, run or jog the 5K route. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Please see Ts&Cs for any restrictions.

When: Saturday 23 September 2017.

Where: Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7SX. The run will follow the Park Run route.

Why: We reckon we all deserve to have fun and light in our lives. Diverse Abilities supports over 700 children and adults who face the challenge of physical disability and learning difficulties every day. By lighting up the night with us on our 5K Dorset Neon Run, you will be helping to light up the lives of the children and adults we support.

Signing Up

On-line sign up

All entrants must sign up and pay a registration fee via the online form before the event. A confirmation will be emailed immediately. You will also be sent a link to JustGiving to help you start your fundraising and you will be allocated an event pack which will include your event t-shirt and some neon bling to get you started.

Picking up your packs

Join us on 7 and 15 of September between 4-6pm at Asda Weymouth to pick up your pack ready for the event.

On the night registration

You will need to arrive in good time to register in the registration marquee on the night. At this point, you will be given your bib and you will be able to pick up your T-shirt and event pack if you haven’t already done so in advance.

Glow Shop

Both on the night and at the pre-event pack pick-up venues, you will be able to buy additional neon merchandise to complete your glow outfit and really light up the night!


  • Glow sticks
  • Glow necklaces and bracelets
  • Neon face-paint
  • Rainbow neon tutus
  • Hairspray paint
  • Neon tattoos
  • Foam light sticks


You will be prompted to make a choice from the following two options to get your event pack:

– On the night when you register
– In advance at one of the allocated pick up local points
– We are sorry but the postal option is no longer available

Event Facilities

– Registration marquee (please note there will be no bag drop)
– Stage with music and UV lights
– On site catering vendors selling hot drinks and food
– Toilets at the start / finish area
– Marshals along the route
– First aid team
– Neon Stand- with face-paint, tutus, glow bracelets and a variety of glow merchandise for you to bling up your outfit!
– Face-painters
– Goody bag and medals for all finishers

The Course

The course is 5K and will approximately follow the Lodmoor Park Run route. It is a night fun run and so most of the course will be dark, there may be some uneven surfaces. It is therefore a condition of entry that you wear a fully working head torch when taking part in the event. There will be event marshals all along the route.


There is a free parking after 6pm at Lodmoor Park (DT4 7SX) with capacity for 560 vehicles.

Entry Cost

£20 registration fee (£15 early bird until 23 July 2017) Your entry fee covers the cost of putting on the event and includes your branded Neon Run event T-shirt and some neon bling to get you glowing. We are also asking you to raise sponsorship or make a personal donation to help us continue to light up the lives of the people we support. Minimum sponsorship per person is £60


Donate £30 when you register and we won’t ask you to raise any sponsorship.

Click here to view our fundraising top tips.

Terms and Conditions

Please click here for the terms and conditions for the Dorset Neon Night Run 2017. Please read these carefully. When you fill in the entry form you will be asked to agree that you have read and understood these conditions.