The Neon Run is for everyone, whether you’re a sprinter, walker, jogger or plodder, or total newbie at exercise, and sponsors Discovery Vitality are giving away two entries, worth R250 each, to any of the events this month and next in PE, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Durban and Johannesburg – it’s up to you!
The events are family-friendly 5km runs that happen at 6.30pm, and followed by a music festival and concert. There are food stalls for post-run fuelling, and the dress code is neon or glow in the dark. Gates to each event starts at 3pm, and kids under 11 are welcome to run (and get a reduced entry fee of R90).
The Neon Run dates are:
- PE: 11th April
- CT: 18th April
- Bloem: 25th April
- Durban: 9th May
- Joburg: 16th May
For those who are starting out at exercise, or looking for a new club to join, the Neon Run sponsors, Discovery, have launched Team Vitality for runners, walkers and cyclists. Any member of Discovery Health or Life can join Team Vitality, and here’s what’s really great about joining (and trust me – most clubs are more expensive, and don’t offer these kinds of perks):
- The running club membership (which includes a race licence number) costs R300 a year for membership, and cycling R600 a year.
- Each member gets premium kit imported from Italy (running vest and cycling shirt), R800 voucher from Garmin and R500 from Rudy Project, access to VIP hospitality at their bigger events
- Cash back for taking part in certain events, depending on what tier they’re on. For example, if you participate in a tier 1 event, like Comrades, you’ll get 50% of your entry back, which is paid back to your credit/debit card after you take part.
- Earn Vitality fitness points for completing races on the Team Vitality race calendar
To enter to win Neon Run entries
Simply comment below, and you’ll be entered into the draw. Please mention which city you’d like to participate in. The giveaway closes on Monday 6 April at 10am, after which the winner will be announced on the Rattle and Mum Facebook page, and then emailed. Please note that the giveaway only includes race entries, and not membership to Team Vitality.