Glowing report back after PE fun run

Tremaine van Aardt

THE foul weather at the weekend did nothing to deter thousands of fun seekers participating in one of Port Elizabeth’s most unique fun runs, the Glow Run.

The 5km fun run/ walk/ dance/ party saw close to 3000 participants light up the streets with their fluorescent costumes on Saturday night.

Despite the rain, the party continued as planned, ending at midnight with a festival of light, music and dance according to Glow Events co-director Vincent Mnyameni.

“The event was a big success, despite the rain. Not only were there participants but also supporters who braved the conditions to be part of this unique experience. Aside from the rain everything went according to plan,” Mnyameni said.

Supporting activities, including a Glow Kids event on Friday, were thoroughly enjoyed by the participants. Uitenhage resident Farzaana Davids said “the rain added to the atmosphere. It was fantastic, it definitely needs to be repeated soon! The rain made it so much more fun. We could just go crazy and nobody cared because crazy was the point of the whole event.”

Newton Park resident Jennifer Maasdorp said the after party, which included a stage, DJs, beer tent, laser lights and big screens “made you forget it was raining”.

“These are the types of events you only see on the TV and we got to experience it in PE,” Maasdorp said.

The 5km route took participants around the Victoria Park schools, along Union Road, First Avenue, Victoria Drive and Ernest Walter Road.

Mnyameni said the event would return to the Bay next March.

“We have to bring it back to PE, and we are currently in the process of making that happen. But first, the event will be hosted in East London on December 7.”

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