9 Oct

Ready, Steady, Glow!

Glow RunEdinburgh runners will be glowing with lurid luminescence this Halloween at the annual Glow Run in Meadowbank Stadium. The race on 31 October will be held by sight loss charity RNIB Scotland, and involves a 3k circuit run inspired by the colourful full moon parties of Thailand.

Emma Baldry, the charity's fundraiser, said: "You can run, walk or even dance your way round Meadowbank on Halloween under UV lights at night whilst being sprayed with luminous colourful paint!
 
"We're really excited about hosting another RNIB Glow Run in Edinburgh this year. Last year was a huge success. We had families, clubs, work colleagues and others taking part. It's such a fun and colourful event, for a great cause and we're hoping this year's will be even bigger and better!
 
"As the run is only 3k long, it's suitable for anyone and an excellent starting point for people who want to get fit. Alternatively, people can just it a fun part of their weekend. All the money raised will go towards supporting RNIB's work with blind and partially sighted people in Scotland.
 
"You can even do part of the circuit backwards. According to tradition, if a person wears his or her clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Halloween, he or she will see a witch at midnight!"
 
The Glow Run is open to anyone over the age of 10 and is fully accessible to blind and partially sighted participants. Guide runners are available to support any blind or partially sighted people. It costs £10 to register. Additionally adults are asked to raise a minimum of £25 sponsorship and children £10. Visit the RNIB website for more information.