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Where is the Neon Night Walk/ Run
In beautiful native bush at Colonial Knob / Rangituhi Scenic Reserve in Porirua. Start / finish is at Camp Elsdon.The course is very sheltered, through native bush, and the track is all off road.
What is Neon Night Walk/Run?
A fun and exciting moonlit walk / run through beautiful native bush, it is not a sportive, it is a fun charity bike ride.
How far is Neon Night Walk/Run
There are 3 distance options – Run / walk – 8km, 16km or 24km (run only).
We will rock up the challenging Colonial Knob walkway to stunning views at the lookout, then down the beautifully graded zig zag Te Ara Utiwai track. One loop – 8km. You can choose your distance when you register.
What is the route like?
Go up a climb (1.2km) of several sets of steps to a look out, then down a gradual, beautifully graded track for 6.8km. All through native bush with great views at the top.
The course starts and finishes at Camp Elsdon, where there are toilets, hall, sound, music, first aid and partner charity sites.
How old do I have to be to take part?
You must be at least 10 years old to take part
How fit do I need to be to take part?
Depends on the distance you are doing and whether you plan to run or walk.
It is your responsibility to be fit enough to participate in Neon Night Walk/Run and to get doctor’s approval if you have any health concerns about safely completing the course at night.
How long will it take me to do one loop of the Neon Night Walk/Run?
Depends how fast you are!!!! The important thing to remember is that this is NOT a race. We walked it stopping and taking photos in just under 2 hours.
There will be cut off times so everyone is safely off the course and back at Camp Elsdon by 11.30pm.
Runners doing the 24km will have to have started their 3 loop by 10.15.
Walkers doing 16km will need to have started their 2nd lap by 8.45pm.
– Signposted route
– Retro head band
– First aid support
– Music to get you in the mood, lighting to show off your epic outfits
– Marshalls on the course
When are the start times?
Dusk option – for those who prefer to walk in daylight – this allows 2 hours to do one loop.
Dusk option – 8km walk/run –Start at 5.30pm – Sunset 7.40pm – No lights required
Night options – 8/16 km – Walk– Night option – Start at 6pm – Lights required
8, 16, 24 km Run options – start 6.30pm – Lights required
Night options – the route is not illuminated – all participants doing ‘night options’ must wear either a headlamp or have a good handheld torch.
What kind of lights do I need?
Sunset is at 7.40 so if starting at 5.30pm and doing just 8km walk/run -shouldn’t need a head torch. It is COMPULSORY to have a head torch or high powered hand torch if starting at / after 6pmA backup light source is strongly recommended, in case your main light dies during the event.
Is the Neon Night Walk/Run™ event accessible for disabled participants?
It is not suitable for those in wheel chairs as there are several sets of steps.
Upon registration you will be asked to disclose any disabilities you have.
When can I enter?
Entry is open now and will close 1 weeks prior to the event. For more details go to
How much does it cost to take part?
Costs are listed on the entering page
Which charities have places in this event?
The Charity Partners are listed on the Fundraise pages.
Can I support a charity not listed?
If you’d like to fundraise for a charity that has not purchased places on the event, you can still support them by purchasing your Own Place at the full event cost. (Please note that the entry fee goes to Fordward Marketing and not to your chosen charity).
What happens if I can’t raise enough sponsorship money?
If you are unable to meet the sponsorship money requirements set by your charity, you will forfeit your place. However, you may choose to make up the balance yourself. Please contact your charity as soon as possible to discuss options.
How do I go about raising the sponsorship?
Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email and details about when you can expect further information about your upcoming challenge. Your chosen charity will be notified and will be able to help you with fundraising hints and tips. They will also be able to provide you with sponsor forms and support throughout your fundraising.
Who do I speak to for queries regarding fundraising?
You should contact your charity who will be able to give you lots of useful fundraising help and advice.
What happens once I have registered?
Once you have registered online for your chosen charity you will receive a confirmation email from the Neon Night Walk/Run Team. Your chosen charity will be in touch to support you with fundraising. The Neon Night Walk/Run Team will email you regularly prior to the event in regard to everything you need to know about the event.
I am registered for the event how do I find out more?
We’ll keep you updated with regular emails, if your email address changes please let us know. We’ll also keep the Facebook up to date with all information, and use Twitter closer to the event.
What happens if I need to cancel?
Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and advise your charity.
Refunds will incur a $15.00 administration fee. There will be no refunds within 7 days of the event.
In the case of a natural disaster, closure of the forest due to high winds or other uncontrollable factors, “Act of God” conditions causing the cancellation of the event, entry fees will not be refunded.