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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 2 distance options – Run / walk – 8km, 16km.
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 enter.
What is the route like?
Go up a challenging but beautiful 710 steps (1.2km) 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 8 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.
– 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 and finish times?
See event page for times
There will be cut off times so everyone is safely off the course and back at Camp Elsdon by 10.15pm.
What kind of lights do I need?
It is COMPULSORY to have a head torch or high powered hand torch. A 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 from May 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.
(Please note that the entry fee goes to help make the event happen and not to your chosen charity).
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.
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.
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 email@example.com .
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.