Cardiff gets ready for RNIB’s first Welsh GLOW run at the International Sports Stadium

Cardiff’s Mariclare Carey-Jones to open new fun run with a difference


RNIB Cymru (Royal National Institute of Blind People) is preparing for its first Welsh Glow Neon 3k Fun Run at the International Sports Stadium thisSaturday 24 October.


Taking place after dark, the run is inspired by the colourful full moon parties of Thailand. Participants can run, walk or even dance their way around the track under the UV lights while being sprayed with luminous colourful paint.


All money raised from RNIB Glow will help RNIB provide practical and emotional support to everyone affected by sight loss.


Made in Cardiff TV’s Mariclare Carey-Jones will open the event at 7pm. She said:


"I'm honoured to be asked to open such an exciting and creative event which will help to raise vital funds for RNIB Cymru. I have filmed with the charity many times over the past 10 years and have interviewed people whose lives have been transformed by the organisation's great work."


Runner Julian Crowle from Tredegar said: “I’m running for RNIB Cymru as I know firsthand how they support people with sight loss in Wales. I tackled the London Marathon in April this year then the Cardiff Half Marathon – now I am taking on the Glow Run Challenge and I urge you to do the same.”


RNIB Cymru’s Fundraising Manager, Carol McKinlay said: “We’re so excited about hosting an RNIB Glow run at Cardiff International Sports Stadium this year – the first in Wales. It’s such a fun and colourful event and for a great cause.


“The run is 3k long so is suitable for most people. It is an excellent starting point for people who want to get fit – and of course for people looking for a fun start to the weekend.”


Maxx Media have kindly donated time on the smart screen outside Cardiff’s Capitol Centre to promote the event.


RNIB Glow 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, and all participants are asked to raise a minimum of £25 sponsorship (£15 for students, £10 for children). Visitwww.rnib.org.uk/glow to find out more and register.

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