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GO NEON RUN 5K Wicklow

Bachelors Walk, Wicklow, Ireland
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An exciting new 5K run in Wicklow Town - 4 March 2017 7:30pm brought to you by GO NEON RUN Wicklow.


The GO NEON Wicklow Town is all about having fun while enjoying the benefits of exercise and achieving your goals.

The event starts and finishes in the environs of The Rowing Club Wicklow Town and follows a well lit out and back loop along the paved section of the Murrough coastline and the Wicklow Town Port Road before the 2.5Km turn at Knockrobin.

Our Neon Wonderland will open at 6:30pm an hour before the run starts, giving you the opportunity to touch up your face paints, glow in our music area, while listening to great music and capturing the moment in the GO NEON selfie room ready for the brightest 5K you'll ever run.


Registration is open – we’re expecting this to be sell-out event so don’t miss out on your chance to take part.  We really encourage you to make this a family event and have a range of entry fees to reflect this.   Your entry fee includes your access to the music zone before and after the race, running chip and number and some goodies to get you glowing.

What is the route of the run?

The event starts and finishes in the environs of Crossfit Wicklow beside the Rowing Club on Bath Street and follows an back loop along the paved section of the Murrough coastline and the new Port Road before the halfway turning point of 2.5K  at Knockrobin.

The route will have public lighting throughout.  The route will be well signed and marshalled. A route map will follow shortly.

What is the terrain like?

The run has been designed for all ages and fitness levels and is very much about having fun rather than racing. We do appreciate some runners will be hoping for a PB and will endeavour to make this possible. The route will be a mixture of the paved areas paths and cycle lanes. We advise if you want to run it and are not currently a runner to do some training in preparation and wear sensible, comfortable and supportive trainers.

Here is a great Couch to 5K running plan designed to get you started.

Encourage family and friends to help you get fit.

How long will the run take?

The run is not a race and there will be no pressure to finish within a certain time. We anticipate that it will take anything from thirty minutes to one hour to complete. Run, dance, skip, walk your way around and most of all enjoy yourself!

What happens if I cannot finish the run?

If you cannot finish the run and feel you might need to stop, you may pull out at any point. Please tell your nearest volunteer marshal who will be able to assist you. If you need to pull out please notify us so that we know that you are safe.

Will it be safe?

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. We do ask that you bring your mobile phone if you have one, and that it is switched on, fully charged and with plenty of credit on it. The route will be marshalled, signed and takes place on wide traffic free pathways.


Check out this weeks WicklowPeople who have published a really nice feature and some amazing photos from this year's run.👍

Some more great GO NEON RUN Wicklow photos to enjoy. They really capture the fantastic atmosphere on the night.😀👏👍

Amazing performances by everyone last night . Your enthusiasm and positivity was incredible. The provisional results are now available. Some amendments may be made and we will contact the prize winners shortly. We would love to see your photos so please post away😊👏👏👏

A family that runs together stays fit together💪💪💪 Amazing to see so many families and friends enjoy tonight's GO NEON RUN Wicklow👏👏

First female home 11 years of age WOW!!!! The future is bright for Irish sport👏👏👏

First male home amazing run Mark Redmond👍👍💪💪

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Thinking will I won't I for the GO NEON RUN 5K tonight??? The weather🌤 looks like it's going to be kind to us. You can still register today just not online.😀😀. We're at the race base from 1pm. The Assembly Hall Bachelors Walk Wicklow Town (directly beside the Garda Station). 👍💪🏃‍♀️🎉

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Thanks to everyone who has entered so far, we hope you are looking forward to running the brightest 5K ever 😊👍🏃‍♀️ Online Registration closes at midnight tonight!!!⏱⏱ To meet the demand we have worked with our timing partner Titan Timing to have places available tomorrow at the race base from 1pm (The Assembly Hall, Bachelors Walk, Wicklow Town) Run or walk it promises to be a great event.

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Weather for the GO NEON RUN this Saturday looks good ....yippee😀 Remember on Saturday we will be at the race base for the afternoon from 1pm for race pack collection. The music 🎤 and fun 🎉kicks off at 6:30pm. Race base address: The Assembly Hall, Bachelors Walk, Wicklow Town (beside the Garda shssssssss😜)

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GO NEON RUN 5K PARTICIPANT INFORMATION We are thrilled you will be joining us this Saturday and hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are. Now is a good time to outline some items that will ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. Please take some time to read this information.

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Our Like and Share competition Winner Antoinette Curley went for this purple FITBIT Alta. Great choice Antoinette 👍. All the crew at Fitness for You will be very envious😂😂. Don't worry guys a fabulous medal awaits you at the finish line this Saturday 💪💪

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