Sandton Goes Neon This Saturday!

It’s almost time to set the night alight as Jozi gears up for the Neon Run: an electrifying night race and music festival combination that promises fun for the entire family, and SA’s ultimate training experience Planet Fitness is joining in the festivities as the official fitness partner for the run.

It’s all happening on the 2nd of September 2017 at St Stithians College in Sandton.

Doors open at 2pm and the race itself kicks off at sunset, so that participants can fully enjoy the dazzling light activations and magical glow zones set up along the 5km course. Whether you want to sprint to the finish, jog, stroll, skate or bike, everyone is encouraged to get kitted out in their funkiest neon gear and get involved. To keep the vibe going, the music festival kicks off as doors open and some of SA’s hottest local talent will be lighting up the stage.

Runners can get amped and warm up before the race at the Planet Fitness zones and there will be demonstrations happening on stage showcasing some moves to do to get hyped up and active. Part of the Neon Run’s appeal is that people of all fitness levels can take part in the run but for those wanting to get in shape for summer there will be Planet Fitness representatives on hand with info on membership options.

Once crossing the finish line, runners can stick around to enjoy the entertainment, with the music going on until 11:30pm. Party along with 5FM’s DJ Nick Hamman, Strange Loving Ft Apple Gule, Monark, DJ Abby Nurock, 5FM’s Kyle Cassim and the Kiffness, and enjoy food stalls, chill areas, dance areas and a bar for over-18s only. The entire event will use Howler’s cash-free card system, with convenient stations set up for event-goers to load credit onto pre-paid Howler cards, and users can get a refund after the event for any credit not spent.

Anyone unsure of where to park can keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates next week, for more information on what to wear or what to bring check out the FAQ page at – but the organisers emphasise that the event is for everyone and anyone wanting to have a good time. If you don’t own anything neon, don’t despair, as there will be plenty of paint and neon goodies for sale so that you can get that luminous look. Although the event attendance is anticipated to be at an all-time high, there are some tickets left for sale for last minute entrants (and check out the discounts for kids and group bookings as well). Go to to book.

Creator of the Neon Run SA, Tavis Brown, says “Jozi, Get Ready, Set, Glow! We have been working tirelessly to make this Neon Run the most spectacular one yet and we are so excited to see everyone enjoying the event. This is the perfect excuse for everyone to get creative, get colourful and let their hair down as we shake off the winter blues and move into spring. For those wanting to keep that momentum going, we have teamed up with Planet Fitness as a partner for the event.”

According to Manny Rivera, CEO of Planet Fitness, “We love the fact that the Neon Run makes getting out there and getting active such a fun experience. Planet Fitness embodies the same ethos of making fitness fun, offering a variety of group exercise classes and world-class equipment for South Africans looking to take the leap and get into shape, or for those wanting to take their training to the next level. We encourage everyone at the run to come and check us out for some great prizes, warm ups and a taste of what we are about!”

Event details are as follows:

  • DATE: Saturday 2nd September 2017
  • VENUE: St Stithians College, Sandton
  • TIME: Doors open at 2pm and festival closes at 11:30pm

Make sure to the like the Facebook page for updates and more details.

Other options include bulk ticket discounts as well as corporate packages available to choose from.

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