Hidden Gems | Run & Glow UV 5K!

Hidden Gems | Run & Glow UV 5K!

Every single year we like to give some local business which we work with the opportunity to feature in our ‘Hidden Gems’ series! These can be shops filled with goodies, the finest pig out places or the best entertainment York has to offer that you may not find!

This blog… Run & Glow UV 5k! We caught up with their owner Ben, and found out all the info you need to know!

What is your business called?

It’s the Run & Glow UV 5k!

What does your business do?

We are running a fun-for-all event, whether you are an individual, a group of friends or a family! The event is a 5k UV run (which you can walk!), and features themed areas, plenty of paint & lots of great music!

There will also be an after party at the Racecourse, as well as an after-after party at Vodka Revs, food venders at the venue and plenty of refreshing drinks!

When is the event?

The race will be at York’s Racecourse, on the Knavesmire, on Saturday 21st October. Access is expected to be from 5.30pm, with a warmup at 7.15pm and the run itself starting at 7.30pm, and the after party running till 10pm.

What can our students access through your company?

An incredible event!

Free coach shuttle from 5pm till 7pm to the event from the uni.

The 5k course consists of 2 loops of a 2.5k circuit, with a U.V lit route to show off your individual U.V glow, and themed fun areas along the route.

Each themed area requires your interaction, to show your skills in each distinctive area.

The themed areas will consist of:

  • A music zone – Dance on through
  • A foam zone – Fling it for fun
  • A lazer light zone – Bring your light sabre – May the 5k force be with you
  • A slow mo zone (Contains strobe lights) – Show off your robot dance
  • A Bubble zone - Boogie in the bubbles

Then there is the after party, city after party, food & drinks, and a whole bunch more!

Who can get involved?

Absolutely anybody! We want to see young and old, students, sports clubs, societies… EVERYONE!

There will be U.V face painting at the event, but if you really want to glow, get some U.V paint, and put on your own design before you leave home, well be posting pictures on our web site, so Glow for it!!

Why should they come to you?

Aside from everything above…

The RUN and GLOW 5k fun run looks to support charities with a donation to a defined organisation.

We are pleased to identify that the RUN and GLOW 5k YORK fun run 2017 will be supporting Dementia UK.

We look forward to presenting them with a donation following the RUN and GLOW 5k YORK fun run.

 If you wish to run for Dementia UK, you can obtain fundraising information by contact them on:


If you wish to run for another charity, you can obtain fundraising information by contact them direct, and we will be happy to support you and the charity where we can.

How much does it cost?

  • Adult Entry fee (Age 18+) £ 22
  • Child Entry fee age 6-17 (Age 5 & under are free) £15
  • Student Entry fee £15
  • Non runner After Run Fun Party entry fee £5

All above Payments are via Paypal (Available up to 3 days prior to the event)

  • Students will be required to show their student I.D when picking up their ticket.
  • Carers entry is free (with carer I.D) when supporting a person with disabilities (proof of disability required)

How can they access more information?

You can head to our website now!

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Our Contacts

York St. John Students' Union,
Lord Mayor's Walk,
York, YO31 7EX

01904 629 816