Neon Run: Lighting the Way to Active Devon’s Brand New Activity Challenge

“It was just a really fun day. I’ll remember it for the rest of my college life!” – Participant

Hundreds of girls and pupils identifying as female took part in a brand new activity event organised by Active Devon.

The Neon Run Celebration event, which took place during April 2022, was a huge success, particularly as many of those taking part hadn’t been keen participants in school sport before getting involved in this new challenge.

School based programmes such as ‘Couch to 5K’ were followed by a celebration event which brought all the Devon youngsters together for a fun day involving a 2K or 5K walk or run and other Birmingham 2022 themed activities. Both distances were open to primary and secondary school pupils. They also enjoyed designing and decorating their Devon School Games t-shirts with bright neon paints!

Take a look at our short film above and see why the Neon Run Celebration event was such a big success.

School Games Impact Awards

We are also excited to announce that Active Devon and the Devon School Games Organisers have WON the Commonwealth Games Impact Award for our Neon Run Celebration event!

This School Games award, presented at the Impact Awards ceremony held on the 3rd of August 2022, recognises activities which highlight the legacy of the Commonwealth Games and inspire young people that need the most support to engage in physical activity.

The School Games network does incredible work across the country, which has an amazing impact on the lives of children and young people.

The School Games Impact Awards acknowledges and celebrates the fantastic impact achieved and there are a number of categories which are aligned to the School Games key outcomes.

You can read the full News story here: Active Devon and the Devon School Games Organisers Win National Impact Award.

The 2023 Neon Run Celebration Event – Details Now Live!

We aim to deliver an even better experience for 2023 and you can find all the event details on our Devon School Games Events page.