Schoolchildren who identify as female, from schools across Devon are running from the start line at the 2024 Devon School Games Neon Run event in Okehampton, organised by Active Devon.

Neon Run Returns to Okehampton for a Third Year

Our 2024 Devon School Games Neon Run Celebration Event was open to all Devon schoolchildren who identify as female. It was a chance for anyone to get involved in a 2K or 5K run, try out different sporting and movement activities, including Zumba, archery and tennis, and design a T-shirt using neon paint. They also had the chance to complete nature spotter sheets, encouraging everyone to look at the environment around them during the day to see what they could find and feedback on their thoughts from the event.

Over 200 children and young people attended from South, East and West Devon.

Lisa Alford from Active Devon said:

“After last year’s successful event, we were delighted to bring the Neon Run back to Simmons Park during Naturally Healthy May. The aim of the day was for young people who identify as female to have fun and take part in activities that they may not have tried before. It is all about celebrating the day as anyone, whatever their ability, is welcome and it is not a competition. The event is all about encouraging girls and pupils to move more and showing them what they can achieve. It’s a great way to showcase how being active in nature can not only improve health and fitness, but also reduce anxiety and support wellbeing – as well as being lots of fun.”

Schools in attendance were –

  • Axe Valley Academy
  • Colyton Grammar School
  • The Kings School
  • Combe Pafford School
  • Okehampton Primary
  • Honiton Community College
  • Clyst Vale Community College