Glow in the City 2017

  • Date:

    1st April 2017 7:30 pm

  • Location:

    Square One, Coventry University

  • Summary:

    After dark on Saturday 1st April, hundreds of supporters dressed head to toe in neon will gather at Coventry University’s Square One venue to take part in The Myton Hospices’ Glow in the City event.


  • Glow in the City 2017 (SOLD OUT)


    After dark on Saturday 1st April, hundreds of supporters dressed head to toe in neon will gather at Coventry University’s Square One venue to take part in The Myton Hospices’ Glow in the City event.


    This year’s event will kick off with a ‘pre-glow’ party where participants can purchase a selection of hot and cold refreshments, enjoy live music from local musicians and take part in a Zumba-style warm-up organised by Zumba instructor, Matt Print.


    Given the phenomenal success of last year’s event, which sold out within a matter of weeks, organisers have taken steps to make this year’s event even bigger and brighter by incorporating neon powder paint and a UV bubble tunnel along the course.


    Participants can embrace the party atmosphere created by this year’s organisers thanks to plenty of dance music and vibrant flashing lights which are set to feature throughout the 5km route around Coventry city centre.

    Once they have completed the course, participants are invited back to Square One to dance the night away at the ‘after glow’ party'.


    For a limited time only Glow in the City early bird registration fee is £15.


    The registration fee also includes a Glow Pack complete with an exclusive Glow in the City t-shirt, two luminous glow sticks to wear on the night, a pouch of colourful UV powder and a unique medal which participants can collect once they have completed the course.


    We are hoping to raise £40,000 from this year’s Glow in the City event which would be enough to fund our Coventry day hospice for approximately four months.


    Participants are encouraged to raise as much sponsorship as possible to fund the services provided across all three hospices and in the community via Myton at Home.

     
    Lucy Turner, Events Coordinator at The Myton Hospices, said, ‘We are absolutely thrilled about organising our third Glow in the City event in Coventry city centre. It’s extraordinary to see Coventry ablaze with colour from all our fantastic participants and volunteers! It’s a really fun and well supported event and with a larger capacity and even more neon powder this year, we’re hoping it will be the biggest and best yet!’

    For more information or if you have any problems signing up please call 01926 358 382 or email events@mytonhospice.org


    A huge thank you to our friends at Crowngate Construction for sponsoring this years's Glow in the City


    Crowngate construction The Myton Hospices Glow in the City

     
  • FAQs and Route Map


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    Downloadble version of our route map


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    Venue


    Square One, 3 Jordan Well, Coventry University (CV1 5QT)


    Event schedule


    • Check-in is from 7:30pm - Square One
    • Live music: 7:40pm - 8pm - Square One
    • Best Dressed competition: 8pm - 8:10pm Square One
    • Warm-up: Zumba- Matt Print - 8:45pm University Square
    • Set off: 9pm - Blow-up arch outside Square One
    • Glow after party until 12am - Square One


    Pre-check-in


    We will be organising a pre-check day so you can pick up your glow pack in advance of the event, this also means you won’t have to check-in on the night itself.

    We will also be selling some additional merchandise for the night, to ensure you can get your glow on!


    Check-in


    Check in is from 7:30pm at Square One (CV1 5QT)


    Facilities


    Toilet facilities are available at Square One.


    Parking


    There are loads of car parks available which are just a short walk away from the venue:

    • Cox Street: CV1 5GA

    • Salt Lane: Grey Friars Lane, CV1 2GY


    Please visit Coventry City Council’s website for more details:

    www.coventry.gov.uk/carparklocations


    Safety and First Aid


    Warwickshire Ambulance Association will be providing First Aid for this event, if you do have any incidents please contact the Events Team on: 07599 752 835


    Routes


    The route is 5k and incorporates Coventry city centre (please see enclosed map) there will be florescent signage around the route along with our lovely volunteer marshals who will cheer you along too!


    Glow packs


    This year your glow packs will include a bespoke Glow in the City t-shirt, glow sticks, UV powder (please save this for the countdown) and a glow medal when you finish!

    Glow in the City 2017 Map Image
  • Fundraising


    We are hoping to raise £40,000 from this year’s Glow in the City event which would be enough to fund our Coventry day hospice for approximately four months.


    Participants are encouraged to raise as much sponsorship as possible to fund the services provided across all three hospices and in the community via Myton at Home.

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  • Volunteering


    Our fabulous team of fundraising volunteers help us reach over the £8 million target required each year to offer our services, free of charge, to the people of Coventry and Warwickshire.


    Each exciting fundraising event relies on volunteers to fill some or all of the following roles:

    • Registration

    • Parking and route marshals

    • Selling merchandise

    • Serving refreshments

    • Putting up posters

    • Forming cheer squads

    • Setting up and clearing down gazebos etc.


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