IT'S almost time for people to snap their glowsticks and lace up their trainers for the Neon Night Run at Himley Hall.

Last year 1,200 people helped to raise £25,000 for Mary Stevens Hospice by completing the 5k circuit while dressed head to toe in neon and covered in fluorescent paint.

It was the most cash the Oldswinford hospice had ever raised from a single event and it is hoped that his year's run on Friday, September 22 will be just as successful.

Amanda Bowen, the charity's deputy head of fundraising and lottery, said: “Last year, we eclipsed every possible expectation we could have had for the event and the response from the community was just overwhelming.

"The night itself was arguably the most fun we've ever had at an event, and we can't wait to bring it back this year, it's shaping up to be an incredible night.

"We'd like to thank everyone who has decided to sign-up and support this event once again.”

This year, there will be a pre-run party from 6.30pm, hosted by DJ and Simon Cowell look-a-like Andy Monk.

High-energy soca music star, Josh!e Cotton, UK aerial championship finalist, Mollie-Eve Burke and daredevil performers The Toxic Dolls will also perform.

The clubercise team from the Fitness Factory in Stourbridge will also be on hand to help people limber up before the main event.

People have until September 17 to register for the run via or by calling 01384 377 778.

Entries cost £15 for adults and £8 for children.

Under 5s can attend for free.