Glow in the Park 2023

Glow in the Park 2023

Saturday, October 14 | 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Sir Sandford Fleming Park (The Dingle) | 260 Dingle Road

Recreation is kicking off the fall season with the return of the annual Glow in the Park event. The highlights of this free event include:

• a 1.5km walk/run route
• face painting zone
• campfire zone
• noodle zone
• colour powder zone
• strobe light zone
• dance floor
• Youth Worx Canteen

The first 250 participants at this year's event will receive free glow gear!

Will there be a shuttle bus?

Yes, a shuttle bus will be available to pick-up and drop-off event participants from 5 to 9 p.m. Pick-up locations:

  • Frog Pond Parking Lot
  • JW Macleod School parking lot

 Police Officers will be stationed at the entrance of Dingle Park to limit vehicle traffic to the park, during the event.

What is the distance of the Glow in the Park walk/run?

A 1.5 KM route will be created and participants can choose to do one or two laps to experience each of the Fun Zones.  

What time does the Glow in the Park Walk/Run start?

Please see the following schedule of events:
5:30 p.m. - Event starts and check-in tent opens

6:30 p.m. - Participants gather for the Zumba warm-up

6:45 p.m. - Participants gather at start line

8:15 p.m. - Walk/run finishes

8:15 p.m.  - Dance party finale

8:30 p.m. - Event ends

Will there be on-site parking at the event?

There will be limited on-site parking at the event. Once the parking lot is full, participants will need to park at either JW MacLeod School or the Frog Pond Parking Lot located on Purcell’s Cove Rd.

There will be no parking on Dingle Road, as this is part of the course for the event. The main entrances going to the dingle will be closed from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. It is a 1 KM walk back to the main road.

What safety measures are in place for the event?

We will have security on-site. Please ensure when walking or running the route that you stay off the stone seawall. We recommend walkers stay to the right-hand side and runners to the left. Please remember to respect the line ups at the Fun Zones. As we will be glowing in the dark, headlamps are recommended but optional.

For your safety:

  • Course Marshalls will be at various locations along the route.
  • Course markers  - small led lights will help light some of the darker areas of the route
What activities are on offer this year?


  • Dance zone - strobe lights & disco fun
  • Camp fire & songs zone (with marshmallows to roast)
  • Light me up
  • Colour run & Glow Powder Zones  *NEW*


  • smash ball
  • parachute fun
  • face painting/stickers
  • natural playground
  • button Maker
  • blacklight photo bomb tent
  • interactive dance floor with host DJ
Will there be food on-site?

The municipality’s Youth Worx team will be operating the Dingle Canteen and they will have hotdogs, drinks, popcorn and a few other goodies available for purchase.

Do I need to register for the event?

There is no registration.  The more the merrier can attend. The first 250 participants to arrive receive some glow swag (baton, glow necklace and glow bracelets). 

Visit the Check-in Tent upon your arrival to pick up your gear.

What should I bring with me to the event?

We recommend you bring water bottles and snacks should you choose. You can also bring headlamps, flashlights, or any extra glow wear of your choice. White clothing is great for the black light tents! Dress appropriately for the weather.

Will there be any street closures on the event day?

The road leading down to the Dingle Park will be closed once the main parking lot is full. It will not reopen again until 9 p.m. that evening.