Concerns grow over Derry Glow Run event

One of the posters used to advertise the Glow Runs via social media in Derry and in Belfast.

One of the posters used to advertise the Glow Runs via social media in Derry and in Belfast.

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Concerns have been expressed over the future of a major event which was supposed to take place in Derry next month.

Foyle Search and Rescue and a number of other charities have now expressed concerns that the event may have been cancelled without notice because they cannot make contact with the organisers.

The company Endurance Junkie had earlier this year said it would hold two Glow Runs in Derry and Belfast in October and November. The Belfast event which was to have taken place last Saturday did not go ahead.

The Derry event was supposed to take place at Ebrington on November 21st and many charities had asked people who have registered for the event to raise funds for them.

The websites for Endurance Junkie and the Glow Run events seem to have been deactivated, and following concerns from others, Foyle Search and Rescue in a statement said: “Members of the Public have been registered to take part in this event in aid of various charities including Foyle Search & Rescue.

“Despite numerous attempts by FSR to contact the organisers via email, text and phone there has been NO reply by Endurance Junkie and on its website it would appear the events may have been cancelled without notice or statement from them.

“FS&R volunteers and members of the public registering on our behalf did so in good faith and are extremely disappointed at the lack of response from the organisers and the likelihood of the Derry/Londonderry event being cancelled. The majority of events run on behalf of FSR go ahead with excellent communication and co operation with the public and event organisers. Apologies to the generous public who had signed up this event FSR will continue to try to contact the organisers but to date have received NO response from them.”

The ‘Journal’ has also been unable to establish contact with Endurance Junkie.