MORE than 4,000 participants brightened up the grounds of Longleat to support Salisbury-based charity Alabare.

Glow in the Park: Longleat, a 6km UV family fun run, took place on Saturday (September 9).

It is estimated that more than £30,000 has been raised. Sponsorship money is still coming in. 

The wet weather failed to dampen the spirits as families, running groups, groups of friends, individuals made their way around the course with sounds from the 80s and 90s courtesy of Disco Dion and DJ Paul Alexander.

Participants got into the party spirit, donning neon sweatbands, face paints, and tutus.

The course was made up of seven zones, which included the fluorescent paint blast, squelchy foam zone, and the lion's den, and finished in front of Longleat House.

Saturday’s event has helped raise significant funds to support Alabaré’s work helping homeless people.

Andrew Lord, the CEO of Alabare, said: "Alabare’s Glow Run on Saturday night was a wonderful success. It was staggering to see over 4,000 people dressed in neon having a fun filled night. It was a brilliant opportunity for us to raise awareness of our charity, Alabare, and will help us transform the lives of people in our communities who are devastated by the tragedy of homelessness. Our thanks to all those who took part and those who worked so hard on the night to make it all possible."