Neon Night Mission: The Ultimate 5k

I was proud to be commissioned by the East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity (‘EAAA’) a couple of weeks ago as one of the photographers for their ‘Neon Night Mission: The Ultimate 5K’ event. 

Held at Earlham Park in Norwich, the Neon Night Mission 5k was a brand new fundraising and awareness event for the charity.  Not for the fainthearted (e.g. me!), the run combined 5k with 5 missions.  There is also a clue in the name – the run kicked off at 7pm in the dark and so night vision came to the fore with neon lights and head torches being the order of the day.  The five missions saw runners being covered in foam, powder paint and slime as well as braving the wind (by way of a wind machine) and a tunnel of swirling lights (apparently the EAAA was one of the first air ambulances in the country to fly to unlit sites at night).  So all in all not the easiest photo assignment I’ve ever had but one that was great fun – and one where I was extremely grateful to be behind the camera and not in front of it!  

I was so pleased to be able to support this really deserving local charity – you never know when you might need these guys – and I really hope that they managed to raise a lot of money.  If you’re interested in finding out more about what the EAAA do, have a look at their website www.eaaa.org and read some of the stories of the people they’ve helped.

Here are just a few of my favourite images from the evening and I’m really pleased that the EAAA are already using one of them in their online marketing for next year’s Neon Night Mission run.

If you are looking for a photographer to capture the excitement, energy and fun of your own event please get in touch; I’d love to be able to help.

All photographs © Carol Street Photography