Let It Glow Monash - Winterfest 2016 Highlights

Thousands of members from the Monash community ventured out into the cold for Let It Glow Monash Friday 12 August, the final event for Winterfest 2016.

Monash University students, staff, alumni and their families didn't allow the chilly weather to deter them, as Monash Sport opened its Clayton campus facilities for a night of neon lights and fun activities.

The feature events of Let It Glow Monash were the Light up the Night fun run/walk, and fireworks which lit up the night sky to the delight of thousands of onlookers. The newly constructed Monash Circuit track was officially opened, as members of the Monash community ran and walked around the track waving multicoloured glow sticks.  

Monash Sport's Clayton ovals were transformed into a theme park, with a jumping castle, big slide, Cha Cha and Ferris Wheel running all night at no cost. Fire Twirlers and other entertainers roamed the grounds, while a number of food trucks were present to serve the hungry festival goers.

Fun for the whole family was on offer, with a kids section including cool activities and screenings of Ice Age and Happy Feet. The Monash Blues Under 19's side played under lights on Frearson Oval, however despite a healthy crowd of supporters the Blues fell short by 12 points.

If you would like to see the highlights from Let It Glow Monash, click on the short video at the top of the page or visit the photo album on Monash Sport's Facebook page here.