“Fun Run was the most amazing live event that I have ever experienced. It was authentic, entertaining, encouraging and totally empowering! I couldn’t believe so many emotions could come out in just a few hours. I am in awe of what an amazing piece of work has been created and how community minded it was.” Victor, Community performer
Fun Run will see artist Tristan Meecham run 42 kilometres on a treadmill as homage to the legend of Pheidippides, who ran to Athens to announce the Persians’ defeat in the battle of Marathon, and dropped dead on arrival.
The participatory performance on Cavill Avenue in the heart of Surfers Paradise will be given a Gold Coast flavour with massive visual effects, a booming soundtrack, a local professional cast of dancers and extended community cast of hundreds.
Surfers Paradise Esplanade, Bleach* Festival. Saturday 5th April, 2017.
Creative team: Ben Graetz, Chloe Greaves, Tristan Meecham, Chris More, Emily O’Brien, Bec Reid, Nick Roux and Willoh S. Weiland
Haus Da Fun Run Dancers; Timothy Harvey, Billy Parker, Julie Nguyen, Lerato Masiyane and Danzel Baker
Community Groups: IKIN Dance, Zumba GC, Rainhas Do Samba, Bleach* Babes, Gold Coast Hula Dance School (Na Pua O), Hyper Circus, Zac’s Allstars, Tama Laei, Kids of Cream, National Tae Kwon Do, Xango Capoeira, Gold Coast Cycling Club, Broadbeach Cats Football Club