“After the Ansan Sewel Ferry Disaster in South Korea, we suffered inextricable grief. Fun Run changed the fabric of our city in ways we could not have imagined. Our community came together through art. We were deeply moved by the result.” Yoon, Jong-yeon, Artistic Director, Ansan Street Arts Festival.
When the Greek messenger Pheidippides was sent to Athens to announce the Persian’s defeat in the battle of Marathon, he ran the entire distance without stopping, burst into the Athenian assembly and died on the spot. FUN RUN is his story.
Fun Run Ansan is not merely homage to Pheidippides, but a riotous spectacle that pushes the limits of endurance. Humphrey, the fearless hero in tight packed lycra shorts and nipple pasties, runs a gruelling 42kms on a treadmill supported by massive visual effects, a booming soundtrack, a silky-voiced MC and hundreds of performers and athletes from the wider local community. Join the fun and cheer on our running man Humphrey. Will he hit the wall or complete his quest?
This huge free event for the whole family that really has it all – bouncing pom-poms, bulging muscles, cyclist’s calves and even a flash mob that will have everyone moving.
Presented for Ansan Street Arts Festival, Ansan Cultural Square. Friday 1 May, 2015.
Creative Team: Tristan Meecham, Bec Reid, Willoh S Weiland, Nick Roux, Emily O’Brien
Performers Tristan Meecham, Bec Reid, Younghee Park, Tae Woo Kang, Eajin Park, Seung Hwan Baek, I seul Cho, Dae Woong Choi
Ansan Festival Producers: Hyun-Jin Yim, Hyemin Han
Community Performers The Korean Traditional Percussion Group, Ansan City Taekwondo Association, Winners Cheerleaders, Chuja Streetdancer, Sinbaram Seniors Drummers, Two M Cheerleaders, J.S Dance Company, Red Girl Aerobics, Power Jump Skipping, Zzang Line Dancing, Raonjena K-POP Dancers, World J&K Cycling, Revolution Korea Bodybuilding, Jumping High Trampolining