It’s not exactly what you think – it’s a lot more fun than any old run!
Bleach* Festival, in conjunction with Surfers Paradise Alliance and Griffith University, present Fun Run: one man’s feat is another’s entertainment!
Fearless hero and artist Tristan Meecham will attempt to run a grueling 42.2 kilometres on a treadmill live on stage, supported by hundreds of community performers and athletes, a sassy Emcee, a fleet of Fun Run dancers, a thumping soundtrack and some special Gold Coast guests. This is one huge, entertaining, FREE event for the whole family. Think shiny Lycra, bouncing pom poms, flash mobs the whole crowd can participate in, and much more.
And if you’re curious as to the inspiration behind this particular event, it’s all in honour of the Greek legend of Pheidippides, a messenger who was sent to Athens to announce the defeat of the Persian army in the Battle of Marathon. He ran without stopping, burst into the Athenian assembly, delivered the news, and promptly died on the spot.
Laugh and dance your way through Tristan’s quest as he channels one of the most dedicated (albeit foolish) men in Greek legend.
April 8, 2017, 3:30pm @ Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise Esplanade, Surfers Paradise.
For more info visit Bleach Festival