Sydney Festival Fun Run

  • January 5, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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I'm back!!! Yes it's been a while since I last hosted a meetup for The Sydney Photography Meetup Group, but it time I do so again. I hope you haven't missed me.

Anyways, Sydney City is hosting the Fun Run flash mob on the first day of the Sydney Festival. An exciting and colourful way to start off the new year. There'll be lots of people all dressed up, dancing in-sync to steps they have learnt online. There will be DJs as well. Feel free to photograph the dancers and feel free to be part of the dancing as well.

We will meet at the steps of St Mary's Cathedral at 9:30am. We will probably spend till 11am shooting (or dancing) and for those that want to meet back for a quick drink, we will be at the steps of St Mary's Cathedral at 11ish.

Here's the blurb of the event on the Sydney City Festival website:

When the Greek messenger Pheidippides ran to Athens to announce the defeat of Persia in the battle of Marathon, he ran 42.2 kilometres without stopping, burst into the Athenian assembly, delivered his news and died on the spot. FUN RUN is his story.

This athletic celebration lifts you from curious onlooker to dancing cheerleader, as our sporting hero ‘Humphrey’ runs a marathon on stage. Supported by DJs, pyrotechnics and his own dance troupe ‘Haus da Humps’, Sydneysiders are invited to join hundreds of local sports and community groups as they dance, ride, flex and cheer ‘Humps’ across the finish line.

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  • tristan

    Hi Everyone- Just sent everyone a little message in the hope of getting my hands on your amazing images. If it is possible to let you know if you might be able to send my way I would be very greatful thanks again guys! Tristan/Humps

    February 5, 2013

  • tristan

    HI Everyone, Sorry for doubling up with this request. Firstly you photos are amazing!!! I would love to get my paws on everyone's amazing photos of Fun Run to use in future runs on of the work. So if you are willing would you be able send me high res copies of your pictures to this address? If you could let me know below if you are able to send that would be just swell! I will ensure all photos are credited whenever they are used in the future. Kind Regards and Many thanks,
    Tristan Meecham/ Humps
    c/o INSITE ARTS GPO Box 3249, Mel­bourne VIC, 3001

    January 20, 2013

    • Karin

      Hi Tristan, I sent some pictures the other day. You may have got them already? Cheers Karin

      January 20, 2013

    • tristan

      Many thanks for sending this through Karen- unfortunately none of the images will load properly- would you be able to resend at all? Many MANY thanks

      February 5, 2013

  • Richie

    Thanks all for coming to this first event of 2013... Till next time.

    January 8, 2013

  • tristan

    OMG These photos are AMAZING!!! Fun Run was my show and I would LOVE to know how to get my hands on some of these pictures to use for publicity in the future... Would this be possible? Tristan AKA Humps

    January 7, 2013

    • Karin

      Hi Tristan
      If you liked any of mine I'm happy to send to you as we'll just let me know an address. Karin

      1 · January 7, 2013

    • tristan

      thanks so much- could you please send to Tristan Meecham c/o Insite Arts GPO Box 3249, Mel­bourne VIC, 3001 - i would love pics for future fun run publicity and of course the photos will always be credited thanks again so much

      1 · January 8, 2013

  • Gary S.

    The event was great fun to watch, the photo opportunities were endless and it was great to meet a bunch of nice folks. Thanks for organising this event Richie and thanks everyone for a great meet-up!

    January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for organising this event, it was a lot of fun and a great start to the year! Looking forward to the next meetup.

    January 6, 2013

  • Karin

    Great meetup and great people

    January 6, 2013

  • Steve P.

    Great photo opportunity. My first meet. Thanks Richie. Steve Powell

    January 5, 2013

  • Dave C.

    Just 1 word to describe this group's activities ... AWESOME as always ....... Thx Richie for putting this up.

    January 5, 2013

  • Brendan B.

    Awesome, everyone was very welcoming and great people.

    January 5, 2013

  • RUwan I.

    Where r u guys having drinks?

    January 5, 2013

  • william perlas j.

    do i need to register for this event?

    December 31, 2012

    • Richie

      It's up to you whether you want to register to be part of the Fun Run Flash Mob, but our group will just be taking shots.

      December 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are there any events held during the week, as I'm a weekend working girl?

    December 23, 2012

    • Richie

      Check the Sydney Festival website

      December 30, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks ill do that Richie

      December 30, 2012

  • Ashok G

    Hi, really early morning or late evenings happen to be the best times to shoot around Sydney. Wouldn't light become too harsh around 9.30 AM in the morning?

    December 29, 2012

    • Richie

      You are more than welcomed to shoot early in the morning or late in the evening to get that nice soft light, but the event doesn't start until 9:30 and finishes at 2:30. We will only be there till 11am.

      December 30, 2012

  • raymond r.

    yes I would like to know if there are events during the week right now I work friday and saturday nights off sunday and monday sometimes other week days want to network with other photographers have a goal to write/photo a wine book

    December 23, 2012

    • Richie

      This event is happening on only Saturday January 5th

      December 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do you have an Event on Facebook?

    December 19, 2012

    • Richie

      Yes, there probably is.

      December 30, 2012

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