Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Who said exercise was dull?
The Electric Run finally hit our shores, with Sydney as the first event held outside the US. Sydney Olympic Park was literally lit up and filled with people running, walking and dancing in the biggest travelling party in town.
There were roughly 28,000 revellers, with the event selling out. The good news is, Melbourne is next on the tour itinerary, so mark the night of April 12 in your diary and click here to register. Children under 7 are free, so bring the family!
We arrived an hour before the start, and the dance party had already started in the green next to the course. When the shute opened, we made our way down to the start, and waited, dancing with about 1000 others. It grew dark and the crowd lit up. The genius of the Electric Run, is that the participants are as much a part of the visual experience as the decorations along the course.
The course itself is set up with a number of different lands, where the lights and music set the atmosphere. I think the video shows it best:
There was a spine tingling moment, just before the start, when the crowd burst into song, and sang in unison, 1000 voices strong. If you hadn't been convinced before, at that moment you knew you were in for something special.
The weather wasn't on our side, but that didn't stop the fun. We ran and danced along the course, then headed to the finish line, which lead into the huge exhibition centre, where the dance party was beginning to get under way.
While it is an all ages event, alcohol is available for those over 18, but the Electric Run does ask you to drink responsibly. So make a night of it, join the fun run then dance the night away. So be transported through a wonderland of lights and sounds, and dance the night away - who said exercise was dull?
It's a national tour, though the dates are still being set. If you are interested in Cairns, Brisbane, Canberra, Newcastle, Adelaide or Perth, I suggest you sign up for the email to receive the dates and secure your place in those cities.