After months of planning, preparation and logistics, we pulled off the first ever inaugural Australian Run for Your Lives. Run for Your Lives, held on September 5th, is a 5km obstacle infestation of zombies against civilians in a bulrush revolution. The day was underway when just fewer than 4,000 participants joined us at Western Sydney Park lands to experience a real life zombie apocalypse. The option was theirs to be either a zombie or runner. Runners had to make it through the spawn of the dead with their 3 life tags whilst combating 8 obstacles which included a Blood Pit, Electric Smokehouse Shock, Limb by Limb, Holy Trap, Jump Fence, The Slide, Laser Grid and the Finish Fence; until they were considered a ‘survivor’ at the safe zone where they received a medal and shirt for their efforts.
The transformation into zombies began the morning of the event, then the clan were transported out on course to let the revenge begin.
The weather was great and the sun was out to play for the adventurous action packed day, which was the first of its kind. The team had an action filled week and made Sydney Western Park lands a lot more scarier executing this event. As Run for Your Lives is a part apocalypse, part festival event with a live DJ on the main stage from the period 9am – 5pm, it was definitely an event to remember!
For more information of Run for Your Lives, check out their website http://www.runforyourlives.com.au/sydney/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rfylau?fref=ts
3vent had an integral ongoing role in the operations of Run for Your Lives; from venue sourcing through to event pack down, re view and evaluation. During the 8 months of preparation, 3vent had the duties and operations of venue and volunteer sourcing, event obstacle infrastructure and site management.
3vent staff are very pragmatic and knowledgeable, enthusiastic and flexible in accommodating requests and may offer expert advice. In addition, for this event, 3vent provided staff to fulfill the roles on the day of: Race Director, Village Manager, Volunteer Manager, Start Line Manager, Finish Line Manager, Baggage Manager, Registration Manager and Information Manager.