Hmm… is the Rave Run the next Neon Run?
MEET THE RAVE RUN…
According to race organizers:
The Rave Run was founded in 2012 by a runner, an artist and an insomniac. The idea was to bring the adrenaline pumping music and special effects from electronic festivals onto a 5K course. The dazzling light effects are designed by EDC artists and industry experts. It’s like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory except with lights. It’s candy for your eyes and ears. It’s a glow run…gone wild! Get ready for the night of your life. Experience a magical world of light and sound unlike anything else out there.
I must admit, I’m already a bit wary as they’re using photos from other events to promote theirs.
I could be wrong, but this one…
…looks a hell of a lot like Austin Trail of Lights.
SO I ask… how much of the course will feature dazzling lights and sounds?
Will it be “a nocturnal wonderland”, or will runners have to fend for themselves on a dark, dangerous route filled with potholes?
Will there be any water stations? If so, will there be water at them?
How long will we have to wait in traffic… in registration lines?
Unfortunately, these are the kinds of questions we have to ask these days. Just yesterday…
So I ask, is the Rave Run the next Neon Run? Will thousands leave feeling swindled? OR… will they invest the necessary resources to deliver on what they’re promising? Time will tell. For the sake of the industry – and one of my weekend nights in May – I hope it’s amazing. I’ll report back.
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