All The Queens' Men
Created by Tristan Meecham
Produced by Bec Reid and Tristan Meecham with the Darwin Festival.
Artistic and Production Team: Tristan Meecham, Bec Reid, Willoh S Weiland, Lara Thoms, Jarrod Factor, Brain Robertson, Rita Khayat
Fun Run Performers: Tristan Meecham, Bec Reid, Sam Routledge, Ian Heazlewood, Daniel Cunningham, Kristy Rickerts and the Rix Kix Dancers.
Community Performers: Neon Dance Corps, D*City Rockers, Monkey Bar Gymnasium, Ferwood Fitness, Grey Panthers, Darwin Gymnastics Club, Darwin Triathlete Club
When the Greek messenger Pheidippides was sent to Athens to announce the Persian’s defeat in the battle of Marathon, he ran the entire distance without stopping, burst into the Athenian assembly and died on the spot. FUN RUN is his story…
FUN RUN is not merely homage to Pheidippides, but a riotous spectacle that pushes the limits of endurance. Humphrey, the fearless hero in tight packed lycra shorts and nipple pasties, runs a gruelling 42kms on a treadmill supported by massive visual effects,a booming soundtrack, a silky-voiced MC and hundreds of performers and athletes from the wider local community. Join the fun and cheer on our running man Humphrey. Will he hit the wall or complete his quest?
FUN RUN is a huge free event for the whole family that really has it all – bouncing pom-poms, bulging muscles, cyclist’s calves and even a flash mob that will have everyone moving.