Race 09 is an unsanctioned night-time running race event held every month in the 09 area code of New Zealand. With no official course or rules, runners are told of the checkpoints 30 minutes before the race starts. From there they line up, the gun starts, and off they go into the night through the city of Auckland.
Open to all, but limited to just 30 people, races often fill up within minutes of entries opening. Originally started as an opportunity to get away from the clutter of large mass sponsored corporate running events, it is a return to bare, yet chaotic, simplicity.
It is racing for racings sake. There's nothing more to it.
Director: Dan Sadgrove
Producer: Blaine Stevenson
DP: Žiga Zupančič
Sound/Edit: Grason Caldwell
Color: Matic Prusnik
Aerial: Sam Peacocke and Ryan Haste c/o Ariel Camera
Gaffer: Isaac Newcombe
Grip: Adi Harris
Sound: David Peterson
1st AC: Simon Roelants
2nd AC: Yang Yang
Runner: William Rabbit
Music: Qasim Naqvi and Daniel Brandtl c/o Erased Tapes.
Thanks to the organisers Daniel Donegan and Michael Dawson for letting me film their race.
Thanks to Flying Fish for their support.
For more information about Race 09 go visit race09.nz/