On the 12th of September, 4,500 cheerful participants experienced the first running for fun race of The Color Run NightTM in Kiseleff Park, in the heart of Bucharest. This event was totally glowing! The Color Run was set for the night using glow-in-the-dark colors activated by black light and UV lamps, illuminating gates and massive neon color throws in the air while being surrounded by the latest and greatest dance music.
“The Color Run Night is a five-kilometer, un-timed paint run through the night. It might be said that it’s not only a sport event, but also a great source of entertainment. It’s fun in the dark”, pointed out Radu Condrea, Project Manager of Mass Events KICK OFF EVENTS.
There is no official times, because everyone is a winner. Once you complete the race, the fun does not stop, as the party is only about to begin with live music, singing and dancing and massive color throws creating millions of color combinations to help everyone get their glow on.
”We needed the best technical support to have the glowtastic effect of The Color Run Night and that’s why we asked FIVE’S International for the best lighting solution and the most powerful UV light/black light system”, Radu Condrea explained.
”Everything turned out to be not only glow-tastic, but also fun-tastic! Maybe next time we’ll try to switch off all the city lights in order to have more glow-in-the-dark color run experience”, concluded Radu Condrea.
SGM’s partner in Romania, FIVE’S International supplied an extensive SGM product package to illuminate the run as this was a night run. Thus, four P-5 wash lights, six G-Spot moving heads, eight XC-5 colour LED strobes and 13 SixPack blinders were put to use for places such as the finish line and the performance stage.
Being IP65-rated, the G-Spot moving heads and SixPack blinder could easily be placed on the very front rig of the stage without considering domes or covers allowing lighting designer Petre Ghergut to exploit his creativity to the fullest as he worked together with production manager Florin Costache.
The same applies to the P-5 wash lights, which illuminated the runners as they joyfully crossed the finish line after putting 5k behind them.
All the luminaires contain colour LED light sources (RGB, RGBA, RGBY and RGBW), which perfectly match the concept of the glowtastic colour zones of the run and the message of happiness and health that the run stands for.
The Color Run concept is approachable for all demographic groups because it is about promoting a healthy lifestyle and improving wellness through an event that is fun for all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels.
“We call The Color Run the ‘Happiest 5K on the Planet’ because our events bring together friends and family in a unique, healthy, and fun environment,” said Travis Snyder, founder of The Color Run.
Photos: © OANA RADU TURCU / FIVE'S INTERNATIONAL