SPEED OF LIGHT – Volunteers Wanted

Speed of Light will be Scotland’s official contribution to the London 2012 Festival and the Cultural Olympiad. A major commission for Edinburgh International Festival, Speed of Light will run for 3 weeks throughout August 2012, and will be seen by over 18,000 people.
The organisers are looking for distance runners from across the country to take part in Speed of Light and next August, up to 5000 runners will have the chance of a lifetime to run a choreographed route around the path network of Arthur’s Seat at night in specially constructed light suits. The stunning visual results will be viewed by a ticketed audience from the summit of the hill every night.
In the early planning stages of the event the organisers are looking for 150 volunteer runners to help test out routes on Arthur’s Seat during the day as well as making shapes on the hill using smaller groups of runners in prototype light suits once it has got dark.
A  rehearsal is taking place on Arthur’s Seat on Saturday 29th October between 1.30pm till 5.30pm (day session) and 6pm till 8pm (evening session with light suits).   If anyone would like to volunteer to be part of the rehearsals then please email speedoflight@nva.org.uk by Wednesday 19th October to book your place (state which session; afternoon only OR afternoon and evening) .
Finally, they will also be launching their runner registration on 31st October, so please visit their website (www.speedoflight2012.org.uk) to be part of the big event next year!

Lothian Running Club