What an awesome event! A few weeks back I saw a notice on FB about The Electric Run, a 5k where everyone runs in the dark covered in glow sticks and glow paint! I knew this would be such a fun event to cover and to photograph. Austin has some pretty incredible events, but I was so impressed by the turn out! 10,000 plus people showed up to run in the dark! I was also pleased to know that this event would also benefit the Texas Leukemia foundation. Not only was this benefitting a charity, it was surprisingly a very family friendly event.
I may not have been running in the event, but I sure was tired from running around the course chasing runners. This was my first event that I shot in the dark (so-to-speak) and with my subjects moving really fast. Needless to say it was quite the blurry experience. There were areas throughout the course with artistic lighting to keep you visually stimulated in the dark. Upside down umbrellas hanging from the trees, a barn that was lit with black lights, while blasting party music as you ran your glowing behind off. We arrived at the finish line to find a huge party and dance floor filled with glow in the dark participants enjoying the music and laser light show. It was indeed ELECTRIC!
I would like to say thank you to the event coordinators and media staff that were so awesome and friendly and eager to help me get the shot I needed. They even brought over a lift for me so I could get a shot of the glowing crowd from above.
It’s good to be the Bean! 😉