Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Speed of Light

My apologies for contacting you out of the blue, however we would like to give your running club the opportunity to be involved in the early stages of an event which is taking part next year called Speed of Light.
To give you a bit of background to the project, 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.
We are looking for distance runners from across the country to take part in Speed of Light and next August, up to 5,000 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.
At the moment we are still in the planning stages of the event and we are looking for 150 volunteer runners to help us test out routes on Arthur's Seat during the day as well as making shapes on the hill using smaller groups of runners in our prototype light suits once it has got dark.
Our next 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 this sounds like it would be of interest to your group and you would like to volunteer to be part of our rehearsals then please reply to by Wednesday 19th October to book your places (Please state which session; afternoon only OR afternoon and evening)
Finally, we will also be launching our runner registration on 31st October, so please visit our website ( to be part of the big event next year!
Best wishes,
Claire Miller
Engagement Co-ordinator