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Eager to go to the PICNIC Festival 2011, but don’t have a ticket? Put on your running shoes and win a free PICNIC Festival 2011 passe partout!
This is your chance to win a free festival passe partout! What do you have to do?
In line with this year’s theme Urban Futures, we’re excited to introduce you to a new creative tech sport called FigureRunning! FigureRunning encourages you to get creative, go outside and discover new places while running and getting ﬁt. The competition is not about your running speed or distance, it’s all about drawing.
Using GPS in your smartphone, you can draw images while you are running. A line follows the actual route your run and you yourself are the pencil creating the artwork.
The sport is about challenging each other to make more creative runs every time you go out and play. Master the art of creative running and overcome obstacles that stand in your way ("I have to run through your garden, otherwise my 'bunny-ear' will fail!").
Your mission to win a PICNIC Festival ticket:
1. Put on your running gear.
2. Get a GPS-enabled device (smartphone, GPS watch, or GPS tracker) and an application to track your run (the special FigureRunning app / Nike+ / Runkeeper).
3. Look at the map of your neighborhood and search for a heart in the streets.
4. Walk to the street that marks the beginning of your drawing, turn on the GPS tracker and start running.
5. Check the line which you are drawing to see if it works.
6. Don’t forget to have fun, you ARE the pencil!
7. Finish your drawing, save it to your photo album and/or upload your drawing to FigureRunning/Nike/Runkeeper
8. Upload a picture of your FigureRun to your Picnicnetwork.org profile and tag the picture with “figurerunning”. Don’t forget to describe how your run went and if you want, you can illustrate it with more “what-I-found-on-the-way” photos or a video.
9. Do this before the deadline of 11 September 2011.
10. Win the PICNIC Festival 2011 passe partout!
We have 3 tickets to give away…So what are you waiting for?! Grab your phone and your running shoes and get drawing!
All the FigureRuns uploaded to your profile on picnicnetwork.org will be judged by a professional jury: Willempje Vrins, Leonieke Verhoog & Jan Kroon (founders of FigureRunning) and Kitty Leering & Micky van Zeijl from the PICNIC team. For inspiration go to www.figurerunning.com.
Remember to upload your FigureRun to your PICNIC profile by 11 September for your chance to win a free ticket to PICNIC Festival.
FigureRunning will also be present during PICNIC Festival 2011 for more fun with creative fitness!