As we gear up for Journey to the End of the Night May 12th 2012, over the next three weeks we’ll be reminiscing a bit on Journey’s past, and we’ll come through on a promise to those apocalyptic runners from Sept. 2011 and offer up a proper coda. So expect to see pictures, recaps, and video from old Journey’s here as we get you psyched for May 12th.
Part of why you should be excited, is because we are excited. I am so happy to be a part of cg0 and to help create another great race. The experience has been a resounding blessing. I’ve gotten to meet and work with a slew of new people like the heads of this race, Shama and Ashley, all of whom have been crazy helpful and super hard workers. They’ve wrangled volunteers, made strong decisions, and shook out the map.
And it’s not just two or three people, there are going to be dozens of us working as a team to recreate the city for you.
Among those dozens is Here’s the Story. A fine crew indeed!
Each checkpoint this year will be unique, but Here’s the Story hopes to transport you to a whole new world and by doing so, help you along your Journey to the End of the Night, and through a special twist, nights later to come! Even if you don’t survive the early checkpoints, it may be worth your while to come check us out.
It is going to be pretty grand!
As a member of cg0 I’m looking forward to the event as a whole, but as a member of Here’s the Story, I’m super hoping our checkpoint ends up being one of your favorites!
Oh, what’s that you say? Some of you reading this don’t know what Journey to the End of the night even is? Let me give everyone a little refresher before you we go on.
You will meet at a park crowded with people. There you will be handed a map and two ribbons. One will be red. One will be blue. The blue one will be placed on your arm. The red one will go in your pocket. When the gun goes off you will follow the map across the city trying to make it to 6 checkpoints as quickly as you can. All the while you’ll be chased by those wearing red ribbons. If you get caught, you will hand over your blue ribbon as a prize to the chaser. You will take the red ribbon out of your pocket and place it around your arm. You are now a chaser. The object of the game is to get to checkpoint 6 without getting tagged or to catch as many runners as you can.
1. Chasers may only catch one person at a time.
2. You must take the blue ribbon before you tag another runner.
3. Checkpoints are safe zones. No one can be tagged in a safe zone.
4. Safe zones will be noted on the map you receive in the beginning.
5. Public transportation is always a safe zone. The only thing that counts as public transit are buses and trains.
6. If there is an argument about who got caught, you settle it like adults in the dark of night between each other remembering the game is meant to be fun.
7. Everyone who finishes is a winner and at least the first 100 will receive a prize.
8. The runner who reaches the finish line first wins a trophy.
9. The chaser who captures the most runners wins a trophy.
Journey to the End of the Night was started by the anti-boredom society in San Francisco. Their group Sf0.org is why Cg0 exists. They’re super awesome and they’ve been super awesome to Here’s the Story. They have a lot of projects worth checking out but their new bag is called Super Going. Which we have already started using.
It creates and facilitates mini Journey’s to the End of the Night every day. It’s basically a tool that Here’s the Story has been looking for since inception. And I’m really glad they made it. Please check it out, sign up, and follow Here’s the Story. We are going to have some awesome missions in store for you.
And don’t forget to RSVP for Journey May 2012! This will be the most fun you’re going to have all year.