Nike Run Hit Wonder 5k/10k, Los Angeles
Featuring A Flock of Seagulls, Tommy Tutone, General Public, Tone Loc, Dramarama, and Devo

Images by Chris Kostman / AdventureCORPS, April 24, 2004
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Each page features my race comments and concert reviews. Enjoy!

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I was one of the 20,000 runners at the Nike Run Hit Wonder 5k/10k running race on Sunday, April 24, 2004 in Los Angeles. I was probably one of the few, if not the only, who ran with both a digital camera and a digital video camera in his hands. As as a serious 80's music aficionado, I couldn't miss this opportunity to record such an event for both posterity and my next high school reunion. Plus I had so much fun last year that I just had come back! (Lots of other people like this event, too; it had 10,000 runners last year, so it has doubled in size. The route has improved too: from Hollywood last year to the USC area and finishing at the LA Coliseum this year.)

Unlike the other runners, I actually stopped to listen to each of the performers for at least a few minutes, not to mention see what they look like after all these years. Yet there was still always a big sea of runners behind me (not that I'm so fast; there were just a lot of people there). The finish line perfomers were Devo and they put on an incredibly good show!!! (I can't overstate this. Devo were awesome!)

Click here for the 2003 Run Hit Wonder slideshow

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