Update 6:19pm EST 10.31.13
The full length interview has been uploaded. You can learn a lot more about Jeff Suffolk and Human Movement. He talks about who they are, why they are taking this on, and what they think the future of OCR and themed races are.
Here is this morning’s original post:
People in Arizona who signed up for the Run For Your Lives event (and zombie fans everywhere) were sorely disappointed when they found out that RFYL went under. In a story, we broke yesterday; Reed Street Productions, who produces the zombie OCR series, was canceling this weekend’s event in Phoenix as well as all future events.
This morning, salvation arrived. (Insert Dead/Undead Reference here). Jeff Suffolk, the founder and president of Human Movement LLC, contacted Obstacle Racing Media to let us know they are taking over the remaining Run For Your Lives events and producing them on their own dime.
The Zombie Run is what participants who paid for RFYL events in Phoenix, Austin, and Orlando will experience in lieu of the previously cancelled RFYL events. Human Movement is also making it possible for participants to register for these three events by relaunching ticket sales through Eventbrite.com.
In a 45-minute exclusive interview with ORM, Jeff explained that his company is tired of seeing races go under, and the community get screwed in the process. He told us “even if only 400 people show up and we can produce a good event for them, we’ve done our job and kept 400 people doing these types of events in the future”.
If you purchased tickets for any 2013 RFYL event and want to know more, Human Movement will be announcing more details on their Facebook page and through emails.. They will be posting details on the RFYL Facebook page as well. Questions not answered there can be answered by firstname.lastname@example.org.