PyCon AU 2015 starts at the end of July and I would encourage you to pack your running gear and join us for an informal morning run before the conference each day. These runs are intended to be inclusive rather than a race, and are designed to be about 5 km long.
The details are almost the same as last year, with two key changes:
- A new start location as the conference is at the Pullman Brisbane Hotel this year
- The Brisbane Marathon is on the Sunday morning and some of the conference attendees have entered (there are a range of events: 5km, 10km, half marathon and marathon). If you want to do a serious run on the Sunday, then get your entry in soon! Otherwise, we will still plan on having a casual group run that will do its best to avoid the marathon route.
Here are the details for the runs:
MEETING PLACE: We will meet at the entrance of the conference venue, the Pullman Brisbane Hotel, on the corner of Ann & Roma Streets.
DAYS: We will run all five mornings; Friday (the miniconfs day) through Tuesday (last day of the sprints).
START TIME: 7am sharp, aiming to be back around 7:30 – 7:40, giving you time to shower and eat before the conference starts at 9am.
ROUTE: We will vary the route each day, but it will be approximately 5 km long and we will aim to take in some of the local sights, including the Brisbane River and the Botanical Gardens.
IF IT’S WET? I will still run if it’s drizzling. If it’s a torrential downpour, I’m sleeping in. On the sliding scale between drizzle and downpour, it is safe to assume that I will be more likely to run than not, so see you there.