We need clever things to write in chalk for a fun run.
July 1, 2013 5:24 AM Subscribe
I do a regular 5km free, timed run every Saturday. It's called parkrun
if any of you have heard of it. It's around the world, so there's likely one near you. But that's not what I'm writing about.
This Saturday coming it's themed. I'm not single, but a gazillion single people run it and they're hoping to meet someone... so the event director has asked that people dress in the colours of traffic lights. Red if you're not interested/taken, orange if you're not sure, green if you're looking to meet someone.
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We get new runners every week so the course has to be chalked out. And the usual chalker will be away. So my team of hapless friends and I will go and chalk the course... and write HILARIOUS things along the way to inspire and delight the runners.
And there's the rub. We're not that hilarious. And none of us are single. And...well... that's where we need your help.
Points of inspiration... there is a VERY nasty hill, a lake, a cricket pitch, a glade/copse, a long straight horrible boring roadside run... there will be a bit of cross country this week as there's park maintenance going on....
I guess we can't swear... but we can write whatever we want otherwise. Kids will be running the course so outright vulgarity might not be fabulous... but I'm happy to skate close to the edge with that, if it's clever enough.
So.... what can you all suggest? It can be obscure, funny, a double entendre, a pun (if you REALLY must), a lyric, a poem, a movie title, a quote, a limerick, a picture.... anything that's in the theme of stop lights, singledom, running, love, shagging, dating, excercise, sweat, lycra, wet patches....
We're in Australia, so you can be much more outrageous than North Americans would normally think socially acceptable. And it's the inner west of Sydney, so doesn't have to be, nor should it be, heteronormative.
So, my lovely Mefites, help us hilaire the parkrunners of Sydney Park... and maybe help a few folk find the loves of their lives, or at least their weekend.