Project Description

…The P.A. People delivers sound control and event management systems

The Sun-Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac – is the world’s largest fun run. Around 80,000 runners and spectators get involved between the city CBD and the iconic Bondi Beach. The P.A. People is a small but integral part of that substantial exercise. We provided an interfaced, bespoke communications system at the event start & finish lines, with a link between ‘show callers’ at both locations to enable constant contact.

For many years, our role has been a mix of crowd control announcement systems, spectator entertainment PA’s and a site-wide emergency radio paging system. Our PA’s deliver event commentary, announcements and entertainment in various locations on the route. We work closely with event producers and suppliers to deliver a production package to support an enjoyable event for the competitors, sponsors, broadcasters and other stakeholders. This includes provision of five integrated PA systems for the start-line portion of the event as well as interfacing between broadcast elements and other contractors to deliver audio and some vision/image elements to all parts of the start area in Hyde Park and Macquarie St. We provided PA for all start positions as well as a VIP viewing area and the Finish line included nine PA systems spread over the event ‘village’ and finish line area at Bondi Beach.

City2Surf sound control & event management

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