25 Memorable Moments
We’re searched the Sold Out Events’ history books to find some of our most memorable events from the past 25 years. Our countdown continues with memories 21 and 20.
#21- 2003 South Pacific Games, Fiji
In 2003, the XII South Pacific Games were held on the tiny island nation of Fiji. With around 5,000 athletes descending on Suva, it was one of the biggest Games to date and was the first time both traditional multisport event disciplines such as athletics and swimming together with region-specific and smaller events such as outrigger canoeing, surfing and lawn bowls.
Sold Out Events were in charge of many event elements including:
- Look and feel implementation
- Opening and Closing ceremonies
- Sponsor management
Sold Out Events’ founder and CEO at the time, Wayne B. Staunton, was tasked with delivering all of this on his own, relying only on local assistance, something he says was one of the major challenges of the job.
What made the Games most memorable however, was the pure and simple enjoyment brought to the event by everyone who was involved.
#20 – Sydney Running Festival
A marathon can be described as “a long-lasting activity”, as can Sold Out Events’ involvement in the Sydney Running Festival. In fact, we are the only company to have consistently worked on the event since 1999 when it was first staged as a test run for the Sydney Olympics’ Marathon.
Owned by Athletics Australia, the Sydney Running Festival attracts around 33,000 runners from 66 different countries each year, and it’s showcase event, the marathon, is renowned as one of the world’s most scenic runs.
For 16 years, Sold Out Event was responsible for the event logistics and we worked with a number of different organisers during that time. From staffing and signage to site inspections and aid stations, we were at the forefront of the event operations. Sold Out Events has now taken a step back from managing the event’s logistics and is now responsible for the management of sponsors and their race day activations. No matter what our role, the Sydney Running Festival holds a special place on our list of 25 most memorable moments.