immediately established itself as a unique place during the first burn in June 1986. Way before festivals became the biggest events the summer, Black Rock City became a mecca for those looking to dance in the desert.
Dancing, however, isn’t the only thing to do at Burning Man. One attendee has made the pilgrimage to the Nevada desert and ran an ultra marathon — 31 miles — at five different iterations the festival. In a display the sheer size and logistical marvel setting up the festival, the entire race consists just four laps around the festival’s perimeter. For those who don’t wish to run the race for themselves, this participant has uploaded a video his performance for all to enjoy.