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Pay To Run With The Paparazzi

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Dec. 23, 2010
  • Updated Dec. 23, 2010 at 10:32 PM UTC

Runners can now use their skills to chase after celebrities.

It can’t get more Hollywood than this:  a company called Off ‘N’ Running Tours is now offering celebrity-watching runners the chance to combine their two hobbies. The tour is called “Rolling with the Paparazzi.” On this tour, customers are teamed up with Rick Mendoza, a real-life member of the paparazzi, who takes them on a three-hour adventure throughout the Los Angeles area. According to the company’s Web site, the tour is “completely unscripted and will be different depending upon the day, adding to the excitement and authenticity of the experience.” Tour members will walk, run, and ride with their guide as he chases after celebrities, camera in hand.

The cost: $150 per person or $400 for three. Tourists will visit Rodeo Drive and other locations in Beverly Hills.

Mendoza is a professional celebrity photographer who is famous for suing Britney Spears for driving over his foot in 2007.

For More: Los Angeles Times

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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