Photo Study: Hummel Havoc
For the last four years, skateboarders from around the Midwest have flocked to Hummel Park in Omaha, Nebraska for a competitive downhill race over Memorial Day weekend.
The event is organized by the Midwest Longboard Association, a nonprofit community group that I helped start back in 2010. Our goal is to organize and promote downhill skateboarding events around the region that are safe and fun for the whole family.
If you are not from Omaha, you must understand that Hummel Park has a relatively negative reputation in the metro area. It's been called one of the most haunted places in town, and I would be lying if I said that its remote location doesn't encourage some visitors with questionable motives after dark.
We have been working with the city to change that, not only by hosting events like Hummel Havoc, but also by donating some of our event proceeds to the park's beautification and upkeep.
Hummel Park is located on the side of a steep bluff off the west bank of the Missouri River, and features a 40+ MPH downhill run with two hairpin turns. It is one of my favorite places to skate around Omaha, so you can imagine my excitement when riders from 10+ different states show up to enjoy my home spot.
Much of the work that I do for the Midwest Longboard Association is directly related to the kind of work I do for clients as Content Strategist here at C3D, including:
- Attending events and telling stories
- Publishing fresh content to our website
- Finding opportunities for creating fresh content
- Driving clicks and traffic to our website from social media
This year's event ran two days, which left me with quite a grip of photos to edit...
Below are some of my favorite photos from the event, but you can also check out the full photo album on the Midwest Longboard Association Facebook page.
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