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Frat Boys Are Racing Chariots Around Downtown

Red Bull is sponsoring a chariot race today as part of Twilight weekend. It starts at 7 p.m. on Clayton Street “between N. Lumpkin and N. Jackson” (so I guess College Avenue?) if you’re looking for some “elite partying,” whatever that means. 

Here’s the press release they sent us. The bastards pre-empted my Animal House joke.

Red Bull Chariot Race is a seriously non-serious, off-the-wall collegiate event in which teams of three “gladiators” design, build and race custom chariots through the streets of downtown Athens. Not just some “Toga! Toga! Toga!” party, Red Bull Chariot Race fuses together ancient Greek sport with Modern Greek life and bloodthirsty rivalry with elite partying.

More than 5,000 revelers came out to cheer on the intense battlers on the eve of Athens Twilight Criterium in 2012. With last year being the largest attendance to date, Red Bull Chariot Race Athens 2013 is set to be even bigger as it will be the fourth annual installment for the local event that now takes place at universities across the U.S. …

Teams comprised of University of Georgia students will prove their chariot is fit for the greek gods.

These include: Greek Fraternities & Sororities, Sports Clubs, Student Organizations, Local Businesses, ect…

Can’t wait.