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Course of the Force: A Relay Race with Lightsabers!

by Shane McGlaun

Let’s be honest, not much will get your average geek to run. I mean, the typical things such as free smartphones, hot chicks in skimpy Comic-Con costumes, and obviously nachos will do the trick. You might be inclined to take a run for charity but lack the motivation. When you toss in costumes and lightsabers, I’ll start looking for my running shoes.

This may well be the most awesome foot race in the history of foot races and it is called Course of the Force. It’s like those relay races your coach forced on you back in high school, but instead of small metal batons that you may or may not dream about beating your coach with, you get freaking lightsabers. And you get to keep those limited edition sabers, assuming you don’t fall and break yours in a pothole.

Basically, this is a charity event where geeks purchase quarter-mile slots of time that they will run carrying their lightsaber. The event spans from July 7th through 11th, between Santa Monica and San Diego, leading right up to Comic-Con. Funds collected will benefit the Make A Wish Foundation.

You don’t have to dress up to participate, but it is highly encouraged. I would love to see some guy dressed like Darth Maul panting and sweating profusely as he runs up the Southern California coast wielding a dual-blade lightsaber. This thing should be epic, check out the video and reserve your spot here.

[via Nerdist]

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