Yes, even Jedis need to train… hard?

For any Star Wars fans out there May 4th has always been that special date where we can get together and enjoy the world George Lucas has created. From the big screen to the small screen, it’s undeniable that the Star Wars franchise has shaped the geek world for good (and for bad).

So every May 4th, there’s always a special celebration for the franchise. But this time around, it seems like, the celebration will force us to get out to the gym and actually, exercise. (brrrrr!)

You read it right, for this year’s May 4th celebration, and the franchise’s 40th anniversary of Empire Strikes Back, we are apparently getting invited to join the first ever Virtual Star Wars Run.

The details are as follows:

In collaboration with LIV3LY, Southeast Asia’s leading Social Fitness App, the Star Wars Virtual Run is open to fans and runners from Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Runners can pledge their allegiance to their chosen side – light or dark – and fight in the galaxy’s most epic virtual run on treadmills or any running path they choose.

Runners may opt to run solo in the 5.4km (Individual) or pair up with a friend in the 40km (Individual or Group of Two) where the distances can be completed all at once or over a period of time. Runners will have to complete the distance by May 31 2020 in order to be eligible for the Finisher Trophies. Finishers of the 40km distance will receive an additional The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Trophy. Registration can be done through the MOVE by LIV3LY (for apple, and for android) app, which is available for download on App Store and Google Play. Participants will have to activate the MOVE Run Tracker in the app before they are able record their distances from May 4 to May 31.

So what’s in it for us? Finishers will receive a commemorative Finisher Trophy upon completion of the virtual run, you can either get a Silver Resistance Trophy, or a Silver First Order Trophy for the 5.4km finishers, and an extra Gold Darth Vader trophy for the 40km finishers.

Registration period has already started and will end on May 30, 2020. While the clock-in period will start on May 4th and will end on May 31. Here’s a short rundown of the virtual run event.

Registration Period: 15 February – 30 May 2020
Clock-in-Period: 4 May – 31 May 2020
Distance5.4KM40KM
Run CategoryIndividualIndividual or Group of Two
VenueAny treadmill, outdoor running path/road that runners prefer
­­Fees*950 php (includes postage)1,520 php (includes postage)
Race Entitlements5.4km Light/Dark Side Finisher Trophy40km Light/Dark Side Finisher Trophy & 40th Anniversary Trophy

For the complete details, you can check it here.

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