Next week, Lucasfilm LTD., Octagon and Nerdist Industries will be teaming up to host Course of the Force, a relay run benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Star Wars-themed race will take place over four days down the course of Southern California, starting on July 7th and finishing in San Diego on Wednesday July 11th, aka San Diego Comic-Con’s preview night. Each leg of the race will be capped off with special Star Wars events, parties, and live Nerdist broadcasts which can also be viewed remotely via YouTube or StarWars.com. To register for the event, visit the official website.
I should note that in addition to a free Hasbro lightsaber, participants will be given a special Star Wars swag bag, filled with everything from graphic novels, and wristbands, to hats, towels and more. So, if doing it for a good cause isn’t already enough, you’ll be taking some goodies home as well. For a detailed schedule of the events and locations, click here.