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First 'Star Wars Virtual Run 2020' to be held in Southeast Asia

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, February 17, 2020  /  05:56 pm
First 'Star Wars Virtual Run 2020' to be held in Southeast Asia

A replica Darth Vader costume from 'Star Wars'. The first 'Star Wars Virtual Run Southeast Asia 2020' commemorates Star Wars Day and the 40th anniversary of the film 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' (Shutterstock.com/Stefano Buttafoco/File)

The first edition of Star Wars Virtual Run Southeast Asia 2020 will be held from May 4 to 31.

Organized by social fitness and market-place company LIV3LY, the event will also commemorate Star Wars Day (May 4) and the 40th anniversary of the film Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, according to geekculture.co.

The virtual run is available for participants in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Those who are interested in joining can register through the MOVE app available on Google App and the App Store. Runners are required to choose which side they prefer: The Light Side or the Dark Side. The registration period is open until May 30, while the clock-in period is from May 4 to 31.

Two types of distances are available, namely 5.4 and 40 kilometers. Participants can join the run individually or as members of groups.

The MOVE app will track the distance and time of runs, and runners can also use any integrated trackers such as MapMyRun, Apple HealthKit and Google Fit.

The admission fees start at Rp 255,150 (US$ 18.67) for the 5.4 km category and Rp 408,240 for the 40 km category.

Following the registration process, starting from May 4, participants will be allowed to run on a treadmill or in their neighborhoods for several days as long as they complete the selected distance by May 31.

Finisher trophies will be delivered to participants who complete their distances, while those who opt for the 40 km category will also receive the limited edition 40th Anniversary Gold Darth Vader trophy alongside their finisher trophy. (wir/wng)

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