What Is The Challenge?
It's very simple. You dress up in a Star Wars costume, you head down to Death Valley on the hottest day of the year, and you run a mile as fast as possible!
(Nobody said it had to make sense...)
Darth Vader's record is 6:13 for the mile... this year it was
but he still managed 6:36!
Why Do We Do This?
Because it's silly. Because it's unexpected. Because it makes people laugh.
What, you thought we were out here on a mission for world peace? Nah... we're just playing silly buggers in the desert.
Joking aside, we play it very safe out here. We're well-prepared, well-trained and we don't take any chances. Please don't try this at home!
The Darth Valley Challenge 2014
If you're as crazy as us - and your doctor allows it - then you could join us for next year's utterly ridiculous run!
Sign up with the form below and we'll keep in touch with details. No spam, I promise.
If you don't want to run but want to stay informed, feel free to sign up too.
Oh, and yes, there is someone in that R2 unit.
Darth Valley Challenge 2013 - The Edit
Darth Valley Challenge 2011
The Darth Valley Challenge
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