A Runner Celebrates Star Wars With Running Maps
Bohs Hansen / 5 years ago
The new Star Wars movie has become the fastest movie to pass the $1 billion mark in global box office sales which marks just how popular the franchise is and how many fans it has around the world. A lot of those fans have been celebrating the new movie in all sort of ways from baking their favourite character to cosplay and theme nights as well as much more. One fan who also happens to be a vivid runner chose to celebrate the new Star Wars movie by running maps that in return would show various Star Wars motives such as the Storm Trooper, Darth Vader, or a Walker.
The Force is strong in this run. But how strong? The Force was so strong that it drove @g_ianni to join me on this run to crush all 15.5 miles without any proper training. THAT strong. Come and feel the Force of the Darkside. The turn-by-turn directions are up in my bio and can also be accessed at bit.ly/Darth_PDX. May the Force be with you! #darthvader #theforcemademedoit #theforceawakens #runwars #starwars #hypebeast #traveloregon #force1612 @rgaofficial #nikerunning #nikeplus #theartawakens #awakenyourforce #portlandnw
Gene Lu from Portland, US used his fitness tracking app to record the routes he took before posting the results on social media where it gathered quite a bit of feedback. Darth Vader and the Walker are probably the easiest to recognize, but the Storm Trooper isn’t bad either.
Creating images with running apps and the streets at your disposal isn’t anything new and last year we even saw someone propose to their loved one by writing “Will you marry me” on the virtual streets with their fitness tracking app. Users who want to experiment with this phenomenon and post their own creations online should keep what start and stop locations they pick and what times they post it online in mind. You wouldn’t want to tell the burglar when you are out and even tell him where on the route you are located.
Set your blasters to run! Move along with the turn-by-turn directions for this run via the link in my bio or at bit.ly/Stormtrooper_PDX. The run starts on SE Hawthorne Blvd and SE 10th Ave. Oh, and @john_boyega, if you're still missing a helmet, just saying. May the Force be with you! #stormtrooper #runwars #starwars #theforceawakens #theimperialmarch #laddsaddition #werunpdx #hypebeast #nikeplus #theartawakens #force1612 #traveloregon #portlandnw #starwarsrun
Are you one of the millions that already saw the new Star Wars movie and if so, did you celebrate this new entry into the popular franchise in any particular way? Let us know in the comments and photos are naturally also more than welcome if you dressed up as your favourite Star Wars character.