May the 4th be with You: Happy Star Wars Day 2014

May 2nd, 2014 by John Almodovar | Be The First To Comment

Have you ever heard of the Darth Valley Challenge? I couldn’t believe it until I a saw the video.  Apparently Jon Rice, a Star Wars fan, has been running a mile in Death Valley on the hottest day of the year – something he’s been doing since 2010. We’re talking about running a mile wearing a costume in temperatures that reach up to 129°F or more, which obviously is a dangerous thing to do and why we at and Jon Rice himself do not recommend trying this at home.

You can read more about it at the Darth Valley Challenge website where Jon Rice mentions, “If you’re as crazy as us – and your doctor allows it – then you could join us for next year’s utterly ridiculous run!”

Ridiculous indeed. I’ll leave the hot desert climate to the Storm Troopers stationed at Tatooine (most Star Wars fans will know what I mean, but for those of you who don’t follow, it’s where Luke and Anakin Skywalker lived before becoming Jedi knights).

Oh, and one more reminder – we at do not recommend trying the Darth Valley Challenge or any other activities that are remotely similar. Stay healthy everyone and May the 4th be with you!


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