Kicking off at the famed Skywalker Ranch, participants will continue the relay run down through San Francisco with several stops along the California coastline before reaching the finish line— arriving just in time for the start of the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con® International.

Given the overwhelming response to the 2012 relay, this year’s event is expanding and will cover nearly 500 miles; at the end of the route, Course of the Force will be hosting an activation at the Chuck Jones Gallery in San Diego during San Diego Comic-Con International from July 18 – 20.

Here are the cities you’ll be able to catch the Lightsaber infused action:


Tuesday 7/9/13

Skywalker Ranch Relay – Tune in to the events at Skywalker Ranch by going to or subscribing to the Nerdist Channel for video updates from the event.


Wednesday 7/10/13

San Francisco

Start: 8:30am – Pier 50 (400 Mission Rock St, San Francisco, CA 94158).

End: 11:00am – Golden Gate Bridge – Vista Point Overlook (NE corner).

12:00pm – 6:00pm - Conival @ Justin Herman Plaza Live Music starts at 5:00pm!  Join us at the foot of Market Street at the Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca, 94105.


Thursday 7/11/13

The Course of the Force Lightsaber will be transported to Pacific Palisades courtesy of Virgin America Airlines.


Friday 7/12/13

Pacific Palisades to Santa Monica

Start: 1:00pm – PCH & Sunset Blvd. in Pacific Palisades.

End: 2:15pm – Santa Monica Pier (200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401).

12:00pm – 6:00pm –  Conival @ Santa Monica Pier  Live Music starts at 4:30pm! Join us at 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401 for a day of Force-filled festivities.


Saturday 7/13/13

Santa Monica to Huntington Beach

Start: 7:00am - Santa Monica Pier (200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401).

End: 6:50pm - Huntington Beach Pier (405 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, CA 92648).

12:00pm – 8:00pm –  Conival @ Huntington Beach Pier Plaza  Join us at 405 Pacific Coast Hwy. Huntington Beach, CA 92648 to get in on all of the action.


Sunday 7/14/13


Start: 10:00am – North Oceanside.

End: 11:30am – Oceanside Pier (Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA 92054).

11:00am – 4:00pm - Conival @ Rotary Park  Live music starts at 2:30pm! N. Pacific Street and Pier View Way Oceanside, CA 92049.


Monday 7/15/13

Oceanside to Pacific Beach

Start: 8:00am – Oceanside Pier (Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA 92054).

End: 5:45pm – Pacific Beach @ Felspar (Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109).


Tuesday 7/16/13

Pacific Beach to Downtown San Diego

Start: 5:00pm - Pacific Beach/Felspar.

End: 7:30pm - San Diego (5th Avenue/L Street).


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