28 mars 2011

Trooper Trek - 4000km à pied et en armure de Stormtrooper

Trooper Trek, c'est le projet d'un Australien, qui compte se lancer cette année dans une petite randonnée de 4000km entre Perth et Sydney. Le tout en portant une armure de Stormtrooper, qui comme chacun le sait sont très confortables et parfaitement adaptées à ce type d'exercice (note : ça se voit pas mais c'est ironique). But de la manoeuvre : faire connaître et récolter de l'argent pour la Fondation Starlight. Pour l'instant, on ne sait pas grand chose d'autre sur le projet, qui n'est visible que par la page Twitter de l'auteur.

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Dr Chewbacca a dit…

Quelques infos supplémentaires trouvées ici : http://www.everydayhero.com.au/hero_pages/view_posts/troopertrek

In 2011 I aim to walk from Perth to Sydney to raise awareness and money for the Starlight Foundation and because I believe I can do it in Stormtrooper armour. Follow and comment my progress on twitter or facebook by searching for "troopertrek"

Starting in July 2011 I aim to walk from Perth (Western Australia) to Sydney (New South Wales). Over the course of the trek I will cross 4 states and cover approximately 5000km's in modified stormtrooper armour. The plan for now is to push a lightweight buggy with needed supplies an average distance of 35-40km's for 5 days a week until the trek is complete.

I am a member of the worldwide "501st Legion", a volunteer organisation that wears quality star wars outfits for Star Wars related events and as a means to contribute to their local communities through charity work. My involvement with the 501st Legion has been a fantastic experience and I have had plenty of opportunities to put on my suit of armour and entertain the public.

In October 2010 I participated in the RunMelb Half marathon (21kms) in my stormtrooper suit. The suit was restrictive and got quite hot while I was running, but the seed was planted for the troopertrek idea. Since the marathon I have started to train regularly for this event and have acquired a much lighter and flexible set of armour that will be trimmed for better movement. I am hoping that by choosing to wear stormtrooper armour I will be able to gather more attention for the cause I am running for and have a bit of a laugh along the way. If there are any social events along the route that you think might benefit from having a stormtrooper attend, let me know!

“TK-6283 “
Jacob French

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