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Begin Your
Intergalactic Odyssey

Race Through Space — Galaxy Edition App is Now Available on Apple App Store and Google Play.

Download on App Store

Become the first human ever to visit other galaxies by running millions of light-years in what feels like 5 kilometers!

You’ve volunteered for the human trials of an intergalactic device that’s powered by your feet and defies the laws of physics. You will set out on a journey of discovery, meeting real galaxies in the cosmos and learning what makes them unique. If the technology holds together, your 5K trip will conclude with a visit to a supermassive black hole from which there is no escape! Hooray!

Race Through Space
Galaxy Edition

Race Through Space – Galaxy Edition is a fitness experience designed to not only teach you about different celestial bodies but also to give you a sense of their actual distance, where 5 kilometers becomes proportional to 54.8 million light-years. The journey begins in the Milky Way, which is more than a tasty candy bar but is also our home galaxy. You’ll run 9,000 light-years per step through various galaxies with names like Sombrero, Needle, Black Eye, and Whirlpool, culminating in a visit to the first black hole that has ever been photographed by humans, the supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy called M87.

The app is free to download. Run or walk it anytime, or join hundreds of other run-astronauts on October 17th to complete the journey. Anyone who completes the race and posts on social can access the Science ATL Store to purchase the Race Through Space – Galaxy Edition shirts and a “54.8 million light-year” sticker.

Running in space?
It doesn’t have to be this hard.

Lady running in space

Here’s what you can do next:

Download
Our App!

The Race Through Space – Galaxy Edition app is now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Race Through Space App

Download on App Store

Buy
Some Merch!

You can’t travel all the way to a black hole without having a shirt to show for it! Pick up a shirt and other race merch.

Race Through Space t-shirt

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Science ATL

Your donation helps us continue to create out-of-this-world public science programs like the Race Through Space.

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We Are Grateful to:

Robbie Q. Telfer
script-writing

Winnona Partners
app development

Justin Robinson
scientific contributions

Ian Coss
music & sound editing

Andrea Lavendar
narration

The Neighborhood Studio
voiceover arrangements

Lenz Marketing
graphics & marketing

Georgia Space Grant Consortium
scientific contributions

Sponsored By:

Randstad
Emory University

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