Journey to the End of Night: October 25

The eighth edition of Journey to the End of the Night returns to the shadowy cityscape of San Francisco as part of the Come Out and Play festival. Last year, 2,000 participants helped take over city streets in the name of play, and this year players will once more dash down hidden alleys, encounter mysterious strangers, and change how they experience the city.


Journey to the End of the Night is a free street game played across cities around the world, spreading from San Francisco to Chicago, Washington, DC, Milan, Berlin, Mexico City, Christchurch, and beyond. Players sporting colored ribbons will race through a series of nonlinear checkpoints scattered throughout the city, while avoiding being caught by chasers. Those who survive will be praised and feted at the end party. Those who fall will become chasers themselves, rising in undeath to pursue the remaining runners. This year, runners will have the freedom to shape their journey by visiting checkpoints in any order.

For one night, drop your relations, your work and leisure activities, and all your usual motives for movement and action, and let yourself be drawn by the attractions of the chase and the encounters you find there. No bicycles, no skates, no cars, no taxis. You may only travel on foot or by public transportation. Wear comfortable shoes, and bring water. Prizes will be awarded for top finishers and best chasers.

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