(a pursuit across the city in 6 parts)
on the night of Saturday, June 20th
meet at 7pm in the amphitheater at Mosswood Park
(Broadway at MacArthur, near MacArthur BART)
Wear comfortable shoes, bring water.
The city spreads out before you. Rushing from point to point, lit by the slow strobe of fluorescent buses and dark streets. Stumbling into situations for a stranger's signature. Fleeing unknown pursuers, breathing hard, admiring the landscape and the multitude of worlds hidden in it. 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.
Journey to the End of the Night is a free street game of epic proportion, presented across the city of Oakland. Players will try to make it through a series of checkpoints, while avoiding being caught by chasers. Those who fall will become chasers themselves, rising to pursue their former friends and allies. No skates, no bikes, no cars, just your feet and good old public transportation.
More information at
"This was a fantastic voyage, and one we will remember for a long time. You turned us from plainclothes Chicagoans into metronauts, and set us loose upon the city." [Sparrows Fall, Journey Chicagø '08]
This is an intense game, capable of recomposing your perspective of the entire city - it has often irrevocably changed the lives of players. But while it will test your mettle, Journey is not an exclusive sport by any means - players range from spunky 18-year-old athletes to computer geeks to 60-year-old common citizens. Journey is not a competition of youth and strength, but a chance to test yourself against the city. This is liberty through genuinely free, self-conscious, authentic play.
This game is staffed entirely by die-hard volunteers and is run on a $0 budget without any kind of sponsorship. We are not accepting any donations for this event - if you want to help us out, help us spread the word!
Journey was first presented in San Francisco in 2006, and has been presented 11 times since then by local organizers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, London, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Chicago. This year's Øakland run is the first Journey to be run in the Bay Area since 2007. Journey will also be presented this year in Los Angeles and Minneapolis (stay tuned to http://sfzero.org
for event announcements).
Please invite anyone you think you can outrun. We look forward to chasing you down.