Twitch is filled with lovely niches. But one twitch streamer ran 10k in Lord Of The Rings cosplay for charity, and it might be the best thing we’ve ever seen.
Orc Run is a Twitch streamer that loves to go on long runs dressed in Uruk Hai armour from Peter Jackson’s The Lord of The Rings trilogy. And before you start thinking that sounds like the worst thing imaginable – because it is – they are doing it for a lovely cause.
With an arm-mounted camera Orc Run ran the Calgary Marathon this week for charity. They ran a full 10k without even removing their helmet, raising $1866 in the process. I’m sweating just thinking about it, let alone doing it.
10K DRESSED AS AN URUK HAI
Starting just a couple of months ago, Orc Run launched their Twitch channel with a simple missions. In their first stream, they titled it “Orc Run is my name, raising money for charity is the game”. Orc Run has also dabbled in some game streaming, by paling through South Park The Stick Of Truth. Maybe they would like to check out Gollum when it releases.
However, for the most part their streams are of charity runs. We get to see a heart-beat monitor and a handy distance tracker as they continue their runs. Orc Run had only done a couple of 10k runs on the channel before. However, they still manage to complete the marathon in 54 minutes. Getting 10k in that amount of time is hard enough, but Orc Run managed to do it with armour, a face mask, and the heavy looking camera set-up. As they finished they claimed that it felt like their”arm was falling off like 3k in”.
The absolute mad one that Orc Run is, they somehow managed to jog home after the marathon. I suppose an Uruk Hai never stops. You can check out Orc Run’s streams over on his Twitch channel.
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Featured Image Credit: Orc Run/New Line Cinema