A Nashal River Race participant

"Mostly this track has been used for recreation and youth races; very few professional events have been staged here. The course primarily sticks to major waterways around Nashal and therefore is impractical for mount or foot racing. On a hover vehicle, it is considered a delightful afternoon outing."
―The race coordinator, to a spacer[src]

The Nashal River Race was a swoop racing competition that was held annually on the world of Talus, in the Corellian system, during the height of the Galactic Civil War.


The race curved along the Krisa, Jeassa and Aximia riverbeds, which were located near the city of Nashal. According to the race coordinator, a 3PO-series protocol droid, the Nashal River Race was used primarily for recreation and youth races, with very few professional events having been staged for the track. Given that the track primarily stuck to major waterways around Nashal, it impractical to use the track for mounts or foot racing. However, on a hover vehicle, it could be considered a delightful afternoon outing.[1]

Race legs[]

Nashal River Race map.jpg

  1. The Narrows[1]
  2. Krisa River[1]
  3. Xahn's Crossing[1]
  4. Virrago Bend[1]
  5. Garva's Turn[1]
  6. Quid Embankment[1]
  7. Snaykinn Pass[1]
  8. Jeassa River[1]
  9. Kyuu's Twist[1]
  10. The TH Causeway[1]
  11. Lake Thorn[1]
  12. Aximia River[1]
  13. The Overlook[1]
  14. Kima Way[1]
  15. Deep Run[1]
  16. Fed-Dub Stretch[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Nashal River Race appeared in the 2003 video game Star Wars Galaxies, a massively multiplayer online-role playing game developed by Sony Online Entertainment and published by LucasArts,[1] prior to its closure on December 15, 2011.[2] The Nashal River Race was added to the game with an update released on December 20, 2004.[3]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed—Swoop race track: "Nashal River Race" on Talus
  2. Gal-icon.jpg IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT STAR WARS GALAXIES™ on the official Star Wars Galaxies website (content now obsolete; backup link)
  3. Gal-icon.jpg Publish Archive 2004 on the official Star Wars Galaxies website (content now obsolete; backup link)