Nike Announces Worldwide Running Event- The Human Race 2009

The Nike-Plus Human Race 2009 has been announced for 24th October 2009. This is not your usual running race but a worldwide 10K taking place in over 24 cities across the globe, including London, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Rome and, of course New York.

This is the second year running for the Nike+ Human Race. When hosted last year (2008) it was the world’s largest multi-city running event and boasted an impressive 780,000 runners who all took part.

Human Race Photo_London

“The Nike+ Human Race celebrates runners and their sport by connecting them to other runners around the world through this global event”

says Joaquin Hidalgo, Nike’s Vice President of Global Brand Marketing

What makes the Nike Human Race different from your average 10K is the fact that this combines the virtual running world with the physical running world – making it open to anyone, anywhere – even if you cant make it to your nearest organised event. Once registered, runners are able to take part in a Nike hosted event near them, or can select the “Run Where You Are” option which allows runners to participate at a location of their choice simply by logging a 10K run on their Nike+ iPod Sport Kit.

Registration began on August 18th 2009, if you’re interested in being a part of the worlds largest Running event why not visit Nikeplus.com and join the race today!

And don’t worry if you’re running isnt quite up to scratch yet, or if you’ve given yourself a break over the summer – Leggit.co.uk have some great 10K training programmes which are FREE to download and Nike+ members also have access to online training tools and the Nike+ community – comprising of 2 million runners worldwide.

Click here for your FREE Beginner’s 10K Training Programme

Click here for your FREE Intermediate 10K Training Programme

Finf out more about Nike+ iPod Sport Kit.

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