What are you doing this Sunday? Feel like joining a million runners for a worldwide 10k?
That's right, on August 31, 2008 you can run 10k (6.2 miles) with the rest of the world thanks to the Nike: The Human Race 10k. There are 24 Official Race Cities where Nike will be holding official organized runs: Austin, Bogota, Buenos Aries, Caracas, Chicago, Istanbul, Lima, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Mexico City, Mt. Fuji, Munich, New York City, Paris, Quito, Rome, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, and Vancouver. Not only is this a global event where millions of runners will participate, it helps raise money and awareness for several charities, including: livestrong.org, ninemillion.org, and WWF.org.
For those of us not able to travel to those cities, we can be a part of the event and run on our own. Here is a list of stores that are participating by holding organized runs. I'll be participating at the Niketown in San Francisco located near Union Square.
Here is a rundown for the Niketown in San Francisco:
• Doors open at 8am; you can store your bags, stretch, mingle, etc.
• Race starts at 8:31am
• There will be no water stops, but you can carry your own bottle.
• There will be no official chip or timing devices handed out, but there will be a running clock that starts at the beginning of the race.
• There will be food, water, coffee, and music playing afterwards along with giveaways and a special discount at the store for the participants.
• Everyone is welcome to run, if you'd like to register (free) or donate (optional) you are more than welcome to, however it is not necessary.
Hope to see you there. I'll be posting a blog Sunday night as recap of the event and if you email me that you participated or your finishing time, I'd love to feature you on the post.