Media Invitation/Photo Opportunity - Runners hit the streets across the globe
for Nike+ Human Race 10K, the world's largest running event

    
    Vancouver runners to be cheered on by some of Canada's most elite and
    accomplished athletes: 2008 Olympic Silver Medallist Simon Whitfield,
    800M World Silver Medallist Gary Reed, World Cup Triathlete
    Kirsten Sweetland and 2 x 800M Canadian Champion Rebecca Johnstone
    

TORONTO, Oct. 21 /CNW/ - This Saturday, every city and every road in Canada and around the globe will become a race day course, as registered runners track and upload their runs for the Nike+ Human Race 10K. Unlike conventional races with set courses and start times, the Nike+ Human Race 10K gives participants the choice to run their 10K anywhere they choose and then upload their run to Nikeplus.com. By combining the virtual running world with the physical, the Nike+ Human Race 10K is open to anyone, anywhere.

For runners preferring a set course and a traditional race environment, Running Room locations across Canada will be hosting group runs. In Vancouver, the group run will occur on Saturday evening at the Denman Running Room. Canadian athletes Simon Whitfield, Gary Reed, Kirsten Sweetland and Rebecca Johnstone will be on hand, cheering on and encouraging runners to the finish line.

By participating in the Nike+ Human Race 10K, participants will not only achieve personal success, but they will be supporting The Lance Armstrong Foundation as Nike will donate a portion of each Canadian registration to the Livestrong Foundation.

    
    WHEN:        6:30 - 9:00 pm
                 Saturday, October 24

    WHAT:        The Nike+ Human Race 10K
                 - 6:45 pm: athlete photo opportunity
                 - 7:00 pm: start time
                 - 7:15 pm: athlete interviews

    WHO:         Simon Whitfield, 2008 Olympic Silver Medallist, triathlon
                 Gary Reed, 800M World Silver Medallist
                 Kirsten Sweetland, World Cup Triathlete
                 Rebecca Johnstone 2 x 800m Canadian champion
                 Ian Bertrand, Nike Canada

    WHERE:       Denman Running Room
                 Suite 103, 679 Denman Street
                 Vancouver

    /Note to Editors: Imagery and information will be available post-race at
    www.NikeMedia.com/
    

SOURCE Nike Canada Ltd.

For further information: For further information: To confirm attendance, book an interview or for more information, please contact: Cathy Mitchell, Melanie Dulos, APEX Public Relations, T: (416) 924-4442 ext. 236, 254, C: (416) 271-9226, (647) 201-8994, E: cmitchell@apexpr.com, mdulos@apexpr.com

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