Media Invitation/Photo Opportunity - Thousands of Vancouverites participate in the Nike+ Human Race 10K with Olympic athletes such as silver medalist Simon Whitfield in attendance



    VANCOUVER, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - Join us this Sunday to witness history in the
making as Vancouverites take to the streets for the Nike+ Human Race 10K; the
first race of its kind that unites runners from around the world. On
August 31, Vancouverites will participate in the only Canadian leg of the
worldwide event taking place in 25 cities including London, Los Angeles and
Paris.
    Watch Canadian Olympians Simon Whitfield, Perdita Felicien, Gary Reed and
others as they cheer from the sidelines and encourage participants to the
finish line. By participating in the Nike+ Human Race, participants will not
only achieve personal success, but they will also make a difference for one of
three charitable benefactors (WWF, The Lance Armstrong Foundation and
Ninemillion.org).
    Following the run, Nike+ Human Race participants will be treated to a
live concert by Canadian rockers Theory of a Deadman and the Trews - topping
off a day that celebrates the ultimate in human potential.

    
    WHEN:     5:00 - 11:00 p.m.
              Sunday, August 31, 2008

    WHAT:     The Nike+ Human Race
              - 5 pm - gates open for pre-race festivities
              - 5:30 -7pm - band and athlete interview/photo opportunity
              - 7 pm - start line at Georgia and Cambie Street
              - 8:15 pm - concert start-time

    WHO:      Simon Whitfield, 2008 Olympic silver medallist
              Perdita Felicien, two-time World Champion hurdler
              Gary Reed, 800M World silver medallist
              Kirsten Sweetland, World Cup Triathlete
              Jane Shaw, Head of Corporate Communications, Nike Canada
              Theory of a Deadman
              The Trews

    WHERE:    Larwill Park
              Start Line: Robson and Cambie Street
              Finish Line: Cambie and Dunsmuir Street
              Vancouver, BC
    





For further information:

For further information: To confirm attendance, book an interview or for
more information, please contact: Melanie Dulos, Heather Hopkins, APEX Public
Relations, T: (416) 924-4442 ext. 254, 251, C: (647) 201-8994, (647) 271-5975,
E: mdulos@apexpr.com, hhopkins@apexpr.com

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