Media Invitation/Photo Opportunity - 5000M Canadian Champion Simon Bairu and 2x800M Canadian Champion Rebecca Johnstone calls Canadians to register for the world's largest running event

    TORONTO, Aug. 18 /CNW/ - Join Canadian athletes Simon Bairu and Rebecca
Johnstone for the launch of the Nike+ Human Race 10K. The 2009 Nike+ Human
Race 10K offers runners across the country and the globe the chance to compete
together on October 24, 2009.
    Nike+ Human Race 10K celebrates the sport of running by giving runners
everywhere the opportunity to run together with others around the world. 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 through
    In addition to the virtual races around the globe via, Nike
is hosting actual race events in cities including New York City, Los Angeles,
Rio de Janeiro, Berlin and Sydney. By combining the virtual running world with
the physical, the Nike+ Human Race 10K is open to anyone, anywhere.

    WHAT:  Launch of the Nike+ Human Race 10K

           Race announcement and rationale, athlete photo opportunity and Q&A

    WHO:   Simon Bairu, 5000M Canadian Champion, 2008 Winner of the
           Human Race
           Rebecca Johnstone, 2x800M Canadian Champion
           Ian Bertrand, Running Category Brand Manager, Nike Canada

    WHEN:  6 p.m.
           Thursday, August 20

    WHERE: Nike Toronto
           110 Bloor Street West
           (North Side, Cumberland Entrance)

For further information:

For further information: To confirm attendance and/or more information,
please contact: Melanie Dulos, Cathy Mitchell, APEX Public Relations, T: (416)
924-4442 ext. 254, 236, C: (647) 201-8994, (416) 873-3973, E:,

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