Nike+ Human Race: World's Largest One Day Running Event

    Olympic triathlete Simon Whitfield and World championship silver medalist
    Gary Reed urge runners of all levels to get involved in global event

    VANCOUVER, June 2 /CNW/ - Olympic triathlete Simon Whitfield and World
championship silver medalist Gary Reed appeared in Vancouver today to
encourage runners of all levels to register in what promises to be the world's
biggest one day running event ever. Nike+ Human Race offers runners across the
globe the chance to compete together on August 31, 2008.
    The 10k event will span multiple continents on the same day and cover 25
cities, including New York, London, Madrid, Paris, Istanbul, Melbourne,
Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Vancouver and will end in Los Angeles. The goal for
participation is one million runners worldwide.
    While the official Canadian leg of the global race will take place in
Vancouver, Canadian runners outside of Vancouver can participate and run in
their hometown by tracking their distance and pace using Nike+. Runners
everywhere can register on
    "The Nike+ Human Race is designed to inspire and connect a million
runners worldwide and to bring a new running experience to consumers around
the globe," said Jane Shaw, Head of Corporate Communications, Nike Canada.
    "Having been a runner my entire life, I'm proud to participate in the
Nike+ Human Race and urge runners of all levels to join the global running
community through this event," said Simon Whitfield, Olympic triathlete. "It's
exciting to know that Vancouver - a city with such a vibrant running community
- was selected as the Canadian leg in this massive global running event. Let's
show the world our athletic and human potential."
    The Vancouver race route will take runners from the heart of the sports
and entertainment district at Georgia and Cambie, across both the Burrard and
Cambie Street bridges to along the south seawall. Following the races in each
city, participants will be treated to an exclusive music concert featuring top
artists. is the official destination for the Nike+ Human Race and for
all pre-race training needs. Here, runners can learn more about new training
gear like the Nike Zoom Victory+, Nike's latest performance training shoe
featuring Flywire, its lightest and strongest new footwear construction
technology or stay motivated by checking out the latest Nike+ Sport Music
offerings. Sport Music offers runners the best in original Training Run and
Coaching Mixes designed specifically for treadmill and road runs.

    About Nike

    NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer,
 marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment
and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly
owned Nike subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and
distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories; Cole Haan Holdings
Incorporated, which designs, markets and distributes luxury shoes, handbags,
accessories and coats; Umbro Ltd., a leading United Kingdom-based global
football (soccer) brand; and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets
and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and
accessories. For more information, visit

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