ASICS is inviting teams of up to six people each to compete in the ASICS Planet Ekiden 2021 to help boost the world through sport. Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, which drew over 56,000 people from 179 different countries, ASICS is once again calling on runners all over the world to unite and run together with their team on November 10 to 22, as part of its ongoing mission to uplift the world through sport in 2021 and beyond.
The ASICS World Ekiden 2021 is one of many ASICS events taking place in October to encourage as many people as possible to start exercising and contribute to vital worldwide research. To participate, users merely need to record their psychological condition before and after any workout using the Mind UplifterTM. All results will be added to the overall World Uplift Score and will be tracked live on the World Uplift Map.
HOW TO TAKE PART NOW?
REGISTER FOR FREE-
Find your team of up to six runners and nominate a team captain to sign-up for free via the ASICS Runkeeper™ app or the OneASICS™ membership program.
TRAIN & TRACK-
Working together is key to the Ekiden relay. The ASICS Runkeeper™ app will help you collaborate with your team on challenges and training plans.
RUN THE RACE-
Log your leg of the race in the ASICS Runkeeper™ app. Work hard and run fast as you pass the virtual tasuki from one teammate to the next.
CELEBRATE & SHARE-
Share your team’s results with friends and family on social media using #ASICSWorldEkiden
The ASICS World Ekiden 2021 is the greatest virtual race based on teamwork, inspired by Japanese heritage and running culture. The race is divided into six legs of varying distances (three of 5K, two of 10K, and one of 7.2K), with teams of up to six passing a digital Tasuki, a short band of fabric associated with traditional Ekidens between them as they run a complete virtual marathon in the fastest possible time.