Kanye West Announced As Grand Finale Performance For The Nike+ Human Race – The World

Important Nike+ Human Race Links:
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/nikeplushumanrace
Register for race: http://nikeplus.nike.com/nikeplus/humanrace/index.jsp
Nike Running Blog with details about Run Where You Are and training, etc: http://insidenikerunning.nike.com/2008/07/21/nike-human-race-training
More HR info: http://insidenikerunning.nike.com/category/events/the-nike-human-race

Kanye West Announced As Grand Finale Performance For The Nike+ Human Race – The World’s Largest One Day Running Event

Moby Confirmed To Play London as Online Registration Opens Globally

Music takes center stage on the heels of the official registration opening for the Nike+ Human Race, the world’s biggest one-day running event taking place on August 31, 2008.  The race brings together the power of sport and music to inspire and connect runners from every corner of the planet.  Participants in this unprecedented event will experience an exclusive music performance by some of today’s top artists in each of the 25 designated race cities.


            In Los Angeles, nine-time Grammy Award winning artist Kanye West will headline the run’s post race concert for the grand finale of the 25-city Nike+ Human Race.  Runners will take to the streets passing the city’s most famous landmarks before ending at the LA Coliseum to see West take the stage. 


            “I’m hitting the stage in Los Angeles for the Nike+ Human Race, Nike’s dopest 10k run ever. This race is bringing together hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world to run and listen to some great music while serving a higher cause, and I’m excited to perform in L.A. as part of the grand finale.”

            West’s performance will bring to a close, an unprecedented day of races and activities around the globe starting in Taipei, ending in LA and including cities across Europe, Asia and North and South America. 


             In London, runners will be treated to an exclusive performance by world-renowned American DJ, songwriter, musician and singer Moby in the city’s famed Wembley Stadium.  Other all-star artists confirmed to play at the Nike+ Human Race include chart-topping rock band All-American Rejects in NY; hometown favorite Fall Out Boy in Chicago; R&B songstress Kelly Rowland in Paris; dance-electro-pop duo The Pinker Tones in Madrid, Turkish pop sensation Kenan Dogulu in Istanbul; the Fantastic Four in Munich; Beijing-based singing duo Yu Quan in Shanghai and American rock band Boy Likes Girl in Singapore. 


             Beyond running and music, the Nike+ Human Race is also an opportunity to give back. Participants will be able to run for a worthy cause and support the three official Nike+ Human Race charitable partners: the Lance Armstrong Foundation – uniting people in the fight against cancer; WWF – the global conservation organization addressing the causes and impacts of climate change; and the UN refugee agency’s ninemillion.org campaign – bringing sport and education to refugee youth.  Together, Nike and runners will raise funds to donate at least USD $3 million to the Nike+ Human Race charities.  Money will be raised via givebacks from registration fees, a percentage of Nike+ Human Race t-shirt sales and a donation of USD $1 million from Nike.


             The Nike+ Human Race will also feature an online pledge tool so individual runners can donate additional funds to the cause of their choice and invite friends and family to contribute on their behalf.


             “As a committed runner and a cancer survivor, I’m proud to be participating in the Nike+ Human Race,” Lance Armstrong said. “The race offers the best of both worlds by bringing together a global community to run together and support worthy causes like the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the UN refugee agency’s ninemillion.org and WWF in our combined efforts to have a positive impact on the world.”


             Other Nike athletes will also be joining the movement to run with the world and for a cause.  Like Lance Armstrong, they will serve as honorary athlete ambassadors for the charities and join in Human Race activities.  Six-time marathon winner and current NY Marathon Champion, Paula Radcliffe and middle distance runner Kara Goucher will be running to support WWF, while marathoner Meb Keflezighi will be representing ninemillion.org.


             Nikeplus.com will be the official destination for the Nike+ Human Race and for all pre-race training needs. Here, runners can create a personal profile page or stay motivated by sampling and downloading the latest in Nike+ Sport Music offerings. Sport Music offers runners the best in original Training Run and Coaching Mixes designed specifically for treadmill and road runs.  Beginning June 15, runners will also be able to visit Race City pages covering local race info and news, Training pages for information and links to in-city training runs, events with official race partners including 24Hour Fitness and Starbucks and Nike+ Coach training.  Gear pages covering the latest in Nike performance training gear and Nike+ product will also be offered.


             For more information on the Nike+ Human Race and a complete listing of race cities visit nikeplus.com.

About Nike+ Human Race

On 08.31.08, Nike hosts a run like no other before with the Nike+ Human Race – the World’s Largest One Day Running Event.  Nike’s first global race will take place over the course of one day, with a goal of one million runners, across 25 cities and featuring 25 top musical acts.  The 10k event celebrates runners and their sport, offering participants across the globe the chance to run and compete together in an unprecedented race experience.  Spanning multiple continents, Nike+ Human Race cities will include LA, New York, London, Madrid, Paris, Istanbul, Melbourne, Shanghai, São Paulo and Vancouver among others.  Following races in each city, participants will be treated to an exclusive music concert featuring one of today’s top artists.  Participants will be able to run for a cause as a portion of funds raised will be donated to three Nike+ Human Race beneficiaries: WWF, the global conservation organization, Lance Armstrong Foundation and UN refugee agency’s ninemillion.org campaign.  The race will be open to anyone, anywhere. Runners outside of the 25 race day cities can join by logging into nikeplus.com.  With the help of Nike+ and the Nike+ SportBand, every city and every road can become a race-day course.  For more information, visit nikeplus.com. 


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 www.nikebiz.com.

Get your friends into the Nike+ Human Race
The more people you get to register, the more prizes you’ll win! 8.31.2008 is right around the corner, so now’s the time to register yourself and all your friends for the Nike+ Human Race. The best part about doing it now? The more people you get to sign up, the more prizes you’ll receive! Here’s the scoop: Register to run the Nike+ Human Race here at www.nikeplus.com/humanrace. To be eligible for the contest, sign up for free by registering to Run Where You Are with Nike+ (registering to run in a city is not free and therefore not eligible for the contest). To ensure you get credit for their registration, your friends must enter your email address as their referral code when they register.

Register yourself:
http://nikeplus.nike.com/nikeplus/humanrace/index.jsp

•Register yourself.
WIN: “My First 10K Sport Music Mix.”
•Register yourself and get 3 of your friends to register.
WIN: “My First 10K Sport Music Mix” and “10K Treadmill Sport Music Mix.” The first
180 people to reach this registration goal will also receive an exclusive Lance Armstrong Nike+ SportBand.
•Register yourself and have 6 of your friends register.
WIN: Both SportMixes and the first 1,000 people will receive a Starbucks gift card. The first 180 people to achieve this registration mark will also win an exclusive Lance Armstrong Nike+ SportBand.
•Register yourself and get 10 of your friends to sign up.
WIN: Both SportMixes plus the first 750 people will win a Starbucks gift card. In addition, the first 10 people to achieve this registration mark will also win a trip for two to Portland, Oregon. Trip includes roundtrip airfare from anywhere in the U.S., one night accommodation and a visit to the Nike campus where you’ll have the chance to hang out with legendary coach Alberto Salazar and visit the Nike employee store.
•Register yourself AND get the most people to register.
WIN: The grand prize! Includes the two Sport Music Mixes, a Starbucks gift card and your choice of two trips: a trip to San Francisco and entry into the sold out Nike Women’s Marathon OR a trip for two to the Nike+ Human Race city of your choice (within the U.S.) where you’ll get the ultimate VIP treatment!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now to Run Where You Are with Nike+ and start recruiting your friends to register too! Contest ends August 24th at midnight PST, so get out there and recruit some friends to join the Nike+ Human Race! The Grand Prize winner will be notified by email on August 27th.

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