Nike has the ambitious goal of getting 1 million people to run a 10K on August 31st, 2008. You can register for the race is in 25 major cities around the world, 4 of them in the US. If you cannot make it to one of these cities or do not feel like spending the money to travel for only a 10K, you can still participate in your home town.
With a Nike Sport Band or Nike+ iPod and Sport Kit you can still sign up through the Nike website and synchronize your run with the Human Race 10K. August 31st is over a month away and plenty of time to train for a 10K. The Athlo training calendar is the perfect resource to plan your training runs over the next few weeks. Although I will not be running in any of the 4 participating cities, I will be signing up and running in my hometown.
In addition to getting so many people around the world physically active, Nike will be donating $3 million to its three charity partners; The UN Refugee Agency, The Lance Armstrong Foundation and The World Wildlife Federation. When you sign up to run you get to pick which of the three charities you would like your miles to count toward, which will affect how they distribute the money.
Join me and 1 million others in being part of the Human Race.