What You Need To Know
- Virtual relay in the spirit of Japan’s historic Ekiden relay
- Dates run from November 10-22
- Assemble a team of six and split up the legs (between 5K and 10K distances)
- Submit miles through the RunKeeper app
- It’s FREE!
The Ekiden is a Japanese relay that’s all about teamwork and friendly rivalry—resulting in a shared feeling of harmony and uplift. During the 26.2 miles of the race, runners pass along a tasuki (or sash) as fast as possible, and while each leg is run separately, teams compete as one. While the ASICS Ekiden Relay isn’t a live race (though if you have a sash, by all means, pass it off to your friends), it sticks to the spirit of the Ekiden by asking you to assemble a team and run a marathon distance by splitting up the legs between each runner.
Here at Believe in the Run, we’ve already put together three teams: 1) Believe in the Run Home, 2) Believe in the Run Away, and 3) Faster Bastards. This is the second year we’ve done this event and since it’s virtual, we all meet up and run our legs at the same time. Let me tell you – it’s a blast. Teaming up with each other, cheering each other on, pacing each other to PR’s – it’s so much more than a virtual race. Of course, since it is virtual, you can grab some friends from all around the country/world and make your own team.
So how do you sign up?
Hit the link below for all the details and registration.SIGN UP NOW
Reach your goal, post your race results, and share your Mind Uplift with friends and family on social. Make sure to tag #ASICSWorldEkiden!
Check out all the photos from our own Ekiden Relay here at Believe in the Run: