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Global race event strides to bring people together for a good cause

Global race event strides to bring people together for a good cause

LatinaLista — We've all heard about the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and for some of us, it's about the only time we join with friends and strangers to lace up and sweat for a good cause.
Well, now there's another reason to do it and, at the same time, participate in an awesome global event.
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On August 31, 2008, in 25 cities around the world (Austin, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Chicago, Istanbul, Lima, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Mexico City, Munich, New York City, Paris, Quito, Rome, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Vancouver, Warsaw), one million runners will participate in the Nike+Human Race 10K event.
In these cities, the global race is officially recognized with a designated route, registration ($35 fee), distribution of bib numbers and timing chips, as well as, post-race entertainment for everyone.
Nike is trying to create the world’s largest running event, with the goal of helping humanity in the process through givebacks to global charities. The designated charities for the event are Lance Armstrong's Foundation Live Strong, the NineMillion.org and the WWF.
Runners/walkers help these charities either through getting pledges or by the miles they run. For every mile that is clocked, a determination will be made as to how much to give to each charity.
As an added bonus, in each of the official 25 racing cities, there will be a post-race concert by a top musical artist. In Los Angeles, Kanye West is the performer.

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

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However, if you're nowhere near one of the designated 25 official sites for the race, you can still participate. There's an option on the Nike website to sign up and create your own race — complete with participating in the charity-give.
Registration is only available at the Nike website and there will be no race-day registrations.
What's cool about this race is that if you don't feel like racing in familiar territory, you have 24 other locales to race in.
At the end of the day (or end of the race), it's all about everyone coming together to make the world a better place.

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