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ASICS WORLD EKIDEN 2020

NOVEMBER 11 - 22

Join runners around the world in a virtual marathon-distance relay race, inspired by the Japanese Ekiden.

Complete the ASICS World Ekiden 2020 for a chance to win 1 of 10 ASICS team packs.

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Nov 11, 2020

LET’S RACE

Across the globe, teams of runners are putting themselves to the test as they strive to pass the tasuki as fast as they can. Follow our leaderboard and #ASICSWorldEkiden to cheer on friends and teammates—or keep an eye on your competition.

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Register for free

It’s not too late to join the race! Create or join a team of up to six runners. Each teammate will run between 5KM and 10KM, totaling the marathon distance.

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TRAIN & TRACK

In the Ekiden relay, it's all about teamwork. Use the ASICS Runkeeper? app to stay close to your team with challenges and training plans. Plus, you can track your run on the day.

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RUN THE RACE

Time to leave it all on the course. Virtually log your leg of the race in the app between November 11 and 22. Work hard and run fast as you strive to pass the virtual tasuki to your teammate!

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Celebrate & share

Once your team has completed the ASICS World Ekiden 2020 your team will go in the draw to WIN 1 of 10 ASICS team packs*.
Share your results with friends and family on social, and don't forget to tag #ASICSWorldEkiden!

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START YOUR TRAINING

Prepare for the ASICS World Ekiden with the ASICS Runkeeper? app. Participate in a virtual challenge with your teammates to get you Ekiden-ready, or opt in to a custom training plan for your assigned distance.

GEAR FOR A STRONG FINISH

Run the race with confidence in performance-ready running shoes—from ultra-supportive to bouncy and fast-feeling.


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GET EXCITED FOR THE EKIDEN

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PARTICIPATION DETAILS

How many runners can compete on an Ekiden team?

Ekiden teams are traditionally made up of six team members; however, smaller teams can participate in the ASICS World Ekiden 2020. (If you choose to run with fewer than six team members, some runners will need to complete multiple legs by registering and joining the team more than once.) All six distance spots must be filled and tracked in the ASICS Runkeeper? app in order to complete the relay.

How do I view my team and track their progress?

You can keep track of your team's progress in the ASICS Runkeeper? app. Once you're in the app, navigate to the Explore tab and select Races. Tap on ASICS World Ekiden 2020 to view your teammates' current statuses ("completed," "not started" or "in progress").

How do I track my virtual run and record my results?

Track your Ekiden run in real time using the ASICS Runkeeper? app. When you're ready to start your leg of the race, open the app on your mobile device, navigate to the Explore tab then Races, select ASICS World Ekiden 2020, and tap "Track race now." Now you're ready to run! Once your distance is completed, hit "Stop" in the Runkeeper? app and save the run. Your completed leg will automatically be posted to the ASICS World Ekiden 2020 results page.

How do I view the leaderboard and my team results?

Starting November 11, leaderboard results will be updated in real time here. Results are not official until the race window has closed on November 22, 2020.

I already have the ASICS Runkeeper? app. Can I register there?

Yes, you can register for the ASICS World Ekiden 2020 directly in the Runkeeper? app. Navigate to the Explore tab and select Races, then "Register now" for the ASICS World Ekiden 2020 event to complete the registration process from your device. Once completed, your registration will automatically populate in the ASICS World Ekiden 2020 event in the Races tab.

Can I track my Ekiden run while using a fitness tracker or watch?

Yes, your run can be tracked using an Apple Watch, Garmin or Fitbit! First, make sure your device is paired with the ASICS Runkeeper? app (more details here), then complete your Ekiden run using your device.

Once completed, in the Runkeeper? app, navigate to the Explore tab and select "Races." Tap on "ASICS World Ekiden 2020." Select "Link recent activity" under "Track race now." Select your recently completed activity and your results will be posted automatically.

For questions about the ASICS World Ekiden 2020—including how to register, how the virtual race will work, or where you can find the leaderboard—view our FAQs here.

*Win 1 of 10 ASICS team packs terms and conditions here.