ASICS World Ekiden Virtual Race
Time & Location
About the Event
Run together, uplift the world
Ekiden is a Japanese relay race that's all about teamwork and friendly rivalry—resulting in a shared feeling of harmony and uplift. Each team has its own sash, also known as a tasuki, which is worn by the runner and then handed off to the teammate running the next leg of the race as fast as possible. While each leg is run separately, teams compete as one.
Sign up for free! Registration opens October 4th
Now’s the time to spread the word. You can register a team of up to six runners for free! Each teammate will run between 5K and 10K, totaling a marathon’s distance.
Next, download the ASICS Runkeeper™ app
This race is all about teamwork. Download the ASICS Runkeeper™ app to follow your teammates and cheer on each other's training progress. On race day, you'll use the app to track your run.
Race days are November 10–22
During the official race period, log your leg of the race in ASICS Runkeeper™ app. Strive to do your best and pass the virtual tasuki to your teammate as fast as you can. Keep an eye
on the leaderboard to watch teams around the world complete the race.
It’s time to move your mind
As you train and race with your teammates, participate in our global study on the uplifting effect of movement on the mind. Use the Mind Uplifter™ to see the positive impact of movement and exercise on your mind.