March 11: "Run Together" with Nike Japan

March 11: "Run Together" with Nike Japan

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Feb 28, 2012
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Nike Japan will host a running event - “RUN TOGETHER” - on March 11, 2012, the first anniversary of East Japan Great Earthquake. The event invites runners around Japan to unite through sport and cover 32,000 kilometers - equal to the perimeter of Japan.

Anyone who has NIKE+ can join by running. Nike will donate 500 yen (about US$6.20) for every kilometer accumulated from “Run Together” to U.S. NGO Architecture for Humanity to be used to help reconstruct the disaster-stricken area of Tohoku. Nike will cap its donation at 20,000,000 yen.

Unfortunately the registration information is only available in Japanese, but don’t get discouraged! Non-Japanese speakers can still participate in this event by tweeting and liking their Facebook page. Nike will donate 1 yen per 1 tweet and/or 1 “Like”.

Since last March, Nike has been continuing a series of efforts titled “All for Japan” to support the people and the region that suffered from the Earthquake, and “Run Together” is one of them.