Update: Nike City 10K releasing an additional 500 slots to the runners

From Nike’s Press Release..

Nike City 10K to give 500 more runners the chance to experience Singapore’s first ever inter-city rivalry race against Malaysia

The first 500 runners who sign up at the Nike Flagship Store at Wisma Atria will get to represent Singapore in lacing up for a good cause

September 28, 2010 (Singapore) – 500 more young runners will get a chance to be part of Singapore’s first ever inter-city rivalry race against Malaysia at the Nike City 10K, which has met with an overwhelming response in Singapore. 12,000 runners here booked their date to battle against runners in Kuala Lumpur after registration was officially launched on 1 September. All public registration slots were snapped up by 11 September.

To address public demands for participation in the popular race, Nike has decided to release an additional 500 slots for runners who missed the chance to book their places for the 24 October event. The additional 500 registration slots will be released to the public on Thursday, 30 September, at 11am, exclusively at the Nike Flagship Store in Wisma Atria. Registration is limited to a first-come-first-serve basis. Each person can only register once, and payment is strictly by cash only.

Happening: Additional 500 slots to Sign up

Location: Nike Flagship Store in Wisma Atria

Day Date Time: Thursday, 30 September, at 11am,

The Nike City 10K flags off in Kuala Lumpur on 10 October and 24 October for Singapore.

Singapore and Kuala Lumpur are two of 22 cities around the world that will be hosting the newly introduced Nike City 10K this year. In addition to the physical race, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur will be challenging each other in a virtual race, where runners in each city can clock mileage for their City from now till 31st Oct. All they need is a Nike+ SportBand to sync their mileage on Nikeplus.com.sg.

The city with the most kilometres clocked by the end of October will win a sum of USD30,000 from Nike to be donated to their respective charities. Runners in Singapore will raise funds for the Singapore Children’s Society, while runners in Kuala Lumpur will run to earn a donation for Hope Malaysia.

Participants in the Nike City 10K Singapore can also look forward to enjoying a special running experience, with vibrant performances positioned in four entertainment zones along the race route to motivate and energize the runners.

“We understand how our runners embrace music and hope to give them an unparalleled running experience by combining their love for music and sport. City runs are increasingly popular among runners and the Nike City 10K will energize runners even more with the unique city challenge for a good cause against our neighbours in Malaysia,” said Vijaya Kumar Jayaraj, Singapore Marketing Manager.

Giving young runners a chance to train together for the Nike City 10K Singapore, Nike will conduct special training run sessions from 26 Sept – 17 Oct every Sunday near the city race route. Participation is free and runners who sign up for the sessions will get to trial the latest Nike running products and gain access to running tips from experts. Registration can be done online via Nikerunning.com.sg on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Clinic Schedule

Date                      Time                      Venue

26 Sept 2010       7.30am                 ECP@Playground
3 Oct 2010           7.30am                 Waterfront Promenade, in front of Marina Bay City Gallery
6 Oct 2010           6.00pm                  Nike Flagship Store, Wisma Atria
10 Oct 2010         7.30am                  Asian Civilisation Museum
13 Oct 2010         6.00pm                  Nike Flagship Store, Wisma Atria

Runners who sign up for the Nike City 10K also stand to enjoy 50% off the purchase of a Nike+ SportBand, which enables them to take part in the SG vs KL online challenge on Nikeplus.com.sg. Nike+ SportBand is your link to the world’s largest running club with almost 2 million members globally, where you can log and review runs, get training advice, challenge friends and more.

Nike Sportsband 2.0 Pink

More details on the city race route will be released at a later date.

For more information on Nike City 10K Singapore, please log on to www.nikerunning.com.sg.

Cheers! (:

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