Discover the teamwork and competitive spirit of the Ekiden—virtually.
The virtual relay marathon ASICS WORLD EKIDEN goes into the second round. And here are 3 unbeatable reasons to participate in advance:
- You can get the world moving with a positive mindset from November 10 - 22.
- Registration is free
- Every participation generates a donation for the Deutsche Depressionshilfe (German Depression Aid).
As of now, people of all abilities can register in teams of up to six people. Together, they will complete the marathon distance of 42.195 kilometers in a relay from November 10 to 22: three stages of 5 km, two of 10 km and one of 7.195 km. The motto "Run together, uplift the world" draws attention to the positive impact of exercise on mental health. For every runner who registers for the ASICS WORLD EKIDEN 2021, ASICS will donate 2 € to the Deutsche Depressionshilfe (German Depression Aid). Each team of 6 will generate 12 €.
So get inspired, motivated and pushed to your limits while competing against teams from all over the world.
The team captain puts together a team of six people. It is important to note that each team member must register themselves. The easiest way to do this is for the captain to register first and create a team. Once the registration is complete, he will be prompted to invite other team members to join his team via a unique link. This link can then be sent directly via text message or email, or copied and pasted into your own message. The captain creates the team and all other members have to join this team (maximum six team members are allowed).
Registration is possible via the Runkeeper app for the ASICS World Ekiden 2021 as well as via the event's registration page.
Each team member will cover a distance between 5 and 10 km, so you will complete a marathon together. Basically the following division is planned: Three stages of 5 km, two of 10 km and one of 7,195 km. However, smaller teams can also participate in the ASICS World Ekiden 2021. If you want to run with less than six team members, some runners will have to complete multiple legs by registering multiple times and always joining the same team. All six sub-sections must be populated and tracked in the ASICS Runkeeper™ app to successfully complete the relay.
Track your Ekiden run in real time using the ASICS Runkeeper app. To start your run, open the app on your mobile device and go to the Discover tab (iOS) or Runs tab (Android). Select the ASICS World Ekiden 2021 and tap "Track run now". Run. Once you've covered your distance, press "Pause" and then "Stop" in the Runkeeper app and save your run. The section you completed will automatically be posted on the ASICS World Ekiden 2021 results page.
Run together and mentally empower the world
ASICS invites runners* around the world to run together to improve their mental well-being. ASICS, an acronym for the Latin "Anima Sana in Corpore Sano," or "a healthy mind in a healthy body," has championed the positive impact of sport on the body and mind for more than 70 years. Today, in 2021 and beyond, ASICS aims to inspire and support millions of people to exercise for their mental health.
When ASICS WORLD EKIDEN debuted last year, the virtual running event brought together more than 56,000 people from 179 countries.