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Kanye West Announced As Grand Finale Performance For The Nike+ Human Race – The World’s Largest One Day Running Event

Music takes center stage on the heels of the official registration opening for the Nike+ Human Race, the world’s biggest one-day running event taking place on August 31, 2008. The race brings together the power of sport and music to inspire and connect runners from every corner of the planet. Participants in this unprecedented event will experience an exclusive music performance by some of today’s top artists in each of the 25 designated race cities.

Kanye West Announced As Grand Finale Performance For The Nike+ Human Race – The World’s Largest One Day Running Event

Moby Confirmed To Play London as Online Registration Opens Globally

Music takes center stage on the heels of the official registration opening for the Nike+ Human Race, the world’s biggest one-day running event taking place on August 31, 2008. The race brings together the power of sport and music to inspire and connect runners from every corner of the planet. Participants in this unprecedented event will experience an exclusive music performance by some of today’s top artists in each of the 25 designated race cities.

In Los Angeles, nine-time Grammy Award winning artist Kanye West will headline the run’s post race concert for the grand finale of the 25-city Nike+ Human Race. Runners will take to the streets passing the city’s most famous landmarks before ending at the LA Coliseum to see West take the stage.

“I’m hitting the stage in Los Angeles for the Nike+ Human Race, Nike’s dopest 10k run ever. This race is bringing together hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world to run and listen to some great music while serving a higher cause, and I’m excited to perform in L.A. as part of the grand finale.”

West’s performance will bring to a close, an unprecedented day of races and activities around the globe starting in Taipei, ending in LA and including cities across Europe, Asia and North and South America.

In London, runners will be treated to an exclusive performance by world-renowned American DJ, songwriter, musician and singer Moby in the city’s famed Wembley Stadium. Other all-star artists confirmed to play at the Nike+ Human Race include chart-topping rock band All-American Rejects in NY; hometown favorite Fall Out Boy in Chicago; R&B songstress Kelly Rowland in Paris; dance-electro-pop duo The Pinker Tones in Madrid, Turkish pop sensation Kenan Dogulu in Istanbul; the Fantastic Four in Munich; Beijing-based singing duo Yu Quan in Shanghai and American rock band Boy Likes Girl in Singapore.

Beyond running and music, the Nike+ Human Race is also an opportunity to give back. Participants will be able to run for a worthy cause and support the three official Nike+ Human Race charitable partners: the Lance Armstrong Foundation – uniting people in the fight against cancer; WWF – the global conservation organization addressing the causes and impacts of climate change; and the UN refugee agency’s campaign – bringing sport and education to refugee youth. Together, Nike and runners will raise funds to donate at least USD $3 million to the Nike+ Human Race charities. Money will be raised via givebacks from registration fees, a percentage of Nike+ Human Race t-shirt sales and a donation of USD $1 million from Nike.

The Nike+ Human Race will also feature an online pledge tool so individual runners can donate additional funds to the cause of their choice and invite friends and family to contribute on their behalf.

“As a committed runner and a cancer survivor, I’m proud to be participating in the Nike+
Human Race,” Lance Armstrong said. “The race offers the best of both worlds by bringing together a global community to run together and support worthy causes like the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the UN refugee agency’s and WWF in our combined efforts to have a positive impact on the world.”

Other Nike athletes will also be joining the movement to run with the world and for a cause. Like Lance Armstrong, they will serve as honorary athlete ambassadors for the charities and join in Human Race activities. Six-time marathon winner and current NY Marathon Champion, Paula Radcliffe and middle distance runner Kara Goucher will be running to support WWF, while marathoner Meb Keflezighi will be representing will be the official destination for the Nike+ Human Race and for all pre-race training needs. Here, runners can create a personal profile page or stay motivated by sampling and downloading the latest in Nike+ Sport Music offerings. Sport Music offers runners the best in original Training Run and Coaching Mixes designed specifically for treadmill and road runs. Beginning June 15, runners will also be able to visit Race City pages covering local race info and news, Training pages for information and links to in-city training runs, events with official race partners including 24Hour Fitness and Starbucks and Nike+ Coach training. Gear pages covering the latest in Nike performance training gear and Nike+ product will also be offered.

For more information on the Nike+ Human Race and a complete listing of race cities visit

About Nike+ Human Race

On 08.31.08, Nike hosts a run like no other before with the Nike+ Human Race – the World’s Largest One Day Running Event. Nike’s first global race will take place over the course of one day, with a goal of one million runners, across 25 cities and featuring 25 top musical acts. The 10k event celebrates runners and their sport, offering participants across the globe the chance to run and compete together in an unprecedented race experience. Spanning multiple continents, Nike+ Human Race cities will include LA, New York, London, Madrid, Paris, Istanbul, Melbourne, Shanghai, São Paulo and Vancouver among others. Following races in each city, participants will be treated to an exclusive music concert featuring one of today’s top artists. Participants will be able to run for a cause as a portion of funds raised will be donated to three Nike+ Human Race beneficiaries: WWF, the global conservation organization, Lance Armstrong Foundation and UN refugee agency’s campaign. The race will be open to anyone, anywhere. Runners outside of the 25 race day cities can join by logging into With the help of Nike+ and the Nike+ SportBand, every city and every road can become a race-day course. For more information, visit

About Nike

NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly owned Nike subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories; Cole Haan Holdings Incorporated, which designs, markets and distributes luxury shoes, handbags, accessories and coats; Umbro Ltd., a leading United Kingdom-based global football (soccer) brand; and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, visit

Get your friends into the Nike+ Human Race
The more people you get to register, the more prizes you’ll win! 8.31.2008 is right around the corner, so now’s the time to register yourself and all your friends for the Nike+ Human Race. The best part about doing it now? The more people you get to sign up, the more prizes you’ll receive! Here’s the scoop: Register to run the Nike+ Human Race here at To be eligible for the contest, sign up for free by registering to Run Where You Are with Nike+ (registering to run in a city is not free and therefore not eligible for the contest). To ensure you get credit for their registration, your friends must enter your email address as their referral code when they register.

Register yourself:

•Register yourself.
WIN: “My First 10K Sport Music Mix.”
•Register yourself and get 3 of your friends to register.
WIN: “My First 10K Sport Music Mix” and “10K Treadmill Sport Music Mix.” The first
180 people to reach this registration goal will also receive an exclusive Lance Armstrong Nike+ SportBand.
•Register yourself and have 6 of your friends register.
WIN: Both SportMixes and the first 1,000 people will receive a Starbucks gift card. The first 180 people to achieve this registration mark will also win an exclusive Lance Armstrong Nike+ SportBand.
•Register yourself and get 10 of your friends to sign up.
WIN: Both SportMixes plus the first 750 people will win a Starbucks gift card. In addition, the first 10 people to achieve this registration mark will also win a trip for two to Portland, Oregon. Trip includes roundtrip airfare from anywhere in the U.S., one night accommodation and a visit to the Nike campus where you’ll have the chance to hang out with legendary coach Alberto Salazar and visit the Nike employee store.
•Register yourself AND get the most people to register.
WIN: The grand prize! Includes the two Sport Music Mixes, a Starbucks gift card and your choice of two trips: a trip to San Francisco and entry into the sold out Nike Women’s Marathon OR a trip for two to the Nike+ Human Race city of your choice (within the U.S.) where you’ll get the ultimate VIP treatment!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now to Run Where You Are with Nike+ and start recruiting your friends to register too! Contest ends August 24th at midnight PST, so get out there and recruit some friends to join the Nike+ Human Race! The Grand Prize winner will be notified by email on August 27th.

Terms and conditions:
Official Rules For The Nike+ Run Where You Are Race Recruitment Contest
No Purchase Necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.

Except as provided in paragraph 6 below, this Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who:
(a)Visited the site and/or forum or blog to read about the Contest;
(b)And/or have opted in for NIKE Communications and selected an interest in receiving running or related communication from NIKE;
(c)And/or be Nike+ members who have opted in for Nike+ communication;
(d)Have registered for a Run Where You Are with Nike+ Race (a free event); and
(e)13 years or older as of August 8, 2008.
This promotion begins at 12:01 am PST on August 8, 2008 and ends at 12:00 pm Midnight PST August 24, 2008. To enter: Participants must either have gone to or and registered for the Free Nike+ Run Where You Are Race, or have received an email from NIKE Communications with a description of the Contest. When registering, if they were referred by a friend either by word of mouth or by having had the email forwarded to them, the individual must enter the email address of the registered friend who referred them and enter that Referral Code (their friend’s email address) into the registration form. Participants and the people they are recruiting must enter in the Referral Code (email address) when they register for the Nike+ Free Run Where You Are Race on “Step 3, Create Your Human Race Profile” section of the registration form on Entries for the Nike+ Human Race that require a registration fee are not eligible to be counted as recruitment for this Contest. Entries must be received by 12:00 pm Midnight PST on August 24, 2008. Misdirected, lost, late, inaccurate, incomplete, mutilated or illegible entries are not the responsibility of Sponsor, and are void. False or deceptive entries or acts will render the entrant ineligible. Participants who disregard these Official Rules may be declared ineligible. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will neither be returned nor acknowledged.
1) Register yourself: Free iTunes SportMix: My First 10K, everyone who registers gets this, approximate retail value (“ARV”): $0
2) Register yourself + 3:
a) Exclusive Lance SportBand (first 180); and
b) a second iTunes SportMix (all),
ARV: $11,400 ($60 each)
3) Register yourself + 6:
a) Second iTunes Sport Mix (all),
b) Exclusive Lance SportBand (first 180),
c) $5 Starbucks Gift Card (first 1,000)
ARV: $16,500 ($60 each for SportBand / $5 per Starbucks gift card)
4) Register yourself + 10:
a) Second iTunes Sport Mix (all);
b) $15 Starbucks gift card (first 750); and
c) First 10 win a trip to the Nike World Headquarters Campus for the day, including a tour with one night hotel and round-trip airfare from anywhere within the continental U.S. for you + a friend
Trip includes:
oRoundtrip coach-class airfare to Portland, Oregon for two (2) from the major U.S. airport nearest winner’s home; and
oTwo consecutive nights (one standard room, double occupancy) at a Sponsor-designated hotel, at a date TBD by Sponsor.
ARV: $71,250 (Starbucks Gift Card $15 each / Trip $6,000 each)
5) Register yourself + Most People:
a) second iTunes Sport Mix;
b) $200 Starbucks Gift Card; and
c) Trip and entry into the Nike Women’s Marathon (a sold-out event) OR Trip for 2 to a race city of your choosing within the U.S. for you with VIP access at race, including 2 nights stay in a hotel and roundtrip airfare from anywhere within the continental U.S.
Trip includes:
oRoundtrip coach-class airfare to either San Francisco, California or Chicago, Illinois, Austin, Texas, New York, New York or Los Angeles, California for two (2) from the major U.S. airport nearest winner’s home; and
oTwo consecutive nights for the period October 18 and 19, 2008 OR August 30 and 31, 2008 (one standard room, double occupancy) at a Sponsor-designated hotel.
ARV: $5,200 (Starbucks Gift Card $200 /Trip $5,000)
Total ARV for all prizes: $ 104,350
Insurance, all expenses and incidentals not mentioned above are the responsibility of each winner and winners’ travel guests. No substitution or transfer of prize or cash redemption is permitted, but Sponsor may at its option substitute cash value or another prize it believes is of equal or greater value. Taxes, if any, are the responsibility of each winner.
TRIP RESTRICTIONS: Actual value may vary depending on prize winner’s point of travel origin, airfare and hotel fluctuations. Any difference between stated ARV and actual value will not be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute ground transportation for air transportation depending on winners’ proximity to destination. Should ground transportation be submitted for air transportation, the difference in prize value, if any, will not be awarded. Airport, airline, tickets and/or hotel accommodations for the winner and winner’s guest are to be selected by Sponsor. All meals, gratuities, and other expenses associated with the prize packages not specifically mentioned in these rules are the winner’s sole responsibility. All travel must be completed on the dates specified by Sponsor, or the will be forfeited. Winner and winner’s guest must travel on same itinerary. An eligible minor may take the trip as the winner’s guest only if the winner is the eligible minor’s parent or legal guardian. Winner and/or winner’s guest’s participation in any or all activities for the prize are voluntary. In the event that the winner and/or winner’s guest elects not to participate in any or all designated activities for the prize, winner will be afforded no additional compensation in exchange therefore. A minor must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.
Each potential prize winner will be determined by the number of friends they recruit to register for the Free NIKE+ Run Where You Are Race and that enter Participant’s referral code (their friend’s email address). Final numbers will be determined on or about August 30, 2008. The number of eligible entries received will determine odds of winning each prize.
Each potential prize winner will be notified via email within approximately 14 days from the date of the end of the Contest. Any potential prize winner who declines to accept the prize, is not able to travel on the specified dates, has violated any of these Official Rules, does not respond to the award notification by the date listed on the notification, or is found to be ineligible will be disqualified and an alternative potential prize winner shall be chosen. Each potential prize winner (or a potential winner’s parent or legal guardian if the potential prize winner is a minor in the jurisdiction in which they reside) will be required to sign and return a Declaration and Release within 1 day of notice or they will be disqualified and an alternative prize winner shall be chosen. Each potential winner’s guests may also be required to sign a Declaration and Release. If a minor wins the prize, the prize will be awarded in the name of the minor’s parent or legal guardian who executes all required paperwork on the minor’s behalf. Each winner (or parent or legal guardian on behalf of the minor and him/herself) releases Sponsor, their affiliated companies and all employees, agents, and representatives from all liability and responsibility of any kind which is related in any way to the prize (including without limitation any property loss, damage, personal injury or death) and consent to the use of their names and likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
Employees, their immediate families, and persons living in the same household as employees of Sponsor, their affiliated companies and all associated advertising and promotion agencies of each and suppliers of the prizes for this promotion are not eligible to win.
Void where prohibited. This Contest is subject to all applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations. In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prize at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing errors in these Official Rules or other materials related to this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Online entry must be made by the entrant, only at the designated web site. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other web site or e-mail address, including but not limited to commercial Contest subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Contest. The use of any device or computer software program to automate the entry process is prohibited. Sponsor is not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human error; technical malfunctions; failures, omission, interruption, deletion, or defect of any telephone network computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, providers, or software, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest; inability to access any web site, theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; transactions that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any web site or printing or other errors. Proof of entering entry information at the web site is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. Illegible and incomplete entries will be disqualified. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. False and/or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible. Any information collected by registering to enter the Contest shall be used only in a manner consistent with these Official Contest Rules and with the NIKE USA Privacy Policy, which can be found at By entering, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding with respect to all matters related to this promotion. In the event of a dispute as to any online entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the participant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. A potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
To receive a list of prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope after August 30, 2008 to: NIKE, Inc, c/o US Running Digital Manager, NRA302, One Bowerman Drive Beaverton, Oregon, 97005. All winners’ list requests must be received by September 30, 2008.
Each entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the State of Oregon; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this promotion, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with this promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Oregon, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Oregon or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Oregon.
This promotion is sponsored by NIKE USA, Inc., One Bowerman Drive, Beaverton, OR 97005. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or cancel this promotion at any time and, in the event of cancellation, substitute another in its place.
© NIKE 2008. Entrants are authorized to copy these Official Rules on the condition copying will be for the entrant’s personal use and not for any other commercial purpose whatsoever.

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