It's almost heeeere! If you have been pretty much anywhere on social media in the last few monthBs, you've likely caught word of the Nike Women's 15K race landing in Toronto. More than a race, this event has developed into a whole weekend of fitness festivities kicking off Thursday, June 11th (yeah Thursdays count as a weekend day in my world) through Sunday, June 14th. That is next weekend, if you're counting. The map above that's just been released this week illustrates that this is going to be a big event for lovers of running, gym and studio workouts, and of course, all things Nike.
Personally, I think that it's amazing that Nike is giving such a big boost to women's fitness and athletics, and is bringing so much love to my hometown. They have invested in this event in a major way, and there will be a ton of stuff going on over these four days, including:
- The Nike Women Village at Harbourfront, which will be home to many different Nike+ Services for runners, a retail space where women can shop for running and training gear and be the first in the world to get access to a selection of our Fall running footwear and apparel collection and the Crystal Coliseum, which will be the home of all NTC programming
- Nike+ Run Club runs out of the Nike Women Pavilion to locations around the city
- 33 NTC workout sessions over 4 days with Nike Master Trainers
- Special guest appearances from athletes and coaches at the Nike Women Village
Then, of course, there is race day itself. On the morning of June 14th, the Nike Women's 15K will take place on Toronto Island. As if participating in that race isn't great enough, Athletics Canada has stepped in to sweeten the deal. They will provide a purse to the top three female competitors on that day: $6000 for first place, $3000 for second place, and $1000 for third place. Registration for the race itself is now over, but if you want to take part in the other amazing fitness activities happening in Toronto courtesy Nike, head to nike.com/Toronto for details and to sign up starting June 5th at midnight.
Did I mention you'll also have the sneak peek opportunity to shop the Fall 2015 Nike Women's Running collection? There's that too. #rundontwalk