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Nike, the famous sportive brand is organizing what might be the biggest running competition ever. On this august 13th 2008 millions of people around the world will participate in 10-kilometer races in the most spectacular cities in the world. And what’s the name that comes to mind when you say “Spectacular city”? Rome, of course!
So, if you are a runner and happen to be in the city these days don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a unique experience. While taking part in a world-scale event you’ll enjoy as well the most interesting views in the Eternal City. The race will start at 20:00 P.M in the Baths of Caracalla , near the Colosseum, then down via Dei Fori Imperiali and Cavour street to continue trough via Del Corso, the Spanish Steps and Navona Square , just to name some of the most famous points in the itinerary. Then the participants will take Corso Vittorio Emanuelle to go back to the same area where the race started.
If you want to participate you must go first to a Nike Store and pay a 20â‚¬ fee that includes the official t-shirt with a unique number that all runners must use. The brand will provide as well a chip that will keep track of the competitors in all the cities where the race will take place. That information will be used then to make an international classification.
In every city, a celebrity of sport will promote the race, so in Rome you’ll be able to see around the legenday champion Carl Lewis who will start the race. And once the running is over the fun will go on, because a concert will take place in every venue of the Human Race. In Rome, the italian group Subsonica will play near the Circus Maximum.
And just in case all these reasons (the fun and the excitment of exploring Rome in a very original way) weren’t enough, by running the Human Race you’ll help three very important non-profit organizations: the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund’s global-warming initiatives and the United Nations Refugee Committee.
As everybody knows, having a good place to rest is essential to run a good race. At Hotel Des Artistes you’ll find the ideal option for your Roman accomodation.