ASICS World Ekiden 2022

November 9 – 21

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Founded on teamwork and inspired by Japanese heritage and running culture, the Ekiden challenges teams of up to 6 runners to combine their efforts in completing a marathon relay.

Track your teammates, share your results and celebrate your successes as you pass the virtual Tasuki from runner to runner and compare your times to teams across the globe.

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Assemble your team, start training and get ready to compete today.

Download the ASICS Runkeeper app.

Train. Track. Pass the Tasuki.

The Runkeeper app is your key to all things Ekiden. Sign up today and download a customized training plan. Then race, track, share and celebrate—all in one easy-to-use app.

The art of the relay.

In celebration of the ultimate relay, we asked Tokyo-based artist Frankie Cihi to capture the energy of Ekiden. Her response is a vibrant visual storytelling that exemplifies the spirited community and heritage of this global event.

Outfit your team in the new Ekiden Series

Men's Ekiden SS Top

Women's Ekiden SS Top

MAGIC SPEED™ 2 EKIDEN

MAGIC SPEED™ 2 EKIDEN

A sound mind in a sound body.

We’ve always believed in the positive benefits of movement on the body and the mind. It’s why we’re called ASICS. Anima Sana In Corpore Sano or a “Sound Mind in a Sound Body.”

Become a part of history.

The ultimate relay race. Over 100 years in the making. Learn how the Ekiden began and evolved into the global event it is today.

Participation Details

How many runners can compete on an Ekiden team?

Ekiden teams are traditionally made up of six team members, however smaller teams can participate in the ASICS World Ekiden 2022. (If you choose to run with fewer than six team members, some runners will need to complete multiple segments by registering and joining the team more than once.) All six distance spots must be filled and tracked in the ASICS Runkeeper™ app in order to complete the relay.

How do I view my team and track their progress?

You can keep track of your team's progress in the ASICS Runkeeper™ app. (Make sure to download or open the app using the link provided in your ASICS World Ekiden 2022 registration confirmation email.) Once you're in the app, navigate to the Explore tab and select Races. Tap on ASICS World Ekiden 2022 to view your teammates' current statuses ("completed," "not started" or "in progress").

How do I track my virtual run and record my results?

Track your Ekiden run in real time using the ASICS Runkeeper™ app. When you're ready to start your segment of the race, open the app on your mobile device, navigate to the Explore tab then Races, select ASICS World Ekiden 2021, and tap "Track race now." Now you're ready to run! Once your distance is completed, hit "Stop" in the Runkeeper™ app and save the run. Your completed segment will automatically be posted to the ASICS World Ekiden 2022 results page.

How do I view the leaderboard and my team results?

Leaderboard results will be updated in real-time here. Results are not official until the race window has closed on November 22, 2022.

I already have the ASICS Runkeeper™ app. Can I register there?

Yes, you can register for the ASICS World Ekiden 2022 directly in the Runkeeper™ app. Navigate to the Explore tab and select Races, then "Register now" for the ASICS World Ekiden 2021 event to complete the registration process from your device. Once completed, your registration will automatically populate in the ASICS World Ekiden 2022 event in the "races" tab.

Can I track my Ekiden run while using a fitness tracker or watch?

Yes, your run can be tracked using an Apple Watch, Garmin or Fitbit! First, log your run using your fitness tracker as usual. Then, on your mobile device, tap the link in your registration email that will take you to your race dashboard. On the race dashboard, tap the "Connect to my app" button. Add the ASICS Runkeeper™ app to your tracker or watch. Select "Link recent activity" to submit an activity that you have completed on your Apple Watch, Garmin or Fitbit. Once you've selected your recent activity, hit "Save." Your results will be automatically posted. More details here.

For questions about how to register, build a team or find the leaderboard, view the ASICS World Ekiden 2022 FAQs.

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