Run together, uplift the world.

Join the ASICS World Ekiden 2021 and help uplift the world through movement. From November 10-22, this Japanese-inspired relay race gives you the chance to team up with your friends and complete the iconic marathon distance together. Simply by signing up, you’ll raise money for mental health charity Mind.


First, register for free.

Start by creating or joining a team of up to six runners. Each teammate will run between 5K and 10K, totaling a marathon distance.

Next, download the ASICS Runkeeper™ app.

This race is all about teamwork. Download the ASICS Runkeeper™ app to follow your teammates and cheer on each other's training progress. When it's time to complete your leg of the Ekiden, you'll use the app to track your run.


Race days are November 10–22.

During the official race period, log your leg of the Ekiden race in the ASICS Runkeeper™ app. Strive to do your best and pass the virtual tasuki to your teammate as fast as you can. Keep an eye on the leaderboard to watch teams around the world complete the race.

Leaderboard available for viewing on November 11, 2021.

It’s time to move your mind.

Use the Mind Uplifter™ to see the positive impact of your team’s participation in the Ekiden race. Whether you’re training or completing your leg of the race, your contribution will help towards our global study on the uplifting effect of movement on the mind.


Start your training.

Connect with your teammates and try a custom training plan for your assigned distance with the ASICS Runkeeper™ app. Train for the race together and track your uplift by using the Mind Uplifter™ tool.


A heritage of harmony.

The Ekiden is a Japanese relay that's all about teamwork and friendly rivalry—resulting in a shared feeling of harmony and uplift. During the race, runners pass along a tasuki (or sash) as fast as possible, and while each leg is run separately, teams compete as one.


Ready to take on the challenge together?

The Ekiden is all about teamwork, supporting one another and doing your bit to complete the race. No matter who you are, or where you are in the world, you can be a part of our virtual ASICS World Ekiden 2021. Learn more about the Ekiden from our Frontrunners, and check out the @Asicsfrontrunner page for more Frontrunner videos.