Race the world. Reconnect.
Founded on teamwork and inspired by Japanese heritage and running culture, the Ekiden challenges teams of up to 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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The race will need to be tracked on the ASICS Runkeeper app in order to get credit!
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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.Meet Frankie