Monday, June 6, 2011
Seoul Metropolitan Government and Nike Jointly Hold the 2011 Nike Women’s Race Seoul 7K
The Seoul Metropolitan Government will team up with Nike to jointly hold the 2011 Women's Race Seoul 7K (http://www.nikewomensrace.co.kr), a seven-km race in which the participants will run from the Peace Plaza in World Cup Park to the turning point in Seoul Citizens’ Park and back to the plaza, from 2 pm on June 4. Some 6,000 women in their 20s will run in the race, which will serve as an opportunity to promote Seoul’s beauty to the world.
The 2011 Women's Race Seoul 7K is an international running event aimed at encouraging women to pay attention to their health and develop their self-confidence. It is known as a global festival for women.
Amid the general lack of events or competitions designed for women, and with few activities available for women in their 20s to enjoy, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has organized this race to raise their awareness of health issues, and to generate the momentum for a new paradigm of festival for the younger generations.
Participants will take part in the race clad in orange T-shirts, which are designed symbolize happiness, high expectations, and good fun. As such, an orange-colored human belt interlinking the Peace Plaza, Haneul Park, Hangang Park and Gureumdari will be formed. The seven-km race will be followed by a “commemorative concert,” which will be held to enable the runners to stretch, relax and recover properly from fatigue amid a beautiful music performance.
The Commemorative Concert, to be held at the Peace Plaza in World Cup Park, is open not only to the race participants but also to the general public. The concert will feature a visual art performance, song performances by singer Kim Tae-woo, and a powerful hip-hop performance by Tiger jk - Yoon Mi-rae.