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Nike+ Chiberia Challenge - Join My Team and Let's Win



You guys, it's cold outside. I know. And when it's cold outside it's harder to get motivated to run.

And Nike knows this too.

So they've created a thing called the Nike+ Chiberia Challenge. Go check it out.

5 teams of runners will be competing against winter (and against each other) to run the farthest the fastest (fastest in terms of days, not speed of running).

It's a pretty sweet challenge.

And I'm captaining one of the five teams. Other teams are captained by the likes of Cindy Kuzma, Runner's World contributing editor and nicest person ever and Maggie Wolff, most popular Chicago running blogger and second nicest person ever. But, really, who cares about them?? You only care about winning this thing right?

So, go check out the info about the challenge, read about the other (lesser) teams and then go join my team at the link below and let's win this thing:

gonike.me/ChiberiaChallenge_Zach

Also, good luck Maggie and Cindy and other teams (kind of).

Important info:

How to Register
Step 1: go to the landing page: gonike.me/ChiberiaChallenge
Step 2: select your team (Zach's Team)
Step 3: register (this registration page will ask for your Nike+ login or sign you up)
Step 4: Friend NikeChicago on the Nike+ Running App by December 8
Step 5: Accept the challenge (released on December 8)
Step 6: Run Hard. Run Fast. Run the Farthest. 
Step 7: Win 
How to Win
The first team to have each member complete 70 miles wins. The entire team will receive a pair of Nike flash running shoes.

Kick-off Event
Each team captain will be at the kick-off event on December 8 at 6:30pm.
Location: Nike RunningBucktown, 1640 N. Damen
Time: 6pm arrivals, 6:30pm welcome, 6:40pm run
Run: The run will be lead by Nike Run Club athletes to help navigate the neighborhood street.

(We could just do the full 70 miles straight form this kickoff event, but I'd like to play it out for a few days at least).

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