Relay races proliferate as jogging catches on

Apr 27, 2014

Relay races proliferate as jogging catches on

by Junji Yamaguchi

The long-distance relay races called “ekiden” are growing on the back of the jogging boom, providing opportunities to run for recreation or bond with fellow employees. Sportsone Co., a sporting event organizer in Tokyo, hosts 25-km ekiden races for teams of co-workers consisting of ...

Apparel maker offers running school

Aug 22, 2013

Apparel maker offers running school

by Shinichi Tokuda

Sportswear maker Asics Corp. has organized a running school for beginners in collaboration with scale maker Tanita Corp. and cosmetics maker Shiseido Co. to capitalize on the growing popularity of the activity. On a weekend morning in late June, 20 people, many in their ...