A Running… Game?!

20 Apr

SO. AWESOME.

For 24 hours, starting at 8pm on April 23rd, London is becoming a giant game grid for runners. It’s called (appropriately) Nike Grid.

The idea is to run from checkpoint to checkpoint, racking up as many points as possible. In this case, the checkpoints are phone booths. Once you reach a designated booth (as noted in the game rules), you call a number, enter your game pin, and get points. Once an hour, a booth will “go Lunar” and the first person to get there will get a chance to design their own LunarElite+ running shoe.

According to Nike,

Rules for running the Grid are posted on the Nike Grid website: no walking; no buses; don’t run through walls or walk on water; and don’t even think about cheating! “The Grid will know,” says a comment on the Facebook page, in response to one question asking how Nike can keep people from claiming points after riding bikes or taking the bus between pay phones. “If we reveal how we know, people will try to get around it. It is never foolproof, but we have ways of monitoring,” states a follow-up comment.

Ummm hello? Can we get some United States action for this type of game? Maybe… Boston? ;)

Again… SO. AWESOME.

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3 Responses to “A Running… Game?!”

  1. Amy @ Second City Randomness April 20, 2010 at 9:58 pm #

    Um. That sounds awesome. And I want to play!

  2. onelittlejill April 21, 2010 at 8:47 am #

    I want to play too!!! I also want to Amazing Race!

  3. J April 22, 2010 at 7:19 am #

    That sounds really cool! I know they have a race similar to this but not 24 hours in Toronto I think, not sure but I know its in Canada. It would be great if they could bring this race to the US.

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