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Will Run For Rock

By Lizz Kannenberg in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 19, 2008 7:00PM

2008_06_fob.jpgNike is once again turning up the volume on our summer with its Nike + Human multi-city 10K race on August 31st. Twenty-five cities, from Tapei, China to Los Angeles, will host runs and activities with an eye towards charity - participants can raise money for any of the three Nike-chosen causes: The Lance Armstrong Foundation for cancer research, the World Wildlife Fund, and the UN's program to offer aid to youth refugees.

Now, just in case the physical and esteem rewards of running for a good cause aren't enough, Nike and its event organizers have hooked up high-profile talent for runners-only concerts following each city's race. Among them, Kanye West will perform in LA, Moby in London, Kelly Rowland in Paris, and All-American Rejects in New York. Who could possibly be entertaining the sweaty masses here in Chicago? Why, it's native sons Fall Out Boy, of course.

Huh...and we thought Pete Wentz was more of a boxer than a runner.

Think one or more of your Chicagoistas should run the race?

Photo via the band's MySpace