Ok, this is something completely different than you normally get from me. But, it’s not that farfetched. How many of you run with your tunes? Do you have favorites for warming up, cooling down, long runs, hard runs? I do not and never have listened to music during runs. I also know so many of you do. So, I received the email that follows and visited the site. It’s for real. And it has some cool features. For those who would like to get their voice heard or would like a new global perspective on using music in sports check it out. (I like the Running Song Finder).
My name is Mareike and I am part of the 5 FOR SPORTS–Team. We have started a campaign at http://www.5-for-sports.com with which we are addressing sports and music enthusiast worldwide.
We would like to know what kind of music and which songs motivate your readers when they are running. With their input we are trying to create the basis for a statistic analysis of the topic running and music and thus develop the ultimate “Running Song Charts“:
– For 5 months sports fans all around the world can state their 5 favorite training- songs on the website http://www.5-for-sports.com. In cooperation with adidas Sennheiser raffles 250 prizes such as iPods, iTunes-vouchers or sports headphones and a voucher for sports equipment worth 5.555 Euro among all participants as a reward for their participation.
– Many renowned faces from the sports and music world are supporting this campaign. US-Sprinter Tyson Gay, the British heptathlete Jessica Ennis, the Chinese singer Hins Cheung are among the stars that disclose their „top 5“ songs for warming up, running and cool-down. The playlists of the NBA-players Derrick Rose and Nick Batum are already online. And there are more to come.
– The more people contribute their training songs to 5 FOR SPORTS the more extensive the analysis is going to be. Sennheiser and adidas will share the results – for example differing musical preferences of men and women, or differing musical tastes in Europe, Asia and America – with all participants.
We are excited about this campaign and would be delighted about a report on the
„running song charts“ on your blog.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Your 5 FOR SPORTS-Team
Find more information at: http://www.5-for-sports.com
Press release: http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/home_de.nsf/root/press_releases
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