The Washington, D.C. half marathon will not return; in its place will be a 15K in Toronto.
Nike announced this week that its popular Women’s Race Series will take place in 20 cities around the world in 2015.
Just one—the popular Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco—is in the United States. The race series also had a half marathon in Washington, D.C., in the past, but it was halted after the 2014 race. In its place will be a 15K in Toronto, Ontario on June 14. Registration for Toronto will be done via random drawing starting March 9.
Not all dates have been made public, but Nike has confirmed races in March (Nagoya), April (Hong Kong, Lima, Mexico City, Guangzhou, Taipei), May (Manila, Quito, Seoul, Amsterdam) and June (Medellin, Istanbul, Milan, Moscow, Stockholm, Berlin, Toronto). Dates for London, Paris and San Francisco will be announced later. The San Francisco race typically is in October.
The Run Nike Women’s Series’ Facebook page was bombarded with questions about the Toronto race but few details were revealed. Nike did say that the 9.3-mile course will take place on the Toronto Islands. Other details, such as whether the popular Tiffany necklaces will replace race medals, were not confirmed.