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Nike Run Hit Remix 2007: More Fun than Run

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Yesterday morning 10,000 runners (this LAist poster and a few friends included) took to the streets of Downtown Los Angeles for the 5-mile Nike Run Hit Remix 2007. The sea of red t-shirts running from the Coliseum to Staples Center and back was an awesome sight in itself, but the runners were also treated to a crystal blue sky canopy overhead. While it was already a bit too hot at the 9 am race start, it wasn't a bad way to start a Saturday.

While some were in the race to test their personal mettle, others spent the morning jogging alongside and hanging with friends. But then there were a few who were in it to soak up pure freakin' LA-style fun.

We're talking beer vendors at the finish, low-riders lining the middle of race road and old-school acts providing powersongs at different stages along the route. Some "runners" were having such a great time that they forgot all about the race and stopped to dance to Ex-En Voguer Dawn Robinson, the Sugar Hill Gang, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Naughty By Nature and a finish-line concert by...MC Hammer.

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But no matter what runners joined the race for -- most will agree there was nothing like finishing the race running down through the tunnel of the Coliseum and onto the field.

You definitely can't touch that...

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Photos by Christine