Nike's Run Hit Wonder made its New York City debut in Central Park on July 22, 2004. Over eight thousand runners participated in the 5K/10K race while keeping pace to the sounds of A Flock of Seagulls' "I Ran," Tommy Tutone's "867-5309/Jenny" and General Public's "Tenderness". Victor Pastori from The Sopranos and Trista and Ryan from the hit show The Bachelorette were also on hand to kick-off the festivities and congratulate the winners.

During this unique event, the bands performed along the race course for the runners and the event concluded with a special post-race concert featuring DEVO with their hit single "Whip It," and Tone-Loc performing "Wild Thing".

Epiphone provided limited edition Run Hit Wonder guitars as awards to the overall winners.

The Nike Run Hit Wonder is organized and produced in conjunction with the New York Road Runners to promote youth health and fitness.


Ryan and Trista from the Bachelorette with 10K winner Dan McGrath. Bill Rancic from The Apprentice is announcing.


The Sopranos Vincent Pastore with 5K winner Gene Mitchell.


10K winner Andrea Haver.


Run Hit Wonder winners Gene and Andrea Mitchell, Dan McGrath and Andrea Haver.