This January ASICS has unveiled its search for 350 individuals across 14 countries who are passionate about running to join its unique digital ‘FrontRunner’ community.

Established in Germany in 2010 the ‘ASICS FrontRunner’ influencer programme was devised with the aim of creating a network of runners of all abilities who want to share, learn and try new experiences within running through the support of ASICS.

The launch of FrontRunner has already proved extremely popular with over 10,000 sign-ups within the first week of opening the online application process. Phase one of the process will close 31st January.

All members will become part of an online community, sharing their experiences, knowledge, training and friendships formed through ‘FrontRunner’ to inspire and encourage their own digital communities.

As a FrontRunner, ASICS will provide members with the latest apparel and footwear collections, free bibs for selected races, access to top athletes, photoshoots, product testing, training and advice, community meetings and the exclusive opportunity to feature in ASICS brand campaigns.

To be a member of the FrontRunner team, applicants just need to show a passion for running, a willingness to share their stories and a desire to be an active part of a community.

The strength of the current FrontRunner team can be acredited to its diverse members who include a mixture of marathon runners, triathletes, ultra-runners, beginners and those who just run for the love of it.

Each region will be led by a team of ASICS experts who will bring together their experience to lead the community.

Runners can apply to join ASICS FrontRunner by completing an online questionnaire.