Two teams took off from Toronto today to run the 900 kilometers to New York City and raise money for Skylark charity with every step they take. Tivoli Audio was happy to provide each of the runners with a pair of our Fonico earbuds to keep the music going to motivate them.
It’s not too late to help the Escape teams or Skylark Charity.
We were lucky enough to have some of the runners each share 5 of their favorite tracks to create an Escape 2 NY inspired playlist to keep you motivated on your long run. (Please note, some tracks contain explicit lyrics.)
Song #1 – Get Off On the Right Foot
The songs that are the best at easing into your run and guaranteed to put your head in the right space for the miles you’re about to put behind you.
Britt, from Toronto – Slide by H.E.R., YG
Q, from Toronto – Now or Never by Kendrick Lamar (feat. Mary J. Blige)
Giana, from Toronto – The Food by Common
Anoke, from Toronto - Beautiful by Snoop Dogg (feat. Pharrell Williams, Uncle Charlie Wilson) and This is America by Childish Gambino
Katie, from New Orleans - I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – Claim Cracker Remix by David Togni
Nacho, from New York - Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
Song #2 – Setting the Right Cadence
The songs that establish the right rhythm to keep easing you into the miles ahead
Giana, from Toronto - Colors – Picard Brothers Remix by Beck
Britt, from Toronto - Clout by Offset (feat. Cardi B)
Katie, from New Orleans - Meet Me in the Woods by Lord Huron
Q, from Toronto - People Say by Wu-Tang Clan (feat. Redman) and Uproar by Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz
Anoke, from Toronto - Super Bass by Nicki Minaj, Toast by Koffee and Love Lockdown by Kanye West
Nacho, from New York - Modern Love by David Bowie
Song #3 – Conquer the Wall
The song that no matter how heavy your legs are feeling it helps you break the wall and keep moving through the toughest mile.
Giana, from Toronto - Moment of Truth by Gang Starr & Kicks by Barns Courtney
Britt, from Toronto – Formation by Beyoncé
Q, from Toronto - Da Joint by EPMD
Anoke, from Toronot - I’m a Boss by Meek Mill & Rick Ross, Hello by Kes and X Gon’ Give It To Ya by DMX
Katie, from New Orleans - All the Small Things by blink-182
Song #4 – Give It All You Got
These songs are for the final leg and let you know you shouldn’t hold back.
Nacho, from New York - Seek & Destroy by Metallica and The Final Countdown by Europe
Giana, from Toronto - Work! By Gigamesh (feat. Kaleena Zanders)
Britt, from Toronto - Right Here, Right Now - CamelPhat Remix by Fatboy Slim
Katie, from New Orleans - Waste a Moment by Kings of Leon
GEB, from New York - Zulu Screams by GoldLink (feat. Maleek Berry & Bibi Bourelly)
Q, from Toronto - Succa Proof by Nipsey Hussel (feat. Konshens and J. Black)
Anoke, from Toronto - Big Bad Soca by Bunji Garlin
Song #5 – Cooling Down and Feeling So Good
Lungs burning and rubber legs aside, this music keeps you moving during your cool down and basking in the glory of what you just accomplished.
Britt, from Toronto - You Make Me Feel Good by Satin Jackets
Katie, from New Orleans - Daylight by Matt and Kim
Q, from Toronto - Alright by Kendrick Lamar
Anoke, from Toronto - Pocketful of Sunshine by Natasha Bedingfield and No Woman, No Cry by Fugees
Giana, from Toronto - Higher Love by Steve Winwood