5th Annual Great Earth Akita Shirakami Oga Peninsula Namahage Ride

Great Earth Akita Ogre Namahage Ride

  • Date and Start TimeMay 18-19, 2019
    Start time varies by day/distance
  • CategoryBIKE 50KM, 65KM, 105KM
  • Start LocationNamahage Auto Camp Grounds
    Heidaiyama, Kitaura, Oga-shi, Akita 010-0683
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  • IncludedEnglish Registration, English Event Guide, English Email/Phone Support, Event Insurance, Event Bib, Course Map, Aid Stations, Event T-Shirt, Certificate of Completion


About the Event

This is Akita's cycling event that we've all been waiting for! Take it easy and enjoy all the aid stations filled with Akita prefecture's delacacies, including fresh hata hata sandfish sushi, rose-shaped ice cream cones, and seafood yakisoba.

Come for a weekend of riding with Saturday's optional 50KM shake-out ride and relaxing onsen bus tour with 14x-Ironman World Championship qualifier, Shirato Taro. Choose from two courses on Sunday - 65KM or 105KM - and ride along the scenic Oga Peninsula!

Drink, eat, ride, and laugh. But be careful, the Japanese namahage ogres will be watching!

The Saturday 50KM ride is an add-on option for those participating in the Sunday ride, i.e. Saturday 50KM plus Sunday 65KM or 105KM. You will be unable to register for only the Saturday ride.

History of the Town

Akita Prefecture

Registration Period

Until May 5, 2019

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