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Kakogawa Socks 5 Centipede Race

Kakogawa Socks 5 (5-Person Centipede Race)

  • Date and Start TimeMay 18, 2019
    10:00AM
  • CategoryCentipede Race
  • Start LocationKakurin-ji
    424 Kakogawacho Kitazaike, Kakogawa, Hyogo Prefecture 675-0031
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  • IncludedEnglish Registration, English Event Guide, English Email/Phone Support, Kakogawa Socks

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About the Event

By far one of the most bizarre races you’ll ever participate in, the Kakogawa Socks 5 or the KS5 is bound to make for a memorable weekend activity. Gather up your friends, family, or colleagues to make a 5-person team and hustle together for 30 meters – twice (more if you make the finals!).

Even better, KS5 takes place at a well-known temple and national treasure in the heart of Kakogawa City. Qualifiers will be held in an open area at Kakurjin-ji Park while the Totasan Kakurin-ji Temple will host the final battle for the championship.

For some, the KS5 and the words “centipede race” may conjure memories of possibly the worst movie known to mankind…but this is different, we promise! The Kakogawa Socks 5 Centipede Race is part crafts project and part athletic pursuit. From handcrafting the team band out of discarded sock fabric to aligning your footsteps just right to move forward, it’s a team activity that everyone can enjoy.

About Kakogawa Socks
Founded during the manufacturing boom in the Meiji era, Kakogawa Socks are carefully crafted in Hyogo Prefecture’s Kakogawa City. As a local business, Kakogawa Socks pride themselves on maintaining quality whilst demonstrating the highest handling volume of socks in the country. This year, Kakogawa Socks are excited to collaborate with the Hyogo Prefecture Socks Industrial Association, local business, regional attractions, and sports event organizers for the first edition of the Kakogawa Socks 5 Centipede Race.

To register, you will need the following information for all five team members: full name, gender, DOB, emergency contact name and phone number.

History of the Town

KS5 takes place at a well-known temple and national treasure in the heart of Kakogawa City. Qualifiers will be held in an open area at Kakurjin-ji Park while the Totasan Kakurin-ji Temple will host the final battle for the championship.

Located just 50 minutes from Osaka, 30 minutes from Kyoto, and 10 minutes from Himeji, Kakogawa is a small city in Hyogo Prefecture. Kakogawa is known for its katsumeshi - similar to katsudon, but better. Rather than katsudon's deep-fried pork cutlet with soy sauce, katsumeshi is a deep-fried beef cutlet with a demi-glace sauce.

Registration Period

Until April 30, 2019

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