The 2nd Okumusashi Speed Trail Championship, on the Okumusashi Speedway, an exclusive course for runners only, is open again for your challenge! The trails are quiet and broad, with a soft surface, yet with enough elevation variation to make the course challenging. Located in Kitagawa in the Saitama prefecture, the 2019 OSTC Speed Trail Championship will take place on June 9, 2019 and offer 42KM, 21KM, and 10.5KM races.
The Okumusashi Speed Trail is an old forestry track, mostly covered by grassy foliage. This “green carpet” is wide enough to prevent any congestion of runners, but still provides a sense of being completely immersed in nature. At the higher points the trail opens up, allowing the view of some other peaks in the area. The course has gentle “up and downs” that will keep runners at a steady pace. Yet, for those looking for an extra cardio workout, there is one or two climbs that will give enough challenge. Enjoy this 100% runnable trail course near Tokyo, exclusively open for trail runners!
Official results and photos will be posted online (click here).
March 16th to May 27th (11:00 AM)
* Or until maximum capacity of 200 runners
|Directions|| By Car
・Take the route 299 to Chichibu (国道299号線)
・Turn right Nishi-Agano Station intersection (西吾野駅入口)
・Turn left , turn slight left, turn right
・Seibu Ikebukuro/Chichibu Line. Get off at Nishi-Agano station (西吾野)
・Take the shuttle bus or walk about 30 to the race venue
・30 minutes from Seibu Ikebukuro/Chichibu Line Nishi Agano station
・Shuttle buses will depart Nishi-Agano station at 0835, 0920, and 0930
|Registration Period||March 16th to May 27th (11:00 AM)
* Or until maximum capacity of 200 runners
|Eligibility ＆ Time Limit||Age Eligibility
・Individual (all categories): Must be 18 or older
・Team (21KM, 42KM): Must be 18 or older
・Team (10.5KM): Must be 14 or older; at least one partner must be 18 or older
・42KM (Full): 6 hours
・21KM/10.5KM (Half/Short): 4 hours
・Demonstrate good manners. All participants must be respectful of the natural course environment and do his/her best to preserve it. Be mindful of other climbers and hikers on the trail.
・Be a responsible athlete. Please make sure you have the physical ability to complete the course.
Tokyo Trail Running and the race organizers assume no responsibility for individual issues such as injury during the trail run or cancellation due to bad weather or other natural disaster. No fees will be refunded if an individual or team cancels. If bad weather or natural disaster causes cancellation of the race, no refund will be made. However, TTR may apply the entry fee to the next event at its own discretion.
|Entry Fee||Short (10.5KM) - Individual: ¥4,000
Short (10.5KM) - Team of 2: ¥7,000
Short (10.5KM) - Team of 3: ¥10,500
Short (10.5KM) - Team of 4: ¥14,000
Half (21KM) - Individual: ¥4,500
Half (21KM) - Team of 2: ¥8,000
Half (21KM) - Team of 3: ¥12,000
Half (21KM) - Team of 4: ¥16,000
Full (42KM) - Individual: ¥5,000
Post Race BBQ: ¥3,000
All categories include ¥500/person for course usage.
|Start Time||Full (42KM) Start: 09:00AM
|Event Schedule||June 9, 2019 (Sat)
07:30-08:40 Shuttle Bus Open (Nishi-Agano station ↔ race venue)
09:00 Full (42KM) Start
10:00 Half/Short (21KM/10.5KM) Start
13:30 Half/Short (21KM/10.5KM) Awards and Photo Session
14:00 Half/Short (21KM/10.5KM) Cut Off
14:15 Full (42KM) Awards and Photo Session
15:00 Full (42KM) Cut Off
14:30-16:30 Shuttle Bus Operation (race venue ↔ BBQ site ↔ Onsen ↔ Nishi-Agano station）
・The onsen closes at 15:00 and the barbecue ends at 16:30.
・The onsen is to be paid on site. (800 yen per person).
・The barbecue requires payment in advance, which you can select from the registration page.
|Start Line||Okumusashi Speedway Visitors Center (Kyu Kitagawasho School)
620 Kitagawa, Hanno, Saitama 357-0201
|Finish Line||Same as start|
|Course Map||Okumusashi Speedway|
|Course Elevation||Okumusashi Speedway|
|Awards||Male Short (10.5KM) Individual: Top 3
Female Short (10.5KM) Individual: Top 3
Team Short (10.5KM): Top 3
Male Half (21KM) Individual: Top 3
Female Half (21KM) Individual: Top 3
Team Half (21KM): Top 3
Male Full (42KM) Individual: Top 3
Female Full (42KM) Individual: Top 3
・Winners will receive a certificate of achievement (given during the awards ceremony)
・All participants will receive a downloadable PDF finisher's certificate sent via email
|Participants Prize||Finishers certificate|
・ No refunds or credits will be issued.This applies to incidents in which the event is cancelled for any reason including personal participant circumstances of the participant (including illness and injury) and incidents in which the event is cancelled due to unforeseen weather conditions or natural disasters.
・ Event entries are non-transferable. Any person doing so will be held responsible in case of an accident arising from or provoked by the other person during the event. Participants determined to be violating this policy will be disqualified without a refund. The event organizers will reserve the right to exclude both parties from future events.
・You will not sue the event organizers nor its affiliates (including Samurai Sports) for any injury or death caused during the event.
・You consent to and will give all authorities and copyright to the event organizer and affiliates for the use of photography, motion pictures, articles, recordings or any other record of this event (including personal information such as name, age, gender, personal record, portrait, and etc.) for legitimate purposes and use in newspapers, TV, magazines, internet and any media publishing such as Facebook posts, Instagram posts, and pamphlets.
・ Those participating and coming from abroad should be enrolled in medical and/or travel insurance in case of accident, injury, and medical emergencies.
・ Before signing up, please carefully read all rules and regulations of the event. If the rules and regulations cannot be followed, participation may be denied by the event organizers. If anything is unclear, please do not hesitate to contact us - it is your responsibility to be prepared.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
・Do not leave the course or enter any off-course areas. When you pass another participant, hiker or local resident, be sure to stay on the course as a means of preserving the natural habitat and also preventing unfortunate incidents.
・No littering. Keep an eye out for your personal belongings! Please pick up any trash that you find on the site.
・Collecting or damaging plants or wildlife on the course and in the surrounding areas is strictly prohibited.
・Poles are permitted, but please attach rubber caps to the points. If we determine that the course is in poor condition, we may prohibit use of poles and similar equipment to prevent further deterioration. Be aware of those around you when using poles.
Consideration for Local Residents and Other Race Participants
・You are likely to encounter local residents and other race participants on the course. When passing them in either direction, be sure to call out in advance and to exchange greetings to maintain good relations with the local community.
・Remember that the race is made possible thanks to the support of local residents and volunteers. Please show appropriate gratitude to them.
・If you decide that you are unable to continue due to injury or illness, please contact the nearest race staff member or volunteer. In case the race officials find the race too difficult to continue, the race may be suspended or called off.
・The entire course is in a natural environment and the conditions are constantly changing. Pay attention to the circumstances around you as you run and do not force yourself into any difficult situations.
・Weather conditions on the course are likely to change suddenly, and participants can expect to face rain, strong winds or similar conditions that can cause hypothermia. Please make adequate preparations for such conditions in advance.
GROUNDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION
・Participants who show inadequate respect for the environment and area by dumping garbage, entering areas off the course or other actions.
・Participants who fail to comply with instructions from race staff and volunteers.
・Participants who falsely declare their age, gender, and identification on their applications.
・Participants who commit wrongdoing.
・Participants who fail to clear checkpoint cutoff times or those who do not reach the finish line by the final time limit. (Cutoff times are the times when you leave each checkpoint)
GROUNDS FOR CANCELLATION OF EVENT
・The race may be canceled for various reasons, including when a weather warning is issued, the course is in poor condition due to extreme weather, or participants’ safety cannot be guaranteed.
・Depending upon weather conditions, the race may also be delayed, rescheduled or the course may be changed to assure participants' safety.
・No refunds or credits will be issued. This applies to incidents in which the event is cancelled for any reason including personal participant circumstances (such as illness) and incidents in which the event is cancelled due to unforeseen weather conditions or natural disasters.
|Parking||There will be two parking lots available for participants. One close to Nishi-Agano station and other closer to the race venue. Both can accommodate up to 50 cars maximum. We recommend using public transportation and the shuttle bus.|
|Parking Address||Nishi-Agano Station
Agano, Hanno, Saitama 357-0216
Okumusashi Speedway Visitors Center (Kyukitagawasho school)
620 Kitagawa, Hanno, Saitama 357-0201
|Where to Stay|
|Organizer||Tokyo Trail Running
NPO Okumusashi Green Resort
|Official Race Website||https://www.tokyotrailrunning.com|