Monday, October 8, 2007

Bekkai Pilot Marathon

Bekkai Pilot Marathon
別海パイロットマラソン

October 7th
(The first Sunday of October every year)
Bekkai-cho
北海道別海町

Full, 5k

Run down the Pilot Road lined with rolling hills and contented cows. Famous for dairy products, you get milk, ice cream and other complementary dairy products at the party the night before. You can also watch the two mascot cows take off at the start of the marathon.
There are only two distances, the full 42.195k and a 5k. At the end of the full, finishers get an extra large beach towel and a whole salmon as their reward. Not much to do in Bekkai but enjoy the views and the food.

Race Blog: http://betsukai.net/blog/marathon/
You can get all of the details, in detail from this blog.
They have a new HP: http://betsukai-marathon.jp/


Full Starts 10:00
5k Starts 11:00
Time limit for the full is 5 hours 20 minutes.

Reception:
Oct. 6th
16:00-18:00 Wedding Plaza Bekkai
Oct. 7th
8:00-9:00
Bekkai Choei Rikujyo Kyogijo

Opening Ceremony and party:
Oct. 6th
18:00-19:30

Last call for the full: 9:30-9:45

Time limits:
10k: 11:10(70 min)
20k: 12:20 (70 min)
30k: 13:30 (70 min)
40k: 14:50 (80 min)
Goal: 15:20
Total: 5 hours 20 minutes

Fee:
Full 3,500
5k 1,000

Participation prize:Dairy products from Bekkai, certificate of completion, 5k split times for those who completed at least 2okm.
Finisher's Prize: Original Extra Large Bath Towel, 1 Bekkai Salmon.

There are also several nice prizes for the top placers in each category (mens, womens, age).

1 comment:

Clint said...

The weather was perfect, in my opinion, for a marathon. It was 17 degrees with a slight breeze. We ran into the breeze going out and it pushed us in coming home. There were over 700 runners in the race. There were water points every 5k with water, sports drink and orange juice. At a few points there was also bananas and there were three or four sponge points.
I didn't go to the dinner the night before but I heard it was nice. Good food and products from the area (milk, cheese, ice cream). After finishing the full I got a huge bath towel and a salted salmon! What more can you ask for?

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