Sunday, February 20, 2011

Shiranuka Road Race Canceled

The Shiranuka Road Race to be held this weekend on March 20th has been canceled

Read below: 


白糠陸上競技協会 会長 木村正清

Because there may yet be aftershocks that would endanger the runners, and also, because fuel is becoming hard to come by, and for other reasons related to this disaster, they have decided to cancel the event.

They will return your participation fee OR, if you choose, you can choose to have the event organizers send the your participation fee to help with relief efforts.   They decided this after a number of participants expressed their desire that they do so.

This was taken from their homepage.  They plan on calling everyone to inform them of the decision.  Perhaps they have already called you?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Northern Horse Park Half Marathon

Northern Horse Park Half Marathon.
Where: Tomakomai City
When: May 15, 2011
7k Trail Run
Half Marathon
Child and Parent Fun Run

7000 yen for the half marathon
10,000 yen for entry into both the trail and the half together.

Buffet available on the day of the race to entrants.
Pre-race dinner the night before ( not free).

T-Shirt to all entrants
Free shuttle bus to onsen.
Top 6 runners in each category (not for Child parent entrants) gets part ownership of a race horse(?).

Lottery drawing for invitational entry into the Tanigawa Mari Half Marathon in Tokyo. This is for Hokkaido residents only.
Lottery drawing for invitational entry into the Honolulu Marathon for ladies only.

You can donate to the Association for Aid and Reliefe (AAR), Japan charity to help refugees and to help fund the removal of land mines when you apply.  The Tanigawa Mari Half Marathon is also a charity marathon that donates to the AAR. 

Entry Period/Deadline:
February 4 to April 15, 2011

Event Date: May 15, 2011

Call 03-5280-0155 for more information (10am to 6pm weekdays)
Call 03-371407924 to request pamphlets.

There is an entry free to get into the Northern Horse Park for people not entered into the race.
You can apply for the race on Runtes No:02585

Official Homepage

Limited information is included in the calendar entries. For more information, leave a comment. I try to post the deadlines for the races. The place where the race is held is also included. You can see where it is by clicking on the map link.