Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Honbetsu Koen Cross-Country 8k

The Honbetsu Koen (honbetsu park) Cross-Country 8k race is planed for April 19.

If you are interested in participating in the small event, let me know and I will forward you the information or post it here.

I did find a link to the event on the town's website.
I will re-post the information below with an English translation.

The 29th Honbetsu Koen Cross Country Foot Race

The Honbetsu Track and Field Club (Honbetsu Rikujo kurabu) will hold the 25th Honetsu Koen Cross Country Foot Race (honbetsu koen kurosukantorii taikai) in Honbetsu Park on April 19, 2015.


 April 19
Registration from 9:30
Opening Ceremony from 10:00

Honbetsu Koen Chusha-jo Shibafu Hiroba

Adults/一般:1,500円 1,500yen
School aged children/小・中・高校生:500円 500yen

Apply By

April 9

How to Apply

参加申込書および参加料を郵便小為替または現金書留にて本別陸上クラブ事務局篠原順彦さん(〒089-3334 本別町北5丁目8番地9)に郵送してください
Send your application form and participation fee by postal money order (yubin kokawase ) or by registered mail (genkin kakitome) to the Honbetsu Rikujo Kurabu Jimukyoku in care of Mr. SHINOHARA Masahiko at the following address

〒089-3334 本別町北5丁目8番地9
(089-3334, Honbetsu-cho Kita 5-chome 8 banchi 9 )

・ 年齢は平成23年4月17日現在とします。学生については新学年と年齢の両方を記載してください
・ Age is what age you will be on the date of the event. For school children, please write down your age and year in school.
・ The organizers will not be held responsible for any accidents held during the event. However, the organizers will have all participants covered by a sports insurance plan.
・ Please pick up your bib number from the organizers at registration.
・ We cannot refund your entry fee in the case the event is canceled due to inclement weather or for other reasons.
・ In the event of poor weather or other circumstances, a decision will be made by 7 am on the day of the event as to weather the event will be held or not.
・ This is a track and field event, not a cross country ski event.

A  小学男子 1~3年生の部
Elementary school grades 1 thru 3
B  小学男子 4~6年生の部
Elementary school grades 4 thru 6

C  中学男子の部
Junior High Boys
D  高校・一般・壮年男子の部
High School

E  高校男子の部
High School Boys
F  一般男子の部
G  壮年の部(50歳以上)
Men Over 50

H  小学女子 1~3年の部
Elementary school girls grades 1 thru 3
I  小学女子 4~6年の部
Elementary school girls grades 4 thru 6

J  中学女子の部
Junior High School girls
K  高校女子の部
High School girls
L  一般女子の部

M  高校・一般女子の部
Ladies and High School girls

篠原 順彦さん
Mr. SHINOHARA Masahiko
Tel: 090-5986-9240

Update: (3/23/2011)
Here is a link to the application form and information about the event from 2011:

The first two pages have almost exactly the same information as posted above.
Page 3 is the application form.
Pages 6 and 7 are maps of the courses.

If you have any troubles with the links to the files please let me know in the comments section.


meganjapan84 said...

Where can I find an application form?

Clint said...

Meganjapan84, I have updated the event post with links to the application forms. If you have any troubles with the links let me know.

Clint said...

I have participated in this event for the past three years. It is a small event but fun.
The race starts in Honbetsu Park on the grass. You run a loop or two around a big open field and then through the back end of the park and then quickly out onto the road. There is no traffic on the road and it takes you uphill to the camping and BBQ areas which is a short but steep hill climb. After that it is back down the hill to the finish with one small uphill right at the end before entering the park again for a sprint to the finish on the grass.

The organizers are participating in the "my safety pin" movement. If you bring your own safety pins you can use them and decline the pins that the organizers have ready.

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.