Sunday, October 4, 2015

Santa Land Half Marathon

Ogon Doro Santa Land Half Marathon

After hearing about this a couple of times over the past year, the new running event finally has a website up and an official date. It is scheduled for October 4, which would make it the same weekend as the Betsukai Pilot Marathon.  The main distance is a half marathon and the fee is 3,500 yen.

Date: October 4, 2015
Apply: June 10, 2015 - September 4, 2015
Where: Hiro-cho, Daimaruyama Park

They say participants will get a present from Santa on Christmas Eve!?

The website is brand new and unfinished.  I expect there to be more information by the time the application period starts.

The website has been updated and you can now apply for the race as of June 10.
Online application is being handled by Sports Entry.

Half - 7th grade and up
5k - elementary aged and up
3k - elementary aged kids through high school
3k - Costume (Dressed as Santa?)
3k -  Pair

Half: 3,500 for adults, 2,500 for high school, 2,000 for junior high school
5km: 2,500 for adults, 1,500 for junior high school, 1,000 for elementary school
3km 1,000 for junior and high school, 800 yen for elementary school
3km  costume and pair, 1,000 yen.

If you can't apply through Sports Entry you can get an application mailed to you and apply by Yubin Furikae at a post office.

There will be medals and prizes for placers, soup after the race, and a lucky drawing.
A portion of the participation feel will be used for charity.  There will also be whole roasted half of beef, ikura don (salmon roe on rice) and other goodies.

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