Monday, August 22, 2016

Tokachi Trail Running (canceled)

Hokkaido - Tokachi Trail Running

I know, it is a strange title for an event.

When: Oct 9, 2016
Where: Honbetsu Park 本別公園
Apply by:  September 2, 2016 (Mail in by August 31?)
Type: Trail
Distances: 15.7km, 13km, 3.7km
Selling points: Fall colors.  Good  JumboYoshitsune Nabe soup.
Requirements: Bring your own drinks, must have a hat and gloves.
Race start time: 10:00am
Cost: 2000 yen for the 3.7k, 4000 yen for the others.

Last year 183 people ran.

The website has not been updated since last year but here it is:

Facebook page is being updated:

Last year's course map:

Entry via Runnet:

Here is an update from the event organizers.

This is an announcement from the organizer that the event is canceled.
"We were preparing for the event to be held on October 9 but the Yoshitsune Park and the forest course in Honbetsu, Hokkaido have sustained heavy damage from large mudslides caused by the landing in Hokkaido of Typhoons number 7, 11 and 9.
As a result of consultation the town of Honbetsu, the co-organizers, because there is not yet a date for when the course can be restored, we have decided to cancel the event.
To those who have already applied for the event or who were planning to apply for the event, we are sorry and thank you for your understanding.
If you had already applied for the event through RUNNET we will be contacting you."

Sunday, August 21, 2016

2016 Nosappu Cape Half Marathon

第35回北方領土ノサップ岬マラソン  ハーフ 10km ほか

Where: Nemuro City
When: August 21, 2016
Apply by: July 8, 2016
Last year 706 people participated.

From Runnet:
【開催日】 2016年8月21日(日)
【エントリー】 受付中
【前回参加者数】706名 ※先着順
runners at the start of the race


Running: half, 10k

Run from the Northern most point of Hokkaido into Memuro.

This is a race to raise awareness of the Northern Territories dispute.

Past participation prizes include T-shirts, towels and baseball caps.

Various prizes given for other things and a lucky drawing during the closing ceremony. Drinks and soup and some food after the race (rice balls, candy etc). See the ocean as you run.

I don't have time to do this justice, but I really enjoy this race. The views of the ocean are great and the soup at the end is delicious. We always go a day early and enjoy a crab dinner the night before the race.

The event website:

Direct link to the event on Runnet:

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.