The Only Barefoot Race in Japan
Every year, nearly 300 barefoot/natural runners come together to this race from all over Japan. Levels of runners are from complete beginners who has never run barefoot before to elite runners who can run under 15minutes for 5km.
The course is 100% on trail so some parts can be a little painful because of the rocks and stones, but we gurantee you finish the race with a big smile. You can see the photos from previous years.
You may choose the distance between 5km and 10km, and you may also decide your category either shoes or barefoot. However, 21.1km is considered All Asia Championship, so for this distance, you must run barefoot. Also to enter for this category, it is required to have experience in barefoot running at least 21.1km on asphalt before the race day.
If you are coming with kids, they may enter for 1.2km or 2.4km barefoot challenge race.
This is the first time we except foreign entries so anyone from outside of Japan are more than welcome to join us.
《Organizer》 Japan Barefoot Running Association, Hanno Field Sports Association
《Cooperative Companies》 Okumusashi Base, Barefootinc Japan Inc
710 Ooaza Nakayama, Hanno City, Saitama, Japan
map is available here
•5km Blue line １lap
•10km Blue line 2laps
•21.1km Blue + Orange line 3laps
Please pick up your bib number and timing chip 1hour prior to your event
◆Kids 2.4km：6-12y.o. start 10:00 Entry Fee 2,000yen
◆Kids 1.2km: 3-5 y.o. start 10:00 Entry Fee 2000yen
◆Barefoot Running Asia Championship 21.1km： Start 11：00 Entry Fee 5,500yen
*Qualification (Qualification applies to 21.1km distance)
◆10km ： Start 11：15 Entry Fee 4,500yen
◆5km： Start 11：30 Entry Fee3,500yen
[5K] 1hr [10K] 2hrs [Kids 1.2K & 2.4K ] 45mins [21.1K 3hrs45mins *Must go through 14km point within 2hrs30mins]
|【Maximum Capacity】||［5K］200 ［10K］200 ［kids］100 ［21.1K］100|
|【prize for participation】||TBA|
|【Natural Running Clinic】||
Location：Kaji Jinja, 710 Ooazanakayama Hanno city, Saitama
Fee：1500yen (must pre-register)
Maximum Number： ３０
Instructor： Tsuyoshi Yoshino
Language: Available only in Japanese
|【Post race party info】||
Location：Kajijinja（Right next to race entry location）
Fee：2,200Yen（if pre-register）(3000yen on the day of the event）
Japan Barefoot Running Association Homepage for English,
For Japansese entry, please go to sportsentry
The resitration fee is non refundable
The timing chip and race bib number will be provided on the day of the race
If the race is canceled due to extreme weather conditions etc, you will be notified by email. Or you can call 080-1184-5461 for more detail information.
Contact Info: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 080-1184-5461