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Seiseki Sakuragaoka Relay Marathon 2018

Seiseki Sakuragaoka Relay Marathon
Sunday May 27th 2018
Tama City, Tokyo

Seiseki Sakuragaoka is a relatively quiet area 35 minutes from Shinjuku, Tokyo laying right off the Tama river. STRIDE LAB’S shop manager Yasutaka Baba
is the Race Director for the Seiseki Sakuragaoka Relay Marathon which takes place in May and there is also a Santa Claus Christmas version in December!

This May race takes place along the TAMA RIVER just a minute walk away from STRIDE LAB.
The race consists of 3 different main races:

Kids 2000M Race
Young Kids 42.196M Race
41.25KM Relay Race (2.5km segements)

This race has a true neighbor feel to it and this year the weather was beautiful!
Runners checked in at Stride Lab in the morning before heading out to Tama River where the races were taking place.
This year two guest Olympians (Kensuke Takezawa-Beijing/ Mika Yoshikawa-London) came as guest runners/speakers and Kensuke fired the start line gun for the race start.and the kids were off!
It was very fun watching all the kids try their best and finish at the finish line.The next race was the young kids race (Hiyoko)and it was so cute watching the little ones experience one of their first races!In the meantime, the various relay groups were getting ready for the main event of the day, the full marathon relay race segmented into 2.5km sections.

Below is a picture of the course map.

Runners do an out-and-back course along the Tama river.

Relay teams can have anywhere from 4-10 members on each time and runners can run in any order and as many times as they like.

This race started at 10:30AM and the start was very exciting!
Each section of the relay runner carries the sash around the shoulder and passes it off to the next runner at the designated trade-off post.

With ALTRA being a sponsor of this race, they did a shoe try-on event with 6 different models of shoes.There was even ALTRA shoes for sales that the participants could buy at a discount price. Guest runner Takaoka-san also came and was MCing along with running the relay himself. He is a famous barefoot runner in Japan and has wrote a book called Zero Base Running.
There were different local vendors at this event such at TAK Beans Coffee and GARDEN Burger.Runners took turns passing of the sash to their teammates and doing the 2.5km course along Tama River.There was music being played during the event and multiple people MCing as well.This year we had another great turn-out. ALTRA shoes were giving out to some of the winners for the races.Thanks to all the volunteers for their hard work and helping the event come together so well!
Join us for next year!?
And don’t forget to check out information regrading the SANTA MARATHON this December!

ALTRA Shoes at STRIDE LAB

STRIDE LAB carries Japan’s largest selection of ALTRA shoes including:

(click any shoe for more info)

ROAD:

DUO

Mens DUO
Womens DUO

TORIN 3.0

Mens TORIN 3.0

 

Womens TORIN 3.0

TORIN IQ

Mens TORIN IQ
Womens TORIN IQ

PARADIGM 3.0

Mens PARADIGM 3.0
Womens PARADIGM 3.0

PROVISION 3.0

Mens PROVISION 3.0
Womens PROVISION 3.0

INSTINCT 4.5

Mens INSTINCT 4.5

INTUITION 4.5

Womens INTUITION 4.5

ESCALANTE

Mens ESCALANTE
Womens ESCALANTE

BOSTON ESCALANTE RACER

Mens BOSTON ESCALANTE RACER
Womens BOSTON ESCALANTE RACER

ONE-V3

Mens ONE-V3
Womens ONE-V3

VANISH-R

Unisex VANISH-R

TRAIL:

OLYMPUS 2.5

Mens OLYMPUS 2.5
Womens OLYMPUS 2.5

TIMP

Mens TIMP
Womens TIMP

LONE PEAK 3.5

LONE PEAK 3.5

 

Womens LONE PEAK 3.5
LONE PEAK 3.0 NEOSHELL (Waterproof)
Mens LONE PEAK 3.0 Neoshell
Womens LONE PEAK 3.0 Neoshell
LONE PEAK 3.0 MID NEOSHELL (Waterproof)
Mens LONE PEAK 3.0 MID NEOSHELL
Womens LONE PEAK 3.0 MID NEOSHELL
SUPERIOR 3.5
Mens SUPERIOR 3.5
Womens SUPERIOR 3.5

KING-MT

Mens KING-MT
Womens KING-MT

CROSS TRAINING:

HIIT XT-M

Mens HIIT-XT
Womens HIIT-XT

CASUAL:

INSTINCT EVERYDAY

INSTINCT EVERYDAY

VALI

Mens VALI (Womens coming soon)

Come check out our shop in TAMA-City or call for size/color confirmations! 050-1229-1339

All online orders over 1万= FREE SHIPPING!
http://altrazerodrop.jp/products.html

We are waiting for you!

ALTRA BOSTON ESCALANTE RACER

A new ALTRA shoe hits Japan!

ALTRA BOSTON ESCALANTE RACER

The Escalante received the EDITORS AWARD as the top shoe by RUNNERS WORLD in 2017 so ALTRA decided to make a BOSTON MARATHON MODEL.

Lighter, faster, and more responsive than the original Escalante, the Escalante Racer is supercharged for peak performance on race day.

In order to create an even springier ride, the shoe now features a firmer EGO midsole that is stripped down to offer a low to the ground design. Paired with an Inner Flex system and zero drop platform, the shoe delivers a natural running experience with enhanced flexibility. To further reduce weight, the shoe receives a thinner, race oriented upper. The snugger design helps create optimal midfoot lockdown at faster paces while a wider mesh improves overall breathability. Finished off with a stickier blown rubber outsole, the Escalante has all the essentials when you decide to go fast.

This shoe feels much more quick than the regular Escalante and can accommodate faster runners looking for more responsiveness in their shoe.

Words from users:

“Completely different than the regular Escalantes”
“Can really pick up the pace with these”
“My new marathon go-to shoe”

We have up to size US 11.5 here at Stride Lab!
Also check our online website!
http://mfxtreme.shop-pro.jp/?pid=129087891

STRIDE LAB ENGLISH BLOG IS HERE!!

Hello Everybody!

STRIDE LAB is starting an English Blog to update all of you English speakers about Stride Lab information.

Here is a link to our current blog updated daily by our shop manager in Japanese:

http://blog.stridelab.jp/

First of all, STRIDE LAB is a specialty running/outdoor shop located in Tama-City, Tokyo sitting right off of the Tama river about 30 minutes from central Tokyo near Seiseki Sakuragaoka station.

It is a cute little shop Japan’s largest selection ALTRA shoes/Luna Sandals, various running products and outdoor apparel brands such as ICEBREAKER, TETON BROS, and HOUDINI.

Our mission statement at STRIDE LAB is:

“Our purpose at STRIDE LAB is to increase the level of lifetime sports and health at the local/community level. Whether it’s walking, running, or hiking, we support the local community in the lifelong ability of being able to happily enjoy and continue these activities.”

We carry many recovery products and are always happy to offer/suggest advice for running ailments.

We have weekly group runs and have a nice community here in Tama-city.

All of the staff have a conversational level of English and enjoy chatting with foreigners!

We look forward to meeting and running together!

Stay tuned for future blog posts!

http://www.stridelab.jp/
MAIL:info@stridelab.jp
TEL:050-1229-1339

Hours:
Tues/Wed/Fri- 3PM-8PM
Saturday- 11AM-7PM
Closed- Sun/Mon/Thurs