This weekend ALTRA JAPAN went to the Trainic-World Ogose・Tokigwawa 50KM & 30KM race. This race is hosted by the Non-profit Organization COEDO OEDO Trainic-World.
This organization also has 4 other races ranging up to a 230KM race! Check out their website for more information.
List of their other races (click for more info) :
ALTRA JAPAN set-up a try-on event with both the TIMP and SUPERIOR 3.5 available for try out.
Many people were able to try-on ALTRA shoes for the first time and gave many good reviews. The 50KM race started out on a warm humid morning at 7:30AM.
The course starts out on the road before heading into the beautiful trails in Saitama.
Below is a course profile of both the 50KM & 30KM.
As you can see, the first section has a large climb to almost 900M.Despite it being warm an humid, the runners seemed to be having heaps of fun on the trails!
This race is environmentally friendly and implements a “my cup” policy where participants each bring their own cup to reduce the amount of waste from the race.
There was also a large showing from the TOKYO TRAIL RUNNING club and they all made it to the finish line successfully.
Fun, goofy group of foreigners and locals exploring trails around TOKYO.
The cut-off time for the races are pretty lenient leading to a high finish rate of:
All of the participants received DRYMAX socks as a gift from the race. Nothing better than DRYMAX socks with your ALTRA shoes!Participants also enjoyed being able to hop in the hotel hotspring right next to the finish.
Thanks to the race directors for putting on an awesome race and great job participants!!
This race even has an information page in ENGLISH! Feel free to check it out!
Thanks to Takumi Ishiyama for the great pictures!
Link to all of the photos he took at the race!
Sign up for one of their races in the future!