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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!

TOKYO EAST RUN 30KM

SUNDAY, JUNE 16th 2018
TOKYO EAST RUN 30KM

This was TOKYO EAST RUN’S 1st Annual 30KM run that takes place along the ARAKAWA RIVER on the East side of Tokyo (hence Tokyo East Run).

The company that hosts this event is called Achievement and has an office in Jimbocho, Tokyo. They also have various events throughout the year, have a training gym with a hypoxic running room,  and have a running club with trainers. Check out their website!

http://achv.jp/

From the race start you see Sky Tree right across the Arakawa River!

ALTRA FOOTWEAR JAPAN had a booth with 3 different models of try-on shoes for the runners (Escalante, Escalante Racer, and Torin 3.0).

Even the race director Yuji Yamamoto tried on a pair of the Boston Escalante Racer’s and said how much he liked them.
Here is a picture of the other race director Hayato Aoki course directing the race.
The course was a 10KM out and back  along the river.  Below is a picture of the course map.

The race started at 9:30AM and the runners did a warm-up exercise routine with the pacers before the start.There was 3 different pace groups one for 4min/km, 5min/km and 6min/km.

Here is a picture of the pacers!

It was fun cheering the runners as they came back and looped around the Starting point. There was also a DJ (Mic Bee) playing Western Music  and MCing in English.The overall winner for the men/women caterory each received a pair of ALTRA shoes as a prize.

Age-group winners received a goodie bag that also included DRYMAX socks.

Many runners got to try-on ALTRA shoes for the first time and many of them commented on how comfortable the fit was.

With this year being the first year of the TOKYO EAST 30KM, there was only  about 150 participants but it seems like next year there will be many people!

Check out their facebook page and stay updated with information regarding registration for next year!

https://www.facebook.com/tokyoeastrun/

ALTRA TIME TRIAL SERIES-Tokyo

ALTRA TIME TRIAL SERIES (ATTS) TOKYO

Saturday, August 4th (Evening Start)
Ajinomoto Stadium, Choufu  Tokyo

Set a goal and challenge it at the 5000M Time Trial Event!

The ALTRA TIME TRIAL SERIES is a series throughout Japan where regional runners get together on a track and race 5000m with a selected pacer. This time we even have Beijing Olympic Runner Kensuke Takezawa coming to run as a pacer!

Whether you are a long-distance runner or have only just started jogging, the ALTRA TIME TRIAL SERIES can be your periodic measurement of your (endurance level) and (goal setting) ability.

We post the various nationwide runner’s results so please make use out of being able to check your own time and set goals!Times will be chip recorded including each lap split.

With ALTRA JAPAN hosting this race, they bring a bunch of their demo-shoes for runners to try while running.ALTRA Staff will also be there assisting and providing information about the shoes.Now is your chance to try out ALTRA JAPAN’s new selection of road shoes!Here is schedule for the Time Trial:3:45PM-4:15PM       EVENT TIME

4:20PM Start              Set Pace 25 Minutes-30 Minutes

5:00PM Start               Set Pace 22 Minutes-25 Minutes

5:30PM Start              Set Pace 22 Minutes-25 Minutes

6:00PM-6:30PM       EVENT TIME

6:30PM Start              Set Pace 20 Minutes-22 Minutes

7:00PM Start              Set Pace 20 Minutes-22 Minutes

7:30PM Start              Set Pace 18 Minutes-20 Minutes

7:55PM Start              Set Pace 15 Minutes-18 Minutes

Water will be provided on the course!After the race, enjoy a complimentary cool-down stretch lead by previous Panasonic runner (now personal trainer) Yuko Yada.
Locker rooms are available with free access to showers after your race.

Here is a link to the Japanese website:
https://altratimetrialseries.com/

and for registration:
ALTRA 5km Time Trial Series-TOKYO

Access:
Ajinomoto Stadium West Field
Closest station is the TOBITAKYU Station on the KEIO Line.
Please enter the Stadium on the WEST Side.

If you have any questions regarding the event or how to register, please contact:
info@stridelab.jp
080-9137-3479

We are looking forward to running together!

GUNMA 100KM Walking Event

GUNMA 100KM Walking Event
May 12th 2018

This past weekend ALTRA JAPAN sponsored several races but we will be writing a report about the GUNMA 100KM walking event.

This was GUNMA 100KM’S 8th year hosting the event and the course is the same course as the New Year Ekiden and over 360 challengers would be attempting this event.

The slogan of the GUNMA 100KM is  “Challenge your limits”.

Friday, May 11th, people gathered at the GUNMA Maebashi Meeting Hall for a pre-race all-you-can-eat/drink party. ALTRA also did a try-on demo with the TORIN 3.0 shoes.
Many people were able to try ALTRA shoes for the first time and learn about ALTRA’S  ZERODROP/FOOTSHAPE features. At the party, ALTRA’S ambassador TARO TANAKA from Fukuoka gave a demonstration how to properly tie shoes. When walking 100KM it is important to have your shoes tied properly! 
Guest comedians Ankan Minkan also came to enjoy the party.

They would be doing the walk the following day as well.

After everyone enjoyed the party together, everyone went back home to get their final preparations ready for the next day!

Saturday morning at 9AM the walk started at the GUNMA City Hall.ALTRA AMBASSADOR Taro high-fived everyone as they were off on their 100KM journey!

This year the weather was warm and sunny! Much better than lasts year’s cold/rainy weather!

The 100KM course starts at the City Hall in Maebashi walkers loop counterclockwise to Oota City Hall, east of Maebashi, then heading back to Maebashi.

Course map

There are Aid-Stations every 10KM or so where walkers can refuel with various aid station goodies, take a quick rest and change clothes! 
Walkers continued their journey through the night.

Gunma people love their mascot “Gunma-chan”

Many walkers enjoyed a massage at the 56KM mark late at night!
Early Sunday morning walkers made their way into the finish line! Many fans and staff were there to cheer on the participants!
ALTRA JAPAN was also very happy to see  many participants wearing various models of ALTRA shoes!


Guest Comedians ANKAN MINKAN successfully completed the walk and greeted the remaining finishers at the goal gate.
After the final walkers finished at 1PM, partipants could finally rest/relax.  It was very emotional seeing many participants cross the finish line with tears in their eyes.

Many people took pictures after the race with various mascots and the comedians.
We recommend the GUNMA 100KM to anyone who is looking to challenge them-self while making lifelong friendships along the way. GUNMA people are very hospital and this can be an experience of a lifetime!

If you need help registering for the race, let us know and we can assist in the registration process.
STRIDE LAB-TAMA-CITY
050-1229-1339
info@stridelab.jp

See you next year?!

http://gunma100kmwalk.com/

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

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