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3 PEAKS YATSUGATAKE-YAMANASHI

3 PEAKS YATSUGATAKE-YAMANASHI
SUNDAY JUNE 10th, 2018
38km and 24km Trail Running Race

3 PEAKS YATSUGATAKE is a set of trail running races in Yamanashi Prefecture on the border of Nagano Prefecture. The YATSUGATAKE Mountain Range is a beautiful technical area of mountains that many hikers/trail runners from around Japan visit to soak in the beautiful views.3 PEAKS trail running races consists of a 38km race and a shorter 24km race.

The race is directed by YUMI MATSUI and works with YAMANASHI trail running shops SUNDAY and MICHIGAMASSUGU

Here are the number breakdown of participants for each race:
38km-250 people
24km- 500 people

Below is the course profile with the long indicated in green.The long course has a fair bit of climbing while the shorter course has a more mild course profile.

At 7AM, the began and the runners made their way from the start on the road to the fun trails ahead of them.ALTRA JAPAN was one of the sponsors of the race so they did a LONE PEAK 3.5 Try-On event at the start area and also sponsored the 3rd aid-station.It was fun to watch runners from both races come through the aid station on their way out and back as they journeyed through the YATSUGATAKE mountains. 
ALTRA staff were there cheering the runners and directing them to the aid-station.

We were also happy to see a large number of runners and volunteers wearing ALTRA shoes!!!For this year’s race, the 3 PEAKS Race Staff decided to give custom made DRYMAX SOCKS to the participants and many of the runners wore them during the race!


It was also very cool to see STRIDE LAB customers doing so well during the race!

The STRIDE LAB members seemed to be in all in good condition!

After the last runners came through aid-station 3, we watched the final runners come through the finish line.

All of STRIDE LAB customers successfully finished their race and for 2 individuals it was their first trail-running race!
This year’s 3 PEAKS race was a great time and thankfully the forecasted bad weather held off.

After the race, staff went out to Yamanashi’s famous Houto Udon restaurant. If you make it Yamanashi, it is a must-try!!!

Feel free to check out the website and register for next year!

http://trail38.com/

See you at YATSUGATAKE!

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