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!
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!