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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/

New LUNA SANDALS arrived to JAPAN!

Finally STRIDE LAB received a new shipment of LUNA SANDALS and they can now be purchased online or at our shop in TAMA-City, TOKYO!

We carry up to size 13!

New models being held:

VENADO 2.0The Venado 2.0 (previously named the Original Luna) represents the best fruits of our experiences and experiments with old-school footwear and gleanings from insights that we have gathered from both our ancestors and our customers. LUNA Venado 2.0 is lightweight, comfortable, and has excellent ground feel. This sandal is great for running or walking on paved surfaces.

OSO FLACOTake the Oso 2.0 and shave it down to its “bear” essentials and you have the Oso Flaco (“Skinny Bear” in Spanish). This sandal is for those who want the most aggressive tread pattern for crazy grip, but also want super flexibility and full ground feel.

ORIGEN FLACO

Rooted in the Mexican leather-topped, tire-treaded tradition of huarache sandals, The LUNA Origen Flaco, “Skinny Origen”,  is a thin-yet-rugged sandal for those who want the perfect blend of tradition, style, quality and robustness.

MONO 2.0
The Mono [Moh-No] 2.0 (Monkey in Spanish) is our do everything, go everywhere adventure sandal. Whether you’re hiking, traveling, lounging, camping, running, spelunking, or anything else-ing, this is your go-to footwear.

We still carry our MONO GOAT and our LUNA GORDOGive us a call/email to assist with ordering online.
050-1229-1339
info@stridelab.jp

Order online here!
http://mfxtreme.shop-pro.jp/?mode=cate&cbid=1341717&csid=0&sort=n

Where will your LUNA SANDALS take you?!

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!