Teams invited for ‘Kenmin-no-mori Ekiden’ relay race
Organizers are looking for runner teams to participate in the “6th Kenmin-no-mori Kizuna Ekiden Taikai,” a long-distance relay road race sponsored by Okinawa Hokubu Forest Union with special cooperation by Okinawa Times newspaper. The race aims to attract teams of family members or friends. Applications are accepted through Nov. 30.
The race will take place on Dec. 16th at Kenmin-no-mori Park in Onna Village.
There will be two courses – one is a Family Relay Race on a 5.5-kilometer course for teams consisting of three members of a family or extended family, and the second a Friends’ Relay Race for teams of five friends or colleagues on a 12.1-kilometer course. The participation fee is ¥3,000 for the Family Relay teams and ¥6,000 for the Friends’ Race.
Participation in each course is limited to the first 50 teams. There will be drawings after the race for teams finishing the race, and performance awards will be given to people who wear “newsworthy costumes” or who “warm up” the race.
For details, call Kenmin-no-mori General Information Management Office at 098-967-8092, or Okinawa Hokubu Forest Union at 0980-52-0412.