|DATE||December 17 2023|
|ORGANIZERS||Okinawa 100K Ultra Marathon Executive Committee (Yonabaru Town, Nanjo City, Yaese Town, Itoman City, R-bies Sports Foundation)|
|ENDORSEMENT||Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (Tentative)|
|SPECIAL SUPPORT||zamst (NIPPON SIGMAX Co.,Ltd.)|
Registration is available from RUNNET GLOBAL
|ENTRY PERIOD||July 17 2023 10:00 – November 8 2023 23:59 (JST)|
*If you have a pair entry, please have the representative come to the check-in.
|FINISHER’S PRIZE||Certificate of completion and Medal|
- Point1Scenic coastal location !
The 100km course starts in Yonabaru Town in the southern area of Okinawa Main Island and you can enjoy the coastal course all the way to the midpoint at Itoman City Hall. Capping off the course, the Nirai Kanai Bridge, encountered after the turnaround, stands as a remarkable highlight that beckons not only 100km runners but also those tackling the 50km and 22.5km challenges.
- Point2Variety of events to choose from 100km, 50km and 22.5km !
If you would like to try 100km one day but are still out of practice, why not try the 50km or Nirai-kanai Run&Walk 22.5km?
The 50km race is an excellent choice for those looking to build strength in their legs, especially in preparation for longer runs, such as the final stretch of a full marathon. Even if you’ve visited Okinawa as a tourist before, the experience of running 22.5km alongside friends and local runners is certain to create lasting memories.
- Point3Average temperature during this season in Okinawa is 18.7°C !
December in Okinawa is the perfect time for running with an average temperature of 18.7°C. While snowfall can be common in northern parts of Japan, in Okinawa, you can run comfortably without shivering from the cold.
- Point4Traveling to Okinawa in December is relatively affordable !
December in Okinawa is the off-season and domestic airfares and accommodations are often much more reasonable than usual. Why not extend your stay after the event and enjoy all the fun you want in this mid-winter paradise? You can even go sightseeing and make the most of your time here!
- Point5The finisher’s medal is a ‘yachimun’ (traditional pottery) !
Every time you look at it, it brings back memories of the race… That’s why we wanted it to be something special, even our finisher’s medal. It is a finisher’s medal made of “Yachimun” (traditional pottery), a symbol of Okinawan culture.
On the day of the event, we will personally hand it to each and every one of the finishers in the 100km and 50km categories.
- Point6After the run, Get excited with Okinawan folk songs !
As evening sets in and runners start to cross the finish line, you will be treated to the sounds of “Kachashi” (Okinawan fork music). Celebrate your achievements with fellow runners and join in a local music together！
- Point7Make your original number card by writing a handwritten message on the back ! (Only for 100km)
On the back of your race number card, feel free to write a self-introduction, your motivations, or a message. This personal touch makes the cheers from the sidelines feel even closer and can be a great way to connect with your fellow runners. So, be sure to write a message and carry it with you as you run ! (This is only for 100km runners)
- Point8Save money by coming out in pairs !
This year, we are introducing a pair entry option. When you enter as a pair, you’ll receive a discount! Why not invite your friends, family, or colleagues to join you in the race?
- Pair entries are recorded individually.
- There are no awards for paired entries. Awards and records are based on an individual basis.
- Pair entries do not have to finish at the same time.
- 100km Course
- Starting from Yonakohama Park, the course follows the coastal line, passing through Ojima island, and returns at the Itoman Minami Elementary School. The second half, from 70km to 80km, involves steep uphill sections, but the view downhill from the Nirai Kanai Bridge is spectacular. The finish line is at the same Yonakohama Park where the race started.
- 50km Course
- Starting at Itoman Minami Elementary School, which serves as the turnaround point for the 100km course. The route passes through carrot fields and old traditional houses in Itoman City before heading to Yaese Town. The view from the Nirai Kanai Bridge, after the 30km mark, is breathtaking.
- Nirai-kanai Run&Walk (22.5km)
- The starting point is the scenic Gusuku Road Park in Nanjo City. Enjoy the run or walk, making detours to various tourist spots such as Nirai Kanai Bridge, Seifa Utaki (斎場御嶽), Chinen Misaki Park, and Azama Sunsun Beach, all offering breathtaking views.
FAQ | CONTACT