The 11th annual Ota universal Ekiden

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 08:45 to 14:00
Heiwa no Mori park

Event Description

The 11th annual Ota universal Ekiden (road relay) / 第11回おおたユニバーサル駅伝大会
Ekiden is a relay race where team players wear a team sash and hand it to the next player.

We make one team of 10 people:

  • 5 runners (a child, an adult, a senior, a person with special needs and an international guest)
  • 5 students

Each participant walks, runs or uses a mobility device for 1 km.

After the competition, please enjoy lunch and stay for the attractions with all of the teams:

  • origami / 折り紙 : the art of folding paper into various figures
  • wanage / 輪投げ: throwing horseshoes at a target (pole)

Let’s enjoy an active day of cultural exchange!

Transportation expenses will be provided up to 1500 yen.
A lunch box and small gift will be provided.

To participate, please complete this form:

Event venue: Heiwa no Mori park / 平和の森公園
Date: Sunday June 3, 2018 (rain or shine)
Event time: 9:00-14:00
Meeting time: 8:40
Meeting spot: ticket gate of Heiwajima station (Keikyu Line)
Fees: none, and transportation fee will be reimbursed up to 1500 yen, free lunch
Application deadline: May 25th (soft), May 27th (hard deadline)

Information from main organizers Edo-kai (Japanese and English):

More information about Heiwa no Mori park (Japanese):

TISA JEx is supporting this event, but the main organizer responsible for it is Edo会. Pronounced "edo-kai", it's an NPO (non-profit ogranization) for cultural exchange between residents of Ota-ku and foreigners. It organizes English classes for Japanese, and opportunities of foreigners to enjoy Japanese culture in Ota.

The financial sponsor of the event is an NPO “Specified Nonprofit Corporation Japan Universal sports network” (NPO法人 ジャパンユニバーサルスポーツ ・ネットワーク).