The 11th annual Ota universal Ekiden

Date: 
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 08:45 to 14:00
Venue: 
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: https://goo.gl/forms/6DxUIiL6HWMcds9T2

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): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JNmLeOMN1StUj5zljoHVg9vpDCorfA3y/view

More information about Heiwa no Mori park (Japanese): http://www.city.ota.tokyo.jp/midokoro/spot/hot_news/top_athr.html

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. http://edokai.jp/

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).