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Miyajima Cross Country
November 30, 2014¥3 – ¥3000
15km, 6km and 3km runs from Miyajima Junior High School out and back along the sea front.
Although this race no longer goes through picturesque Momiji-dani Park and, other than a very short section through Tsutsumi-ga-ura beach park, is almost entirely on road, the extension of the longest run from 10km to 15km adds extra interest to one of the area’s best running events.
The undulating 15km course takes you up and down Takanosu-yama along a steep, narrow and twisty road beyond the beach park. You have to tackle the 1km ascent and descent twice – once on the way out, and once on the way back, so participants are well advised to keep plenty in the tank for the return journey!
The 6km run is also includes a couple of climbs to keep things interesting.
With the race now in early December, the autumn colors will probably have faded by race day, but this is still a very worthwhile race. There is a great atmosphere, taiko drum entertainment and oyster broth and other foods available. You also get a ticket to a nearly public bath to help soak away the soreness after your run.
- 15km, 6km and 3km ¥3000 (¥2000 for under 18s)
Entry deadline: September 30