|| 4th November 2022（Fri）,5th November（Sat）,6th November（Sun）
Higashi-Matsuyama City in Saitama Prefecture,THE JAPAN 3-DAY MARCH Central Venue (Higashi-Matsuyama Municipal Matsuyama Daiichi Elementary School Yard)
||From August 1, 2022 Open until September 15, 2022
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||Japan Three-Day March Executive Committee
||“If you walk for pleasure, you will see the colors of the wind.” (Tensei Jingo)
The Japan Three-Day March, the largest in both name and scope in Japan and the second largest in the world, is held with an emphasis on the unchangeable values of walking, such as connecting people and promoting both physical and mental health.
Based on this basic concept, the 45th Anniversary Japan Three-Day March will be held in the natural setting of the “Hiki Hills,” a place associated with the Hiki clan and the samurai Musashi who was a retainer of the lord of Kamakura.
As the flagship event of the nation’s walking events, it will be designed to provide a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable walking experience. Let’s have fun walking and rejuvenating both mind and body.
||Walkers who participate in the Japan Three-Day March should abide by Start&Goal time, event rules and traffic rules. Infants must be accompanied with the parents.
Also, handicapped people must be accompanied with other people to help.
Participants willing to cooperate with measures to prevent new coronavirus infection.
●Participants must comply with additional measures decided by the organizer for the prevention of infection and follow the instructions of the organizer.
●Participants must voluntarily suspend their participation in the event of any of the following:
□If they are not feeling well (e.g., if they have symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, etc.)
●Bring a mask with you (wear a mask when you are not walking in the event, when you are talking, or when you are at the registration site)
●Wash hands frequently and disinfect hands with alcohol.
●Do not talk or cheer loudly during the event.
●If you develop a new type of coronavirus infection within two weeks after the event, promptly report to the organizers whether or not you have had any close contacts.
Under High School Student 800JPY
* Those who register by Thursday, September 15 will be listed in the tournament participant list.
* Pre-registered participants will receive the event magazines, number bibs, course maps with checklist, event badges, and commemorative gifts. The pre-registration fee is the same for one-, two- or three-day participation. The registration fee is not refundable even if you cancel your participation.
* If you wish to start from Washi no Sato in Higashi Chichibu Village on November 4 (Friday), you will need to pay a separate fee of 1,000 yen for a bus.
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Japan Three-Day March Executive Committee
||Higashi-Matsuyama City and the Hiki Hill Area in Sainokuni, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
||・We will give the diploma and the number badges to walkers who registered and walked the whole distance in 3 consecutive days. For walkers who walked the whole distance in 1 or 2 days, we will give the diploma.
・Each award ceremony and presentation ceremony will be held on the last day for walkers who walked in 3 consecutive days.
・Walkers who walked the whole distance more than 2 times should bring your last number badge at the last day.
||This tournament is an official International Marching League (IML) event.
International Marching League, organized from 26 countries and regions, certifies registered walkers who walked more than 20km distance in 3 consecutive days. After finishing walking at the last day of the JapanThree-Day March, please get a certification stamp at International Marching League(IML) booth.
* If you want IML passport, you can buy it for 1,000 JPY at International Marching League(IML) booth.
* The 45th event may not be officially recognized or accredited, depending on the new coronavirus infection status and other factors.
||Mask, lunch, drinking water, rain gear, hat, own cup (must have for tea service), etc.
◎ Convenience stores, restaurants, etc. near the route are indicated on the course map for your use.
◎ In accordance with the principle of "earth-friendly walking and environmental preservation are prioritized" in the Japan Marching League's management standards, no tea cups, paper cups, etc. are provided at the tea service stations.
Please carry your own bottles (NO PET bottles) and cups, and be sure to use your own at the tea service station on the course.
||Higashi-Matsuyama Municipal Matsuyama Daiichi Elementary School Yard, Higashi Matsuyama City, Saitama Pref.
(Tobu Tojo Line, Higashi-Matsuyama Station East Exit, 10 minute walk. Next to Higashi-Matsuyama City Hall)
◎ From when participants receive their goods to the exciting finish line and awards ceremony on the final day, the Central Oasis will have colorful tents set up for four days from November 3, .
This is also a place where you can meet and mingle with fellow walkers from Japan and various regions around the world.
◎ You can enjoy beverages such as juice, food such as udon and yakisoba, and Higashi-Matsuyama's specialty, yakitori (grilled chicken) with miso sauce. There is also a wide variety of national and local specialties and products, including those from Japan Marching League members.
||Ooka Sports Plaza: 3400-10, Oaza Oya, Higashi-Matsuyama City
A dedicated parking lot will be provided for those coming by car on the day of the event (November 4, 5, and 6, 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) Parking will not be allowed during the night. Parking may not be available in case of rain.
A free shuttle bus will operate from the parking lot to the central venue (5:00 am to 6:00 pm and from 0:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for all three days).
Parking is limited (500 cars).
Please use public transportation as much as possible.
||［ From Ikebukuro, Tokyo ]
From Ikebukuro Station on the JR Yamanote Line, Saikyo Line, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Yurakucho Line, Fukutoshin Line, and Seibu Ikebukuro Line, take the Tobu Tojo Line Rapid Express for about 45 minutes to Higashi-Matsuyama Station.
The Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line and Fukutoshin Line, which run from Shinkiba - Yurakucho - Ikebukuro - Wako-shi - Shinrin-koen, connect to the Tobu Tojo Line at Wako-shi Station.
［ From Kumagaya, Saitama ]
From Kumagaya Station on the JR Joetsu Shinkansen, Takasaki Line, or Chichibu Railway, take the Kokusai Juoh Kotsu Bus (Tobu Bus Group) for approximately 45 minutes. Get off at Higashi-Matsuyama Station.
［ From Konosu, Saitama ]
From Konosu Station on the JR Takasaki Line, take the Kawagoe Kanko Bus (Tobu Bus Group) for approximately 30 minutes. Get off at Higashi-Matsuyama Station.
||◎ We will arrange accommodations for November 3 (Thu., holiday), 4 (Fri.), 5 (Sat.), and 6 (Sun.).
◎ If you wish to stay overnight, please check the website below.
* The Higashi-Matsuyama Civic Gymnasium and the National Women's Education Center will not be available for accommodation for this year's event.
||There will be different routes for each of the three days.
［Day 1] Friday, November 4: Washi no Sato and Musashiarashiyama route (north-west route)
［Day 2] Saturday, November 5: Yoshimi Hyakuana and Forest Park route (north-east route)
［Day 3] Sunday, November 6: Tokigawa River and Sennendani Park route (south-west route)
◎ Routes start from the central venue, the schoolyard of Matsuyama Daiichi Elementary School, and finish at the same venue.
Courses of 50 km, 40 km, 30 km, 20 km, 10 km, and 5 km are set up on each route for each of the three days.
◎ On Day 1 on Friday, November 4, a special 30 km course will be set up starting from Washi no Sato in Higashi Chichibu Village.
◎ Rain is a part of nature. We will walk except in the most severe weather.
You can goal during 12:00-17:00 each day.
[50km/40km] 5:45 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
[30km/20km] 7:15 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
[10km] 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
[50km/40km] 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
[30km/20km] 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
[10km] 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
[5km] 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
◎ Departure ceremony for each course (except 5 km) will be held for 15 minutes on all three days.
◎ Standard finishing time is between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Enjoy the autumn walking interacting with nature, the history of Musashino, and fellow walkers from all over Japan.
◎ If the organizers determine that you will not be able to reach the goal by 5:00 p.m., you may be transported to the finishing line in a race vehicle for safety reasons.
◎ There are checkpoints on each course. Please be sure to mark your own check card. This is necessary for the certification of completion and walking records.
||15-30 minute guided walks will be held at the guided walk sites on each route for three days. They will be guided in a relaxed, leisurely manner by professional volunteer guides, so visit them when you can.
|Completion • Welcome musical performance, and walking parade.
||On the afternoon of Sunday, November 6, the final day of the event, participants will be celebrated for completing the walk. On the route about 1 km from the finish line, walkers will be welcome back by a performance of a marching band and a children's drum and bugle corp.
||This event is an international festival in which everyone can walk freely in pursuit of nature, health, and a sense of adventure, while enjoying meeting and getting to know fellow walkers from all over Japan, and is not a competitive event to compete for rankings or records.
● The organizers will do their utmost to ensure safe walking on the course and to run an enjoyable event, but the number of event officials is limited and they may not be able to provide sufficient support.
Each participant should follow the Five Articles of Walking Manners and traffic rules.
● Follow your own distance course at your own risk by carefully reading the course map and arrow markings.
Observe the final starting time. The finish check time is from noon to 5:00 p.m.
● Walkers are free to change the registered distance course from day to day during this event.
Participating walkers are free to walk at their own speed and pace, and can take breaks and have lunch whenever, wherever, and however often.
Choose a distance course that suits your physical condition and enjoy walking at your own pace.
For those who are walking long distances for the first time, start with a 5 km or 10 km course.
● For those who participate in the 50 km or 40 km course, train yourself first at 30 km or more several times, avoid drinking alcohol prior to the race, and keep yourself in good physical condition before the event.
WALK WITH MEASURES TO PREVENT NEW CORONAVIRUS INFECTION
● Wear a mask
While outdoors, please try to maintain a recommended 2m or more distance from people. If you rarely engage in conversation, you do not need to wear a mask.
● Please be considerate of social distance with local residents and people living in the area.
|Scope of Disclaimer
||● All participants are required to undergo a medical checkup in advance and participate in the event under the best possible health conditions.
In the event of an accident involving a registered participant, the organizer will not be held responsible except for what accident insurance covers and first aid treatment.
● In the event of a natural disaster or inclement weather that makes it difficult to walk, or an outbreak of infectious disease, the decision to hold or cancel the event will be made by the local government.
In the event of cancellation, the participation fee will not receive any refund nor will any walking records be certified.
● The organizer will provide accident insurance for all registered participants.
The insurance will cover accidents that occur between the start and finish of the event.
|Prohibited Acts at the Event Site and on the Course
||Any billboards, signs, banners, streamers, flags, placards, number bibs, documents, drawings, printed materials, etc. that are deemed to fall under any of the following categories are prohibited from being brought into the venue or onto the course.
(1) Items that display, express, or allude to political, religious, ideological, or racial assertions or ideas.
(2) Items that contain discriminatory or insulting content or expressions
(3) Anything which may interfere with the operation of the event.
|Broadcasting and Media Coverage
||The organizer may record and film the event for broadcast and media coverage (Higashi-Matsuyama City's public relations newspaper, official Twitter, and Facebook). It may also be used in printed materials for the next event.
||In the event of a disaster, etc., at the central venue or on the course, etc., refer to the Convention Operation Crisis Management Manual in the Comprehensive Plan and take appropriate measures.
Confirm necessary information such as evacuation sites in the event of a disaster in advance, as indicated on the map.
|Five Articles of Walking Manners
||1. Hello! Good morning! Cheerful greetings.
2. Don't rush at the traffic light, waiting is not too long.
3. Don't spread out, roads are not only for participants
4. Be responsible to take your own trash home.
5. Be thankful for the land we are given to walk on.
||Badges, souvenirs, the event magazines, number bibs, check cards, course maps, etc. will be handed out at the central venue.
Please present your proof of payment and other documents at the "Participation Goods Exchange Point" at the event registration desk.
On the day before the race, November 3 (Thursday, national holiday), from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
On the day of the event, from 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. every day.
For more information, please contact the following Event Office.
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