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Okinawa Open water Swimming at Chatan-Town Sunset Beach

Date:
3 Jun 2017(Sat)
The race will be held rain or shine.
Application period:
4 Nov 2017(Sat) - 3 Apr 2017(Mon)
Venue:
Sunset Beach, Mihama, Chatan-machi, Okinawa prefecture
  • swim
  • 10km
  • 5km
  • 3km
  • 1.5km
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Held in one of Japan's premier resorts in Okinawa. The venue is also a popular beach with locals.
One of the few 10km swim events in Japan.

This is an early summer open water swimming event held in a subtropical seaside resort in Okinawa. There are four distances: 1.5 km, 3 km, 5 km, and 10 km.

The 10km race is one of the few long distance swim races in Japan.

In Okinawa, early June is the rainy season. Both the average air and water temperature is around 25 ℃.

Chatan is home to a US military base ad the local area is a mix of American culture with western influence. There are shopping malls, which are popular with tourists on weekends.

COURSE MAP

Category Start time Registration Fee
(and period)
Status
Individual 10km
個人10km

[Eligible entrants]
Junior high school students or older
Able to swim continuously for 10km
Able to reach the 5km point withiin 1hour 40 minutes
[Standard time]
3hours 30minutes
-15,000JPYOpen
Individual 5km
個人5km

[Eligible entrants]
Junior high school students or older
Additional conditions will apply to participants over the age of 60
Able to swim continuously for 5km
[Standard time] 2hours
-12,000JPYOpen
Individual 3km
個人3km

[Eligible entrants]
elementry school aged or older
Participants who are seond grade elementary school or younger will require an accompanying aide.
Able to swim continuously for 3km
[Standard time] 1hour 45minutes
-8,000JPYOpen
Individual 1.5km
個人1.5km

[Eligible entrants]
elementry school aged or older
Able to swim continuously for 1.5km
[Standard time] 1hour 10minutes
-6,000JPYOpen
Chatan machi after party:20 years or older
ハイサイ!打ち上げパーティー:20歳以上
Eligible entrants:race participants, accompanying friends and family
3 Jun 2017 (sat) from 17:00PM 5000JPYavailable
Chatan machi after party:19 years or younger
ハイサイ!打ち上げパーティー:19歳以下
Eligible entrants:race participants, accompanying friends and family
3 Jun 2017 (sat) from 17:00PM 4000JPYavailable
Syo Azuma Swimming clinic (by former OWS Japan representative) ※ in Japanese
東翔スイムクリニック ◇元OWS日本代表による海泳レッスン

Venue:Beach nearby
Eligible entrants: race participants
Capacity: 30 people
2 Jun 2017 (Fri) AM3,000JPYavailable
Solo open water training (life guards will be on standby before the race)
海で自主トレーニング

Venue: Beach nearby (centre to northern area)
Eligible entrants:race participants
2 Jun 2017 (Fri) PM1,000JPYavailable
Event T-shirts-2,000JPYavailable
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Start and finish pointSunset Beach, Mihama, Chatan-machi, Okinawa prefecture
Registration on the day9:00 AM~ (warming up 9:30AM~) ※subject to change
AwardsEach category: Male and Female
Overall 1st - 3rd place getters / First place getters in each age category
Race capacity[Individual 10km]50 people
[Individual 5km]80 people
[Individual 3km]100 people
[Individual 1.5km]100people
Points to note when enteringRace categories and distances may be subject to change or cancelled due to bad weather.
An announcement will be made on the morning of the race of any changes to the race details based on the weather conditions.
Eligible entrants"Anyone who is mentally and physically healthy, and regularly swim trains can participate.
Any person with a history of medical condition/existing illness (eg visceral disease, heart disease, respiratory diseases etc.) can not participate.
You will need to submit a health declaration form at registration declaring your current health condition.
(You may be asked provide a medical certificate from a doctor.) On the day of the race, participants will be required to fill in a health questionnaire.
Participants who are third grade elementrary school or younder will need an accompanying aide. Entry fee will not apply to the aide.
However, please note that the accompanying aide will not be eligible for prizes/placing.
Age categories. Age is determined by your age you will be on 31 Dec 2017.
(1) Elementary students - 14 years (2)15 - 19 years (3)20-29 years (4)30-39 years (5)40-49 years (6)50-59 years (7) 60 years and older
You may only select one age category. You cannot choose multiple categories
Wetsuits and rash guards are allowed to be worn in the swim race.
Lifejacket, fins, snorkel and lotation devices are not permitted to be used in the swim race."
Rules and regulations[Health and physical condition]
(1) on race day, as a result of a participant's health condition, the race organizer may decide whether a an individual can participate or not
[Transport details]
(1) please use public transport. The race organization committee does not accept any responsibilities for delay caused by public transportation, traffic or road conditions, nor any refund or reimbursement of expenses occurred due to transport.
(2) Participants are to bear all transportation fees to and between each venues.
(3) If coming by car, please use public parking facilities
[Insurance]
(1) Upon completing the entry application, participants will be enrolled in the insurance coverage provided by the race organiser .(the insurance fee is included in the entry registration fee)
Accident insurance
Coverage: Death / Disability up to 5 million yen, Hospitalization: 3000 yen per day in hospital, hospital outpatient 2000 yen per day
If you think the above insurance allowances are insufficient, please take out your own insurance coverage.
(2) I consent to receiving medical treatment for injury or illness suffered during the event. Depending on the injury or illness and cause, the event insurance may cover some of the treatment. I acknowledge that the event organizer is not responsible for any adverse outcomes from this treatment.
[Event management details]
(1) Due to unavoidable circumstances such as earthquakes, natural disasters, sudden weather changes, and situations where it is difficult to continue or operate the event, the organizer will make a judgment as to any changes to the event or race cancellation. Changes and/or cancellation of the race will be announced in a way that the event organizer deems appropriate. Announcements may be made by direct email, contacting team representatives, or an announcement on the website. Participants accept that if changes or cancellations are announced on the website group and personal names maybe displayed.
(2) Violent conduct, abusive language, obstruction to others, and nuisance to the general public or other particiants, or any act that interferes with the operation of this event is prohibited.
(3) Please do not litter. Please take all of your rubbish with you when you leave.
[Disclaimer]
(1)You are responsible for valuables and personal belongings.Please understand that the race organization committee does not accept any responsibilities for lost items or belongings.
(2) Please keep in mind that the event organizer and other related parties to the event are not responsible for accidents, incidents, conflicts, earthquakes, wind and flood damage sustained when transferring between venues.
Governing law and jurisdiction
This race shall be carried out in compliance with all related laws in the country.This race will be carried out in compliance with all related laws and regulation in Japan.
[Change to this agreement]
regulations may be changed without notification.This agreement may be changed without notification.
Application termsPlease read the following terms and conditions carefully before applying and registering.
Application details
Register at your own responsbility and risk to health.
Race entry deadline may close earlier if race capacity is reached. Registration is completed when payment whas been made.
For this reason, if you register close to the registration deadline, and payment has not yet ben made, you may not be eligible to participate and there is a chance you may be placed on the waitlist.
Duplicate application by the same person is not allowed.
Minors aged under 20 (as at 31 December 2017) will require the consent of a parent or guardian to participate.
Minors who wish to participate in this event should fully understand the terms and conditions and their legal guardian/parents’ must sign and submit the Minors' Participation Consent Form and send it by post.
Based on the privacy policy for this event, personal information collected is used only for the application procedure and in the carrying out of this event, and will not be used for other any purpose.
・ Please ensure you have plenty of time for travel to and from the event, especially for participants coming from further afield and via Naha Airport. Weather and road congestion can cause disruption to travel plans on the island.
Application deadline
Last date of registration period is 23:59 pm 3rd Apr 2017.
When race capacity is reached, it will be announced on the website.
Delivery of race information
Participation confirmation and race information details will be mailed to participants. (We will send to the team representative or individual.)
・ The race organizer shall not be responsible for missed delivery, lost, or delayed delivery by the postal service to the participants of information in relation to the event
・ We will not post information to participants outside of Japan. Please print out the e-mail issued from the event organizer in advance and bring it with you on race day.
Refund procedure
If a participant wishes to cancel their application after having completed registration, please contact/notify the race organsier by email. After receipt of the email, the race committee will contact you by phone with instructions regarding the cancellation procedure. However, please note refunds will not be made until after 15 April 2017. Please note a refund processing fee of 1000yen per race will apply. Refunds will be made to your nominated bank account.
A participant is able to cancel their registration until 11:59pm on 3 April 2017. Please note that only 50% of the entry fee will be refunded. The option menu entry fee will be 100% refunded. However, please note refunds will not be made until after 15 April 2017. Please note a refund processing fee of 1000yen per race will apply. Refunds will be made to your nominated bank account.
The option menu entry fee will be refund 100%. Please note a refund processing fee of 500 yen per option menu will apply. When participant cancel the option menu with race registration, refund processing of option menu fee is free.

Changes to race event type
・ Participants may change their race event type up until 23:59 3 April 2017. Please make any changes on the entry site. Please note the price difference in entry fees will not be refunded.
No changes to the race event you wish to compete in will be permissible after 4 April.
Image rights
・ Participants acknowledge and consent to photographs and electronic images being taken of them before, during, or after the event by race staff.
The race organiser reserves the right and ownership to use any footage taken during the course of the race including videos, photos, articles, recordings, reports, magazines, internet, advertisements etc.
Participants are deemed to have understood and consent to the above.
The race organisers may take video footage and photos during the course of the event, including of participants which may be broadcast in various media outlets in Okinawa including on TV, magazines, website, posters, pamphlets etc.

Race results
・Participation in this event means that you agree to the publishing of your race results (which will be recorded in the "Result Book").
Please ensure you have plenty of time for travel to and from the event, especially for participants coming from further afield, via Naha Airport. Weather and road congestion can cause disruption and delays to travel plans on the island. Please allow plenty of time for travel to the race venue.
Participant notification formParticipant notification/confirmation form/waiver will be sent out 2 weeks before the event.
Any queries should be directed to the race committeeOkinawa OWS Race Organizing Executive Committee (Marine Promotion Association)
ZIP/Postral code 901-0155
2 Chome-15-2 Kanagusuku, Naha-shi, Okinawa Prefecture
TEL:070-3628-0012 (weekday 10:00AM - 17:00PM)
Mail:mpa@m-promote.com
website https://www.facebook.com/okinawa.ows.swimguard/ ※Japanese
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