English

Event Name

5th Haruna-san Hill Climb in Takasaki

Event Policy

By organizing this nationwide cycling event the people of Takasaki in Gunma prefecture and local volunteer staff welcome you with their OMOTENASHI (hospitality) and would like all riders to enjoy the fun and sport of the challenging course and beautiful landscape in the splendor of nature.

Events

Hill Climb Race / Time Trial Race

Date

-Hill Climb Race: Sunday 21nd May 2017
*Race Check-in: Saturday 20st May 10:00-19:00 at Haruna Gymnasium / JR Taka
saki Station East Exit (Tick your preferred check-in location)
Address: 453 Kamisatomimachi,Takasaki City,Gunma 370-3345 / Yashima-cho,Takasaki City,Gunma 370-0849
-Time Trial Race: Saturday 20st May 2017
*Race Check-in: Saturday 20st May 8:00-9:00 at Lake Haruna Tamokuteki Hiroba (multipurpose athletic ground)
Address: 845 Harunakomachi,Takasaki City, Gunma 370-3348

Organizer

Haruna-san Hill Climb in Takasaki Executive Committee

Co-Organizer

Takasaki City / Takasaki City Board of Education

Entry Application Period

From 13:00 21rd January 2017.
-In the event of the number of entries exceeding the maximum number of slots available, the slots will be allocated on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

Car Parking

Parking available for 5,000 cars.

Time Trial Race Details

-Course: starts from Lake Haruna Tamokuteki Ground (multipurpose athletic ground) –> Haruna Agatsumaso –> Half Turn at Lake Haruna Onsen “YUSUGE” –> Haruna Agatsumaso –> finishes at Lake Haruna Tamokuteki Ground (multipurpose athletic ground)
-Distance: 6.8km
-Eligibility: Ability to complete Lake Haruna Course in 60 minutes for Male Riders and 80 minutes for Female Riders

-Course:
1)Lake Haruna Course
Omori Jinja –> Aramachi/Shimo Muroda Line –> Annaka/Lake Haruna Line –> Shibukawa/Matsuida Line –> Lake Haruna Tamokuteki Ground (multipurpose athletic ground)
2)Haruna Jinja Course
Omori Jinja –> Aramachi/Shimo Muroda Line –> Annaka/Lake Haruna Line –> Shibukawa/Matsuida Line –>Haruna Jinja
3)Beginners Course
Omori Jinja –> Aramachi/Shimo Muroda Line –> Annaka/Lake Haruna Line –> Takasaki KG Country Club Entrance
[Course Map]

Distance

1)Lake Haruna Course : Total distance = 16.1km
(Actual race distance = 14.7km/Average gradient = 6.0%)
2)Haruna Jinja Course : Total distance = 11.6km
(Actual race distance = 11.4km/Average gradient = 5.21%)
3)Beginners Course : Total distance = 6.7km
(Actual race distance = 6.5km/Average gradient = 4.64%)

Eligibility

1)Lake Haruna Course : Healthy male/female riders age 14 or over on the race day
2)Haruna Jinja Course : Healthy male/female riders age 14 or over on the race day
3)Beginners Course : Healthy male/female riders age 10 or over on the race day
(Elementary school students must be accompanied by an adult guardian)
*Important notice: Participants aged 19 or under must submit to the event organizers a written approval from an adult guardian with permission to participate in the event.

Event Categories / Participation Quotas / Entry Fees /Eligibility by Age

(*”Age” is the age on the race day)

No. Category Participation Quota Entry Fee
1 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course + Time Trial (Male) 300 6,000 yen(Age 18 or under = 4,000 yen)
2 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course + Time Trial (Female)
3 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course + Time Trial (Junior-high students,Male/Female)
4 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course + Time Trial (Male)
5 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course + Time Trial (Male)
6 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course)+ Time Trial (Male)
7 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course + Time Trial (Male)
8 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course + Time Trial (Male)
9 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course + Time Trial (Male)
10 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course + Time Trial (Female)
11 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course + Time Trial (Female)
12 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course + Time Trial (Female)
13 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course + Time Trial (Female)
14 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course (Male) 3,700 6,000 yen(Age 18 or under = 4,000 yen)
15 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course(Female)
16 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course(Junior-high students,Male/Female)
17 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course (Male)
18 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course (Male)
19 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course (Male)
20 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course (Male)
21 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course (Male)
22 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course (Male)
23 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course (Female)
24 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course (Female)
25 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course (Female)
26 Lake Haruna Hill Climb Course (Female)
27 Haruna Jinja Course (Male) 500 5,000 yen(Age 18 or under = 3,000 yen)
28 Haruna Jinja Course (Female)
29 Beginners Course (Male) 500 4,000 yen(Age 18 or under = 2,000 yen)
30 Beginners Course (Female)

Award


The general classification winner of the combined times of the Time Trial Race and Hill Climb Race will be awarded the “COPPA DI HARUNA”.
Winners(Male/Female) will be awarded the “COPPA DI HARUNA” Champion Jerseys.


The first 8 riders in each category will receive awards. Each winner will be awarded the special winner’s jersey.


The first 8 riders in each category will receive awards.
The first 3 Junior-high School Student riders(Male/Female) will receive awards.


The first 8 riders in each category will receive awards.
The first 3 Elementary School Student riders(Male/Female) will receive awards.

Schedule

Saturday 20st May,2017

Time Event Location
8:00 Time Trial Race Check-in starts Lake Haruna multipurpose athletic ground
9:00 Time Trial Race Check-in closes Lake Haruna multipurpose athletic ground
10:00 Time Trial Race starts Lake Haruna
10:00 Hill Climb Race Check-in starts Haruna Gymnasium / Takasaki Station
12:00 Time Trial Race finishes Lake Haruna
12:00 Welcome Events start Haruna Gymnasium
19:00 Hill Climb Race check-in closes Haruna Gymnasium / Takasaki Station
19:00 Welcome Events start Haruna Gymnasium

Saturday 21st May,2017

Time Event Location
4:00 Parking Area Gate Opens Car Parks
5:00 Riders at Event Village Haruna Central Ground
6:00 Aramachi/Shimo Muroda Line Road Block Starts
6:50 Opening Ceremony Race Start Line
Annaka/Lake Haruna Line Road Block Starts
7:00 Hill Climb Race starts Race Start Line
8:15 The final Hill Climb rider departs from the race start line. Race Start Line
9:20 Route 101(Nakakita line) Road Block Starts
9:30 Beginners Course riders start descending Haruna mountain
9:40 First cut-off line(11.5km point) closes Haruna Jinja Sanmon Gate
9:50 Haruna Jinja Course riders start descending Haruna mountain
10:05 Finish/Goal Line closes
10:10 Lake Haruna Course riders start descending Haruna mountain
11:30 Award Ceremony Haruna Gymnasium
13:10 Lake Haruna Course riders finish descending Haruna mountain
All Road Blocks end

Bike/Equipment Regulation

-All bikes must be equipped with Front and Rear brakes and have the ability to freewheel.
-MTB(Mountain Bikes), Cross Bikes, Mini-bicycle(Mini-velos) are permitted.
-City bikes are only allowed in Beginners Course category
-Recumbent bicycles, Tandem bikes, Pedelec Bikes(Electric Pedal Bikes) are NOT allowed in this event.

Special Notice

-In the Hill Climb race, every rider will be allocated to a group wave based on the predicted finish time declared by each participant. Each group wave of 400 riders will start at 5 minute intervals, following the first group wave of Expert riders.
-In the Time Trial Race riders will start at intervals of 15 seconds.
-NO event Check-in will be permitted on the race day.
-Check-in by a substitute is permitted. However, the race participation by a substitute is NOT permitted.
-The use of a Shell Helmet and Gloves is mandatory for all participants.
-The organizer maintains the full right to withdraw undesirable riders from the event.
– No bike check service will be provided at the Check-in or on the event site. Please make sure that your bike is fully maintained prior to the event day.
-The event may be cancelled or partially scaled-down due to bad weather which would put rider’s safety at risk.

Insurance

All participants take out an insurance policy upon signing the application.
(*the insurance fee is included in the application fee).
-Coverage detail:
Death/ Permanent Disability = 2,000,000 yen
Hospitalization = 3,000 yen daily (Valid for 180 days from the race day)
Hospital visit = 2,000 yen daily (Valid for 180 days from the race day)
*The insurance will NOT cover any property damage and/or theft.

Event Office

Inquiries in Japanese
Haruna-san Hill Climb in Takasaki Executive Committee
900-1 Shimo Muroda machi Takasaki City, Gunma, 370-3392 Japan
TEL : 027-374-6715 , FAX : 027-374-5035
Inquiries in English
Takasaki International Relations Office (2nd Floor Takasaki City Hall)
TEL : 027-321-1201

Alternatively, please end your inquiry in English from below. *Allow several days to recieve a reply.

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http://www.excitingcity-takasaki.com/

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