Minamiboso Flower March, Feb. 2018

27th Annual Minamiboso Flower March
27th Annual Minamiboso Flower March

WHAT: The 28th annual Minamiboso Flower March. The yearly event is a sister city walk with Blankenberg, Belgium that gets people together to celebrate our community, health, and sister city relationship.

WHEN: Sat. 2/17, Sun. 2/18

WHERE: Minamiboso City Chikura Health Center (2705-6 Seto, Chikura-cho, Minamiboso-shi, Chiba-ken)

WHO: Anyone can participate in this community walk, so long as you follow the checkpoints and traffic safety. Middle-schoolers and younger must come with a guardian. Those with a physical disability must come with a chaperone/assistant.

SIGNING UP: (Deadline for online registration is Sat., Feb. 10)

You can sign up for either Saturday or Sunday, or both. If you sign up before the Feb. 10th deadline you can walk both days for the price of one.

Sign up at: https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/72039 (Japanese only)

COST: The general sign-up fee is 1000 yen for Awa residents and 2000 yen for others. The fee for high school students is 500 yen for Awa residents and 1000 yen for others. Middle school students and younger are free.

CHOOSE YOUR ROUTE:

【First Day: 2/17 (Sat)】
(1)South 35 km course
[Reception desk]06:45
[Starting ceremony]07:30
[Start]07:45~08:15
[Goal]11:30~16:00
[Walk speed]At your own pace
[Note]”A path that makes you want to walk beautiful Japan” 500選 Towards Chikura’s Hanabatake (花畑) and Shiokaze Oukoku (潮風王国)

(2)South 23 km course
[Reception desk]08:00
[Starting ceremony]08:45
[Start]09:00~09:30
[Goal]11:30~16:00
[Walk speed]Your own pace
[Note]”A path that makes you want to walk beautiful Japan” 500選 Towards Chikura’s Hanabatake (花畑) and Shiokaze Oukoku (潮風王国)

(3)South 11 km course
[Reception desk]09:00
[Starting ceremony]09:45
[Start]10:00~10:30
[Goal]11:30~16:00
[Walk speed]Your own pace

(4)5 km course
[Reception desk]09:00
[Starting ceremony]10:00
[Start]10:15
[Goal]11:30~16:00
[Walk type]Organizations walk

【Second Day: 2/18 (Sun)】
(5)North 35 km course
[Reception desk]06:45
[Starting ceremony]07:30
[Start]07:45~08:15
[Goal]11:00~15:30
[Walk speed]Your own pace
[Note]Via roadside stations Wadaura WA-O! and Rosemary Park

(6)North 20 km course
[Reception desk]08:00
[Starting ceremony]08:45
[Start]09:00~09:30
[Goal]11:00~15:30
[Walk speed]Your own pace
[Note]Via Roadside Station: Rosemary Park

(7)North 10 km course
[Reception desk]09:00
[Starting ceremony]09:45
[Start]10:00~10:30
[Goal]11:00~15:30
[Walk speed]Your own pace
[Note]Via Roadside Station: Rosemary Park

(8)5 km course
[Reception desk]09:00
[Starting ceremony]10:00
[Start]10:15
[Goal]11:00~15:30
[Walk type]Organizations walk

WHAT TO BRING: Lunch, water bottle, rain gear, hat, cup, health insurance card, receipt (to prove you paid the sign up fee), etc. ※To help the environment there will be no paper containers for drinks provided. Please bring your own.

RECEIVE YOUR PARTICIPANT NUMBER AND TOURNAMENT MAGAZINE (with names of participants who signed up before 1/10):
■2/16(FRI)
Main Venue or Chikura Station 15:00~17:00
■2/17(SAT)
Main Venue 6:45~10:15
■2/18(SUN)
Main Venue 6:45~10:15

ACCESS:

(Highway bus)
・Tokyo→Boso nanohana gou(Approx. 2 hrs 12 mins)→JR Chikura Station→Walk 10 mins→Main Venue
・Tokyo→Boso nanohana gou(Approx. 1 hr 50 mins)→JR Tateyama Station→Naibou line(Approx. 12 mins)→JR Chikura Station→ Walk 10 mins→Main Venue

(Train)
・Tokyo Station→Sobu rapid express line(Approx. 38 mins)→JR Chiba Station→Naibou line(Approx. 2 hrs 20 mins)→JR Chikura Station→Walk 10 mins→Main Venue
・Tokyo Station→Keiyo line(Approx. 50 mins)→JR Soga Station→Naibo line(Approx. 2 hrs 10 mins)→JR Chikura Station→Walk 10 mins→Main Venue

(Car)
Umi Hotaru→Tomitsu Tateyama Highway(About 60 mins)→Tomiura Interchange(Approx. 30 mins)→Asai Administration Center →Walk 10 mins→Main venue
※From Tomiura IC, highway 127 toward Tateyama is one-way. Turn left at the Nago intersection. Turn right one light after you pass the intersection in front of Minamiboso Miyoshi Chiiki Center. Then it’s a one-way toward Chikura.

LINKS:

Sign-up: https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/72039 (Japanese)

Event posting on city website: http://www.city.minamiboso.chiba.jp/0000010410.html (Japanese) Automated English translation is here.

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