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KoboTrail2021開催中止のお知らせ
TRAIL RUNNING Kobo Trail 2021 ~弘法大師の道~ - Currently recruiting players - Dates: May 15th (Saturday) and 16th (Sunday), 2021

Minehiro Yokoyama THE NORTH FACE Athlete Born on January 23, 1969 in Tokyo, Yokoyama is one of the top trail runners in Japan. He is also a licensed mountain guide and holds many other licenses, and is passionate about promoting related programs.

Tsuyoshi Kaburaki THE NORTH FACE Athlet Born on October 15, 1968 in Gunma Prefecture, Kaburaki is a first class trail runner with many remarkable achievements, including his taking 3rd place in the 2009 Du Mont-Blanc Ultra-Trail and finishing first in over 30 domestic races.

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Purpose of the event

Kobo Trail 2021 will be held to raise awareness of the Kobo Trail as well as to encourage regional development of municipalities along the trail.

Outline
Dates
May 15th (Saturday) and 16th (Sunday), 2021(Number of participants required: 185 minimum)
Organizer
Kobo Trail Running Organizing Committee
(Nara Prefecture, Yoshino Town, Tenkawa Village, Gojo City, and Nosegawa Village)
Course director
Minehiro Yokoyama
Guest runner
Tsuyoshi Kaburaki(Route“K to K”)
Entry coordinator
Nanto Kankosha Company
Tour coordinator
Nanto Kankosha Company (Registered by the Commissioner of Japan Tourism Agency: No. 1220)
Qualifications

Those who are 18 years old or older as of the date of the event (May 16th, 2021)

Those who are confident of completing the course without getting lost within the time limit

Those who understand the Kobo Trail and observe the event rules

[Past results] Completion rate in the last three years

75% in 2017, 91% in 2018, 92.7% in 2019

  • This event has not been registered with the ITRA.
  • In case of absence without notice, future entries may be rejected.
  • In case of applying for both courses of “K to K” and “D to K”,
    only the application for “D to K” will be valid, while the application for “K to K” will be invalid.
  • Accommodation for both the K to K and D to K races will be in shared rooms separated by gender. If there is someone you would like to share a room with, please write the person’s name in the “Notes” section of the entry form.
  • Prior to the event, take your temperature and write it down on the check sheet every day for two weeks, and submit the check sheet during registration.
  • Every runner and staff member will take a PCR test using a simple kit, and only those who get the result of “low risk” of infection will be able to join the race. (Those whose results are “high risk” of infection may join the race if they obtain a COVID-19 negative certificate at their own expense.) Applicants will be informed how to take the PCR test in due course.

K to K

Kimpusenji, Yoshinoyama – Kongobuji, Koyasan

55.7 km (of which 14.7 km, or 26%, is paved)

金峯山寺蔵王堂
Kinpusenji-zououdo

乗鞍峠遠望イメージ
Norikura-dake

Maximum number of participants
150 people
Entrance fee
\25,000 (lodging at a “ryokan” or Japanese style hotel) \22,000 (lodging at a guesthouse)
* Accommodation fees (including one night lodging in shared rooms separated by gender, two meals, PCR test kit, baggage transport fee, insurance fee, etc.)
The course runs along part of the Omine Okugake-michi trail, which is regarded as a sacred training place for Shugendo practitioners. For that, we ask runners to wear as much white as they can. The white T-shirt received for participation may be used.
Day 1: Saturday, May 15th
12:00 - 15:15
Registration at Yoshinoyama Furusato Center
15:30 - 16:30
Briefing
17:00 - 17:30
Buddhist evening service at Zaodo Hall of Kimpusenji Temple
17:30 - 17:45
Kickoff meeting
18:00
Lodging check-in, supper, bath at each facility
Day 2: Sunday, May 16th
4:30
Breakfast
5:30
Check out (Leave baggage at the entrance of the lodging facility)
5:45
Gather at the starting point (Zaodo Hall of Kimpusenji Temple)
Starting Ceremony
6:00
Start
The route includes four aid points and five checkpoints.

D to K

From Dorogawa Onsen (hot spring) in Tenkawa Village to Kongobuji Temple in Koyasan

43.2 km (of which 15.2 km, or 35%, is paved)

龍泉寺水行
Ryusenji suigyo

高野山根本大塔
Kouyasan-nemoto-ootou

レースイメージ
image of race

Maximum number of participants
100
Entrance fee
\25,000 (lodging at a “ryokan” or Japanese style hotel)
*The fee includes accommodation (two meals, one-night lodging in shared rooms separated by gender), PCR test kit, bus fare, baggage transportation, insurance, etc.
There are no dress rules. A white T-shirt will be distributed as a token of participation.
Day 1: Saturday, May 15th
10:00 - 11:00
Registration at the south exit of Yamato Yagi Station (Kintetsu Railway)
11:00
Depart from the south exit of Yamato Yagi Station by bus
12:30
Arrive at Tenkawa Village’s Dorogawa Onsen (hot spring)
13:00 - 14:00
Briefing at the Tenkawa Village Gymnasium
14:30 - 15:00
Buddhist service at Ryusenji Temple
15:00 - 15:30
”Suigyo” or water ablutions at Ryusenji Temple (only for those who wish to try)
17:00
Lodging check-in, supper and bath at each facility
Day 2: Sunday, May 16th
6:30
Breakfast
7:30
Check out (Leave baggage at the entrance of the lodging facility)
Gather at the starting point (the parking lot of Zenitani Shokakudo shop)
7:45
Starting Ceremony
8:00
Start
The route includes three aid points and four checkpoints.
Information common to both routes
Closing time of checkpoints

Sunday, May 16th: 14:00 at Bushigamine Pass, 15:45 at Tentsuji Pass, 16:15 at Deyashiki Pass, 17:30 at Kiwa Zuido, 19:00 at Tenguki Pass, and 20:00 at the finish line

Closing time means the last departure time at each point. If you cannot pass each point before its closing time, you will have to stop running.

After dark, please use a headlamp and wear reflective materials.

Goal
Konpon Daito Pagoda at Kongobuji Temple, Koyasan
Baggage pick up
At Saizen-in (shukubo)
Award ceremony
at Konpon Daito Pagoda of Kongobuji Temple, Koyasan

16:00 Top 3 men finishers of each Route K to K and D to K will be awarded.
17:00 Top 3 women finishers of each Route K to K and Route D to K will be awarded.

Transportation costs to and from the designated meeting places before and after the race are not included in the entrance fee.
The schedule may be subject to change depending on road restrictions, climate, or other conditions.

Information on lodging in the Koyasan area

Please note that lodging on the night of May 16th (Sun.) after the race is not included in the entrance fee.

If you are looking for lodging for that night, please request the lodging when you apply for the entry.

*Each “shukubo” (lodging of fered by temples) sets the time for supper, and it may not be served after that time. Please inquire in advance.

*If you arrange your after-race lodging by yourself , please tell the lodging facility in advance that you may check in late. Please be aware that some shukubo set their latest check-in time rather early.

Inquiries:
Kobo Trail Running Organizing Committee (c/o Oku-Yamato Migration and Exchange Promotion Office, Nara Prefecture)

605-5, Tokiwa-cho, Kashihara City, Nara Prefecture, Japan

+81-744-48-3016

Entry and tour conductor:
Nanto Kankosha Company (Registered by the Commissioner of Japan Tourism Agency: No. 1220) Travel services manager: Minoru Nishiguchi

332-1, Kawaharajo-cho, Tenri City, Nara Prefecture, Japan

+81-743-62-5850

Guidelines

Accommodation and Meal After the Race

Terms of Agreement

Standard Terms and conditions

Special Compensation Rules

Invitation to 'Suigyo'

K to K Schedule

D to K Schedule

新型コロナウィルス健康チェックシート/誓約書

K to K MAP

D to K MAP

新型コロナウィルス防止策ガイドライン

Route Map

KOBO Trail2021

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