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SPORTS YOKOHAMA Vol.35:Feature(3/3)

Try Walking Exercise! 23rd Yokohama City Walk

Yokohama City Walk marks its 23rd anniversary this year. With the starting and finishing points both located at Bashamichi Station on the Minato-mirai Line, this year’s event features a route starting in Naka Ward, going through Minami, Isogo and Kanazawa Wards and ending in Konan Ward. Participants will walk toward the goal, passing each check point along the way. Novices and seasoned walkers alike are guaranteed to enjoy the city of Yokohama to the fullest, as they are allowed to stop off anywhere they like on their way to the goal. Why don’t you take part in this event?

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Check point1Naka Sports Center

Get your first stamp here at the Naka Sports Center, which plays a pivotal role in health promotion for local residents.
Every participant is required to pass this check point.

Naka Sports Center

Check point2Sankeien GardenNo admission fees for participants

The Sankeien Garden is famous for offering beautiful sceneries throughout the four seasons in harmony with its historic buildings.
Participants in Yokohama City Walk can enter the garden without paying admission.

Sankeien Garden

Check point3Takigashira Hall

The hall, which regularly hosts various events such as concerts and lecture meetings, will be opened for participants to rest. Feel free to drop by and take a break.

Takigashira Hall

Visits to the locations relation to Tenshin Okakura born 150 years ago

The photo above shows the statue of Tenshin Okakura located at the Yokohama Kaikou Memorial Museum

Tenshin Okakura left a major mark in the history of art of modern Japan. Yokohama, the birthplace of Okakura, has a host of monuments that were built in commemoration of his achievements. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Tenshin Okakura, Students of Yokohama City University will serve as guides to show participants these monuments along the race route. Enjoy their brief guided tours.
(The photo above shows the statue of Tenshin Okakura located at the Yokohama Kaikou Memorial Museum.)

Coinciding events ”Sawayaka” Sports Festival

Sawayaka Sports Festival

In the festival square of Yamashita Park, a number of events will be held, including hands-on lessons of ground golf (50 yen), posture assessment (1,000 yen) and clinic service provided by dispatched staff of the Yokohama Sports Medical Center (free).
10:00 – 15:15 Anyone is welcome to join.

Event Information

Date

March 20, 2013 (Wednesday, Spring Equinox Day)

Starting and finishing points

1st basement level of Bashamichi Station on the Minato-mirai Line

Time

Distance Distance Applications will be accepted Finishing time 30km 8:00-9:00 12:00-17:00 20km 9:00-10:00 15km 10km 10:00-11:00

Participation fee

1,500 yen (participant of senior high school age or older) 500 yen (participant of junior high school age or under)

Capacity of the event

3,000 participants Application deadline March 8, 2013

Application method

Fill out an application form at a ward office or other public facility in Yokohama City, and pay the participation fee at a post office.

Contact

Yokohama City Walk Secretariat of the Yokohama Sports Association (Yokohama Sports Information Center)
TEL. 045-640-0055 Monday through Friday (9:00 – 17:00)

Try Walking Exercise! 23rd Yokohama City Walk

Yokohama City Walk marks its 23rd anniversary this year. With the starting and finishing points both located at Bashamichi Station on the Minato-mirai Line, this year’s event features a route starting in Naka Ward, going through Minami, Isogo and Kanazawa Wards and ending in Konan Ward. Participants will walk toward the goal, passing each check point along the way. Novices and seasoned walkers alike are guaranteed to enjoy the city of Yokohama to the fullest, as they are allowed to stop off anywhere they like on their way to the goal. Why don’t you take part in this event?

click to Large Image
map
map

Check point1Naka Sports Center

Get your first stamp here at the Naka Sports Center, which plays a pivotal role in health promotion for local residents.
Every participant is required to pass this check point.

Naka Sports Center

Check point2Sankeien GardenNo admission fees for participants

The Sankeien Garden is famous for offering beautiful sceneries throughout the four seasons in harmony with its historic buildings.
Participants in Yokohama City Walk can enter the garden without paying admission.

Sankeien Garden

Check point3Takigashira Hall

The hall, which regularly hosts various events such as concerts and lecture meetings, will be opened for participants to rest. Feel free to drop by and take a break.

Takigashira Hall

Visits to the locations relation to Tenshin Okakura born 150 years ago

The photo above shows the statue of Tenshin Okakura located at the Yokohama Kaikou Memorial Museum

Tenshin Okakura left a major mark in the history of art of modern Japan. Yokohama, the birthplace of Okakura, has a host of monuments that were built in commemoration of his achievements. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Tenshin Okakura, Students of Yokohama City University will serve as guides to show participants these monuments along the race route. Enjoy their brief guided tours.
(The photo above shows the statue of Tenshin Okakura located at the Yokohama Kaikou Memorial Museum.)

Coinciding events ”Sawayaka” Sports Festival

Sawayaka Sports Festival

In the festival square of Yamashita Park, a number of events will be held, including hands-on lessons of ground golf (50 yen), posture assessment (1,000 yen) and clinic service provided by dispatched staff of the Yokohama Sports Medical Center (free).
10:00 – 15:15 Anyone is welcome to join.

Event Information

Date

March 20, 2013 (Wednesday, Spring Equinox Day)

Starting and finishing points

1st basement level of Bashamichi Station on the Minato-mirai Line

Time

Distance Distance Applications will be accepted Finishing time 30km 8:00-9:00 12:00-17:00 20km 9:00-10:00 15km 10km 10:00-11:00

Participation fee

1,500 yen (participant of senior high school age or older) 500 yen (participant of junior high school age or under)

Capacity of the event

3,000 participants Application deadline March 8, 2013

Application method

Fill out an application form at a ward office or other public facility in Yokohama City, and pay the participation fee at a post office.

Contact

Yokohama City Walk Secretariat of the Yokohama Sports Association (Yokohama Sports Information Center)
TEL. 045-640-0055 Monday through Friday (9:00 – 17:00)

                           
 
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