10 Reasons to Sign Up for the 2018 Kujukuri 99T Tri

“Will it be difficult? Yes. Will it be impossible? No.”

The Kujukuri Triathlon or 99 Tri for short, is one of Japan’s largest triathlons. With a flat and fast course, it’s a perfect race for veterans seeking to close out their triathlon season on a positive note with potential PBs, as well as beginners who want the right amount of challenge! Even better, this year the Kujukuri Triathlon has introduced the new half Ironman/middle distance to really heat things up!

For the 2nd year, Samurai Sports is excited to be a part of the Kujukuri 99T Triathlon! Register in English through Samurai Sports and you’ll also receive a translated athlete guide, email and phone support, an English race briefing, and post-race follow up! It can be easy to become lost in the Japanese race information, event details, and the fine print – Samurai Sports makes it easier for you so that you stress less and can focus on your training!

Register now before registration closes on July 31

Accessibility 90 minutes from Tokyo – a day trip is possible for the Olympic Distance.

Challenge the 70.3 Been thinking about a half Ironman/middle distance triathlon but don’t want to travel abroad? This is your chance!

Closed Bike Course The bike course is entirely closed to traffic and largely takes place on a highway.

Kujukuri Triathlon logo

Beach Party After you cross the finish line, treat yourself to a plate of seafood delights grilled right on the beach! First plate is free for finishers; food is also available for purchase.

Finisher Entitlements The 99T is one of the less common triathlons in Japan where you’ll receive a shiny finisher medal!

Safe Swim You swim in a protected estuary with many lifeguards on standby. Depending on the tides, the waters may be shallow enough to stand in portions of the swim.

Beginner-Friendly Rookies can feel secure with the protected swim and bike course. The Samurai Sports team features experienced triathletes who are happy to help with any uncertainties!

Backshot of man running to finish line
"Crossing the finish line. You can't buy that feeling."
Promotional poster for triathlon in Japan

Samurai Sports Support
Receive race information in English, ask race-relevant questions and get answers in English!

Race-Day Packet Pick-Up
If you can’t pick-up your race packet on Saturday the day before the race, or you just don’t want to, you can just claim your race packet on Sunday. Only available if you register through Samurai Sports.

Finish Strong
Compete in one last triathlon before Japan’s triathlon season winds to a close as the temperatures drop!

About the 2019 Kujukuri 99T Triathlon

When: Sunday, September 16

Distances: 70.3 (Half Ironman / Middle) and 51.5 (Olympic Distance / Standard); relays available for both distances

Where: Ichinomiya Beach, Kujukuri, Chiba Prefecture 

Just 90 minutes by car and train, Kujukuri is easily accessible from Tokyo! It is known for its year-round water activities, such as surfing and jet skiing. It’s also known as Japan’s second longest beach.

Registration fee includes a BBQ party for finishers to enjoy fresh grilled hamaguri (Japanese clams) and other famous local dishes, including bouillebaise, yakisoba, and more!

Triathlon race volunteers at water station