Great Earth Tottori Ride

TBA

Tottori City, Tottori

Athlete Entitlements

Samurai Sports Advantage

  • Easy registration

    Register in English without creating an account

  • Modify & transfer your entry

    Change waves, athlete transfer, and self-edit up until 3-5 days before registration closes *fees may apply

  • Translated English event guide

    Information you need to complete your race safely

  • English email support

    Ask questions - and get answers!

  • Event day packet collection

    Pick up your event packet on the day of

  • Post event follow-up

    Receive links to photos

Race Standard

  • Event liability insurance

  • Event T-shirt

  • Finisher certificate

  • On-course aid stations

about the ride

The Great Earth Tottori Ride starts and ends at the Tottori Sand Dunes, a magnificent sand hill that stretches nine miles along the Sea of Japan. Ride along breathtaking views of the Uradome Coast and through unforgettable waterfall routes.

During the race, make pit stops at food aid stations packed with Tottori prefecture specialties, including Matsuba crab soup, Mosaebi shrimp, rakkyo (pickled Japanese shallot), and tofu donuts. There is no better way to explore the local cuisine and spectacular scenery of Tottori prefecture! You’ll find yourself saying, “Tottori sugoi!” byt the end of the day!

サムライスポーツは日本国籍以外を対象とした外国人向け専用受付サイトです。日本国籍の方は日本語サイトからお申込みください。日本国籍以外の方がエントリーした場合、無効となる場合があります 。無効となった場合には、返金手数料を差し引き、参加費をご返金させていただきます。

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Registration Period

TBA

2020 schedule TBA

October 19 (Sat)
1300-1700…Packet collection at Tottori Sand Dune Observatory
1830-2030…Meet and Greet Dinner at Hotel Monarque Tottori (add’l fees apply)

October 20 (Sun)
at Tottori Sand Dune Observatory
0400…Parking lot opens
0600-0700…Packet collection, bike mechanic (add’l fees apply)
0640…Opening ceremony
0700…118KM rolling start
0740…60KM rolling start
1600…Cut Off Time (applies to both distances)
1800…Parking lot closes

118KM Long Course
Adults…¥9,500
Children (high school students and younger)…¥7,000

60KM Short Course
Adults…¥7,000
Children (high school students and younger)…¥5,000

Meet and Greet Dinner at Hotel Monarque Tottori
Adults…¥5,000
Children (high school students and younger)…¥3,000

Mechanic Service: ​¥​1,000

Additional Surcharges
・Fees shown above include Samurai Sports service charge
・By request from Great Earth, if the entry fee is ¥9,999 or less, you will incur service charges amounting to a total of ¥2,000 (already incl. above).
・By request from Great Earth, if the entry fee is ¥10,000 or more, you will incur a service charge amounting to ¥2,000 + 10% of entry fee (already incl. above).
・If the total exceeds ¥9,999 due to add-on options, you will be charged an additional 10% of the total. Total will be reflected upon checkout when registering for the event.

Age Eligibility
・Adults 18 or older
・Participants ages 6 to 18 (inclusive of high school students) may participate accompanied by a parent or guardian

Cut-Off Time
・9 hours (COT 4:00PM)

Important
・All participants must be respectful of the natural course environment and demonstrate good cycling manners.
・Be mindful of other cyclists and vehicles on the road. You should understand laws in Japan pertaining to cycling on public roads and cycling insurance.
・Be a responsible athlete. Please make sure you have the physical ability to complete the course.

Permitted
Road bikes
Aerobars
・Triathlon/TT bikes
・Disc brakes
・Disc wheels
Cyclocross bikes
Hybrid bikes
Mountain bikes
Track bikes (with front and rear brakes)

Not Permitted
Costumes
Spinaci handlebars
Recumbent bikes
・Fixed gear bikes (fixies)
・Tandem bikes
・BMX bikes

Required
helmet
front light
tail light
gloves (work gloves – in Japanese, gunte – are ok)

Recommended
・nutrition/hydration (if necessary)
・proof of health insurance
・mobile phone/smartphone (not for use while cycling)

Recommended
・nutrition/hydration (if necessary)
・health insurance card (not a copy)
・mobile phone/smartphone (not for use while cycling)
・sunglasses
・sleeves or windbreaker
・sunscreen
・tools to fix bike

118KM (view course map)
Start at Tottori Sand Dune Observatory
Uradome coast island cruise dock
Takiyama community hall
・Oenosato natural farm and cafe
・Family Mart – Kamiajino
・Yoshioka Onsen

60KM (view course map)
Start at Tottori Sand Dune Observatory
・59KM aid stations will be 2-3 of the 112KM aid stations

Tottori Sand Dune Observatory (start/finish)
2083-16 Fukubecho Yuyama, Tottori, 689-0105
Google Maps

Please ensure you have lodging AND transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event.

 By Car
From Tokyo, take the Tomei Expressway to the Meishin Expressway, then the Chuugoku Expressway. Transfer  to the Sayo JCT, then the Tottori Expressway. Continue on to the Tottori Interchange (IC) towards Tottori city and follow the signs towards the Tottori Sand Dunes. (about 9 hours)
From Osaka, take the Chuugoku Suita IC towards the Sayo Junction (JCT), then the Tottori Expressway. Continue on to the Tottori IC towards Tottori city and follow the signs towards the Tottori Sand Dunes. (about 2.5 hours)

 By Train
From Tokyo station take the Nozomi Shinkansen towards Hiroshima and get off at Himeji station (about 3 hours). Next, board the Super Hakuto Limited Express towards Kurayoshi and arrive at Tottori station (about 1.5 hours). From Tottori station, take a bus or taxi to the Sand Dunes (about 20 min).
From Shin-Osaka station, take the Super Hakuto Limited Express towards Kurayoshi and arrive at Tottori station (about 2.5 hours). From Tottori station, take a bus or taxi to the Sand Dunes (about 20 min).

 By Bus 
From Tokyo, take a highway bus (Nikkou, Hinomaru, or Keikyu) from the Tokyo area to Tottori (about 12 hours), then take a taxi to the Sand Dunes (about 20 min).
From Osaka, take a highway bus from the Osaka area to Tottori (about 2.5 hours), then take a taxi to the Sand Dunes (about 20 min).

 By Plane
From Tokyo, fly to Tottori Airport (about 75 min), then take a taxi to the Sand Dunes (about 20 min).

Parking
・Limited free parking

Our Recommendation
Unless you live in or nearby Tottori, we strongly recommend arriving the day before on October 19 (Sat). The event hotel (Hotel Monarque Tottori) is easily accessible from JR Tottori station and where all participants must collect his/her bib, course map, event t-shirt, etc. The hotel will also host a meet and greet dinner event (tickets must be purchased in advance). On Sunday, leaving the hotel by 6AM will give participants ample time to the starting line as it takes approximately 30 minutes by bicycle from the hotel to the event site.

For those driving to the event
The event site is about a 2 hour drive from the Osaka area and 9 hours from Tokyo.
Participants driving to the event may park at the Oasis Hiroba parking lot for free on a first come, first serve basis (space is limited to 300 vehicles). Mechanics will be available on-site for a nominal fee (¥1,000)

None, this is not a timed event

Road Rules
・Ride on the LEFT single file (not two or more abreast).
・Come to a complete stop at red lights.
・Cell phone usage is prohibited while on the road.
・You MUST follow all traffic rules.

Rider Courtesy
・Keep a respectable distance from other cyclists.
・When passing a cyclist, make sure to check your rear, verbally indicate your intention to pass, and receive acknowledgment from the cyclist(s) you intend to pass.
・When a cyclist passes you, take care to allow him or her to tuck into the space in front of you.
・Come to a complete stop when taking videos and pictures.
・It is strictly prohibited to take pictures or videos while riding, unless it is mounted on the bicycle or attached to your helmet.
・Earphones, headphones, and anything in the ears that may prevent you from adequately hearing your surroundings are prohibited.

Aid Stations
・Aid stations include bathrooms, water stations, and snacks.
・Support cars will pick up cyclists who do not or are unable to meet the designated cut off times.

General
・ No refunds, deferrals, or credits will be issued. This applies to incidents in which the event is cancelled for any reason including personal participant circumstances of the participant (including illness and injury) and incidents in which the event is cancelled due to unforeseen weather conditions or natural disasters.
・Depending on the event, transfers and certain modifications to your entry may be permitted. Generally, entries may be transferable and/or permit modifications until 3-5 days before the last day of registration. After this period, all transfers are considered illegal and modifications will not be accommodated.
・You will not sue the event organizers nor its affiliates (including Samurai Sports) for any injury or death caused during the event.
・ You consent to and will give all authorities and copyright to the event organizer and affiliates for the use of photography, motion pictures, articles, recordings or any other record of this event (including personal information such as name, age, gender, personal record, portrait, and etc.) for legitimate purposes and use in newspapers, TV, magazines, internet and any media publishing such as Facebook posts, Instagram posts, and pamphlets.

Participants determined to be violating the policies below may be disqualified without a refund:
・Any person found to be bib-swapping (illegal transfer of bib); the person will be held responsible in case of an accident arising from or provoked by the other person during the event.
・Any person found to be registering with inaccurate information, i.e. false declarations of the participants name, age, or gender.

Insurance
・ Those participating and coming from abroad must be enrolled in medical and/or travel insurance in case of accident, injury, and medical emergencies.
・ Before signing up, please carefully read all rules and regulations of the event. If the rules and regulations cannot be followed, participation may be denied by the event organizers. If anything is unclear, please do not hesitate to contact us – it is your responsibility to be prepared.

Privacy
・The organizer is aware of the importance of your personal information. The use of personal information conforms to the organizer’s privacy protection law.
・Your personal information is used to provide you valuable services, such as race information, results, service from race affiliates, result ranking, and etc.
・The organizer may release your personal information when your life or body is in a life-threatening situation.
・The race organizer and its affiliates may contact you regarding your registration information.

Athlete Guides
・In most cases, athlete guides in English will be sent via email approximately 7-21 days before the event. However, the delivery of athlete guides is entirely dependent on the timeliness of the event organizers. Samurai Sports takes approximately one to two days from receipt of the Japanese athlete guide to translate into English.

Additional Surcharges
・All fees above include service charge
・By request from Great Earth, if the entry fee is ¥9,999 or less, you will incur service charges amounting to a total of ¥2,000 (already incl. above).
・By request from Great Earth, if the entry fee is ¥10,000 or more, you will incur a service charge amounting to ¥2,000 + 10% of entry fee (already incl. above).
・If the total exceeds ¥9,999 due to add-on options, you will be charged an additional 10% of the total. Total will be reflected upon checkout when registering for the event.
Why the additional charges? They help us cover the cost of operating the registration platform, translation of athlete guides/event information, labor hours required to answer your event inquiries, etc. Depending on the event, the surcharges help to cover the cost of our physical presence at the event.

Tottori Sugoi Ride Executive Committee

English​
info@samuraisports.co.jp

Japanese
070-3622-0001

Official Website (Japanese)
http://great-earth.jp/tottori/tottori_gaiyou.php