Susaki Open Water Swim

TBA

October 2020

Susaki, Kochi

Athlete Entitlements

Samurai Sports Advantage

  • Easy registration

    Register in English without creating an account

  • Translated English athlete guide

    The information you need to complete your race safely

  • English email support

    Ask questions - and get answers!

  • Modify & transfer your entry

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

  • Race day packet collection

    Pick up your race packet on race day

  • Post race follow-up

    Receive links to results, photos

Race Standard

  • Age Group awards

  • Event insurance

  • Welcome reception (free; optional)

  • Bag deposit

  • Shuttle bus (free)

  • Race swim cap

  • Finisher certificate

  • Timed race results

    View official results online

about the race

Welcome to Susaki City! Escape the busy city life and join us for an unique experience to swim in one of the calmest bays in Japan!

Due to its landlocked harbor, the waters are not affected by waves, which makes it a perfect venue to achieve a PR! You won’t regret being surrounded by nature and the breathtaking mountain views. After the race, go back in time and visit old traditional soy sauce and rice shops. Don’t forget about the fresh bonito fish, nabeyaki ramen, and hot springs!

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

(June 5, 2019 - September 20, 2019)

2019 Race Details

2020 schedule TBA

October 19, 2019 (Sunday)
1400-1500…swim recce at Sea Park Oshima
1800…welcome reception at civic hall

October 20, 2019 (Monday)
0730-0830…1KM race packet collection at canoe landing
0730-1010…3KM, 5KM race packet collection at canoe landing
0745…Shuttle service from canoe landing to Sea Park Oshima begins
0900…opening ceremony at Sea Park Oshima
0900…Shuttle service from Sea Park Oshima to canoe landing begins
~0930…Swim recce
0940…1KM gathers by start
1000…1KM start
1040…3KM, 5kM gathers by start
1102…3KM start
1230…200m start
1400…awards, closing ceremony at canoe landing

5KM
General: ¥8,000 (incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
17 and under: ¥4,000 (incl. Samurai Sports service charge)

3KM
General: ¥6,000 (incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
17 and under: ¥3,000 (incl. Samurai Sports service charge)

1KM
General: ¥4,000 (incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
17 and under: ¥2,000 (incl. Samurai Sports service charge)

200m (Group Swim)
Free

1KM & 5KM Bundle
General: ¥9,000 (incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
17 and under: ¥4,000 (incl. Samurai Sports service charge)

1KM & 3KM Bundle
General: ¥7,000 (incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
17 and under: ¥3,000 (incl. Samurai Sports service charge)

Additional Surcharges
・If total cost is ¥10,000 or less, you will incur a flat fee service charge of ¥1,000.
・If total cost is more than ¥10,001, you will incur a service charge amounting to 10% of total cost.
Why does Samurai Sports implement a service charge? 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.

Terms of Eligibility
・Age
3KM & 5KM: must be 14 or older
1KM: must be 10 or older
・Health: Must be in good health and adhere to all rules.
・Wetsuits: Not required. There is no separate wave for wetsuits – wearing one will give you a buoyancy advantage as you will still be eligible for awards. 

Cut-Off Time
・5KM: 2 hours 30 minutes
・3KM: 1 hour 30 minutes
・1KM: 1 hour

Important
・Demonstrate good manners. All participants must be respectful of the natural course environment and do his/her best to preserve it. Be mindful of other runners on course.
・Be a responsible athlete. Please make sure you have the physical ability to complete the course.

Required
・swimsuit 
・proof of health insurance 

Recommended
・wetsuit
・goggles
・nutrition/hydration (as necessary)
・Garmin or similar fitness tracker device
・towel
・sunscreen
・body glide / Vaseline
・plastic bag(s)
・mobile phone/smartphone (not while swimming)

All distances…view general course map here

・Swim course direction is CLOCKWISE.
Stingers: Athletes are unlikely to encounter jellyfish and/or marine stingers.
Swim start: Mass start. Beginners and those seeking a less intense pace should start in the back of the pack.
Aid stations: Drinking water for 3KM and 5KM swimmers will be available at the pier within distance from the water. 
・3KM and 5KM swimmers must swim under the lap gate each lap except on the final lap. You are not required to tap or touch the lap gate as you pass under it.

Sea Park Oshima (start/finish)
Nishibun, Uranouchi, Susaki, Kochi 785-0162
Google Maps

Susaki Sports Center Canoe Landing (race packet collection)
Higashibun 2269-4, Uranouchi, Susaki, Kochi 785-0162
Google Maps

By Train (to JR Susaki station)
From Tokyo station, about 7 to 8 hours
From Osaka station, about 5 to 6 hours
From Nagoya station, about 5.5 to 6 hours
From Hiroshima station, about 4 to 5 hours
From Kochi station, 40 minutes (express) to 80 minutes (local)

By Plane (to Kochi Ryoma Airport)
From Itami Airport (Osaka), about 40 min
From Haneda Airport (Tokyo), about 75 min
From Nagoya Airport, about 60 min

By Car
From Kochi Ryoma Airport, about 1 hour
From Kochi station, about 45 minutes

​By Shuttle Bus (free)
Shuttle Timetable
Saturday, October 19 to free swim recce
1250 JR Susaki station
1255 Susaki post office
1300 Susaki city hall
1310 Susaki Prince Hotel
1325 Sea Park Oshima
1520 Sea Park Oshima
1535 Susaki Prince Hotel
1545 Susaki city hall
1550 Susaki post office
1555 JR Susaki station

Saturday October 19 to free welcome reception
1730 Susaki Prince Hotel 
1745 civic hall (welcome reception venue)
2015 civic hall
2030 Susaki Prince Hotel

Sunday, October 20
Shuttle Service 1 – best for 1KM
0630 JR Kochi station (north exit bus terminal)
0725 JR Susaki station
0730 Susaki post office
0735 Susaki city hall
0745 Susaki Prince Hotel
0800 canoe landing

Shuttle Service 2 – best for 3KM, 5KM, spectators
0910 JR Susaki station
0915 Susaki post office
0920 Susaki city hall
0930 Susaki Prince Hotel
0945 canoe landing

Parking
・Limited paid parking around canoe landing; first come, first served
・No parking at Sea Park Oshima

As with all events, please plan ahead and arrive early due to traffic congestion, weather conditions, and road closures.

Individual Awards
Top 8 overall male/female
Age group champion male/female
Age Groups: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+-69

2019 5KM Men’s Results…click here
2019 5KM Women’s Results…click here

2019 3KM Men’s Results…click here
2019 3KM Women’s Results…click here

2019 1KM Men’s Results…click here
2019 1KM Women’s Results…click here

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.
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.

・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.

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
・If total cost is ¥10,000 or less, you will incur a flat fee service charge of ¥1,000.
・If total cost is more than ¥10,001, you will incur a service charge amounting to 10% of total cost.
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.

Kochi Swimming Federation

English​
info@samuraisports.co.jp

Japanese
088-832-3392

Official Website (Japanese)
http://susaki-ows.com/

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