Tateyama Open Water Swim

TBA

July 2020

Tateyama, Chiba

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

  • Race shirt

  • Swim cap

  • Post-race shower ticket

  • Finisher certificate

  • Timed race results

    View official results online

about the race

What better way than to start your summer strong at the annual Tateyama Open Water Swim Festival?

Held on the 3rd Monday of July each year, Japan celebrates one of many public holidays, Marine Day, which marks the first “official” day beaches open for the summer. The Tateyama Open Water Swim Festival welcomes all levels of swimmers with distances between 1KM and 5KM! Fancy yourself a mermaid or merman? Participants may register for more than one event (however, you may not combine the 5KM, 1KM, and 1KM Pair Swim as they start at the same time).

Showers and changing facilities are available for free for race participants.

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

(May 1, 2019 - May 26, 2019)

2019 Race Details

2020 schedule TBA

July 14, 2019 (Sunday)
at Ando Education Hall (2nd floor)
1530-1630…Race briefing (optional)

July 15, 2019 (Monday)
at Hojo Beach
0700-0830…Race packet collection (5KM, 1KM, 1KM Pair)
0845…Opening ceremony
0900-1030…Race packet collection (3KM)
0915…5KM start
0917…1KM, 1KM Pair start
0957…1KM, 1KM Pair COT (40 min)
1100-1200…Race packet collection (4x500m relay)
1145…5KM COT (2 hour 30 min)
1150…3KM start
1320…3KM COT (1 hour 30 min)
1330…4x500m relay start
1430…4x500m relay COT (1 hour)

IMPORTANT: Depending on weather conditions, start times may be moved forward by up to 30 minutes. Please arrive to the race venue with plenty of time to spare.

5KM
General: ¥10,000 (price incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
High school and under: ¥5,000 (price incl. Samurai Sports service charge)

3KM
General: ¥9,000 (price incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
High school and under: ¥5,000 (price incl. Samurai Sports service charge)

1KM
General: ¥7,000 (price incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
High school and under: ¥5,000 (price incl. Samurai Sports service charge)

1KM Pair
General: ¥13,200 (price incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
1 adult and 1 under 18: ¥11,000 (price incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
High school and under pair: ¥9,000

4x500m Relay
General: ¥11,000 (price incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
High school team: ¥7,000 (price 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. 

・Age: Must be in elementary school 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. 

Age Groups
・Elementary School A: 1st and 2nd grade
・Elementary School B: 3rd and 4th grade
・Elementary School C: 5th and 6th grade
・Middle School
・High School
・Under 24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-79, 80+

Relay Divisions (total age of 4 swimmers)
・High School and under
・Under 119, 120+, 160+, 200+, 240+, 280+ (Combined age)

Cut-off Time
5KM…2 hours, 30 minutes
3KM…1 hour, 30 minutes
1KM…40 minutes
4x1KM relay…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

・1KM = 1 loop
・3KM = 3 loops
・5KM = 3 loops (buoys will be reset)
・4x 500m = TBA

Stingers: Athletes may encounter the stray jellyfish – the threat of stingers is minimal but not completely eliminated. 
Swim start: Mass start. Beginners and those seeking a less intense pace should start in the back of the pack.
Aid stations: Water will be available from volunteers in rafts on the water. 

Hojo Beach (start/finish)
2307 Hojo, Tateyama, Chiba 294-0045
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Awa Kyouiku Kaikan – 安房教育会館 (race briefing – optional)
2609-20 Hojo, Tateyama, Chiba 294-0045
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 By Train 
On Sat/Sun/Holidays, take the Shinjuku Sazanami (limited express train) to Tateyama Station.
From Soga Station take the JR Uchibo Line to Tateyama Station.

By Highway Bus
From Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit, take the Boso Nanohana Bus (Shuto Expressway / Aqualine) to Tateyama Station.
From Shinjuku Station, take the Shinjuku Nanohana Bus (Shuto Expressway / Aqualine) to Tateyama Station.
From Chiba Station, take the Nanso Satomi Bus to Tateyama Station.

By Car
From Tokyo, about 1 hour 40 minutes
From Yokota AB, about 2 hours 15 minutes
From Yokosuka, about 1 hour 45 minutes

Parking
・Limited free and paid parking; first come, first served

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

Individual Awards
Top 3 male/female in each swim category

Age Groups
・Elementary School A: 1st and 2nd grade
・Elementary School B: 3rd and 4th grade
・Elementary School C: 5th and 6th grade
・Middle School
・High School
・Under 24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-79, 80+

2019 results (all distances)…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.

Result Disputes
If you have any objections regarding the competition’s disqualifications or race conditions, you can fill out a dispute claim (at the registration desk) and pay a ¥5,000 fee within 30 minutes after the race. The race director will make a decision after investigating the claim. It is the team’s responsibility to submit the claim. Your money will be returned if the claim is approved; however, your money will not be returned if your claim is denied. Inquire at the registration desk for any other questions.

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.

Health Management
・ You are responsible for your own health.
・ Each participant must complete a health check form confirming the following guidelines (a-f).
a. You do not have any abnormalities in your most recent health examinations.
b. You have practiced more than once a week on a regular basis more than a month before the race.
c. You understand that you are responsible for managing any accidents that happen at the race.
d. You understand that there will be emergency treatment available from the race medical volunteers.
e. If you feel unwell during the race, you must visit the first aid team even if you do not finish the race.
f. You have completed the health check form during race packet collection to the best of your knowledge and will submit it to the medical desk.

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.

Privacy Policy
In order to process the paperwork and contact each participant in a timely manner, we ask that you submit your personal information. We will manage the information appropriately and carefully so that there will be no information loss or leakage. Your information is trusted with companies concerning programming, record management, and the postal service. It will not be used outside of this race. Furthermore, this year’s results will be posted on the website.

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 ¥10,001 or more, 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.

Other Remarks
・All participants will be required to complete and submit a simple health check form and participation confirmation form on race day.
・All participants will also receive a coupon to use Hojo Beach rest area facilities for free. Showers and a changing area will be available.
・In the result of cancellation, the event will mail race swim caps, but the entry fees will not be refunded. No exceptions.

Chiba Swimming Federation

English​
info@samuraisports.co.jp

Japanese
070-569-8940
toiawasechibamasters@gmail.com

Official Website (Japanese)
http://www.chiba-swim.or.jp/?p=3488