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Half Ekiden in Villeneuve-Loubet, a first in the department!

The ekiden is an original race from Japan that could be translated as a marathon relay.

This event consists of a succession of road relays in teams of 6 relays. The sum of the various distances to be covered by all the candidates of a team must be equal to that of the marathon, that is 42.195 km. The six runners must successively cover the following distances: 5 km, 10 km, 5 km and to finish 7,195 km. They transmit a lighter witness than the relay 4 100 m, so as not to hinder the rider. The traditional witness is a fabric sling called tasuki.

IN VILLENEUVE-LOUBET, THIS IS NOT AN EDIKEN but a semi-ekiden that is scheduled for Thursday, June 9 at 8 pm. A new race not to be missed, with a distance of 21.1km per team of 3 relay riders who run successively 5 km, 10 km and 6.1km along a 100% seaside course in a very friendly atmosphere!

Thanks to short distances, come to run with family, friends, laid off, or colleagues!

In practice:

- Withdrawal of the Bibs from 4pm to 8pm

- 300 teams expected

- Conviviality, solidarity and surpassing oneself at the rendezvous!

Registration and Information here!

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