2nd Mt.Akagi Hill Climb 2012

bird

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Nov 30, 2010
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Last year I took part in this race, which was eventually my first-ever bike race event in my life.
It was also the first edition of this race itself, and considering there were 2,000+ participants,
I think the whole event was nicely organized.
I'm intending to take the race this year again.

[Date] Sep 30th, 2012
[Official web site] http://www.akg-hc.jp/

- The course is relatively long (20km) with 1,300m elevation gain.
- Online registration begins on 5/26(Sat) 10AM via RUNNET.

Unlike last year, online registration this year is 'first-come, first-served' basis, and I'm guessing
the spots will fill up very quickly.

Eugen
 

bird

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Nov 30, 2010
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Seems like the 2,600 online tickets sold out in one day.

There's still a chance for 400 spots if you're lucky; application starts from June 9th using good ol' snail mail, ends on June 15th.


This race is distinctive in two ways;
- Heat. The first half of the course can be extremely hot. End of September is still summer, and Maebashi is a city that usually marks one of the highest temperature records within Kanto area in the summer season.
- The first 5km of the course runs through populated area, so there will be lots and lots of spectators cheering along the road. Feels fantastic.