Audax Japan Okayama

オダックス・ジャパン岡山

Event Name

RM420 AJ Okayama 1200 Spring brilliance 2024

Greetings

The white winter wind, the kiss of wild flowers, the rainbow-colored spring breeze,

1200 km of riding in the spring breeze and spring ight, with our thoughts on the seeds of small flowers.

Nameless Wild flowers that have passed through the winter blossom in the sunshine,

I think of your smile and write you a spring-colored love letter.

The dawn of spring. The sky and the earth are dressed in lavender, and a light red spring breeze softly dyes the veil of morning mist. The sky, the earth, and the sea are all a light crimson, just like a girl who has fallen in love for the first time, blushing pink.. The melody of the sea roar, love letters written in light on the white sandy beaches, and the Seto Inland Sea in the beautiful morning glow of the islands, the gentle and gentle 1,200-km journey begins.

The Seto Ohashi Bridge stretching to Shikoku, small port towns, terraced fields, overlapping island shadows, and the crimson-tinted sea, overflowing with white light, mark the gentle time. Olive groves, yacht harbors, Ushimado, known as the Aegean Sea of Japan, and from the sea to the river. We will head north to the special historic site of the former Kanya School where time gently stops, Yonogo Onsen, and the river dyed in the color of an akane-red sunset. Chikusa, the rows of cherry trees along Lake Ondashizu, the beautiful starry sky like an angel’s love, the late-blooming light red mountain cherry blossoms, the spring night when angels descend and softly write their thoughts on the tiny petals. From the Seto Inland Sea to the Sea of Japan, we connect our feelings.

The white hare of Inaba, a clear mint green robe over white skin, the Hakuto Coast with its legend of love, Togo, Misasa Onsen, and hot spring resorts from long ago are scattered all over the area. Hiruzen Kogen Plateau, play on the young leaf-colored plateau and take the Daisen Farm Road. National Park Daisen, with its white spring snow, young leaves and light purple mountain cherry blossoms as hair ornaments. Water mirrors in terraced rice paddies. Gentle wind and light flood the area. From the plateau to the Sea of Japan. A coastline forested with huge and oddly shaped rocks, white rough waves in the emerald green sea, and the gentleness of late-blooming cherry blossoms in the midst of the roughness. If the Seto Inland Sea is the gentle mother, the Japan Sea is the powerful father. Different in character, both nurture life .

Sakura Park, the national treasure Matsue Castle, Lake Shinji in the golden sunset, and the Sea of Japan. Izumo Taisha Shrine, and Okuizumo and Yuki.The second night is coming. From the Izumo Orochi Loop, the sky is full of stars. You can almost hear the myths of legends from the distant past. Then, we connect our gentle thoughts to the Seto Inland Sea.

Tojo, Taishakukyo Gorge, Lake Shinryu in the morning light, and the Seto Inland Sea. Takehara Machinami Preservation District, Tobishima Kaido, which connects small islands by bridges, the simple and gentle melody of spring breeze and waves, and gently hanging a necklace of light on the island shadows, we welcome our last night.

The fourth day, the last morning dawns. Tomonoura, the copper collored Bengara village secluded on top of a hill, Bichu Kokubunji Temple. We are ending our 1,200-km brevet accompanied throughout by the spring breeze, and encrouaged by the th the lovely wild flowers, gentle smiles, and lovely spring-colored scenery , all dedicate it to your heart. The only one of its kind , 1200km is awaiting you with a kind smile.

Thank you

AJ Okayama Representative Nobuko Sawada

Schedule

Start

Saturday, April 20, 2024

4:00 (30 people)

4:15 (25 people)

4:30 (25 people)

Finish

April 23 (Tue.), 2024

22:00

22:15

22:30

Route

Map of route


Course data

Total distance traveled: approx. 1,205km

Altitude gained: approx. 15,985m (RWGPS value)

Ride with GPS

RM420 AJ Okayama 1200 Spring brilliance 2024 All routes

Cue-sheet

Excel and PDF versions of the cue sheet will be available.

pdf icon excel icon*Right-clicking to save.

[log]

  • 2/21: Detoured on the closed section.
  • 12/26: Time of close is revised.
  • 12/19: Rleased

Number of participants

80 (first-come-first-served basis)

Domestic participants: 60 (20 people per each time slot)

International participants: 20 (10 people for 4:00 start slot, 5 people for 4:15 and 4:30 start slots)

Participation Fee

26,000 yen (tax included)

Includes one AJ Okayama reflective vest and other souvenirs.

Excludes the system usage fee of 5.3% for Sports Entry.

Participation qualifications

  1. have obtained “SR certification” or “RM1,200 km or more certification” in any year from 2021 to 2023.
  2. have liability insurance (100 million yen or more) applicable to this event. (AJ Regulations)
    The insurance coverage must include liability for the participant himself/herself regardless of the amount. (AJ Okayama Regulations)
    For details, please refer to the eligibility requirements (Japanese).

Application Period

Opening of registration: December 26, 22:00, 2023 (Japan time)

Deadline of registration: February 1, 00:00 2024 (Japan time)

Application

Applications will be accepted at the following Sports Entry website.

https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/94322

To apply through Sports Entry, you need to open an account and register with the Sports Entry System.

Pre-registration to the Sports Entry System can be made at the following page.

https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/register/en/93087

[Reception Method, Waiting List]

We will accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis until the capacity is reached.

When we have reached capacity, you will be put on the waiting list and we will reach out to you if there is an opening available. (on a first come first serve basis.)

Cancellation will be accepted until 0:00 on March 1st.

[Cancellation policy]

1. The yen/dollar/euro foreign currency rate at the time of the refund will be applied.

2. The bank transfer fees will be borne by the rider, and deducted from the refund.

Refund timelime

*Date of opening of registration to February 1, 2024 (while the Sports Entry form is open) :

100% of entry fee will be refunded. (bank transfer fee will be deducted).

*February 1, 2024, 00:00 to March 1, 2024, 00:00 :

80% refund (bank transfer fee will be deducted from the refund).

*No refund of entry fee after midnight February 29, 2024.

Your application will be treated as DNS.

We will send you the reflective vest and other commemorative items to the address you have registered.

If you cancel within the refundable period, we will refund the fee to the bank account you specify.

Please provide the name of the financial institution, branch name, account type (ordinary or current), account number, and account name through the inquiry form below.

Inquiry form

Entry List / Results


Start / Goal

Start point

Yurubi no Ya

370-1 Maegata Hayashima-cho, Tsukubo-gun, Okayama

Goal

Seven-Eleven Hayashima Bypass Store (Receipt check)

3458-1 Hayashima, Hayashima-cho, Tsukubo-gun, Okayama

Goal Reception

Igusa lodge. The lodge has been booked.

1257 Hayashima, Hayashima-cho, Tsukubo-gun, Okayama


Registration and bike inspection

Please bring the completed waiver form and insurance policy information (copy) with you to the registration desk, and have your bicycle inspected.

Waiver

*Please right-click and save the word document.

Bike inspection

Bike and required equipments

If you fail to submit the waiver, insurance policy information form, and fail the bicycle inspection, you will not be allowed to participate.

In this case, the entry fee is non-refundable.

Schedule

Date and time: Friday, April 19, 13:00 – 17:00 / 20:00 – 22:00, April 20 (Sat) Bike Inspection 3:30 – 3:45

Place: To be announced at a later date (in Hayashima Town)

Briefing

Date: April 19 (Fri.) 18:00 – 20:00

Place: Yurubi no ya 2F conference room

Various services

[Overnight control]

Yuki (PC4: approx. 693km)

Yuki Area Meeting Place for the Elderly

This is a small community meeting place. If it is full, only meals will be provided, so please make reservations at a nearby inn. Please be quiet at night and early in the morning.

Sekizen Furusato Koryukan (Checkpoint 6: approx. 907 km)

In principle, you can only rest for 3 hours (please consult with us if you are not feeling well).

[Drop bag]

Drop bags will be available at Yuki (PC4: approx. 693 km point) Yuki Area Senior Citizen’s Meeting Place.

Drop bag for overseas participants:

Drop-backs will be accepted on April 19 (Fri.) from 13:00 to 17:00.

Please bring the drop-backs in a bag of the size specified by AJ Okayama at the time of registration and vehicle inspection.

Location of registration and inspection will be announced at a later date (in Hayashima Town).

Size of the bag designated by AJ Okayama: A3 size (10 cm long, 30 cm wide, 48 cm high)

Please do not put money, valuables, living creatures, fragile items, or dangerous items in the bag.

Package arrival: Sunday, April 21, after 4:00 p.m. at Yuki (PC4: approx. 693 km point) Yuki Area Senior Citizen’s Meeting Place.

Package return: Monday, April 23, after 4:00 p.m. at Goal Reception Igusa lodge.

The organizers will drop off luggage, but will not be responsible for the contents of the luggage. Please do not put valuables in your baggage. Please pack your baggage responsibly. The size of the bag designated by AJ Okayama is A3, 10 cm long, 30 cm wide, and 48 cm high.

Luggage Deposit

No luggage will be kept by the organizers at the start of the race. Please take care of your own luggage, including the following options.

*Information on coin lockers at Kurashiki, Okayama, and Nakasho stations.

JR West Chugoku Mentec Co.

The basic storage period is 3 days. If you call the management company (JR West Chugoku Mentech, Okayama Office, 086-231-4499) and give them your locker number, they will be able to store your items for more than 3 days. Of course, you will need to pay for the additional days.

Available by phone from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 365 days a year.

Commemorative items

Commemorative reflective vest with back pocket.

With the cooperation of Sunbolt Corporation, we will produce a commemorative reflective vest with back pocket as a souvenir.

A prototype is currently in production, but the design image will be as follows.

RM420ReflectiveVest

Size Lineup

XXS / XS / S / M / L / XL / 2XL / 3XL

Please refer to the “S-RIDE Wind Vest” size chart for details.

http://sunvolt.co.jp/item/s-ride_wv.html#size

The commemorative reflective vests are currently being newly produced, but please refer to the size chart below for the impressions of existing products that were tried on.

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If you wish to purchase additional vests, you can do so through Sports Entry at the time of pplication.

Price: 8,800 yen (tax included)

Access Information

Public Transportation

Okayama Airport

Kansai International Airport

●Hayashima Station (JR west)

Parking

Parking at Yurubi no ya is strictly prohibited for participants.

Please use the nearby parking lots (paid parking).

●Parking lots in front of Hayashima Station(Hayashima Town parking lot No. 1Hayashima Town parking lot No. 2

Use of Hayashima Ekimae Parking Lot (Japanese site)

Please note that you cannot enter the parking lot in front of Hayashima Station between 0:15 and 5:15. There are no restrictions on time of exit.

For inquiries

Inquiry form: https://audax-okayama.com/rm1200/cf1200/

Notice

  • Cue-sheet is updated. (Feb 21, 2024)
  • Entry List is released. (Feb 6, 2024)
  • facebook is linked for communication. (Dec 28, 2023)
  • Cue-sheet is updated. (Dec 26, 2023)
  • Cue-sheet is released. (Dec 19, 2023)
  • Cancellation policy is updated. (Dec 19, 2023)
  • Application website has been released. Application period is on a first-come, first-served basis from 10:00 p.m. on December 26, 2023 to 0:00 on February 1, 2024 Japan time. (Dec 19, 2023)
  • Cancellation Policy is updated. (Dec 11, 2023)
  • Participation qualifications is updated. (Dec 11, 2023)
  • Information about 2024BRM420 is now available. (Dec 4, 2023)