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Name of Event Tour de Okinawa 2018 30th Anniversary
Date November 10th(Sat.)-11th(Sun.), 2018
Hosts NPO Tour de Okinawa Association
Okinawa Northern Region Wide-area Local Public Bodies
Organizer Tour de Okinawa Organizing Committee
Sponsorship GOOD CYCLE JAPAN(TBD), Cabinet office(TBD), Ministry of Economy,Trade and Industry(TBD), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and,Tourism(TBD), Japan Sports Agency(TBD), Japan Cycling Federation, Japan Cycling Association, the JKA Foundation,Other 31 organizations.
Special cooperation Okinawa Times Corporation, Ryukyu Broadcasting Corporation , NHK okinawa broadcast office
Supporting Organizations Northern area national highway office, Okinawa Northern area public works office, Kunugami district the administrative affairs association firefighting, headquarters, Nago city firefighting headquarters, Motobu town Nakigin town firefighting headquarters, Kin district firefighting public health association
Special tie-up Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Broadcasting Corporation, NHK Okinawa broadcasting,Hokubu Okinawa Medical Association
How to Apply for Race/Cycling
  1. Application at Tour de Okinawa Office: Fill out entry form completely and submit it at the office in person, and pay the entry fee. 
  2. Online applicationFor more info → How to apply

Notes

  • AFor applicants 18 y/o or younger, one of the parents/guardians need to sign to prove parental consent.
  • As for an application of an entrant 70 y/o or older, he/she must submit a health certificate along with an application form to the organizing committee.
  • Please note that entry fee will not be refunded after the application procedure is completed. Period of Application: August 1st(Wed.)- September 30th (Sun.), 2018 (An entrant limit is set for each category; application will be terminated before the deadline when the entrant limit is filled.)
Period of Application August 1st (Wed.)- September 30th(Sun.), 2018
(An entrant limit is set for each category; application will be terminated before the deadline when the entrant limit is filled.) cceptance or Rejection of Application Tour de Okinawa Organizing Committee soley and exclusively has the right to make the decision. Acceppted entrant will receive a vaucher exchangeble with body/frame numbers.
Awards Stipulation ◆The 1st finisher through the 6th finisher of each citizens' road race category will receive awards.
+The 1st finisher through the 3rd finisher of each citizens' road race category will be awarded on the stage at the ceremony, whereas 4th-6th finishers will be awarded at the awarding center set up in a tent(booth) separate from the stage.(Refere to the awards stipulation for Pro Tour, Elite Women, Ellite Junior, and other categories not mentioned above.)
+All finishers of every road race categories will receive a certificate of completion with the organizer's verification of the finishing time.
+All finishers of each cycling course (non-competitive) will receive a certificate of completion.
Notes Common to All Categories +As it is necessary for the organizing committee to inform all participants of critical locations, precautions,changes compliance rules, etc. at the opening ceremony, be sure to attend the ceremony. The committee may reject riders who failed to learn the necessary information for the safety of him/her self as well as for other riders.
+The application must be completed before the official deadline. No one can participate the race/cycling without being registered.
+Competitors must register to the receptionist on the designated date.(The day before starting time of each categories). The competitor would not be able to participate the event without registering.
+Vehicular traffic will be closed for automobiles after 6:00 AM on Nov. 11th(Sun.) Be sure to gather at the starting area at the designated time.
+Although first-aid treatment will be delivered to a participants in need, all the costs for further medical treatment will be charged to the participant. Every participants are responsible for having medical insurance for the race and be sure to carry the insurance card/note.
+When being involved in an accident during the race, he/she must notify the race organizer, or event insurance will not be applied.
+Disobeying race rules will result in disqualification, and the race organizer can not take any responsibility for any consequence that result.
+The organizer will take out insurance for bodily injury(hospital expenses and medical care: 1,500 yen/day for out-patient, 3,000 yen/day for in-patient, maximum of 5 million yen for permanent disablement or death). Each participant should take out insurance for bodily injury and material prejudice on his/her own.
+Application forms without signatures for waiver and a release of liability will not be accepted.(In case of application online, agreement is necessary to complete.)
+Automobiles that belong to participants or spectators must be parked at Nago Fishing Port during the race period(Nov. 10th(Sat.)- 11th(Sun.), 2018)
+As a general rule, riders of the road races of this event must keep to the left side. Use of a cell phone while riding is prohibited.

schedule
Nov.10th Schedule Nov.11th Schedule Nov.12th Schedule
Rule

Road Race

All participant's bicycles must follow the JCF (Japan Cycling Federation) rules and regulations. MTB, Flat handle bars, DH attachments for the triathlon are not allowed. Finally, front and rear wheel size must be the same.

Racing bicycle regulations

  • All bicycles must have working front and rear brakes, and additionally must be completely man powered.
  • The following handle bar types are not allowed. Delta, Bullhorn, DH, Clip on, Spinach, End bar, and Drop handle bar attachments.
  • All bicycles must have working front and rear brakes, and additionally must be completely man powered.
  • Handle bars must have a safe design ( no sharp edges) and must have handle bar grips.
  • The following handle bar types are not allowed. Delta, Bullhorn, DH, Clip on, Spinach, End bar, and Drop handle bar attachments.
  • Lights, Dynamos, mirrors, baskets, bike stands, fenders, rear rack/ carriers, locks, saddlebags, and disk wheels are not allowed.

Race Rules

Time limit You must reach each check point within the alloted time for your particular course.If you exceed the alloted time, you will be disqualified.
Eligibility Please refer to the official rules for more detailed information.
All participants responsibilities : emergency first aid is provided by the race organization, however, hospitalization and any required aftercare costs must be assumed by the participant.
Equipment you are allowed to carry is limited to a spare tube, a repair kit, glasses, and a watch, you are not allow to carry glass bottles, or any dangerous objects. Beverages are allowed however, alcohol and drugs (such as doping) are strictly prohibited.
Trouble In the event of any bicycle trouble, you must perform any repairs on your own, after which you may continue the race. You may also, lend or borrow an air pump, but not any bicycle parts.
Helmets All participants must wear JCF approved helmets. Violators of this rule will be disqualified from the race.
Number of attached All participants must follow the guidelines for wearing their number identifiers.
Suspension order of the competition If ordered to quit the race by a race official or a doctor, you must immediately comply.
Sabotage If you interfere with the other racers or obstruct the course in any way, you will be disqualified.

Cycling

All participants in the cycling events are allowed to use any bicycle that can be used on public roads, including MTB and small wheeled bicycles.

Cycling rules

  • This event is not a timed race. Follow all road rules and be respectful to other riders by not following to closely, cutting in front of other riders, and riding side by side. Try to keep single file while following the course.
  • You must wear helmets and gloves.
  • You are not allowed to have anyone accompany you in a car.
  • You must not pass the official lead car.
  • Do not pass the leading group of bicycle riders, They are race officials.
  • If you wish to quit for any reason, you must inform a race official.