Japan GreenRace GoneRunning Retreat

Yonago, Japan, 5-9 Oct, 2019

• 5 or 4 Day Retreat
• Limited to 30 Runners

Retreat Overview & Itinerary

New to the Gone Running and The Green Race running retreat line-up, this 5 or 4 – day trip over the Chung Yeung holiday (October 07) takes hikers and runners to Yonago, Mt. Daisen, Izumo and Nanbu in San’in areas. Only a 4 hour flight from Hong Kong, you’ll find terrain ranging from sea level to 1,700m at Mt Daisen. This is an ideal trail-running retreat destination that is rich in heritage sites and cultural areas. In fact, it’s known as “Country of the Gods” of Japan in October!

Limited to 30 runners who are able to maintain a pace of at least 15mins/km over 6 hours of moving time to ensure appropriate fitness and group cohesion for this exciting new retreat. Many runners have been asking when we can offer a Japan mountain retreat — Now’s the time!

  • Daily distance range: 20km – 40km per day (depending on your ability)
  • Total distance range: 60km – 100km  [plus 20-40km optional morning/evening runs]
  • Total elevation range: 5,000km – 6,000km
  • Running guides will lead slow, mid and fast-paced groups for runners of different levels.
  • 60-100km of beautiful mountain trail running around San’in area (Izumo, Yonago, Nanbu, Daisen)
  • Running guides for different levels of runners
  • Japanese traditional shared accommodation in Kaike, Daisen and Nanbu
  • All transfers (airport, train journey, in-city and city return)
  • Three meals per day as specified in the itinerary
  • Daily running nutrition included (At One and Runivore energy bars and Tailwind endurance fuel) from Gone Running
  • One pair of T8 Commandos Running Underwear
  • Bilingual team for organisation, safety and on-trail support
  • Lucho Dillitos 100% Natural Guava energy block (one per runner per day).
  • GreenRace Bamboo Cutlery Set
  • 20% discount on selected items in-store at Gone Running 
  • Discounts and Special Offers from our GreenRace Partners

ITINERARY

(5 & 4-Day Retreat Options)

Day 1 Kaike Onsen Resort Area

  • Flight to Yonago, Tottori
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel
  • Check-in at the International Kaike Hotel
  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Evening Run (5-10km)
  • Dinner: TBC

Day 2 Daisen Area: Start Sanrakuso

  • Morning easy coastal run (optional)
  • Breakfast at hotel in Kaike
  • Bus transfer to Daisen (30mins)
  • Check-in at Shukubo temple (accommodation) in Daisen
  • Fast Pack Runners’ lunch
  • Run up Daisen – 20-35km with 2,000m D+ (option to add 800m D+ / 6km for faster runners)
  • Slow & Mid Pack Runners’ Lunch
  • Shower & Onsen at Daisen (Hot Spring)
  • Dinner: Local Shojin Ryori (Vegetarian Cuisine) at Shukubo temple

Day 3 Izumo: Start Inasa beach

  • Morning Zazen meditation & easy run (optional)
  • Breakfast at Shukubo temple (accommodation) in Daisen
  • Bus & Train transfer to Izumo
  • Run up Izumo – 20-35km with 1,500m D+ (or more for the faster runners)
  • Mid-run local village snacks & lunch
  • Shower & Onsen
  • Dinner: Classic Japanese Izakaya Food in Izumo

* Transfer to Nanbu for 4-day runners

Day 4 Daisen area: Start Sanrakuso

  • Morning Zazen meditation & easy run (optional)
  • Breakfast at Shukubo temple (accommodation) in Daisen
    Check-out
  • Run up Daisen – 20-30km with 1,500-2,500m D+
  • Mid-run local village snacks & lunch at camping site
  • Shower & Onsen
  • Bus transfer to Nanbu
  • Dinner: Local, traditional Japanese meal with locals in Nanbu

* 4-day retreat runners go to Nanbu on Monday evening allowing for Nanbu Cultural homestay experience & morning town exploration run on Tema trail. Transfer to airport on Tuesday.

Day 5 Nanbu/Yonago/Matsue

  • Morning activity options:
    • Nanbu morning run
    • Japanese rice paddy harvest experience
    • Matsue City & traditional castle exploring
    • Free time for shopping or city exploring
  • Group lunch
  • Airport transfer

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