- What are the entry qualifications?
- How to enter the race as escort skiers?
- Is it possible to change the event after entry?
- Do you accept a substitute skier if I cannot participate in the race?
- Is it possible to get a refund if I cancel the race on that day?
- Can I enter the race on the day of the race?
- Schedule after entry
2 Regarding the race
- How is our bib number decided?
- Where is the starting point?
- What is the way of starting?
- What are the features of the course?
- Do you have distance markers along the course?
- Where are the refreshment points? What do they provide to skiers?
- Do you have a time limit?
- How do you measure results?
- When do finishers get their results?
- When is a record certificate issued?
4 Transport access
- Is there a parking lot in the venue?
- How long does it take to get to the venue? How much is the transportation fare?
- Where are the toilets?
- Do you have a changing room?
- Do you have a shower room?
- Where is a luggage check?
- What is “Coat Check”?
- Where is a ski rental service section for beginner skiers?
- What is the commemorative gift?
- Do you have a ski waxing service?
- Where is the Lost and found office? Where do you keep a broken pole?
- Do you hold a fun lottery?
- Do you have a photo service?
*People who are 15 years and under are required to have a guardian’s approval.
Age 19 and above on the day of the race
Age 16 and above on the day of the race
No age limit(Kids who are 6 years and under should be accompanied by their guardian.)
【Kids Challenge 100m】
Age 12 and under
Escort skiers can only enter the race together with disabled skiers. Since escort skiers are exempted from paying the entry fee, Let us know beforehand. The secretariat cannot provide escort skiers to participants.
No. We don’t accept any changes of the event after entry.
No. We don’t accept substitute skiers. If we find a substitute skier who is participating as a substitute, he or she will be disqualified.
No. We don’t give refunds if the cancelation is due to one’s private matter. However we will give a commemorative prize to all people who have entered. Come to the general reception to get it.
No. We don’t accept any entries on the day of the race.
|Friday,February.1st.2019||10:00～12:00 Trial Run（The whole course is open.）|
|Saturday, February.2nd.2019||10:00～15:00 Trial Run（The whole course is open.）
12:00～17:00 Bib Pick-up
|Sunday, February.3rd.2019||The day of the race
7:30～8:20 Bib Pick-up
2 Regarding the race
50,25km＝The secretariat decides according to your previous result and projected finish time.
11,5,3km＝It’s in order of application.
The starting point for the 50km,25km,11km,5km, and 3km events is in the grounds of the Hokkaido Agricultural Research Center.
The distance from Sapporo Dome to the starting point is 1.2km. You are kindly requested to move to your position to be in time for the start.
We have two separate starting times called “waves” to relieve the crush on the course right after starting.
You are assigned to one of the starting zones(A-F).
There are no specific starting zones. However, the course might be crowded right after starting. Be careful not to push other skiers, cut into the track in front of other skiers, forcefully overtake other skies.
*Details are in “For All participants”. Please refer to “About line up at the starting point” item.
It’s a loop course including Shirahatayama Open Stadium ( formerly Nishioka Olympic Memorial Stadium).
More details are here (click) .
Yes. We set up distance markers every 1 km.
There are 9 refreshment points along the 50km course, 2 refreshment points along the 25km course.
They provide oranges, bananas and cream puffs.
Details are in the pamphlet.
*The time limit for passing the 31.5km point is 4 hours 30 minutes (within 270 minutes)in the 50km event.
An electric chip “J-CHIP” is used for all record keeping. The J-CHIP is in the package of your bib.
Make sure to read the explanation about it and wear it during the race.
*Kids Challenge 100m is excepted.
In the venue we issue a flash report and post the top 30 in each event.
On the day of the race we post all finishers’ results on our official website.
Your record certificate is issued on the day of the race.
After finishing the race, proceed to the certificate issuance counter.
4 Transport access
If you’d like to use your car or a rental car, you need to purchase a parking ticket in advance.
Without the parking ticket, you are not allowed to enter or park in the venue.
If you use a taxi cab, you are allowed to enter the venue.
The nearest station is Fukuzumi Station on the Toho Line.
Sapporo Station to Fukuzumi Station（the last stop;13minutes
Exit3 to Sapporo Dome; 10minutes on foot
Transportation fare：Adult（12 years and above）250 yen, Kids（6 years to 11 years）130 yen
【Airport Shuttle Bus】
An airport shuttle bus running between Shin Chitose Airport and Sapporo stops at the “Sapporo Dome” stop, “Fukuzumi 3 jyo 3 chome” stop and “Fukuzumi 3 jyo 2 chome” stop near Sapporo Dome.
Transportation fare：Adult（12years and above）1,030 yen、Kids（6 years to 11 years）520 yen
It takes about 45 minutes.
A city buses running from downtown Sapporo, Kitahiroshima and Chitose stop near Sapporo Dome.
You can use IC cards such as SAPICA, Kitaca and Suica.
Toilets are available in Sapporo Dome. You can use an outdoor toilet in the parking lot.
On the day of the race, we will set up a portable toilet.
There are both Men’s Changing Room and Women’s Changing Room in Sapporo Dome along the South-North Passage.
A shower room is in the 2nd basement. * The shower room is available only on the day of the race.
A Fee-Based Luggage Check（\200/bag）is set up near the South Gate.
*Valuable items are not accepted.
*Right before the race, the luggage check is crowded. Please use this service well in advance.
At the starting point, we can keep only your clothes. (free of charge) at “the Coat Check” beside the starting point. After finishing the race, your clothes are returned to you at the “Coat Collection” in Sapporo Dome (near the South Gate). Please tear off your bib-number sheet and make your bib-number card. Put your clothes and your bib-number card in a designated plastic bag so it’s clearly visible.
We set up the rental ski service section for skiers participating in skiing at walking pace events.
*50,25km events are excepted.
*Advance reservation is needed.
50km/25km- Bath towel, 11km,5km,3km- Sports towel
We plan to provide Pocari Sweat(500ml) and Shiroi Koibito cookies.
Yes. We set up a ski waxing area at the venue on the day before the race and the day of the race.
*Saturday, Feb.2nd. Registration time is 12:00-16:00 Available for the first 70 pairs of skis
*Location: “Sapporo Skid” booth near the South Gate
|High fluorine wax||undecided|
|High fluorine wax +100% fluorine powder||undecided|
|High fluorine wax + 100 % fluorine powder+ 100% fluorine liquid||undecided|
*We announce the price right after it is decided.
*Sunday, Feb.3rd Registration time is 7:30-8:30
location: “Hokkaido Cross- country Skiing Association” booth, “Sapporo Skid” booth near the South Gate
location: At “a Free Waxing section” in front of the South Gate1 Self -Service
They are kept at the organizer’s headquarters on the day of the race. It may take some time until you get back your lost or broken items.
*If we use a delivery service, the charge is paid on delivery.
Yes. On the day of the race, we announce the winning number at 10:00. (The winning number corresponds to your bib number.)
*Winning numbers are only valid on the day of the race.
You can receive your prize in front of the reception desk at the South Concourse in Sapporo Dome.
Gifts are displayed in men’s and women’s changing rooms and near the reception.
Yes. We have a professional photographer who has our permission to take photos and post them on his website.
This website links to our website. Skiers can purchase photos through the Internet.
(If you don’t want your photos to be posted on the website, please let the secretariat know beforehand.)
*Details are on the website.