By far one of the most bizarre races you’ll ever participate in, the Kakogawa Socks 5 or the KS5 is bound to make for a memorable weekend activity. Gather up your friends, family, or colleagues to make a 5-person team and hustle together for 30 meters – twice (more if you make the finals!).

The Kakogawa Socks 5 Centipede Race is part crafts project and part athletic pursuit. From handcrafting the team band out of discarded sock fabric to aligning your footsteps just right to move forward, it’s a team activity that everyone can enjoy.

Even better, KS5 takes place at a well-known temple and national treasure in the heart of Kakogawa City. Qualifiers will be held in an open area at Kakurjin-ji Park while the Totasan Kakurin-ji Temple will host the final battle for the championship.

Entry Fees Before Apr 30, 2019
5-Person Team ¥10,000

GENERAL
・All participants should carefully read the rules of the race described in “About the Race” (above)
・There will be a place to keep your belongings. Do not bring valuables or leave valuables in the open.
・First aid will be available
・All participants must follow the rules of the event staff and volunteers
・Demonstrate good manners and be respectful of everyone, including other competitors, event staff, volunteers, and spectators
・Many of us are guests in Japan, please be cognizant of your behavior, manners, and speech
・No refunds or credits will be issued. This applies to incidents in which the event is cancelled for any reason including personal participant circumstances of the participant (including illness and injury) and incidents in which the event is cancelled due to unforeseen weather conditions or natural disasters.
・Event entries are non-transferable. Any person doing so will be held responsible in case of an accident arising from or provoked by the other person during the event. Participants determined to violate this policy will be disqualified without a refund. The event organizers will reserve the right to exclude both parties from future events.
・You will not sue the event organizers nor its affiliates (including Samurai Sports) for any injury or death caused during the event.
・ You consent to and will give all authorities and copyright to the event organizer and affiliates for the use of photography, motion pictures, articles, recordings or any other record of this event (including personal information such as name, age, gender, personal record, portrait, and etc.) for legitimate purposes and use in newspapers, TV, magazines, internet and any media publishing such as Facebook posts, Instagram posts, and pamphlets.

INSURANCE
・Those participating and coming from abroad should be enrolled in medical and/or travel insurance in case of accident, injury, and medical emergencies
・Participants should bring their health insurance card (copies are acceptable)
・Before signing up, please carefully read all rules and regulations of the event. If the rules and regulations cannot be followed, participation may be denied by the event organizers. If anything is unclear, please do not hesitate to contact us - it is your responsibility to be prepared.

ATHLETE GUIDES
・In most cases, athlete guides in English will be sent via email approximately 2-3 weeks before the event. However, the delivery of athlete guides is entirely dependent on the timeliness of the event
organizers. Samurai Sports takes approximately one to two days from receipt of the Japanese athlete guide to translate into English.

ADDITIONAL SURCHARGES
・If total cost is ¥10,000 or less, you will incur a flat fee service charge of ¥1,000.
・If total cost is ¥10,001 or more, you will incur a service charge amounting to 10% of total cost.
・Why the additional charges? They help us cover the cost of operating the registration platform, translation of athlete guides/event information, labor hours required to answer your event inquiries, etc.

GROUNDS FOR CANCELLATION OF EVENT
・The race may be canceled for various reasons, including when a weather warning is issued, the course is in poor condition due to extreme weather, or participants’ safety cannot be guaranteed.
・Depending upon weather conditions, the race may also be delayed, rescheduled or the course may be changed to assure participants' safety.
・No refunds or credits will be issued. This applies to incidents in which the event is cancelled for any reason including personal participant circumstances (such as illness) and incidents in which the event is cancelled due to unforeseen weather conditions or natural disasters.

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