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Fun in the Sun at the Amaxa Xathlon!

The 6th Annual Amaxa X-Athlon 2017  will be held on July 16th, 2017  in Kuratake Town, Amakusa City, Kumamoto Prefecture, JAPAN. The X-Athlon is a multi-sport race that includes sea kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, mountain biking, trail running and paragliding. We have developed exciting and challenging race courses for each of these disciplines. We cordially invite athletes from around Japan and overseas to participate in the Amaxa X-Athlon. 

Registration is open from April 1st to May 15th.

Check out last year`s race information and results here

Sea Kayak/ SUP 8.4 km

Challenge Course 2 km

Course Description

Ebisu Beach is the location for both the start and the goal of the sea kayak/ SUP race.

The race course takes you on a 8.4 km tour weaving your way around som beautiful uninhabited islands before returning to the beach.

The SUP 8.4 km course has been recognized as a certified qualification race by the SUPA All Japan Organization.

We request that all SUPA members fill out the necessary forms when registering.

Sea Kayak/ SUP Challenge Course

We encourage first timers and casual paddlers to enter our new beginner Challenge Course.

SUP Challenge Course Board Requirements

Board: length of under 12'6"

Requirements: We recommend this race for beginners and those physically fit.

Awards: The top finishing athletes will be awarded at the award ceremony.

Safety Requirements: Leash cord and life jacket

Sea Kayak/SUP Schedule

Start……..7:00

Challenge Course Start…..7:05

Gate Closed……..10:00

Estimated time for the Race 0:50-1:50

The race goal for the Kayak and SUP race is also the landing area for the paragliding race. We invited you to spend the day enjoying the beach, and cheering on the athletes! Throughout the day there will be various activities at the beach and in the evening a BBQ party. Don`t miss out on the non-stop fun!

Contact and Inquiries 

Amaxa Xathlon Committee e-mail address: kuratakepara[at-mark]yahoo.co.jp 

Please feel free to write us in English!

 

 

MTB Race Course Description (20km)

Ebisu Beach is the location for both the start and the goal of the race.

Climb up 9.3 km on the paved road to the summit until an elevation of 580m. From there take the dirt road for 2km to the summit of the second highest peak in Amakusa- Yahazudake(620m). From there negotiate the 1 km of newly built technical downhill single track which descends over 200m down to a dam. From there once again follow a steep gravel road down to the sea. From there you are back on the road and can mash it on the flats, pass Japan` s largest Ebisu Statue, and along the seaside back to the beach. Before you collapse at the finish line, show off your technical skills on an exciting obstacle course that includes a sea-saw, and some log balancing obstacles.

MTB Schedule

Start…………8:00

Gate Closed…12:00

Estimated time to complete course…..1:10-2:30

Full Entry and Teams must wait until the completion of the kayak/SUP race before you start!

The race goal for the Kayak and SUP race is also the landing area for the paragliding race. We invited you to spend the day enjoying the beach, and cheering on the athletes! Throughout the day there will be various activities at the beach and in the evening a BBQ party. Don`t miss out on the non-stop fun!

Contact and Inquiries 

Amaxa Xathlon Committee e-mail address: kuratakepara[at-mark]yahoo.co.jp 

Please feel free to write us in English!

 

MTB Race Course Description (20km)

Ebisu Beach is the location for both the start and the goal of the race.

Climb up 9.3 km on the paved road to the summit until an elevation of 580m. From there take the dirt road for 2km to the summit of the second highest peak in Amakusa- Yahazudake(620m). From there negotiate the 1 km of newly built technical downhill single track which descends over 200m down to a dam. From there once again follow a steep gravel road down to the sea. From there you are back on the road and can mash it on the flats, pass Japan` s largest Ebisu Statue, and along the seaside back to the beach. Before you collapse at the finish line, show off your technical skills on an exciting obstacle course that includes a sea-saw, and some log balancing obstacles.

MTB Schedule

Start…………8:00

Gate Closed…12:00

Estimated time to complete course…..1:10-2:30

Full Entry and Teams must wait until the completion of the kayak/SUP race before you start!

The race goal for the Kayak and SUP race is also the landing area for the paragliding race. We invited you to spend the day enjoying the beach, and cheering on the athletes! Throughout the day there will be various activities at the beach and in the evening a BBQ party. Don`t miss out on the non-stop fun!

Contact and Inquiries 

Amaxa Xathlon Committee e-mail address: kuratakepara[at-mark]yahoo.co.jp 

Please feel free to write us in English!

 

Trail Run Course Description (4.9km)

Don't let the short distance fool you, this is a difficult course! Run from the beach through the idyllic, rock wall lined village of Tanasoko. Enter the welcome shade of the forest and continue the grind up a hiking trail to the paragliding launch, 455m above sea level. Enjoy the view and watch paragliders take off from the trail run finish!

Trail Run Race Schedule

Start………9:00

Gate Closed……..13:00

Estimated time to complete course 0:40-1:30

Full Entry and Teams must wait until the completion of the MTB race before you start.

There will be a bus at the race goal to take you back to the beach.

Contact and Inquiries 

Amaxa Xathlon Committee e-mail address: kuratakepara[at-mark]yahoo.co.jp 

Please feel free to write us in English!

 

Paraglide

Soar high above the hamlets, islands and mountains while attempting to fly around 18 preset pylon points all within a 5 km radius. Finish your flight by hitting the target at Ebisu Beach. If there is a tie, the winner is the pilot with the faster time.

Paraglider Race Schedule

Gate Open……10:00 (for full entry and teams, you should wait for your team member to reach the goal)

Gate Closed…..15:00 (you must have landed by this time)

GPS Submission…..by 15:30

Estimated time to complete course 1:00-3:00

The race goal for the paraglider race is also the goal for the other Xathlon races. We invited you to spend the day enjoying the beach, and cheering on the athletes! Throughout the day there will be various activities at the beach and in the evening a BBQ party. Don`t miss out on the non-stop fun!

Download the Kashmir compatible GDB file for your paragliding waypoints here!

Contact and Inquiries 

Amaxa Xathlon Committee e-mail address: kuratakepara[at-mark]yahoo.co.jp 

Please feel free to write us in English!