319 participants in Higashi Village Adventure Rally, experiencing nature of Yambaru

319 participants in Higashi Village Adventure Rally, experiencing nature of Yambaru

Clambering over rocks along the coast, the participants moved on in the Miyagi District of Higashi Village on February 25.


February 26, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Fourth Yambaru Higashi Village Adventure Rally was held at Tsutsuji Park in Higashi Villager’s Forest. Three hundred and nineteen people from Okinawa and elsewhere took part in activities including kayaking, mountain biking, and trekking in the mountains of Higashi Village. Teaming up with friends and families, they worked hard to complete all the activities.

Stopping by check points in various parts of the village, those who participated in the event, got stamps on their event “Passport.” Information on routes and checkpoints for biking and kayaking was announced on the day of the competition.

In the Challenge Division where participants competed for the fastest speed across distances ranging from 45 to 55 kilometers, 13 teams with 35 people took part. In the Friendship Division where people competed through quizzes and attractions in the range of 10 to 15 kilometers, 85 teams made up of 84 people took part.

Four teams finished the course in the Challenge Division. Team Ainary consisting of Masakatsu Miayazato, Yasushi Maea, and Kiyoo Nakaosone captured the victory.

(English translation by T&CT) 

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