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Ayutthaya Kizuna Ekiden

It is 130 years since the Thailand-Japan Treaty of 1887. Mainichi Newspapers and RKB Mainichi Broadcasting Corp. commemorates the 130th Anniversary of “Thailand-Japan Diplomatic Relations” in 2017; devote full scale support in the way of “Sports Tourism” the fusion of sports and sightseeing through articles and television program by offering various beautiful remains reminding us of the former times of the Ayutthaya dynasty, Ayutthaya highlights and landmarks surrounded tournament location in order to attract and increase tourists from Japan to Thailand.

It is an honor to have an opportunity to hold the Ayutthaya “KIZUNA" EKIDEN 2017 (“KIZUNA” is a symbol of unity and friendship in Japanese). It is a perfect fit running tournament, set up under a charming ancient place that has a significant historical interest and also reflect a long relationship between the two countries, with two runners in both races as well. EKIDEN is a unique Japanese relay run; to use a sash called “TASUKI” as a tool handed from runner to runner to complete the race, this “TASUKI” is a symbolic of KIZUNA. Mainichi Newspapers and RKB Mainichi Broadcasting Corp. hopes this event will symbolize the eternal friendship of Thailand and Japan.


MARCH 12th, 2017

05.00 a.m.      Race Pack pick up
05.30 a.m.      Check in
06.00 a.m.      Opening Show Taiko drums VS Thai drums
06.15 a.m.      Opening speech
06.30 a.m.      Flag off
07.15 a.m.      1st Team finish (est. time)
07.30 a.m.      Traditional Thai Show / Japanese Show
08.00 a.m.      Award ceremony
  • 1 – 10 Trophy
  • Lucky Draw
08.30 a.m.      Music band show
09.00 a.m.      Finish



  • 1st leg runner of all teams starts at 06.30 am. Next leg runner must report to Marshall and standby at least 10 minutes before hand off.
  • RFID Race Timing System is used for this competition.
  • Use “Tasuki with Chip Timing sash” as a “symbolic of baton” to hand off to the next leg runner. A runner must put on “Tasuki” sash all through the competition.
  • Only next leg runner is allowed in “hand off zone”.
  • Not allow to run/ cycling along with a runner as a supervisor.
  • Runner replacement is allowed only when a racing runner got an accident and cannot continue the race. However, a replacing runner must be the same gender and take 15 minutes penalty plus in race time.
  • A replacing runner must not be a member of any other teams.
  • Decision of the committee is final in any cases.

Remark: “Tasuki with Chip Timing” - in case of lost, forgot or damaged before competition start, team will be 1,000 Baht charged for a new “Tasuki with Chip Timing”.

Running Distance and Number of Round (3.4 km/ round)

  • 1st Runner runs 3.4 km
  • 2nd Runner runs 3.4 km
  • 3rd Runner runs 3.4 km
  • 4th Runner runs 3.4 km

Time Recording

  • This competition use RFID Race Timing System: Finish Time (Gun time) used as criteria.
  • Race time will be counted after the last leg runner passed Finish line.


  • Each team must submit Team name and Team member name list also to identify each leg runner in advance. NOT allow to change.
  • BIB and "Tasuki with chip timing sash" collection can be made in advance on March 9-10th, 2017 between 10.00 am. – 17.00 p.m.
    at Dai-Ichi Kikaku (Thailand) Co., Ltd. 1010 Shinawatra Tower 3, 6th floor, Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd., Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 or on March 12th, 2017 (Event day) between 05.00 a.m. - 06.00 a.m. at Ayutthaya Tourist Center (Event location).
  • NO Registration fee refunded in any cases.


  • Must be done within 30 mins. after passed Finish line by a runner only and must make a deposit of 3,000 Baht.
  • Decision of Marshall is final.
  • Any cheat intention will be considered as disqualified. Disqualified team will be expelled from the competition immediately.








"EKIDEN" Shoes Pouch

T-Shirt Size
Size Bust (inches) x Length (inches)
XS 34" x 25"
S 36" x 26"
M 38" x 27"
L 40" x 28"
XL 42" x 29"
XXL 44" x 30"


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3 259 Toyota 3 00:58:00
4 257 Toyota 1 00:58:46
5 205 Muaythai Ingram Sports 00:59:02
6 231 TMITH Cheetah 01:00:10
7 101 HMT-S 01:01:22
8 185 Hitachi Compressor HCTL 3 01:01:25
9 260 Toyota 4 01:01:36
10 39 ITOCHU 1 01:01:38



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