Get a Sugar Rush at the Aichi Sweets Marathon

Are you too keen on candy to run a marathon? Do you need sugary enticement to get you to that finishing line? Then the Aichi Sweets Marathon in Moricoro Park is right up your, um, running track. While gobbling down sweets mid-run may seem like a major contradiction, the Sweets Marathon – with events also in Chiba, Tokyo and Osaka – has grown exponentially in popularity since its inception in 2010, and the 2019 edition is expected to be its biggest yet. What’s the Aichi Sweets Marathon all about? Competitors can choose which distance they prefer to run, a 6km event or a 30km ‘marathon’ (in Japanese a ‘marathon’ often means a long-distance run rather than strictly the full 42km). Much like regular marathons, there are stops along the route at which you can refuel, but unlike standard marathon practices, where these would be rehydration stops, here you can gorge yourself on enough sweets to give you the energy to get along to the next stage. Also unlike a regular marathon, the emphasis is not necessarily on individual competition, as those who find the distances a little too daunting may make teams of up to ten friends and family to create a relay. This means that not only you can allow stronger runners to put in the lion’s share of the work, but you can also enjoy the event with those who may otherwise struggle with the demands of long-distance running. As well as the distance races, there is also a…
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Get a Sugar Rush at the Aichi Sweets Marathon
Original Source: www.JapanInfoSwap.com
Get a Sugar Rush at the Aichi Sweets Marathon

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