47 Runbike Cup



Designed with little ones in mind, Strider bikes are excellent ways for young kids to learn and understand the principles of biking, with the added bonus of being able to use their feet for momentum and stability. This means that kids as young as 2 years can participate until the age of 9 years old.

Event dates:

●Sunday 14 July 2024
●Sunday 15 September 2024


Hakuba 47 Base Area - Next to the gondola station

Eligibility for entry:

Pre-school children aged 2-9

Entry fee:

¥2,500 per participant; this includes insurance as well as a round gondola trip. Please pay the entry fee at the registration desk on the day of the event. We accept cash only.


▼ 2 year class, 32 participants ▼ 3 year class, 32 participants
▼ 4 year class, 32 participants ▼5 & 6 year class, 32 participants ▼Open class 2-9 year olds, 32 participants
*Children will be divided into classes based on their age on the day of the event

We will hold D, C, B and A finals with 6 runners up and a maximum of 8 runners up.
Preliminary and main qualifying rounds will take place.
D Final (7th-8th in Main Qualifying)
C Final (5th-6th in Main Qualifying)
B Final (3rd-4th in Main Qualifying)
A Final (1st-2nd in Main Qualifying)

1st place participants in the B-D finals will be eligible to participate in the heats above. (Participation is optional)

Open class has 4 heats 
Only A finalists will be awarded prizes. (Participation is optional.)

The 8-grid 3-heat system will be used for up to 24 participants, and the 8-grid 4-heat system will be used for 24-32 participants.
In case the number of participants is low, some heats may not be held.
The same will apply if the number of runners up is low, such as one runner up in the B final or lower heats, the race may be moved to a higher final heat.
Applications will be closed as soon as the maximum number of entries is reached.

If the number of participants in an open class does not reach 7 or 8, the class will not be held.
Open Class is a class for unlimited age categories (2-9 years old).
Double entry (entry in both the 2–9 year-olds class and the Open Class) is also possible.
In case of a double entry, please indicate so in the remark’s column of the application form and the entry fee will be 4,000 yen for two classes.

After the deadline, preliminary qualifying heats and grid order will be randomly determined by computer.
The preliminary qualifying heats and grid order will be announced at the registration desk on the day of the event.
After the preliminary qualifying heats, the heat groupings and grid order for the next race will be determined according to the positions in the races completed.
Priority will be given to the grid order for each final race according to the rankings from the main qualifying heats.

Bike requirements:

・All must be strider bikes (no pedals) but can be of any brand and the tyres must be 12 inches.
・Modifications to the bike are acceptable, as long as there are no major modifications to the frame and front fork, and that safety has in no way been compromised.
・No brakes are permitted due to the increased risk of rear end accidents occurring from sudden braking.
・There will be a bike inspection on the day of the event.
・If there is a safety concern related to the bike, entry into the race may be refused.

The race course:

・The course is currently in the process of making.
・The course will be the same or similar to our regular bike courses that can be used at any point during the green season
・The courses may be adjusted or shortened for the younger classes of 2 and 3 year-olds.

The exact course will be announced shortly. Stay tuned!

In case of injury:

In the event of injury during the event, Hakuba47 and other event organisers will not assume any responsibility. Therefore, we recommend having your own insurance prior to the event. We will, of course, administer any needed First Aid or neccessary medical treatment.


Though we do plan to proceed with the event in the case of rain, extreme weather or winds may force a cancellation or deviation from the schedule. Please do be aware of this.

Registration and Event schedule:

The schedule will be announced shortly.

How to apply:

●Application Deadline
  First Run Bike Cup: ~ Sunday 7th July
  Second Run Bike Cup: Monday 15th July ~ Sunday 8th September
● Application methods;
 1. Register online:click on the link below
 2. Phone us on:0261-75-3533
 3. Mail us: Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park, 24196-47 Kamishiro, Hakuba, Kitaazumi District, Nagano Prefecture 399-9211, Japan