About Us

Yokota Striders is a family oriented running club located on Yokota Air base.  Our mission is to spread our joy of running to the Yokota community and to introduce our members to the joy of running in Japan.  Our members range from walkers to runners looking to improve their PT test to ultra-marathoners and everywhere in between.

The club hosts two races open to the Japanese residents each year as well as a few themed base 5k runs.

Ekiden 2017

In June the Striders put on an American take on the Japanese Ekiden.  An Ekiden is a Japanese long distance relay that consists of teams of runners covering a certain distance.  The Yokota Ekiden is 20k in distance made up of 4 runners each running a 5k.  The Ekiden also has a 5k open road race, 2k run and 2k family run.

This year's Ekiden will be on Sunday June 4th 2017

How to Join

You can join Striders by filling out an application at one of our monthly meetings.  We meet on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 1800 in the Yokota Middle School cafe'.  The cost is $15 and you receive a free strider shirt when you join plus get to receive all of the benefits of being a member.  For more information about the benefits and obligations of being a member please click the link below.