Public Service at the Proving Ground
[Japan] Mazda Motor Corporation
Mazda provides the Mine Proving Ground, which features a 3.33-kilometer circuit, as a venue for Ekiden road relay races and other events organized and supported by local governments, etc. This Proving Ground has been provided annually as a venue for the "Mine City Ekiden Road Relay Race" (organized by the Mine City Ekiden Road Relay Race Steering Committee, etc.) since the first time this event was held in 2008.
In FY2018, a total of 592 runners from 76 teams in seven categories joined the event. Participants ranged from elementary school children to adults. (A total of around 1,500 people including supporters visited.)
Offering the 3.33-Kilometer Circuit for Event Use
By the numbers
Duration of program: 11 years