SAN FRANCISCO — Summer is here, it’s time to get active in the sun for some community fun. The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California would like to invite you to its annual Track Meet and Undokai on Sunday, June 23, at Gunn High School, 780 Arastradero Rd. in Palo Alto.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and events will kick off at 9 a.m. 

This community sports event is open to all ages and experience levels with eight age divisions from 6 and under to a Masters Division for those 30 and older. You can sprint in the 100-meter dash, or go for the distance and run the metric mile (1600 meter) race.

If running is not your thing, no problem. The JCCCNC will be holding the first series of mini-undokai (sports festival) events as well. Pairs of one youth and one adult will team up in the three-legged race, the spoon and egg race, and of course the donut-on-a-stick contest (bring an empty stomach). 

These events are meant to bring the family together for an intergenerational day of friendly community competition. Don’t forget to bring a dish for lunch as all participants and volunteers break to refuel on energy at 12:30 p.m. for a community potluck picnic.

“We’re not out to win medals; we are out to ensure a healthy and active community that makes strides for a strong future,” said a JCCCNC spokesperson.

Fees is $15 per person and includes a T-shirt. Registration deadline has been extended to Wednesday, June 12. To sign up, call (415) 567-5505 or email

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