The Hokkaido Marathon held in Sapporo, the largest city in the island of Hokkaido, Japan, since 1987 is one of the prominent marathon races of the year. This marathon is one of Japan’s very few mass marathons open to both sexes. The starting point for the race is on the east side of Nakajima Park and the […]
Osaka Marathon takes place in the city of Osaka in Japan. The race is organised by Osaka Prefectural Government, City of Osaka, Osaka Association of All Athletics. Approximately 30,000 runners from both Japan and overseas ran through the city of Osaka. There is also a “challenge run” with a distance of 8.8km. The course is certified by the Japan […]
The Kobe marathon takes place in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The reason for its inception is to help rebuild the city’s international image after the destruction of the “Great Hashin Earthquake.” Remembance and charity will be its main theme. Kobe is the capital city of beautiful Hyogo Prefecture. This event replaced Kobe Women’s Marathon and again demonstrated the pent-up demand […]
Mount Fuji Marathon takes place in Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi, Japan. Lake Kawaguchiko Marathon, previously held 36 times, is being reborn as the “Mount Fuji Marathon”. The events includes a marathon and a 17.8 km marathon. At Mount Fuji Marathon, the running course is renewed as well to go around Lake Kawaguchiko and Sai Lake. Every year, many foreign runners attend […]
Nara Marathon began in Nara city, Japan as part of the celebrations for its 1300 year anniversary! Imagine running through the ancient Capital city, the same streets as the samurai once rode their horses. There are different levels, from 42.195 km course to 3 km course, so it seems many people enjoy it.