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 […]
Yokohama Women’s Marathon is an annual marathon held in Yokohama, Japan, and hosted by Japan Association of Athletics Federations. It was first held on November 15, 2009. The competition replaced the Tokyo International Women’s Marathon which was held in Tokyo from 1979 until 2008.
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 […]
Lake Kawaguchi Marathon is run around the Kawaguchi lake which lies just to the north of Mount Fuji in Japan. The beautiful course with Mt. Fuji as a backdrop impresses every runner. The course is sanctioned by the Japan Amateur Athletic Federation and AIMS. Another event A-Round-The-Lake Marathon with 27K long course is also organized […]
Fukuoka Marathon Championship, held in Fukuoka, Japan, is an international men’s marathon race established in 1947. Since then the race began to evolve and in 1954, foreign athletes were invited to participate, a first in the history of Japanese marathon running. It is usually held on the first Sunday in December. The event is organized […]
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.
Kagawa Marugame Half Marathon is an annual road running competition which takes place in early February in Marugame, Japan. It currently holds IAAF Silver Label Road Race status and the professional races attract over 1000 entries each year. The race in Marugame was first held in 1947 as a full-length marathon, known as the Kagawa […]