Nagano Olympic Commemorative Marathon is an annual road race which takes place in mid-April in Nagano, Japan. It is an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race competition. The Nagano Marathon has races for both elite and amateur runners. It is named in honour of the 1998 Winter Olympics which were held in Nagano. The event aims […]
The Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon is an annual half marathon held in Gifu, Japan. First held in 2011, the race is also called the Naoko Takahashi Cup named after Naoko Takahashi, a retired runner who won the marathon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Around 9000 runners took part in the inaugural event including elite Kenyan runners. Website: Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon | May 19, 2013 Events Half Marathon […]
Saroma 100K Ultra Marathon is an annual event held in Hokkaido, Japan, usually in late June. It is one of the most popular and celebrated ultra marathons in Japan. Run with close to 5000 others around the beautiful Saroma Lake. The course of the event is certified by Japan Amateur Athletic Federation. Website: Saroma 100K […]
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.