The Takahashi Naoko Cup / Gifu Half Marathon 2024

Date of event Sun Apr 28 2024
Location of event Gifu Memorial Center
  • Running
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Application method First come, first served

“SMILE” brings smile

“SMILE” brings smile

The “Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon” is led by Naoko Takahashi, also known as Q-Chan, whose trademark is a smiling face.

Guests like Mizuki Noguchi, runners, volunteers, staff, and everyone involved will make the event a day where each person is connected with a “SMILE”.

"From Gifu to the World" - "From the World to Gifu"
In 2023, it has established partnerships, such as one with the Sydney Marathon, which has enhanced its connections across the globe.
This event will continue to grow as a tournament where the top athletes will go “from Gifu to the world”, and runners will gather “from the world to Gifu”.

Important information

1) The entry fees will not be refunded if the tournament is canceled for reasons that are not attributable to the organizer.

2) Before participating in the tournament, please take full care of your physical condition by training sufficiently and undergoing a health check beforehand.

3) In case of an accident during the competition, the organizer will provide first aid, but will not be responsible for any further damages.

4) This event will be conducted in compliance with all relevant laws in Japan.

5) With the goal of “Contributing to society through sports”, runners, volunteers, and everyone involved in the event will engage in charity work.

Date of event Sun Apr 28 2024

Sunday, April 28th, 2024
9:00 - Half Marathon Wave 1 Start
9:10 - Half Marathon Wave 2 Start
12:05 - Half Marathon Finish

Main venue ◆Gifu Memorial Center (Fukumitsu Ohno 2675-28, Gifu City)
◆Takahashi Naoko Cup / Gifu Half Marathon Course
 Start and finish at Gifu Memorial Center
(Course certified by the WA/ AIMS and the JAAF, and supervised by Naoko Takahashi)
Check Points/Closing time Check Point
①5.8km Courthouse  10:10
②10.1km Ukai Bridge Southeast 10:40
③13.2km Chidori Bridge North  11:00
④17.3km Gifu Grand Hotel Parking  11:32
⑤FINISH Nagaragawa Stadium 12:05
Race Capacity  Half Marathon = 10,000 people
Time Limit  Half Marathon = 3 hours and 5 minutes (based on the first gun)
Entry Qualifications Half Marathon: Participants must be 18 years or older on the day of the event.

Runners Check-in Dates & Times and Place Date: Saturday, April 27th, 2024
Time: 10:00 – 20:00
Place: Gifu Memorial Center
  • Half Marathon (without Participation T-shirt)
    Participants must be 18 years old or above on the day of the event who can run within 3 hours and 5 minutes.
  • Half Marathon (Include Participation T-shirt)
    Participants must be 18 years or older above on the day of the event.
Event Organizer’s Office RUNNER INQUIRIES DESK JTB Nagoya
Email address (Business hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Japan time (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Japan national holidays)