Hakodate Marathon 2024

Date of event Sun Jun 30 2024
Location of event Hakodate Chiyogadai Park Athletic Stadium
  • Running
Official website Hakodate Marathon 2024


Application method First come, first served

Let's fully enjoy Hakodate!

The full marathon proudly claims to be Japan's most challenging fun run, featuring a course with significant elevation changes while allowing runners to enjoy a diverse range of scenery, including Hakodate's tourist attractions!
The half marathon offers a flat and fast course, making it easy to run and aiming for personal records!

With many elite athletes participating, it's a highly competitive event!

Please refer to the "Implementation Guidelines" page on the official event website.Please refer to the "Event Guidelines" page on the official website for the latest event schedule

Date of event Sun Jun 30 2024
Schedule  1) Saturday, June 29
Participation memento pick-up: 1:00 p.m.–8:00p.m.  
(In front of the main entrance to Athletic Stadium)

2) Sunday, June 30
Baggage check-in: 6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.  
Runners line up: from 8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.  
Opening ceremony: from 8:45 a.m.
Race start: 9:00 a.m. (half marathon) 9:10 a.m. (full marathon)
Participation memento pick-up: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  (In front of the main entrance of Athletic Stadium) 
Award ceremony: from 10:40 a.m. (half marathon1-3)
from 12:30 p.m. (full marathon1-3)
Race finish: 3:00 p.m.
Event information 1)Half marathon
Maximum capacity: 4,000 runners (first-come-first-served)
Registration fee: ¥6,500

Maximum capacity: 4,000 runners (first-come-first-served)
Registration fee: ¥12,000
※The divisions are ①Invited, registered with industrial or student associations, ②JAAF registered, ③General in both categories. 
※Participants from overseas can apply for “③General” only.
※The registration fee will not be refunded under any circumstances, including in the event of nonparticipation due to personal reasons or withdrawal after registration.

Race procedure 1) Starting order
①The half marathon starts at 9:00 a.m. and the full marathon starts at 9:10 a.m.
②For both races, the first row consists of invited athletes and runners registered with industrial or student associations. Behind them are JAAF registered and General Runners. Runners have a letter attached to their number cards, based on their race predicted times. The letters (A→B→C→D→E→F→G) correspond to blocks (marked with placards).
※If you do not indicate your estimated time on entry form, you will be lined up in G block.
※Please note that the runners who are late for the starting line-up have to start from block G for the half marathon starts at 9:00 a.m. and the full marathon starts at 9:10 a.m.

2) Checkpoints
①Checkpoints will be closed at the following times. Runners arriving after these times are not allowed to continue the race.
1st: 5km (Half, Full) 9:54 a.m. 
2nd: 8.3km (Half, Full) 10:19 a.m. 
3rd: 13.7km (Full) 11:00 a.m.
4th: 10km (Half), 19.3km (Full) 11:40 a.m. 
5th: 15km (Half), 24.3km (Full) 12:24 p.m. 
6th: 19.1km (Half), 29.4km (Full) 1:08 p.m.
7th: 33.5km (Full) 1:44 p.m.
8th: 37.3km (Full) 2:17 p.m.
9th: 39.9km (Full) 2:40 p.m.
Finish: 21.0975km (Half), 42.195km (Full) 3:00 p.m.
②Race officials may instruct any runners behind “DNF Notifiers” to finish the race at locations other than checkpoints (DNF Notifiers are running at a pace that will reach the checkpoint by the designated time). After the last restricted runner crosses the starting line, the start of both events will be prohibited.

3) Other procedures
①Full marathon runners should keep to the left and half marathon runners should keep to the right on the course to alleviate congestion at the junction.
②Distance indicators are set every 1km.
③Lap times are measured every 5km.
※Runner’s certificate indicates the gross finish time (gun timing) and lap time. Net finish time (chip timing) is also indicated as an unofficial record.
④(JAAF) registered athletes will measured shoes after the finish line.
Athletes violate the rules of the JAAF will be disqualified from the race.
Men: Within 2 hours 21 minutes for the full race
Within 1 hour 04 minutes for the half race.
Women: Within 2 hours and 56 minutes for the full race 
Within 1 hour and 18 minutes for the half race.
Souvenirs, finisher's prizes, record certificates 1)Participation Memento: All runners who participate Hakodate Marathon will receive Original Running Cap.  (Specifications, designs, etc. will be posted on the convention website as soon as they are determined.)
2)Finisher’s Memento: Runners who complete the race within the allotted time will receive an original finisher's towel. Full marathon runners who complete the race will also receive a finisher’s medal.
3)Record Certificate: No paper copies will be issued and to be issued on the website.
Awards 1)Awards will be presented in front of the main stand in Athletic Stadium to each runner who finishes between first and third places in both marathons in either male or female categories.

2)Invited, registered with industrial or student associations: The first three finishers in each event, regardless of age, will receive a certificate and a medal later. (The certificates and medals will be sent to the winners by late August.)

3)Athletics Federation registered and general categories: Runners who finish in the first, second and third places in each age division of each gender category (aged under 29, 30~34, 35~39, 40~44. 45~49, 50~54, 55~59, 60~64, 65~69, over 70) will be awarded a certificate and a medal at a later date(The certificates and medals will be sent to the winners by late August.)
※The finishing time will be determined by net time (time required from crossing the start line), not by gross time (time required from the first gun).

4)Hakodate Marathon is MCC (Marathon Challenge Cup) event. MCC is the project that supports all runners who will challenge to participate full marathons. Runners who join MCC events will receive following rewards:
①Personal best finishers, First-time full marathon finishers, Men's sub-3 (under 3 hours), Women's sub-3.5 (within 3 hours and 30 minutes), and Personal best record, are subjected to Special Record Certificates.
※No paper copies will be issued.
②Prize money will be awarded to runners who break the record of Hakodate Marathon. 
【Current record of Hakodate Marathon】
Male: 2 hrs. 15 mins 56 sec
Female: 2 hrs. 43 mins 16 sec
※For more detail, check the MCC official web site; 

5)The Hakodate Marathon is a partnership race of RUN as ONE - Tokyo Marathon 2024 (semi-elite, domestic). Drawing for all finishers, the top 3 runners will be recommended as semi-elite runners for the Tokyo Marathon 2025.
Accommodation Please use this site to book accommodations form Tuesday, February 13, 12:00 p.m. 
for the 2024 Hakodate Marathon!
Inquiries about 
JTB Sports StationJTB Operation Center8F Urban Net Sapporo bldg.,
North1 West6, Chuo-ku, Sapporo City 060-0001  
Tel: 011-221-4800 Fax: 011-222-5102Email: jtb-mice@hkd.com
Notes 1)Please do not participate if you have been deemed unfit on a physical exam.
2)We are unable to accommodate runners who are wheelchair users.
3)Please use public transportation to come to the stadium. There is no parking space available.
4)There is a baggage drop area for your belongings at the stadium. Personal belongings that fit in a designated bag (70cm X 50cm) can be left at the baggage drop area with your number card. Please note that we will not be responsible for your valuables. You can use paid service for bigger baggage (¥500 per baggage).
5)There are 16 aid stations for full marathon and 8 stations for half marathon including water supply at starting and finishing points.
6)Hakodate Marathon Omotenashi Festival will be held near the stadium. Runners are welcome to enjoy free food and beverages after the race.
7)Please check the website below for race records.
http://www.lap.co.jp (planned to be updated by July 5)
The outfit must be suitable for running. Clothes that cover your face, that are offensive to others, or that pose a risk to others are prohibited. If the outfit is considered to be inappropriate for the event at the discretion of the organizers, the runner may be disqualified prior to or during the race.
If the organizers deem any attire inappropriate or offensive to public decency, participants will not be allowed to compete. The organizers may even issue a directive to cancel the competition after it has started. No objections will be entertained; participants are kindly requested to approach the race with a calm and understanding mindset.
Number cards JTB Sports Station users must issue "Number card voucher" from "My page" at JTB Sports Station website and bring it to the following place, you can pick up your number card there.
Place: The information desk for foreigners in front of the venue
Time: Saturday, June 29 1:00 p.m.–8:00p.m.  
※The runner's chip is attached to the number card, so please do not remove it.
※If you do not participate on the day of the race, please be sure to return the runner's chip in the return envelope enclosed with your athlete bib (number card). (If you do not return the chip, you will be charged ¥2,000.) 
※If an athlete's bib (number card) is reissued due to loss or forgetting to bring it, a fee of ¥2,000 will be charged for the reissue.
  • Marathon (42.195 km)
    Participants must be males or females aged over 18, as of June 30, 2024.
    They must generally be able to run a full marathon less than 5 hours and 50 minutes and pass through the designated checkpoints within the allotted time.
  • Half marathon (21.0975 km)
    Participants must be males or females aged over 18, as of June 30, 2024.
    They must generally be able to run a half marathon within 3 hours and pass through the designated checkpoints within the allotted time.
Event Organizer’s Office Inquiries about the race
TEL 0138-21-3576 (電話対応時間:平日9:00~17:00)
Entry Office Inquiries about entry
TEL 0463-35-6691 (電話対応時間:平日9:00~16:00)
Entry Office Inquiry about Accommodation
TEL 011-221-4800 (電話対応時間:平日9:30~17:00)
Email address jtb-mice@jtb.com