Tsukuba Marathon 2016

Summary of the event

Period of the event
20 Nov 2016〜20 Nov 2016
Event venue
IbarakiTsukuba University of Tsukuba Stadium
Event type
  • Running Running
The number of capacity
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Event information



-Read Before Apply-

"With the Tsukuba Marathon, we think about it from a variety of angles based on the event theme of Studying the Marathon Scientifically, and every year we aim towards an Evolving Marathon Event within the frame of Studying Scientifically. "

【Application period】
the 24th July 8:00pm~ the 8th August 6:00pm
Applications accepted on first-come-first-served base


※ NOTICE ※
The applications will not be completed until the payment is settled.
To ensure your right to run at the event, please do not forget to settle the payment and complete the applications by the before the deadline.



※ ELIGIBILITY ※

Non-Japanese (living either outside or inside Japan)



※ NUMBER BIB PICK-UP ※
the 20th (SUN) November 6:30am ~ 9:40am (Full-marathon runners: 6:30am~8:30am)


※ HOW WE CONTACT YOU ※
We contact overseas runners by "e-mail" only.
No documents will be sent to runners by postal service.
Please check your email box frequently to make sure you are updated by us.





The event information

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Date
November 20th (Sun), 2016
Event
◇Marathon(42.195km) : 9:00a.m.~9:20 a.m.Start
◇10km : 9:55 a.m.Start
* Marathon runners will start running in waves. We will notify specific times for each wave in the future.
Course
Roads surrounding University of Tsukuba (Start) – University of Tsukuba Official Track (Finish) Japan Track & Field certified course
Qualifications
◇Marathon (42.195km) : Runners born before April 1st, 1998
◇10km : Runners born before April 1st, 2001
* Those who meet the age standards above, can complete the marathon under 5 hours 50 minutes, complete the 10km under 75 minutes, and understand/agree to the requirements.
Fee
◇Marathon(42.195㎞) : 7,000JPY
◇10km : 4,800 JPY
* 100JPY from each entry will be used to save the environment of Mt. Tsukuba.
Entry/period(First come first serve, will stop accepting entries without notice as soon as it is full)
<How> Web
<Period> From July 24th 2016 (Sun) 8:00 pm to August 8th (Mon) 6:00p.m.
     
Capacity
◇Marathon(42.195㎞) : 15,000
◇10㎞ : 3,500
Charity
We will be holding a fundraiser for pre-sale and general entries through the web. Donations start at 500 JPY per account and you can choose to donate as much as you wish. Funds will be used as relief money for the Great East Japan Earthquake, Kinugawa River disaster in Joso city, and Kumamoto earthquake.
* You can specify which one you want to donate to and how much when entering.
Novelty item
All participants will receive an original towel or local goods as a novelty item.
* You can choose which item you want upon entry.
Rules
Regulations of this year’s JAAF and Tsukuba Marathon will be applied.
Commendation
①The first 8 runners to finish the marathon and the 10km race will be recognized in all categories, man, and woman.
②There will be recognitions after the event for the first 8 runners by age group, including 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70+ for both men and women.
Precautions-1
①To avoid confusion at the start line and to ensure safety, there will be time limits for runners registered to start from the JAAF area. If you do not qualify for the JAAF registration area, you will be asked to start from the same area as general runners based on your time.

②JAAF registration area time limit
Marathon: 3 hours 30 minutes, 30km Road race: 2 hours 20 minutes, Half-marathon: 1 hour 35 minutes
(Record must be from a JAAF certified course hosted from June 18th 2014 to June 17th 2016)
③JAAF registration number
○Registered runners
◇Enter registration number from 2016.
◇If you leave it blank, you will be registered as a general runner.
◇You cannot register with a 2015 number.
○General runners
◇You do not need to enter a registration number.

④Submitting a record certification (Marathon only)
○JAAF registered runners
◇Those who wish to start from the JAAF area, please submit a copy of your record certification from a JAAF certified race held from June 18th 2014 to June 17th 2016 to prove your record.
◇Non-marathon records from 30km road races, or half-marathons are acceptable as well.
◇Please scan the certificate or take a photo of it and send it to us through the submission form by August 15th (Mon) after submitting your entry.
The submission form http://www.tsukuba-marathon.com/submission.html
◇If you fail to submit the forms on time, you will start from the same area as general runners.
◇Gross time must be used for records.
◇Once you have submitted your time, you cannot make changes. Please make sure that the time submitted matches the copy of the certification.
◇If you do not have a record that meets the JAAF area standards, you cannot start from the JAAF area. However, you can enter as a JAAF registered runner. In this case, you do not need to submit a copy of your “Record certification”.You do not need to show it on the back number card either.

⑤Registering predicted time of completion
○General runners and JAAF runners (excluding record holders that qualify for the JAAF starting area) must register a prediction time of completion when registering for a marathon or 10km race. There is no need to send the “record certification”.
* Please register a realistic time. If you cannot keep up with the rest of the group, you may cause trouble for others or get hurt.
Precautions-2
⑥Team/Position
○You cannot use abbreviations for your team/position names such as (incorporated foundation), (Inc.), (Co., Ltd), (Limited company).
○Registered runners
◇ Those registered to JAAF as a group/team
Please enter the name of your group registered to JAAF in 2016 using 7 characters or less.
◇Those registered to JAAF as an individual user
Please enter the name registered to JAAF in 2016 using 7 characters or less.
◇If you use a different name from the name registered to JAAF, you will be registered as a general runner.
○General runner
◇Please enter the name of your group registered to JAAF in 2016 using 7 characters or less. If the host feels the name disturbs public order and standards of decency, you may be asked to change the name. If you leave this field blank, the name of your city/town in Ibaraki Prefecture or the name of the prefecture for outsiders will be used.
Competition method
①Lining up for the start
Guest runners will be in the front row and other runners will be lined up in the order of A/B regardless of sex.
A:Registered runners (2 number cards).
Even if you are a registered runner, if you cannot submit a record certificate, you will start from the same block as general runners.
B:General runners (1 number card). Start from specified blocks based on time.

* If you are late, you will be asked to start from the last row regardless of A/B.

②Start
To avoid confusion upon start, runners will start running in waves of 3-4 (by time) for marathon (42.195 km) races. We will notify specific times for each wave in the future.

③Course
When out-bound runners and in-bound runners use the same course, in-bound runners will be prioritized. Out-bound runners will be expected to follow instructions given by the organizing committee.

④Closing time for gates
There will be 5 gates in the following locations to ensure the safety of runners and unlock traffic regulations smoothly. You will not be able to continue the race after the gates are closed.

1st Gate : 9km point   10:40a.m.
2nd Gate : 18.5km point 0:00p.m.
3rd Gate : 24.6km point 0:50p.m.
4th Gate : 29.9km point 1:40p.m
5th Gate : 34.9km point 2:20p.m.

⑤Other
○Distance will be displayed every 1km. After the “5km left” mark, the sign will show the distance left.
○If a runner is expected not to make the next gate after passing the previous gate, the organizing committee may ask the runner to stop.
○In case of an emergency such as an accident or fire, emergency vehicles may enter the course. Please follow instructions given by the police/fire fighters/organizing committee.
○Guest runners will be chosen by the organizing committee.
○Support runner for visually impaired runners do not need to submit an entry, but please make sure others know that you are a support runner. Please refer to the JBMA regulations.
Race regulations
① You cannot change or cancel the race after registration. If you accidentally make overpayments or double payments, there will be no refunds.
② If the race gets limited/cancelled due to uncontrollable factors such as earthquakes, wind/water disasters, snow, incidents, diseases, and so on, entry fees will not be refunded.
③ Please train appropriately for the race and get a health check-up beforehand to attend the race in good condition.
④ If the committee decides a runner may no longer continue the race, the runner may be asked to stop. Please follow instructions given by the staff. If there are other instructions regarding safety, please obey them.
⑤ If a runner gets injured during the race, the host will provide emergency treatment.
⑥ If you are told to stop the race by a medical staff, please follow the instructions. (JAAF article 240 will be applied)
⑦ There will be accident insurance coverage.
⑧ When entering the race, please get approval from your family members/guardian (if you are under-aged) or team members (if you are entering as a leader of a group).
⑨ There are no regulations regarding uniforms. But if the host decides that it disturbs public order and standards of decency, the runner may be asked to change.
⑩ If the runner provides false age/sex/other information or gets somebody else to run the race, it will not be permitted.
⑪ Please follow the manners and be respectful to other runners, volunteers, and residents living around the course.
⑫ If a runner fails to meet standards shown in ⑩・⑪, the runner may be asked to exit the race, have their trophies revoked, or not be permitted to participate in next year’s race.
⑬ We may use personal information such as names, age, sex, portraits, and more in our videos, photos, articles, newspapers, TV, posters, programs, and more. The host reserves all the right to use these information.
⑭ We will handle all personal information in compliance with the regulations shown below.
Handling personal information
① The host recognizes the importance of personal information and will handle them in accordance with the law for the protection of personal information and other related laws.
② Names of completed runners, age, city/town, and records will be kept as long as the race exists, and they may be released to TV, newspapers, magazines, and online.
③ Information registered upon entry will be used to check information, send notifications, assess data, and send notifications for the next race.
④ Name, age, and affiliation will be posted on the race program.
⑤ Other information registered upon entry will be discarded as soon as the entry for the next race begins.
⑥ Please contact the organizing committee office (info@tsukuba-marathon.com) for any further questions.
Shuttle bus
① Tsukuba Express: There will be a shuttle bus departing from Kenkyugakuen Station. (260 JPY one way)
② JR Joban Line: There will be a shuttle bus departing from Tsuchiura station East exit (610 JPY one way).
③ JR Tokyo: There will be a direct marathon bus. (Reservation required: Yomiuri Travel Agency Otemachi Office +81-3-6202-4350)

Event agreement

① You cannot change or cancel the race after registration. If you accidentally make overpayments or double payments, there will be no refunds.
② If the race gets limited/cancelled due to uncontrollable factors such as earthquakes, wind/water disasters, snow, incidents, diseases, and so on, entry fees will not be refunded.
③ Please train appropriately for the race and get a health check-up beforehand to attend the race in good condition.
④ If the committee decides a runner may no longer continue the race, the runner may be asked to stop. Please follow instructions given by the staff. If there are other instructions regarding safety, please obey them.
⑤ If a runner gets injured during the race, the host will provide emergency treatment.
⑥ If you are told to stop the race by a medical staff, please follow the instructions. (JAAF article 240 will be applied)
⑦ There will be accident insurance coverage.
⑧ When entering the race, please get approval from your family members/guardian (if you are under-aged) or team members (if you are entering as a leader of a group).
⑨ There are no regulations regarding uniforms. But if the host decides that it disturbs public order and standards of decency, the runner may be asked to change.
⑩ If the runner provides false age/sex/other information or gets somebody else to run the race, it will not be permitted.
⑪ Please follow the manners and be respectful to other runners, volunteers, and residents living around the course.
⑫ If a runner fails to meet standards shown in ⑩・⑪, the runner may be asked to exit the race, have their trophies revoked, or not be permitted to participate in next year’s race.
⑬ We may use personal information such as names, age, sex, portraits, and more in our videos, photos, articles, newspapers, TV, posters, programs, and more. The host reserves all the right to use these information.
⑭ We will handle all personal information in compliance with the regulations shown below.