Nara Marathon 2017

Summary of the event

Period of the event
09 Dec 2017〜10 Dec 2017
Event venue
NaraNara Nara prefecture
Event type
  • Running Running
The number of capacity
-

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Event information

Entries in the Nara Marathon in English and Chinese should use the website JTB Sports Station, owned and operated by JTB Western Japan Corp.

Entries in English and Chinese in the Nara Marathon are limited to entries for foreign nationals or Japanese nationals resident overseas.
This site is not for foreign nationals or Japanese nationals residing in Japan. Any entry attempted by a foreign nationals or Japanese national residing in Japan on this site will be invalid. Please note that if payment has been made for a foreign nationals or Japanese national residing in Japan, no refund can be provided. Foreign nationals or Japanese nationals residing in Japan are asked to use the Nara Marathon Japanese-language entry site.

[NOTE]:Application via JTB Sports Station
Please confirm the entry method from the following URL before applying.
https://jtbsports.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/ele.pdf


※Applications are accepted on first-come, first-served basis※
Nara Marathon 2017 integrates a variety of world-famous cultural and historical sites into the course and promotes sports and attractions of Nara through marathon.
Come and enjoy running along World Heritage Sites and through Japan’s most historic city!


*Please click following URL for Entry and Application Procedures.
https://jtbsports.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/en.pdf


The event information

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Event Date & Time
Saturday December 9, 2017/ 14:15 3km Jog
Sunday December 10, 2017/ 9:00 Marathon (42.195km)
Sunday December 10, 2017/ 9:30 10km
Event Venue
Nara City
Entry Fee & Eligibility
▼Full Marathon(42.195 km)
* Time Limit: 6 Hours w/9 closing points.
* Entry Fee: JPY 8,600 (Those who live outside of Japan and were born on or before April 1st 1999.)
* Participation Prize: T-Shirts

▼10km Marathon
* Time Limit: 90 Minutes w/1 closing point.
* Entry Fee: JPY 2,800 (Those who live outside of Japan and were born between April 2nd, 1999 - April 1st, 2002.)
* Entry Fee: JPY 4,300 (Those who live outside of Japan and were born on or before April 1st of 1999.)
* Participation Prize: T-Shirts

▼3km Jog
* Time Limit: 45 Minutes.
* Entry Fee: JPY 500 (Those who live outside of Japan and are over 6 years old.)
* Participation Prize: Face Towel

Note 1: You will be charged an additional entry processing fee.
Note 2: Participation fee includes accident insurance. Coverage for accidents and sickness during the race includes only that which the event organizer has enrolled in.
Capacity
▼Full Marathon(42.195 km)
12,000 *first-come first-served basis

▼10km Marathon
4,000 *first-come first-served basis

▼3km Jog
1,500 *first-come first-served basis
Course
▼Full Marathon(42.195 km)
The marathon course starts and finishes at Naraden Field (Konoike Athletics Stadium). The turn-around point is located in Tenri City. (The course is certified by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations and the AIMS)

▼10km Marathon
The 10 km competition starts and finishes at Naraden Field (Konoike Athletics Stadium). The turn-around point is located in Nara City.

▼3km Jog
A specially set-up course at Naradenryoku Konoike Park (Konoike Sports Park).

In case of an emergency vehicle passing through the race course due to a fire, accident, injury or any other incident, the vehicles are given priority passage and all runners may be requested to temporarily stop and follow the directions of race officials. The race officials may instruct the runners to temporarily stop or change course whenever necessary.
Check-in
Saturday, December 9th, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (3km check-in ends at 1:20 pm) at Naraden Field (Konoike Athletics Stadium)
Runner’s packet including Number Card will be provided.
Check-in is available only on the times mentioned above on Saturday, December 9th.
No participants are allowed to run without checking in.
Starting lines
For the smooth and safe operation of the marathon, participants of the full marathon and 10 km race will start in blocks according to their estimated finish times reported in their applications. Those who do not fill out an estimated finish time will be placed in the last block.
Checkpoints and Time Limits
- Time limits are based on gun time. Cross time is measured as the time taken for the runner to cross the finish line after the gun goes off. Depending on the starting block, it may take upwards of 10 minutes to cross the starting line after the gun goes off. Adjustments in race and checkpoint closure times due to interruptions in the race - such as the passage of emergency vehicles - will not be made.
- Runners will be disqualified if they fail to pass through the checkpoints before the cut-off time or if they do not finish the race within the time limit. Furthermore, those who lag excessively behind the cut-off time pace, clearly cannot make it to the next checkpoint or finish line in time, affect the schedule for traffic restrictions, or who are clearly unable to finish the race may be asked to leave the race by physicians or race officials. Please follow all instructions given if asked to leave. When leaving the race, please remove your number card and move to the next closing point (or the finish site) by the official race bus or on foot.

▼Full Marathon
【Closing Point 1】
・Distance: 5.4km
・Location: In front of Suzakumon Gate
・Interval: -
・Closing Time: 10:00 a.m.

【Closing Point 2】
・Distance: 10.6km
・Location: Nara Kotsu Takabatake Coach Yard
・Interval: 5.2km
・Closing Time: 10:44 a.m.

【Closing Point 3】
・Distance: 15.7km
・Location: In front of Fukuyama Tsuun Building
・Interval: 5.1km
・Closing Time: 11:25 a.m.

【Closing Point 4】
・Distance: 20.0km
・Location: Intersection at north end of Shirakawa Ohashi Bridge
・Interval: 4.3km
・Closing Time: 11:56 a.m.

【Closing Point 5】
・Distance: 25.8km
・Location: North end of Warakubashi Bridge
・Interval: 5.8km
・Closing Time: 12:44 p.m.

【Closing Point 6】
・Distance: 30.5km
・Location: Shirakawa central promenade south gate
・Interval: 4.7km
・Closing Time: 1:22 p.m.

【Closing Point 7】
・Distance: 34.4km
・Location: East of Yamamura-cho bus stop
・Interval: 3.9km
・Closing Time: 1:54 p.m.

【Closing Point 8】
・Distance: 38.0km
・Location: Nara Kotsu Takabatake Coach Yard
・Interval: 3.6km
・Closing Time: 2:25 p.m.

【Closing Point 9】
・Distance: 39.6km
・Location: Noborioji Kanko Parking Area
・Interval: 1.6km
・Closing Time: 2:37 p.m.

【FINISH】
・Distance: 42.195km
・Location: Narden Field (Konoike Athletics Stadium)
・Interval: 2.595km
・Closing Time: 3:00 p.m.


▼10km Race
【Closing Point】
・Distance: 7.5km
・Location: In front of Todaijigakuen Kindergarten
・Interval: -
・Closing Time: 10:35 a.m.

【FINISH】
・Distance: 10.0km
・Location: Naraden Field (Konoike Athletics Stadium)
・Interval: 2.5km
・Closing Time: 11:00 a.m.
Awards
▼Full Marathon and 10 km
1. Fastest 8 runners
2. Fastest 3 runners from each age category: 29 years old or younger, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70 years old or older)
- A Finisher’s Certificate (with finishing time written) will be given to those who have completed the Marathon or 10km race.
- A Finisher’s medal and towel will be given to those who have completed the Marathon race.

▼3km Jog
- No times will be recorded or awarded for 3km Jog. A Finisher’s Certificate (no time mentioned) will be given for 3km joggers.

Note: Special awards have been prepared. The details and extra prizes will be announced at the awards ceremony.
How to Apply and Application Period
(Application period) Wednesday June 14th 2017, 8:00 p.m. (Japan Standard Time) to Friday June 19th, 2017
Note: Applications are accepted in order of arrival. The application period will end when the application limit is reached.

(How to Apply) Go to the Nara Marathon entry website “JTB Sports Station” at https://jtbsports.jp/en/ and fill out the form.
Note: Before applying for entry, please read and agree to the following terms of application.
Guide for Participants will be uploaded to JTB Sports Station’s Mypage in late November.
Terms of Application
(1) Cancellation of your entry or changes to entry information, such as race type etc., due to personal reasons cannot be made. Fees are non-refundable even in the case of excessive or duplicate payment.

(2) Any fees paid are non-refundable if the race is cancelled or shortened due to reasons that are out of the organizer’s control (earthquake, storm, flood, snow, incidents, accidents, disease, etc.). Check-in registration or race participation outside of the prescribed time will not be accepted even if the delay is caused by problems in public transport or road conditions.

(3) Since runners are responsible for their own health, please pay attention to your physical condition and make appropriate preparations for the race. The organizer may command a runner to retire from the race if it is considered necessary, and runners should follow such instructions. The organizer provides only first-aid treatment to runners’ injuries or sickness during the race.

(4) Non-adult runners must receive permission from their guardians before applying.

(5) If false statements are made on the application (age, sex, past records, etc.) or dishonest actions are taken, such as the participation of a person other than the applicant, participation, times, and awards will be revoked, and fees paid will not be refunded.

(6) Participants cannot display any apparel on the course and grounds of the marathon that exhibit company or brand names, or any other items with said company or brand designs used in advertisements (other than those chosen by the organizer); nor may participants wear apparel that may be harmful to others, be seen as indecent, or anything that the organizers find unsuitable.

(7) The organizer holds the image rights of videos, photographs, articles, entrants’ names, ages, addresses (prefecture and municipality), as well as the right of publishing this information via newspapers, TV, magazines, the internet, brochures, etc. Please also read the “Personal Information Policy” below.

(8) All event staff will observe all related laws.

(9) For matters related to the Nara Marathon but not mentioned above, please follow the organizer’s instructions.
Personal Information Policy
We, the organizer of this event, realize the importance of personal information, and will comply with laws and related ordinances concerning the protection of personal information, and handle the obtained information in accordance with our personal information protection policy. We may use the information in order to improve services to entrants. Namely, we may provide entrants with the guide “information for entrants”, notice of record, related information, services by organizations related to the event, and notice of results (ranking). Further, the organizer or its agent may contact you regarding your application.

Event secretariat information

Event secretariat Nara Marathon Organizing Committee
Application address JTB Sports Station
Postal address 7F, MPR Hommachi Bldg,3-1-8 Minami-Kyuhoji-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan 
Phone number 06-6252-4009
E-mail jtbss@west.jtb.jp
Business hours 9:30 - 17:30, Office Closed: Every Weekends, National Holidays and Dec. 28th to Jan. 3rd

Contact details

【Nara Marathon Organizing Committee Office】
(JTB Sports station )
TEL: +81-6-6252-4009/FAX:+81-6-6252-4015
e-mail:jtbss@west.jtb.jp
Office hours:Weekdays 9:30AM~5:30PM (Off on weekends, national holidays and the 30th Dec~ the 3rd Jan)

Event agreement

■ Terms of Application:
(1) Cancellation of your entry or changes to entry information, such as race type etc., due to personal reasons cannot be made. Fees are non-refundable even in the case of excessive or duplicate payment.
(2) Any fees paid are non-refundable if the race is cancelled or shortened due to reasons that are out of the organizer’s control (earthquake, storm, flood, snow, incidents, accidents, disease, etc.). Check-in registration or race participation outside of the prescribed time will not be accepted even if the delay is caused by problems in public transport or road conditions.
(3) Since runners are responsible for their own health, please pay attention to your physical condition and make appropriate preparations for the race. The organizer may command a runner to retire from the race if it is considered necessary, and runners should follow such instructions. The organizer provides only first-aid treatment to runners’ injuries or sickness during the race.
(4) Non-adult runners must receive permission from their guardians before applying.
(5) If false statements are made on the application (age, sex, past records, etc.) or dishonest actions are taken, such as the participation of a person other than the applicant, participation, times, and awards will be revoked, and fees paid will not be refunded.
(6) Participants cannot display any apparel on the course and grounds of the marathon that exhibit company or brand names, or any other items with said company or brand designs used in advertisements (other than those chosen by the organizer); nor may participants wear apparel that may be harmful to others, be seen as indecent, or anything that the organizers find unsuitable.
(7) The organizer holds the image rights of videos, photographs, articles, entrants’ names, ages, addresses (prefecture and municipality), as well as the right of publishing this information via newspapers, TV, magazines, the internet, brochures, etc. Please also read the “Personal Information Policy” below.
(8) All event staff will observe all related laws.
(9) For matters related to the Nara Marathon but not mentioned above, please follow the organizer’s instructions.
■ Personal Information Policy
We, the organizer of this event, realize the importance of personal information, and will comply with laws and related ordinances concerning the protection of personal information, and handle the obtained information in accordance with our personal information protection policy. We may use the information in order to improve services to entrants. Namely, we may provide entrants with the guide “information for entrants”, notice of record, related information, services by organizations related to the event, and notice of results (ranking). Further, the organizer or its agent may contact you regarding your application.