The 9th Iwaki Sunshine Marathon

Summary of the event

Period of the event
11 Feb 2018〜11 Feb 2018
Event venue
FukushimaIwaki Iwaki Athletics stadium
Event type
  • Running Running
The number of capacity
Open Event

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Event information

We have extended the application period.

Entries are available after Oct 19th, however, your name is not listed on event program if your application is accepted later than Oct 19th.

We accept applications by e-mail till Dec 20th, however, the application will be closed when the number of applicants exceeds the capacity.

Entries in the Iwaki Sunshine Marathon in English, Chinese (Mandarin) should use the website JTB Sports Station, owned and operated by JTB Western Japan Corp.
Entries in English, Chinese (Mandarin)in the Iwaki Sunshine Marathon are limited to entries for foreign nationals in Japan and foreign nationals or Japanese nationals resident overseas.
This site is not for Japanese nationals residing in Japan. Any entry attempted by a Japanese national residing in Japan on this site will be invalid. Please note that if payment has been made for a Japanese national residing in Japan, no refund can be provided. Japanese nationals residing in Japan are asked to use the Iwaki Sunshine Marathon Japanese-language entry site.

[NOTE]:Application via JTB Sports Station
Please confirm the entry method from the following URL before applying

Selection method:First come, First served basis

The event information

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Date and Time
Feburuary 11 2018

【Full Marathon】
Start time : 9:00 A.M.
Start location : Iwaki Athletics stadium
Finish : Onahama Port Aqua Marine Park

Start time : 8:50 A.M.
Start location : Onahama Port Aqua Marine Park
Finish location: Onahama Port Aqua Marine Park
★Full Marathon (42.195km)(JAAF registered course)



Competition rules
In accordance with the rules set forth by 2017 Japan Association of Athletics Federation and this event.
Time limit
★Full Marathon → 6 hours (from the start gun)
★10km     → 1 hour 20 minutes (from the start gun)

There is no time limit for 5km and 2km races, however, runners may be asked to retire from the race, if deemed necessary for proper event operations.
Runners who exceed the time limit will be asked to move to the sidewalk and withdraw from the race.
Due to operational needs, there will be 5 checkpoints throughout the course. Runners who do not make it to a checkpoint before the designated time will be asked to withdraw from the race.

Runners who did not make it to a checkpoint within the allotted time, or otherwise asked to withdraw from the race, must remove their bib and timing chip, and follow the instructions from the event staff.

Checkpoint 1: Miyozaka Intersection(8km)10:10
Checkpoint 2: Nagasaki Kaigan convenience store parking lot (on outward route)(12.9km)10:45
Checkpoint 3: Nagasaki Kaigan convenience store parking lot (on return route)(20.8km)11:50
Checkpoint 4: Onahama Port No. 1 wharf Intersection(24.9km)12:30
Checkpoint 5: Intersection in front of Nissan Iwaki Plant (on return route)(35.2km)14:00

* Part of the course is subject to change.
Bib number/Time Tracking
The official time starts with the signal gun and ends when the finish line is crossed.
Times will be tracked using runner's chips. (Runner's chips calculate the times for each runner who crosses both the start and finish lines.)

Please be sure to attach your bib number to your shirt in the chest area using a safety pin or other means. JAAF registered runners should also have a bib number on their back.

Runners without a bib number will not be recognized as participants of this competition.

Runner's chips will be collected after the race. If you are unable to finish the race or pass a checkpoint, please be sure to return your chip to a staff member. You will be billed for the cost of the chip if it is not returned.

JAAF registered runners may request an official record of their time for a fee of 500 yen. Please request one at the main office of the finish area on the day of the competition. It will be mailed to you at a later date.
Participation award
Check your size, and decide on a desired size.
Please be aware that T-shirt size cannot be changed after the initial order.
If the size is not specified, men will receive L size and women will receive M size.

◆Full Marathon
★ Top 10 male and female finishers will be awarded.

◆10km, 5km, 2km
★Top 8 finishers in each division will be awarded.

Other special awards are available. Top finishers will be entered into marathon races abroad.
During the Race
* Please follow the staff's instructions during the race.

* You will be disqualified if you leave the designated race course. Please do not stray outside areas marked with cones.

* Should the competition referee decide that you may no longer continue a race, please follow their instructions.

* Runners may not display or wear promotional material at the venue or on the course (i.e. images and trademarks of company/product names) that exceeds the limits set a competition rules. Clothing that goes against public order and morals, and outfits that could harm other runners are prohibited.

* Do not discard paper cups, banana peels, etc. on the course. This is very dangerous and leads to runners falling. (Always throw away unwanted items in the trash cans set along the course.)

* In order to prevent dehydration, please be sure to drink plenty of fluids during the race regardless of the weather.

* The following checkpoints will be set up to help race operations. Runners who do not reach the checkpoint before it closes will not be allowed to continue racing. Such runners should follow the instructions of the official (for example, by moving onto the sidewalk).

* The full marathon cut-off time is six hours after the signal gun. The race will be stopped at 3 p.m. Please follow the staff's instructions and stop racing. The 10 km cut-off time is one hour and twenty minutes after the signal gun. Men will be stopped at 10:32 a.m. and women at 10:37 a.m. Please follow the staff's instructions and stop racing.

* You may not be allowed to continue racing if the staff or doctors determine that you do not fit to continue or that you are impeding other runners (i.e. running backwards or irregularly). If you feel sick during the race, please stop running and immediately inform a staff member.

* JAAF registered runners may not receive any form of assistance during the race, except the runners who have received permission in advance. However, this rule is not applied to general (non-JAAF) runners.

* If there is a fire, incident, accident, or other emergency, staff members will stop runners mid-race to give priority to emergency vehicles. Please quickly follow their instructions. If the competition is stopped due to an earthquake or tsunami warning, please follow the staff's instructions.
* Please line up at the start zone before the opening ceremony begins. (Opening ceremony: Full marathon 8:45 a.m., 10 km and below 8:35 a.m.)

* For the full marathon, JAAF registered runners please line up first at the start zone followed by general runners after. Please follow the instructions of the staff to your block, which corresponds to the letters on your race bib.

* The race will begin at the starter's signal gun. As more than 7,000 runners will be starting at the same time in the full marathon, please help preventing falls and injuries by starting slowly and not rushing. Runners may not start after the rear vehicle has left.

* The runner's chip will begin accurately recording your time once you have crossed the start line. Please be sure to cross the mat so that your time can be recorded.

* If there is an accident at the start and the head referee decides the race is too dangerous to continue, an emergency siren will sound and an announcement will be made. Please stop where you are and follow the instructions.
Runners will be disqualified and will be collected their bib number if they do not follow competition rules, do not follow the staff's instructions or participate falsely under another applicant's name.
Disclaimers/Important Notes
The organizer is not responsible for any injuries to runners during the competition, excluding emergency first-aid and injuries covered by its accident insurance. Participants accept that they are responsible for judging their own fitness to run the marathon.

The organizer is not responsible for any accidents/theft/damage that occurs in the parking lots nor any loss/ theft/damage to any personal belongings.
There is no parking at the start or goal venues.

Parking must be reserved prior to the competition. Those who require parking should select this option on their application. Please be aware that you will not be able to park if you do not select this option.

A shuttle bus will be available from the parking lot to each venues.

The organizer's office will allocate each participants’ parking lots.

As parking is limited, we suggest participants who live in the city to use the shuttle buses that operate from the different train stations as much as possible.
Managing your physical condition
Participants should ensure they train sufficiently before the marathon. Participants also accept responsibility for confirming their own state of health by having a medical checkup.

Runners with existing medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes should especially consult a doctor and gain the doctor’s approval of their doctor before participating a marathon.

Event secretariat information

Event secretariat Iwaki Sunshine Marathon Executive Committee
Application address JTB Sports Station
Postal address 7F, MPR Hommachi Bldg,3-1-8 Minami-Kyuhoji-cho,Chuo-ku Osaka
Phone number 06-6252-4009
Business hours 9:30 - 17:30 (Office Closed: Every Weekends, National Holidays)

Contact details

Iwaki Sunshine Marathon Executive Committee

JTB Sports Station
7F, MPR Hommachi Bldg,3-1-8 Minami-Kyuhoji-cho,Chuo-ku Osaka

Email address
Office Hours 9:30 - 17:30 (Office Closed: Every Weekends, National Holidays)

Event agreement

■ Application Agreement and Important Information

* Your application may not be changed (event, etc.) or canceled for personal reasons once it has been submitted.

* In addition, we will not refund any overpayment or multiple payments of entry fees.

* Applications are accepted on a first come first served basis. Once the marathon's participant capacity has been fulled, the organizer will notify the public via the competition website and close applications.

* Application fees will not be refunded in the event the competition is cut short or canceled as a result of storm/flood damage caused by earthquake, tsunami, etc; snowfall; incidents; accidents; etc.

* Participating runners need to bring their health insurance card (copy) to the competition.

* Age divisions are determined by your age on the day of the competition.

* Only registered applicants may run a marathon (stand-in runners are prohibited). Please be aware that applicants who make false declarations about their age or gender will also be disqualified from the competition.

* Wheelchairs are not allowed in the marathon.

* Although guide runners for those with visual impairments do not need to submit an application, they should ensure that their status as a guide runner is recognizable both from his/her the front and back. * Please contact the organizer's office to confirm necessary points.

* Please make sure you report your estimated running time on your application as it will be used to determine the marathon starting order. * If no time is reported, you will be placed in the block with times above five hours.

* Please let us know whether you plan to stay in accommodations overnight so that we may grasp participants' plans. Your answer, however, does not guarantee the reservation of accommodations.

* The organizer has the right to use video, images, articles, results, etc. of the marathon released on TV, newspapers, magazines, the Internet, etc.

* The organizer will transport marathon participants' baggage from the start to the goal point.

* The organizer will adhere to the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and all related laws and regulations.