Summary of the event

Period of the event
20 May 2018〜20 May 2018
Event venue
Hokkaido Toyako Promenade Square
Event type
  • Running Running
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Event information

The start line for Full marathon,10km and 5km at in front of Wakasaimo head store
10km and 5km have been changed from last year’s entry.
2km starts at Toyako promenade near finish area of Full marathon.

The participation prize will be received in day before event with Number card.

The race completion towel will be given to the runners who can complete within the set time limit.

Shuttle bus is run from JR Sapporo station to New Chitose Airport to the event venue
It takes 2 hours and 30 minutes (Time may change in circumstance)
Fee: 2,200JPY (Elementary students 1,100JPY) per ONE WAY.

The completion certificate will be issued on the event day!
“WEB race certificate” include your split time and graph for each 5km is also provided, you can download it from official HP around a week later.However, you are required to register to RUNNET if you don't have an account.

We add new prize for senior runner’s category.
Men: The age at sixties, and over seventies.
Female: The age at fifties, and over sixties.

*Entry Qualifications:Non-Japanese living outside and inside of Japan
*Japanese living outside of Japan

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May 20, 2018 (Sun) *Rain or shine
Pre marathon event:(Opening Ceremony)May 19,2018 5:30 p.m.~7:00 p.m.
Approved by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF), Toyako area marathon course: 42.195 km
Start: Wakasaimo head store
Finish: Behind Wakasaimo head store(Toyako Promenade)
Event schedule
Day before the marathon—May 19 (Sat) *Welcoming fireworks show (Over the lake) from 8:45 p.m.
*Pre-marathon reception (Number card,The participation prize are distributed)
2 p.m.–6 p.m. Toyako Cultural Center (lobby)

*Pre-event (opening ceremony)
5:30 p.m.–7 p.m. Toyako Cultural Center (hall)

Day of the marathon—May 20 (Sun)
*Marathon reception
6:30 a.m.–10 a.m.
Main venue—Base tent(Toyako Promenade Square)

*Participation prize station
6:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Main venue—Participation award station tent(Toyako Promenade Square)

6:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Toyako Cultural Center (hall)

*Changing rooms
6:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Inside the Toyako Tourist Information Center
Townsperson hall (male participants)
Basement floor No. 1 conference room (female participants)

2km・・・8:30 a.m. Toyako Promenade Square(Finish area)
Full Marathon・・・9:30 a.m. Wakasaimo-head shop
10km・・・9:50 a.m. Toyako Promenade Square(Finish area)
5km・・・10:00 a.m. Toyako Promenade Square(Finish area)

*Award ceremony
2km・・・11:00 a.m.
5km・・・11:30 a.m.
10km・・・0:00 p.m.
Full marathon(overall)・・・1:30 p.m.
Full marathon(each category)・・・2:00 p.m.
Main venue—Base (Toyako Promenade Square)

*Fun event
1 p.m.- Main venue stage(Toyako Promenade Square)

*Distributing the completion certificate
9:00 a.m.~4:00 p.m. A booth at finish area
1.【Full marathon(42.195km)】
5.【2km】[A parent and a child(elementary school)]

*The age must be as of the day of the event.
Participation fee (including accident insurance fee)
// Item // // Participation qualifications // Participation fee

*Full Marathon // 18 years or older // 7,000 yen
(excluding high school students)
Capacity:5,500 participants

*10km // High school student or older/ / 5,000 yen (high school students: 2,500 yen)

*5km //Junior high school student or older// 4,000 yen (high school students: 2,500 yen, junior high school students: 2,000 yen)

*2km//Elementary school student:2,000 yen//Parent-child pair (child is elementary school student):4,500 yen

*Participation fees are non-refundable for any reason, including cancellation after application, or non-participation in the marathon due to personal reasons.
*Participation in a wheelchair is not allowed.
*An escort person for a blind runner is allowed up to 4 people for free.
Entry capacity
5,500 participants (first come,first served)
Start time
2 km:8:30 a.m.
Full marathon: 9:30 a.m.
10 km:9:50 a.m.
5 km:10:00 a.m.
Competition rules
In accordance with the 2018 JAAF rules and racing precautions for this event.
Race Procedure
JAAF-registered runner(in order of number card)

Block A (white)
3′00″00 or faster(Male competitors)
4′00″00 or faster(Female competitors)
Block B (purple)
3′00″01 or slower(Male competitors)
4′00″01 or slower(Female competitors)

General runners(in order of reported time)

Block C (blue)
3′00″00 or faster(Male competitors)
4′00″00 or faster(Female competitors)
Block D (yellow)
4′00″00 or faster(Male competitors)
5′00″00 or faster(Female competitors)
Block E (green)
4′00″01 or slower(Male competitors)
5′00″01 or slower(Female competitors)

Time limits—Full marathon 5 hours 30 minutes (according to signal gun)
Checkpoint Closing time (time limit)  
14.5 km   11:20 a.m.(1h50m) 
Midpoint  12:20 p.m.(2h50m) 
27.5 km   1:10 p.m.(3h40m)
30 km   1:30 p.m.(4h) 
37.5 km   2:30 p.m.(5h)

*After passing each checkpoint, runners predicted to exceed the next checkpoint time will be instructed by staff to discontinue the race.
*Runners who exceed the checkpoint time or are instructed to discontinue the race should remove their runner’s chip, leave the course and board the pick-up bus at the pick-up location or the end of the race.
*Runners might be temporarily stopped due to traffic conditions or an emergency vehicle passing by.
*Awards will be presented to male and female participants who finish in 1st through 10th place in the marathon overall.
*Awards will be presented to the male and female participants who finish in 1st through 3rd place in the marathon by age range.
*Awards will be presented to the male and female participants who finish in 1st through 6th place in all of the 10 km, 5 km and 2 km groups.

※The registered runners award ceremony is not held.
Race completion prize
The completion certificate will be issued that day
The race completion towel will also be awarded (only for those who complete the race within the full marathon time)
Participation prize
*Original t-shirt will be awarded to all participants.
*Free onsen ticket will be awarded.

Please exchange Original t-shirt showing your Number card at the following date and place.
May 19,2018 (Sat.) 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Lobby at Toyako culture center

May 20,2018 (Sun) 6:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
The main venue at Toyako Promenade field
Recording times
Officially recorded times are gross times (time from signal gun to finish).
*A pre-event will be held for those who wish to participate on the day before the event. (Participation fee: 1,500 yen).
*If you wish to participate, please pay together with the fee when applying to participate in the marathon.
*The list will be closed once the capacity of 300 people is met.
*If of an emergency during the marathon, follow the directions of the event staff.
*First-aid stations will be prepared. These will comprise a First-aid Base (finish point), No. 1 First-aid Station (14.5 km point), No. 2 First-aid Station (23 km point), a No. 3 First-aid Station (30 km point) and a No. 4 First-aid Station (37.5 km).
*There will be eight rehydration sites and six sponge tables provided. Food aid stations will also be setup at the 15 km and 30 km points.
*No special drinks will be accepted during the marathon.
*There is limited parking available on the day of the marathon. Please carpool or use public transportation.
By Airplane
The nearest airport is New Chitose Airport and it takes 2 hours and 30 minutes,you can get to Toyako around 4 hours from Tokyo.

By Train(JR)
From Hakodate st. to Toyako st.using JR line,takes 2 hours by express train.

Contact details

【Event related inquiries 】
TOYAKO MARATHON 2018 executive committee secretariat
Toyakonsen 142 Abutagun Toyakocho, Hokkaido 
049-5721 Japan
”Toyako tourist information center”
Office Hours: 9:00 - 17:00
Office Closed: Every Weekends and National Holidays
Japan Standard Time (GMT+9)

【Accommodation related inquiries】
JTB HOKKAIDO corp. "TOYAKO MARATHON 2018 operation center"
From April 1, 2018, our company name will be changed to JTB corp.
Address: Kita1jonishi,6chome,1-2,8th Floor,Urban-net Sapporo Building,Sapporo Chuo-ku, Hokkaido 060-0001 Japan
Office Hours: 9:30 - 17:30
Office Closed: Every Weekends and National Holidays
Japan Standard Time (GMT+9)

Event agreement

Participants may apply after consenting to the following application agreement.
1.No event changes or cancellations due to personal circumstances are possible after your application is received. Accidental overpayments or double payments cannot be refunded.
2.If the event is shortened or canceled due to an earthquake, wind and flood damage, snow, an accident, an incident or pandemic etc., the organizer will judge and determine whether and how much of participation fees will be returned, and what method will be used for such notification.
3.I do not have any cardiac diseases or other illnesses. I will engage in sufficient training while taking care of my health when preparing for the marathon. I will participate in the marathon while taking responsibility for any injuries, sickness, accidents or losses etc. that occur.
4.If it is judged by the organizer that I will impair the continuation of the event during the marathon, I will immediately follow the organizer’s instructions to drop out of the race. I will also follow any other instructions given by the organizer with regards to safety management or operation of the marathon.
5.If I suffer an injury or get sick during the marathon, I will not object to receiving first-aid treatment. The organizer will not have any responsibility over the methods or course over which such treatment is administered.
6.I absolve the organizer of any responsibility regarding accidents, loss, injuries or sickness during the marathon and will not request any damages.
7.I understand that compensation for accidents, injuries or sickness that occurs during the marathon is covered by the marathon’s insurance.
8.My family/relatives, guardians (if underage) and/or team members (for representative entries) have consented to my participation in this marathon.
9.I will not falsely report my age, sex etc. and nobody other than the person who applied themselves (proxy running) is allowed. If any of these are found to have occurred, my participation/award will be cancelled and I will adhere to the decision of the organizer such as not being qualified to participate in the next event. I also understand that the organizer will not hold any responsibility over aiding or returning fees to participants who make a false report or proxy runners.
10.I consent to footage, photographs, articles, records etc. (including personal information such as name, age, sex, record, portrait etc.) from the marathon being reported on or listed in newspapers, television, magazines, the Internet or pamphlets etc. I also understand that in this case, the recording/usage rights belong to the organizer.
11The handling of marathon applicants’ personal information will conform to the organizer’s agreement, which is recorded separately.
12.Race organizers are not responsible for lateness due to delays of public transportation or traffic conditions.
13.In addition to the above application agreement, the organizer must also follow the separately determined marathon agreement (in case of any discrepancies, the marathon agreement takes precedence).

[Handling of personal information]

The organizer is aware of the importance of personal information and will conform to the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and related laws as well as the organizer’s personal information protection policy when handling personal information. In the aim of improving services for marathon participants, information will be used in providing participation guidance, notifying records, notifying related information, providing guidance on the next marathon, providing services from sponsors and organizations collaborating and related to the marathon, and for announcing records (rankings etc.).
Participants may be contacted by the organizer or a subcontractor to confirm application details.