2018 Hakodate Marathon

Summary of the event

Period of the event
01 Jul 2018〜01 Jul 2018
Event venue
Hokkaido Hokkaido Hakodate Chiyogadai Park Athletic Stadium
Event type
  • Running Running
The number of capacity
Open Event

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Event information

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

Registration will be closed on a first-come-first-served basis, so we recommend you the early payment.

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Date and time
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Half Marathon starts at 9:00 a.m.
Full Marathon starts at 9:10 a.m.
Events, Division, Maximum capacity, Participation fee
Full marathon (42.195 km)
Division: Invited, registered with industrial or student associations, JAAF registered, General
Maximum capacity: 4,000 runners (first come, first served)
Participation fee: ¥9,000

Half marathon (21.0975 km)
Division: Invited, registered with industrial or student associations, JAAF registered, General
Maximum capacity: 4,000 runners (first come, first served)
Participation fee: ¥5,000
*The participation fee will not be refunded under any circumstances, including in the event of nonparticipation
due to personal circumstances or withdrawal after registration.
The course starts and finishes at Hakodate Chiyogadai Park Athletic Stadium and is certified by Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF) and International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) / Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).
Race rules
Based on the 2018 JAAF regulations and the regulations of this race.
Participants must be males or females aged over 18, as of July 1, 2018.
They must generally be able to run a full marathon within five hours or a half marathon within three hours and pass through the designated checkpoints within the allotted time.
We ask that minors (aged under 20) participate with the consent of their guardians.
(1) Saturday, June 30
Participation memento pick-up: 1:00 p.m.–8:00p.m.
(in front of the main entrance to Athletic Stadium)
*Participants living outside of Japan have to pick up the number card first at the information desk.
(2) Sunday, July 1
Participation memento pick-up: 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
(in front of the main entrance to Athletic Stadium)
Runners assemble: 8:30 a.m.
Opening ceremony: from 8:40 a.m.
Race start: 9:00 a.m.
Award ceremony: from 10:40 a.m. (half marathon)
from 12:30 p.m. (full marathon)
Race finish: 2:30 p.m.

(Number card pick up)
Saturday, June 30 1:00 p.m.-8:00p.m.
The information desk for foreigners in font of the Stadium

(Participation souvenir pick-up)
Saturday, June 30, 1:00 p.m.–8:00p.m./Sunday, July 1, 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
In front of the Stadium
Race Procedure
(1) Starting order
1) The half marathon starts at 9:00 a.m. and the full marathon starts at 9:10 a.m.
2) For both races, the first row will consist of invited athletes and runners registered with industrial or student associations.
Behind them there will be JAAF registered runners followed by general runners.
General runners will 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).
General runners will be assigned to block G if they have not recorded a predicted race time.
*Please be sure to record your predicted race time correctly because it is not possible to change your starting position after the registration.

(2) Checkpoints
Checkpoints will close at the following times. Runners arriving after these times will not be 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) 12:18 p.m.
6th: 19.1km (Half), 29.4km (Full) 12:56 p.m.
7th: 33.5km (Full) 1:25 p.m.
8th: 37.3km (Full) 1:52 p.m.
9th: 39.9km (Full) 2:13 p.m.
Finish: 21.0975km (Half), 42.195km (Full) 2:30 p.m.
*Race officials will order any runners who are behind the “Do Not Finish Notifiers”, who are running at the pace of timing for checkpoint closure, to stop racing, even if those runners have not yet reached the checkpoint.

(3) Other procedure
1) Full marathon runners should keep to the left and half runners should keep to the right on the course in order to alleviate congestion at the junction.
2) Distance displays are set every 1km.
3) Lap times will be measured every 5km.
Runner’s certificate indicates the gross finish time (gun timing) and lap time. In addition, net finish time (chip timing) will be also indicated as unofficial record.
4) Pacemakers will be running at the pace of 3.5-hour, 4-hour, 4.5-hour and 5-hour for full marathon.
Participation Souvenir
(1) Participation Award: All runners who joined the marathon will receive mementos. (The memento will be decided in early February. Please check official website.)
(2) Finish Award: Runners who finished within the limited time will receive original finisher's towels.
(1) Awards will be presented in front of the main stand in Athletic Stadium to each runner who finishes between first and third place in both marathons in either the male or female categories.

(2) Runners who finish between first and third place 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 certificates and medals at a later date. (These will be sent to the runners’ home addresses)
In this case, net finish time (chip time) will be adopted.

(3) The Hakodate Marathon is a partnership race of RUN as ONE - Tokyo Marathon 2019 (semi-elite).
The top 50 runners who clear the designated time and are a registered with JAAF Hokkaido will be recommended as semi-elite runners for the Tokyo Marathon 2019.
Designated times
Full: Males within 2 hrs 55 mins, Females within 3 hrs 40 mins
Half: Males within 1 hr 21 mins, Females within 1 hrs 45 mins

(4) Hakodate Marathon is MCC (Marathon Challenge Cup) event.
MCC is the project that supports all runners from those who will run for the first to top runners aiming national record.
Runners who join MCC event will receive following rewards:
1) The runner who won the 1st place in full marathon with new record will earn prize (maximum 1 million yen, depending on the record).
【The record】
Male: 2 hours 22 minutes 37 seconds
Female: 2 hours 48 minutes 48 seconds
2) Male runners who meet sub-3-hour (sub-3.5-hour for female) will receive “MCC special record certificate”.
3) Runners who finished full marathon for the first time will receive “MCC special record certificate”
*For more detail, check the MCC official web site;
Registration period
From Monday, February 19, 9:00 p.m. to Friday, April 13, 5:00 p.m. (First come first served)
Registration methods
Please note that full marathon and half marathon runners must register online
Entry Number
Please chose the entry number which belongs to you (as of July 1) from the below;

【Half marathon】
Invited, registered with industrial or student associations
Male 01  
Female 02

JAAF registered
Male 03 
Female 04

Male 05
Female 06

【Full marathon】*Only via Online
Invited, registered with industrial or student associations
Male 07
Female 08

JAAF registered
Male 09
Female 10

Male 11
Female 12
Privacy Policy
The organizers recognize the importance of personal information. Laws regarding the protection of personal information and associated acts of parliament are strictly adhered to. Personal information is handled according to the organizers’ personal information protection policy. Participants’ personal information will be used in the following ways, with the aim of improving service.
1) Sending things like number cards, participation memento coupons, related information, and information about next year’s race
2) Publishing things like participants’ names and ages in the race program, on the website, in newspapers etc.
3) Providing services from race sponsors, supporters, and related organizations
4) Announcing record times for the race
5) Providing names, genders, dates of birth, and race records to the Tokyo Marathon Foundation

Additionally, applicants may be contacted by the marathon office or entry center to confirm details of their registration. If you do not want to provide your personal information to others, please contact the marathon office.
Prior to the registration, you can make an accommodation reservation from 9:00 p.m., February 12 via JTB Sports Station. Even after the registration starts, provision of accommodation will still continue.
Number cards pick up
Number cards voucher will be update to "my page" at JTB Sports Station website before 2-3 weeks on the event.For participants from outside of Japan, please bring the voucher and pick up them at the information desk for foreigners in font of Stadium on June 30 or July 1.

(Number card pick up)
Date: June 30 (Sat.)1:00 p.m.-8:00p.m. / July 1 (Sun.) 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Venue:The information desk for foreigners in font of Hokkaido Hakodate Chiyogadai Park Athletic Stadium
- Please do not compete if you have been deemed unfit on a physical exam.
- We are unable to accommodate runners who are wheelchair users.
- Please come to the Athletic Stadium via public transport, because there is no parking available.
- You can leave belongings which should be placed in the designated plastic bag (70cmx50cm) at the Baggage Drop area, but please be responsible for your own valuables.
Also you can use paid service for bigger baggage (500 yen per baggage).
- Wheel chair runners can not be participated.
- There are about 260 bath rooms in and around the arena, and about 140 bath rooms in 25 spots.
- There are 16 aid stations for Full marathon (food supply is available at 6 of them) and 8 stations for Half marathon (food supply is available at 3 of them) including water supply at starting and finishing points.
- We will hold a sub-event “Hakodate Marathon Omotenashi Festival” on June 30 and July 1 in the park. Please enjoy many local cuisine and exhibition by sponsors there. After the race, free local food and drink (Hokkaido milk or Miso soup) will be supplied.
- Please check the website below for race records. (A hard copy of the times will not be published.)
http://www.lap.co.jp (planned to be updated by July 4)

- You must be in the proper costume for running. Inappropriate costume like mask concealing the face, unpleasant wear for other runners or audience, and wear that can make the other hurt will not be permitted.
If the organizer decides that a participant performs any of the following actions, the organizer may expel the participant from the competition, or even stop the participant from an ongoing race.

Event secretariat information

Event secretariat The Hakodate Marathon Committee Office
Application address
Postal address Sports Promotion Section, Hakodate City Board of Education, 4-13 Shinonome-cho, Hakodate City
Phone number 0138-21-3576
Business hours Office Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 Weekdays

Contact details

Inquiries about the race (Sorry, in Japanese only)
The Hakodate Marathon Committee Office
Sports Promotion Section, Hakodate City Board of Education, 4-13 Shinonome-cho, Hakodate City 040-0036
Tel: 0138-21-3576 Fax: 0138-27-7217

Inquiries about entries (Sorry, in Japanese only)
Hakodate Marathon Entry Center
Lap System, 236-1-102, Kochi, Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa 254-0903
Tel: 0463-35-6691 Fax: 0463-35-6640

Inquiries about accommodation
JTB Hokkaido Operation Center
8F Urban Net Sapporo bldg., 1-2 North1 West6, Chuo-ku, Sapporo City 060-0001
Tel: 011-221-4800 Fax: 011-222-5102 Email: jtb-mice@hkd.jtb.jp

Official Website (Sorry, in Japanese only)
Search for “Hakodate Marathon” or go to http://hakodate-marathon.jp/

Event agreement

We ask those who join the event to accept the following registration rules before the application.

1. Participants must make sure that they are not suffering from any cardiovascular diseases or illnesses, be mindful of
their health, and undertake adequate training in preparation for the race.
2. Participants must not ask the organizers to assume responsibility, under any circumstances, for any injuries, illnesses,accidents, thefts, or losses that occur during the race.
3. Participants must obey the instructions of the organizers during the race, if the race is suspended because there is judged to be an obstacle to its continuation or if runners are temporarily stopped due to traffic conditions.
Participants must also follow any other instructions regarding safety management and event administration given by the organizers.
4. Participants must not object to receiving first-aid treatment if they are injured or become unwell during the race.Additionally, participants must not ask organizers to assume responsibility for the method or process of first aid.
5. Participants must consent to the fact that their participation fee will not be refunded, under any circumstances,including in the case of withdrawal or non-participation after registration or cancellation due to earthquake, storms,floods, incidents, accidents or sickness.
6. Participants must not falsely report their age or gender or compete in place of any other participants (illegal appearance). (In such cases, the applicant’s participation will be cancelled.)
7. Participants must consent to personal information, such as their name, age, gender, and likeness that appear in footage photographs, articles, and records of the race, being broadcast, published, or used in newspapers, on television, online,or in leaflets. (The right to publish and use this information lies with the organizers.)
8. Applicants must consent to their personal information being handled in accordance with a separate policy entitled Privacy Policy, specified by the organizers.