Takahashi Naoko Cup / Gifu Half Marathon 2019

Summary of the event

Period of the event
28 Apr 2019〜28 Apr 2019
Event venue
Gifu Gifu Memorial Center [Event venue information]
Event type
  • Running Running
The number of capacity
Just a few left

*If or are displayed, it might be a case of not able to participate to apply your family and friends.

Event information

This marathon is first come, first served basis.
We recommend that you pay early to reserve your place.

※* Closing date for applications:
Half marathon:(Monday) November 12, 2018 12:00


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April 28, 2019(Sunday)

9:00 Starting time of half marathon for Wave-1
9:10 Starting time of half marathon for Wave-2
12:05 Cut-off time of half marathon)
Marathon Course
1) Half marathon:
(Start)Gifu Memorial Center Nagaragawa Stadium
>> Kinka-bashi Street >> Gifu Station >> Kinka-bashi Street >> Kawaramachi area >> Left bank road of Nagara River >> Chidori bridge >> Left bank road of Nagara River >> Nagara-gawa Promenade >> North side entrance of Kinka bridge >>
(Finish)Gifu Memorial Center Nagaragawa Stadium

* The courses are authorized by both the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) and the JAAF (Japan Association of Athletics Federation), and are under the supervision of marathon runner, Ms. Naoko Takahashi.
Competition Rules
The race will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) and the JAAF (Japan Association of Athletics Federations), and the race organizer.
This race has received IAAF Road-Race Label designation, and IAAF Road-Race Label regulations will apply to this race as well as IAAF Advertising Regulations. Testing for doping will be carried out in accordance with IAAF regulations.
Medical matters
(1) Doping Control: Doping control will be conducted under either IAAF Anti-Doping Rules and Regulations or the Japan Anti-Doping Code. The organizer will collect either a blood sample, urine sample or both, in order to conduct a doping test before or after the race. Runners eligible for testing must undergo this test according to the instructions and procedures explained to them by their Doping Control Officer (DCO). This applies also to runners who are not registered with the JAAF. If runners are selected for a doping test, they are required to provide an identification card with a photo. Please bring any of the following suitable forms of identification with you on the race day: a student ID card, a company ID card, a driver’s license or a photocopy of your passport. Your identification card should have a clear headshot photograph.

(2)Agreement for the doping test from the parental authority of minors participating in the event:
According to the World Anti-Doping Code, International Standards, and the Japan Anti-Doping Code which, were revised on January 1, 2015, minors participating in the event (under the age of twenty years) are required to submit a letter of consent signed by a parental authority regarding doping testing when participating in a race.
TUE Application
TUE Application:Runners who have to take prohibited substances or methods described on the International Standards Prohibited List for medical reasons must apply for a TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption). For further information, visit the JAAF website (http://www.jaaf.or.jp/medical/index.html), or the Japan Anti-Doping Agency website (http://www.playtruejapan.org/).
Time Limit
1) Half marathon: 3 hours and 5 minutes
*1 The running time limits will be based on the first starting-gun time and strictly enforced.
*2 For reasons of traffic control, security, and event operation, the cut-off time will be strictly enforced. When runners cannot reach a checkpoint by the cut-off time, they will be asked to leave the race.
Entry Fee
Half : 7,000 yen
1) Half marathon
Runners must be 18 years old or older on the day of the race.
It is expected that all runners be able to finish the half marathon within 2 hours and 50 minutes.
How to apply
1) How to apply:
Internet (Registrations are accepted in the order of the application dates.)

2) Application Period: Commences 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018
* Closing date for applications:
1) Half marathon (Monday) November 12, 2018 12:00

3) Cessation of registration acceptance: Internet: Registrations are accepted in the order of the application dates.
Applications will stop being accepted when the maximum number of entrants has been reached.
Receipt of Running Number Cards
Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. through to 8:00 p.m. at Deai Dome
1) The goal of the event is to contribute to a better society through sport and sportsmanship.We ask all people joining the event to help us achieve this goal.
2) Related events will be held at the Gifu Memorial Center Grass Square, and the San-san Deck on April 27 and 28.

April 27, 2019 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Running Meeting with Ms. Naoko Takahashi & Live Event
Running with Ms. Naoko Takahashi and guests, interviews and talk show, etc.

April 28, 2019 12:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Farewell Talk & Live Event

April 27 and 28, 2019
Marathon EXPO – Rakuichi-Rakuza
Participants can enjoy events, exhibitions and booths introducing the food, tourist attractions and traditions of Gifu prefecture.
Size chart of the commemorative T-shirt [Unisex(for adults)]
※Please use this as a rough guide.

【Size SS】
Height[in cm] 160cm[157~162]
Weight[in kg] 53kg[50~56]
Chest measurement[in cm] 84cm[82~86]

【Size S】
Height[in cm]165cm[162~167]
Weight[in kg] 59kg[56~62]
Chest measurement[in cm]  88cm[86~90]

【Size M】
Height[in cm] 170cm[167~172]
Weight[in kg] 65kg[62~68]
Chest measurement[in cm] 92cm[90~94]

【Size L】
Height[in cm] 175cm[172~177]
Weight[in kg] 71.5kg[68~75]
Chest measurement[in cm]  96cm[94~98]

【Size O】
Height[in cm] 180cm[177~182]
Weight[in kg]78kg[75~81]
Chest measurement[in cm]  100cm[98~102]

Event secretariat information

Event secretariat
Application address JTB Sports Station
Postal address 9F, MPR Honmachi Bldg., 3-1-8, Minami-Kyuhoji-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan
Phone number 06-6252-4009
E-mail jtbss@jtb.com
Business hours Office Hours 9:30-17:30 weekdays only

Contact details

JTB Sports Station
9F, MPR Bldg,3-1-8 Minami-Kyuhoji-cho,
Chuo-ku, Osaka,541-0058,Japan 
Email: jtbss@jtb.com
TEL: +81-6-6252-4009
FAX: +81-6-6252-4015
Office Hours: 9:30 - 17:30
Office Closed: Every Weekends, National Holidays and Dec. 28th to Jan. 3th)
Japan Standard Time (GMT+9)

Event agreement

1. Once you have submitted your entry form, it is considered that you have read, understood and accepted the race outline and all of the rules and regulations. Any cancellations and changes of division after entry due to personal circumstances will not be accepted for any reason. No refunds of payments will be given.
2. Each applicant is allowed only a single entry for one of the three divisions, and changing the race entered will not be possible after acceptance of the application. Applicants making a false claim, such as with regards to age or gender, or acting on behalf of another applicant running in the race, will be immediately disqualified. If you or another member of the organization you represent is discovered to have intentionally made a falsehood in your registration, your entry will immediately be cancelled for this year’s race, and you may not be allowed to race in any events held in the future.
3. Transfer of rights to participate in the race is strictly prohibited. If the organizer discovers a misconduct of these acts, your entry will be immediately forfeit and the organizer will not be held liable for any damages incurred.
4. Runners who are registered with the JAAF and participate in the second division (half marathon for general participants), will not receive officiated running times.
5. Applicants who are members of JAAF are requested to state which body they belong to in their application.
6.Minors (under the age of 20) must have the written consent of a guardian to enter the race.
7. Special number cards will be provided for the exclusive use of escort runners accompanying the visually-impaired. Please inform the administration office at the time of application if you are intending to be an escort or to be escorted.
8. Detailed race information will be sent to accepted applicants in the middle of April. Other miscellaneous items, such as the runner’s number card, will be handed out at the time of your entry. Runners should attach their number card to their chests. Those who are registered with JAAF, and heart support runners are requested to attach their number cards to both their chest and back.
9. Streets and roads in the vicinity of the race venue will be very crowded on the day of the race, so it is highly recommended that people use public transportation or shuttle buses. A space in the parking lot will be given only to those who reserved such at the time of entry.
10. Race organizers are not responsible for lateness due to delays of public transportation or traffic conditions.
Please make sure you train well for the marathon and participants are required to monitor their health condition and receive a physical check-up prior to the race. In the case that you feel any abnormal physical conditions, make sure to consult a doctor before entry.
12. As for injuries, illnesses, loss or accidents that occur during the race, first-aid will be given by the organizer. However, the race organizer will not be held responsible afterwards unless the accident resulted from an intentional act or is determined to have been caused by the gross negligence of the event organizer.
13. The organizer will carry accident insurance, which will cover the following; 2 million yen will be paid out for injuries or residual disability incurred during the race; 1,500 yen per day will be paid out to those who are hospitalized; 1,000 yen per day will be paid out to those who visit hospital as an out-patient.
14. Personal belongings can be kept at a designated area, but the race organizer will not be held liable for stolen or missing belongings in case of theft.
15. For reasons of safety, the starting order is based on the time specified in the application at the time of registration. In order to ensure the safe administration of the races, no false declarations will be tolerated. In accordance with the instructions of the race officials, runners must start running from their designated block. Those who arrive late at the starting point must start from the last available block. To ensure the safety of runners and the race schedule, interruptions will not be allowed.
16. In the case of an emergency, such as accidents or fire, emergency vehicles must be allowed to pass ahead of runners. Please follow the instructions of the police, ambulance, fire fighters, or race officials.
17. Banners or placards with claims, declarations or advertisements are prohibited. Regarding costumes, runners should abide by the rules laid out by the event organizer. Any conduct in violation of the official rules and instructions may lead to disqualification and a forfeit of the entry fee.
18. For runners who are registered with JAAF and desire to receive an official certificate of their running time, a certificate will be issued for a fee of 500 yen per certificate. Please apply on the day of the race. The certificate will be sent to the runner at a later time.
19. Please carry home all personal trash.
20. No refund of a payment will be given in the case of a scaling-down or cancellation of the race, caused by an earthquake, storm with wind and flood damage, snow, fire, a disturbance or an accident, or illness.
21. No refund of a payment will be given in the case of a cancellation of the race due to an event that happened beyond the reasonable control of the organizer.
22. Chunichi Shimbun reserves the right to use information provided by entrants for its news reports relating to the marathon.
23. The publicity rights and portrait rights to post videos, photographs, articles, or recordings and other information related to the race including applicants’ names, ages and addresses (country, prefecture, or city) to all TV, newspaper, magazine, or the Internet, shall belong to the organizer.
24. In general, photographs taken during the event can be sold (not only by the organizer but also by subcontractors).
25. The organizer will observe the laws concerning the Protection of Personal Information Act and will deal responsibly with all information concerning participants.
26. The race will be held in accordance with all stated rules, regulations and agreed on items.

Regarding personal information:

The organizer recognizes the importance of personal information, and will therefore observe the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and related laws dealing with personal data. In order to improve service to participants, personal data will be used by the organizer or its subcontractors for the following: invitations to participate, notification of running-time records, invitations to participate in future events, announcement of running-time records and place rankings, and notifications from related organizations regarding future events. The organizer or its subcontractors may contact participants to confirm their application for entry into the race.