37th NIIGATA CITY MARATHON2019

Summary of the event

Period of the event
13 Oct 2019〜13 Oct 2019
Event venue
NiigataNiigata 
Event type
  • Running Running
The number of capacity
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Event information


By holding the course along the rich waterside, one can feel Niigata, “the city of water," through urban areas symbolic of Niigata City, including Masaya Koji and Bandai Bridge, the Shinano River, and the Sea of Japan. Showing our attractions and charm nationwide, we aim to realize a bright and rich Niigata City, full of sports.

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*Non-Japanese living outside and inside of Japan
*Japanese living outside of Japan
*first-come, first-served entries


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Race Name
37th NIIGATA CITY MARATHON2019
Intent
By holding the course along the rich waterside, one can feel Niigata, “the city of water," through urban areas symbolic of Niigata City, including Masaya Koji and Bandai Bridge, the Shinano River, and the Sea of Japan. Showing our attractions and charm nationwide, we aim to realize a bright and rich Niigata City, full of sports.
Organizers
Niigata City Marathon Executive Committee / Niigata City / Niigata City Athletic Field Association
Date and Time
13th October, 2019 Sunday

8:30 a.m. start
3:30 p.m. finish
Check-in registration/ Number Card pick up
Date and time: 12th October 2019(Saturday) 9:00 a.m.~7:00 p.m.
Place: Niigata Station Bandai Exit Tourist Information Center
*On the day before the race only.
https://www.nvcb.or.jp/travelguide/en/contents/tourist/index_tourist.html
Race Rules
JAAF (Japan Association of Athletics Federations) Competition Rules and the Niigata City Marathon 2019 Regulations
Events, Divisions and Eligibility, Capacity and Time Limits, Entry Fee
[ Full marathon: 42.195km ]

Divisions and Entry Requirements
1.Registered section: Registered with the JAAF and birthdate before 1st April 2001.
2.General section: Birthdate before 1st April 2001.
* requires consent of a guardian for under 20 years of age.

Capacity and Time Limit
9,000 runners
Completion within 7 hours

Entry Fee:9,720 yen

[ Fun Run / 11.0 km ]

Divisions and Requirements

General section: Birthdate before 1st April 2004.
*requires consent of a guardian for under 20 years of age.

Capacity and Time Limit
3,000 runners
Completion within 1 hour and 55 minutes

Entry Fee:5,400 yen

*Persons with disabilities who have difficultly running without support may run with an assistant (running with guide dog is not permitted)
* Wheelchair participation is not permitted.
Course
(1) Marathon(42.195㎞) ※Plan to obtain authorization from the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF) and International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)
Departure from Denka Big Swan Stadium⇒Shinano River Right Bank ⇒ Bandai Bridge ⇒ Masaya Koji (turn around) ⇒ Shinano River Left Bank ⇒ Niigata Minato Tunnel (turn around) ⇒ By the sea of Japan ⇒Sekiya bunsuiro (flood control channel) ⇒ along the Shinano River ⇒FINISH at Niigata City Athletic Stadium

(2) Fun Run(11.0㎞) *Not authorized (records measured at 10 km point)
Departure from Denka Big Swan Stadium⇒ Shinano River Right Bank ⇒ Bandai Bridge ⇒ Shinano River Left Bank ⇒ FINISH at Niigata City Athletic Stadium
Line up at starting point
(1) Runners will be divided into blocks depending on their lap time for 1 km based on their reported predicted time. Make sure to report a predicted time in accordance with your own ability. Reporting an inappropriate time is dangerous, as it can lead to problems such as coming into contact with other runners and falling.
(e.g.) Block A: 1 km in 3 min 00s to 3 min 59 s, Block B: 1 km in 4 min 00s to 4 min 59s, Block C: 1 km in 5 min 00s to 5 min 30s (these are reference values and actual block divisions will depend on the number of participants and predicted time status).

(2) Lining up at each block will be (1) runners registered with JAAF, (2) runners who reported their predicted time (in order of time), and (3) runners who did not report their predicted time or who made a mistake with their time.
Recording / Measurement
(1)Recorded at the following points:
[Marathon] 10 points:
Start, 5 km, 10 km, 15 km, 20 km, 25 km, 30 km, 35 km, 40 km, Finish

[Fun Run] 4 points:
Start, 5 km, 10 km, Finish

(2)Determination of arrival order and time recording are performed with a timing chip. The chip should be securely fastened to the shoelaces or strap with the included twist tie. If the timing chip is forgotten or not attached properly, it cannot record and will result in runner disqualification.

(3)Ranking will be determined by gross time (time from the start signal gun).

(4)Race completion certificates will be handed out at the race completion certificate issuance site in the athletic field after the marathon and fun run finish.

(5)Finisher certificates will have the official record (gross time), reference record (net time measured from passing the start line) and split times (every 5 km in the marathon , 5 km and 10 km point in the fun run)
Awards
①Overall: Awarded to men and women runners who finish in 1st to 8th place based on official record (gross time).
②Awarded to men and women runners who finish in 1st to 3rd place based on participation record (net time) (excluding runners subject for (1) awards). (29 years old or younger, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and older)

※ For overall awards, a ceremony will be held on the day. By age awards will be sent by mail.
Check Points · Reminders
(1) In order to ensure smooth general transportation and the safety of the runners, multiple checkpoints will be established within the course and closing times will be set for each checkpoint. Runners cannot continue the competition after a checkpoint closure. In addition, a referee may instruct the cancellation of the competition, in case of significant delay, even before checkpoint closure.
(2) If an emergency occurs, such as an accident or fire during the competition, there is the possibility that emergency vehicles will pass through the course. In this case, the race will be temporarily stopped according to instructions from the staff.

[List of checkpoint closure times] * Checkpoint and closing time may change.

Nunber/Checkpoints location/Distance from start/Closing time
No.1/Meike-Kosaten(Intersection)/4.0㎞/9:22(Full Marathon & Fun Run)
No.2/Kamitokoro-Teijiro(Three‐forked road)/5.7㎞/9:37(Full Marathon & Fun Run)
No.3/Bandai City(In front of Across Niigata parking)/7.8㎞/9:56(Full Marathon & Fun Run)
No.4/Irifunebashi/12.8㎞/10:41(Full Marathon)
No.5/Power plant/16.3㎞/11:15(Full Marathon)
No.6/Yoriihama Hendensho(Substation)/22.1㎞/12:11(Full Marathon)
No.7/Near Aoyama Coast Beach/28.0㎞/13:09(Full Marathon)
No.8/Heisei-Ohashi Nishizume/33.0㎞/13:58(Full Marathon)
No.9/Motokawa-Ohashi Nishizume/38.8㎞/14:56(Full Marathon)
F/Niigata-shi Athletic Field/42.195km/11km 15:30(Full Marathon), 10:25(Fun Run)
Participation Awards
Memorial original Tshirt(Please make choice of size when entry)
Size(JASPO Standard size)/SS/S/M/L/XL(O)/XXL(XO)
Height(cm)/157~163/162~168/167~173/172~178/177~183/182~188
Chest(cm) 81~87 / 85~91/ 89~95/ 93~99/ 97~103/101~107
Waist(cm) 67~73/ 71~77/ 75~81/ 79~85/ 83~89/ 87~93
* When the desired size is unknown, men will be prepared L size and women S size.
* Please note that T-shirt size may not meet your request for the convenience of the event management.
Completion Awards
<Full Marathon>
① Finisher towels
② Jumbo rice ball or packed rice

<Fun Run>
①Jumbo rice ball or packed rice
Baggage
(1) Baggage of runners will be transported from the starting point to the finishing point by the organizers.

(2) Only items which fit into the baggage bag (length 70 cm × width 50 cm, gusseted 10 cm), given in advance, may be checked in.

(3) Valuables or breakable items, including mobile phones, may not be stored. Organizers shall not be responsible for loss or damage.

(4) Baggage arrival may be delayed due to road conditions.
Food · Water supply
(1) The organizers will prepare water / food / sponge points.
(2) Specialized drinks cannot be arranged.
Medical Station
(1) Runners in the event must train sufficiently in advance and be in good physical health (having had regular physicals/medical checkups, etc.).
(2) A first-aid station will be set up on the course and will only provide emergency services for injuries during the event.
Transportation and Access
On the day of the race (October 13th), a free shuttle bus will be in operation.
Before start: Niigata Station South Exit ⇒ Denka Big Swan Stadium
After finish: ①Niigata City Athletic Stadium ⇒ Niigata Station South Exit
       ②Niigata City Athletic Stadium ⇒ Denka Big Swan Stadium

* Organizers will not be responsible for late arrival due to public transportation or road conditions.
Other
Wear appropriate clothing for the race. At the venue (including the course), all clothing that goes against public policy, that could pose a danger to other runners (rod-like items or flags etc.) or clothing or accessories that are aimed to promote or publicize political or religious views are prohibited.
Application Terms
Applicants who wish to participate must agree to the following application terms and apply:

(1) Simultaneous applications for multiple events will result in disqualification without refund.

(2) Application contents after submission cannot be changed, modified, or canceled.

(3) False declarations, including name, age, gender, record, etc., will disqualify from participation in this event and from even applying for future events also. It is not permitted proxy running and transfer of rights.
Refunds will not be provided.

(4) Excess payment / redundant deposits will not be refunded.

(5)The organizers shall not take any responsibility except when there is an intentional or gross negligence to the organizer upon illness, loss or other accident.

(6) Participants must agree to receive first aid if disease occurs during the event, the organizers shall not take any responsibility for the method, progress and so on. The organizer enrolls participants in the accident insurance as the insured persons.

(7)If the event is canceled due to reasons not attributable to the organizers, such as earthquakes, wind and flood damage, snowfall, accidents, disease, refunds will not be provided.

(8)The organizers shall not take any responsibility for late arrival and not participating due to delay of public transportation or road conditions, refunds will not be provided.

(9)The organizers are entitled to the right of publication and image rights for television, newspapers, Internet, etc. such as pictures, photos, articles, and rights of disclosure of the applicant's name, age, address (country name, prefecture name, municipality name) etc., during the event, in addition to usage for the purpose of sales or research and development.

(10)The organizers will comply with laws and regulations for protection of personal information and will carefully handle personal information of participants.

(11)The tournament shall be carried out in compliance with all domestic laws.

(12)Be sure to apply for any minor with consent from the guardian.

(13) The organizers will not be responsible for any delay in application or payment due to postal delays / circumstances or Internet equipment / connection trouble.

(14) In the case of Internet application, applications may not be available depending on the terminal, OS, or browser software.

Event secretariat information

Event secretariat Niigata City Marathon Executive Committee
Application address JTB Sports Station
Postal address 9F, MPR Hommachi Bldg,3-1-8 Minami-Kyuhoji-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka,
Phone number 06-6252-4009
E-mail jtbss@jtb.com
Business hours 9:30 - 17:30 (Every Weekends, National Holidays and Dec. 30th to Jan. 3rd)

Contact details

【Inquiry about Accommodation and chartered bus tour】
JTB Niigata Branch MICE Desk
Email : niigata-mice@jbn.jtb.jp
TEL: +81-(0)3-5949-1353
FAX: +81-(0)3-5396-8140

Event agreement

■ Application Terms
Applicants who wish to participate must agree to the following application terms and apply:

(1) Simultaneous applications for multiple events will result in disqualification without refund.

(2) Application contents after submission cannot be changed, modified, or canceled.

(3) False declarations, including name, age, gender, record, etc., will disqualify from participation in this event and from even applying for future events also. It is not permitted proxy running and transfer of rights.
Refunds will not be provided.

(4) Excess payment / redundant deposits will not be refunded.

(5)The organizers shall not take any responsibility except when there is an intentional or gross negligence to the organizer upon illness, loss or other accident.

(6) Participants must agree to receive first aid if disease occurs during the event, the organizers shall not take any responsibility for the method, progress and so on. The organizer enrolls participants in the accident insurance as the insured persons.

(7)If the event is canceled due to reasons not attributable to the organizers, such as earthquakes, wind and flood damage, snowfall, accidents, disease, refunds will not be provided.

(8)The organizers shall not take any responsibility for late arrival and not participating due to delay of public transportation or road conditions, refunds will not be provided

(9)The organizers are entitled to the right of publication and image rights for television, newspapers, Internet, etc. such as pictures, photos, articles, and rights of disclosure of the applicant's name, age, address (country name, prefecture name, municipality name) etc., during the event, in addition to usage for the purpose of sales or research and development.

(10)The organizers will comply with laws and regulations for protection of personal information and will carefully handle personal information of participants.

(11)The tournament shall be carried out in compliance with all domestic laws.

(12)Be sure to apply for any minor with consent from the guardian.

(13) The organizers will not be responsible for any delay in application or payment due to postal delays / circumstances or Internet equipment / connection trouble.

(14) In the case of Internet application, applications may not be available depending on the terminal, OS, or browser software.