Nara Marathon 2019

Summary of the event

Period of the event
07 Dec 2019〜08 Dec 2019
Event venue
Nara Nara City
Event type
  • Running Running
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Event information

Dear participants for Nara Marathon 2019,

We will send you the event information and Run Passport what is necessary on the day by e-mail in November 28 6:00 p.m.(Scheduled).
Please make sure if you receive the mail.
*Please note that if you use G-mail address, it may be automatically in the junk mail folder to enhance G-mail security.

Entries in the Nara Marathon in English and Chinese should use the website JTB Sports Station, owned and operated by JTB Western Japan Corp.

Entries in English and Chinese in the Nara Marathon are limited to foreign nationalities or Japanese nationalities who are residing overseas.

This site is NOT for foreign nationals or Japanese nationals residing in Japan. Any entry attempted by such persons on this site will be invalid. Please note that if payment has been made by such persons, no refund can be provided. They are asked to use the Nara Marathon Japanese-language entry website.
*For more details, please see the URL below

※Applications are accepted on first-come, first-served basis※
Nara Marathon 2019 integrates a variety of world-famous cultural and historical sites into the course and promotes sports and attractions of Nara through marathon.
Come and enjoy running along World Heritage Sites and through Japan’s most historic city!

*Entry from the JTB Sposts Station Site.Please confirm your qualification.

- Duplicate entry for marathon and 10km is NOT allowed. In case of duplication, his/her entry shall be void and no registration fee shall be refunded for the duplication.
- Participation rights are not transferred to anyone. No name and other information shall be amended even if it is caused by typing errors.
- When applying for multiple people (group application), there are many cases that the representative person makes an error on the names and entry races of other applicants. Please confirm them carefully. And team members and parents (in case of the applicant is underage) are regarded they have approved the applicant's participation.

The event information

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Event Date & Time
Saturday December 7, 2019/ 14:15 3km Jog
Sunday December 8, 2019/ 9:00 Marathon (42.195km)
Sunday December 8, 2019/ 9:30 10km
Event Venue
Nara City
▼Marathon(42.195 km)
The marathon course starts and finishes at Naraden Field (Nara City Konoike Athletics Stadium). The turn-around point is located in Tenri City. (The course is certified by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations and the AIMS)

The 10 km competition starts and finishes at Naraden Field (Nara City Konoike Athletics Stadium). The turn-around point is located in Nara City.

▼3km Jog
A specially set-up course at Naradenryoku Konoike Park (Konoike Sports Park)
Entry Fee & Eligibility
▼Marathon(42.195 km)
* Entry Fee: JPY 10,900 (Those who live outside of Japan and were born on or before April 1st 2001.)
Participation Prize: T-Shirts

* Entry Fee: JPY 3,300 (Those who live outside of Japan and were born between April 2nd, 2001 - April 1st, 2004)
* Entry Fee: JPY 5,500 (Those who live outside of Japan and were born on or before April 1st of 2001.)
* Participation Prize: T-shirts

▼3km Jog
* Entry Fee: JPY 1,500 (Those who live outside of Japan and are over 6 years old.)
Participation Prize: Face Towel

Note 1: You will be charged an additional entry processing fee.
Note 2: Participation fee includes accident insurance. Coverage for accidents and sickness during the race includes only that which the event organiser has enrolled in.
Saturday, December 7th, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (3km check-in ends at 1:20 pm) at Naraden Field (Konoike Athletics Stadium)
Runner’s packet including Number Card will be provided.
Check-in is available only on the times mentioned above on Saturday, December 8th. No participants are allowed to run without checking in.
Race rules
Based on the 2019 JAAF regulations and the regulations of this race.
▼Marathon and 10 km
1. Fastest 8 runners
2. Fastest 3 runners from each age category: 29 years old or younger, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70 years old or older)
- A Finisher’s Certificate (with finishing time written) will be given to those who have completed the Marathon or 10km race.
- A Finisher’s medal and towel will be given to those who have completed the Marathon race.
▼3km Jog
- No times will be recorded or awarded for 3km Jog. A Finisher’s Certificate (no time mentioned) will be given for 3km joggers.

Note: Special awards have been prepared . The details and extra prizes will be announced just prior to the event.
Starting lines
For the smooth and safe operation of the marathon, participants of the full marathon and 10 km race will start in blocks according to their estimated finish times reported in their applications. Those who do not fill out an estimated finish time will be placed in the last block.
Checkpoints and Cut-Off Time
Runners will be disqualified if they fail to pass through the checkpoints before the cut-off time or if they do not finish the race within the time limit. Furthermore, those who lag excessively behind the cut-off time pace, clearly cannot make it to the next checkpoint or finish line in time, affect the schedule for traffic restrictions, or who are clearly unable to finish the race may be asked to leave the race by physicians or race officials. Please follow all instructions given if asked to leave. When leaving the race, please remove your timing chip and move to the next closing point (or the finish site) by the official race bus or on foot.

▼Full Marathon
【Closing Point 1】
・Distance: 5.4km
・Location: In front of Suzakumon Gate
・Interval: -
・Closing Time: 10:00 a.m.

【Closing Point 2】
・Distance: 10.6km
・Location: Nara Kotsu Takabatake Coach Yard
・Interval: 5.2km
・Closing Time: 10:44 a.m.

【Closing Point 3】
・Distance: 15.7km
・Location: East of Kubonoshocho-minami Intersection
・Interval: 5.1km
・Closing Time: 11:25 a.m.

【Closing Point 4】
・Distance: 20.0km
・Location: Intersection at north end of Shirakawa Ohashi Bridge
・Interval: 4.3km
・Closing Time: 11:56 a.m.

【Closing Point 5】
・Distance: 25.8km
・Location: North end of Warakubashi Bridge
・Interval: 5.8km
・Closing Time: 12:44 p.m.

【Closing Point 6】
・Distance: 30.5km
・Location: Shirakawa central promenade south gate
・Interval: 4.7km
・Closing Time: 1:22 p.m.

【Closing Point 7】
・Distance: 34.4km
・Location: East of Yamamura-cho bus stop
・Interval: 3.9km
・Closing Time: 1:54 p.m.

【Closing Point 8】
・Distance: 38.0km
・Location: Nara Kotsu Takabatake Coach Yard
・Interval: 3.6km
・Closing Time: 2:25 p.m.

【Closing Point 9】
・Distance: 39.6km
・Location: Noborioji Kanko Parking Area
・Interval: 1.6km
・Closing Time: 2:37 p.m.

・Distance: 42.195km
・Location: Naraden Field (Konoike Athletics Stadium)
・Interval: 2.595km
・Closing Time: 3:00 p.m.

▼10km Race
【Closing Point】
・Distance: 7.5km
・Location: In front of Todaijigakuen Kindergarten
・Interval: -
・Closing Time: 10:35 a.m.

・Distance: 10.0km
・Location: Naraden Field (Konoike Athletics Stadium)
・Interval: 2.5km
・Closing Time: 11:00 a.m.

Time limits are based on gun time. Gross time is measured as the time taken for the runner to cross the finish line after the gun goes off. Depending on the starting block, it may take upwards of 10 minutes to cross the starting line after the gun goes off. Adjustments in race and checkpoint closure times due to interruptions in the race - such as the passage of emergency vehicles - will not be made.
How to Apply and Application Period
(Application period) Wednesday June 26th 2019, 8:00 p.m. (Japan Standard Time) to Wednesday July 1st, 2019 Note: Applications are accepted in order of arrival. The application period will end when the applicant limit is reached.
(How to Apply)
Go to the Nara Marathon entry website “JTB Sports Station” at and fill out the form.
Note: Before applying for entry, please read and agree to the following terms of application.
Guide for Participants
You will be notified of a download link by e-mail once it is available in late November.
In case of an emergency vehicle passing through the race course due to a fire, accident, injury or any other incident, the vehicles are given priority passage and all runners may be requested to temporarily stop and follow the directions of race officials. The race officials may instruct the runners to temporarily stop or change course whenever necessary.

Event secretariat information

Event secretariat Nara Marathon Organizing Committee
Application address JTB Sports Station
Postal address 9F, MPR Hommachi Bldg,3-1-8 Minami-Kyuhoji-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan
Phone number 06-6252-4009
Business hours Office Closed: Every Weekends, National Holidays and Dec. 28th to Jan. 3th)

Contact details

【Nara Marathon Organizing Committee Office】
(JTB Sports station )
TEL: +81-6-6252-4009
Office hours:Weekdays 9:30AM~5:30PM ( Off on weekends, national holidays and the 30th Dec~ the 3rd Jan)

Event agreement

■ Terms of Application:
(1) Cancellation of your entry or changes to entry information, such as race type etc., due to personal reasons cannot be made. Fees are non-refundable even in the case of excessive or duplicate payment.
(2) Any fees paid are non-refundable if the race is cancelled or shortened due to reasons that are out of the organizer’s control (earthquake, storm, flood, snow, incidents, accidents, disease, etc.). Check-in registration or race participation outside of the prescribed time will not be accepted even if the delay is caused by problems in public transport or road conditions.
(3) Since runners are responsible for their own health, please pay attention to your physical condition and make appropriate preparations for the race. The organizer may command a runner to retire from the race if it is considered necessary, and runners should follow such instructions. The organizer provides only first-aid treatment to runners’ injuries or sickness during the race.
(4) Non-adult runners must receive permission from their guardians before applying.
(5) If false statements are made on the application (age, sex, past records, etc.) or dishonest actions are taken, such as the participation of a person other than the applicant, participation, times, and awards will be revoked, and fees paid will not be refunded.
(6) Participants cannot display any apparel on the course and grounds of the marathon that exhibit company or brand names, or any other items with said company or brand designs used in advertisements (other than those chosen by the organizer); nor may participants wear apparel that may be harmful to others, be seen as indecent, or anything that the organizers find unsuitable.
(7) The organizer holds the image rights of videos, photographs, articles, entrants’ names, ages, addresses (prefecture and municipality), as well as the right of publishing this information via newspapers, TV, magazines, the internet, brochures, etc. Please also read the “Personal Information Policy” below.
(8) All event staff will observe all related laws.
(9) For matters related to the Nara Marathon but not mentioned above, please follow the organizer’s instructions.
■ Personal Information Policy
We, the organizer of this event, realize the importance of personal information, and will comply with laws and related ordinances concerning the protection of personal information, and handle the obtained information in accordance with our personal information protection policy. We may use the information in order to improve services to entrants. Namely, we may provide entrants with the guide “information for entrants”, notice of record, related information, services by organizations related to the event, and notice of results (ranking). Further, the organizer or its agent may contact you regarding your application.