[Cancellation] Shizuoka Marathon 2020

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Period of the event
08 Mar 2020〜08 Mar 2020
Event venue
Event type
  • Running Running
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Event information

【Cancellation of Shizuoka Marathon 2020】

February 20, 2020
Shizuoka Marathon Executive Committee

Preparation for countermeasures against the spread of the new corona virus have been undertaken for the Shizuoka Marathon 2020 scheduled for March 8th. However, a case of transmission was discovered domestically where the route of infection is unknown, raising concerns for the spread of the disease. The tournament has been cancelled, taking into consideration the health and safety of runners, volunteers and roadside supporters.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in the cancellation of the event along with the following measures to be taken regarding the runners scheduled to participate.

1. Details
Based on regulations, the entry fee for participation in the Shizuoka Marathon 2020 will not be refunded. Participants who have made entry registrations will be sent a participation prize. Notifications will be made on the official website as soon as prizes are ready to be posted out.

2. Other schedules
Entry details, etc. for Shizuoka Marathon 2021 will be announced on the official website as soon as it is determined.


The acceptance of record certificate submission has ended. For now, the organizer will distribute start blocks.

For the purpose of smooth and safe starting of the race, starting blocks of full Marathon category will be assigned to runners according to their past records and declared estimated time. Regardless of if runners are JAAF registered or not, blocks will be decided according to the criteria in the order of [1]→[2] below and the estimated time.

[1]. Participants who have declared the estimated time faster than 03:20:00 and have the best record faster than 03:20:00 for Full Marathon or 01:20:00 for Half Marathon.
*An Official certificate of record of under 03:20:00 for Full Marathon or under 01:20:00 for Half Marathon is required to be submitted to jtbss@jtb.com by 23:59, Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 to receive the faster block.

[2]. Participants who have declared the estimated time later than 03:20:00 or participants who have declared the estimated time meeting [1] but the certificate is not submitted or its record is invalid.

【Attention】The registration has been extended by 12:00, 17th December!
Note:The start block for additional entry will be assigned to only "F" block, and T-shirt color and size will be only "Orange L-size".

The number of participants shall be full due to the application deadline by the arrival of the entry fee payment first come-first served, so please complete the payment as soon as possible.

Registration for "Shizuoka Marathon 2020" in English /Traditional Chinese/ Simplified Chinese are restricted to both Foreigners, foreigners living in Japan and Japanese living out side of Japan.

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March 8 (Sun), 2020  *Rain or shine

8:20 Marathon Start
13:50 Marathon Finish
Full marathon (42.195km)
Full marathon (42.195km)
*Course officially certified by the JAAF/IAAF

[Starting Venue] In front of the Shizuoka Prefectural Office ,Shizuoka city
[Finish] JR Shimizu Station East Exit
Race Regulations
The races will be conducted in accordance with regulations of Japan Association of Athletics Federations2019, and this race's rules
Entry eligibility
full marathon (42.195km)

[General Runners]
Born on or before April 1, 2001
Entry fee
Marathon (42.195km)
JPY 12,000

*Additional commission fee JPY 2,000 is required.
About Costume
Shizuoka Marathon 2020 prohibits runners from being in costume and carrying any unnecessary baggage except for valuables such as a purse or a cellphone during the race as they may cause disturbance of running against runners or injury, interference with smooth process of race management and effect on early removal of traffic controls.
In addition, clothes or face painting that make it difficult to distinguish a person, clothes with advertisement, political or religious purpose, or anything which is contrary to public order or morality are all regarded as “Costume” and the event organizer will order the runner to drop off the race by the runner.
A runner who breaks the rule could be disqualified the entry for all race following years.
Bib number
After the end of February, 2020, you can check on your[My Page] to download your bib number exchange voucher.
Privacy Policy
The Shizuoka Marathon event organizer values the importance of personal information and comply with General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR).
The right to likeness and copyrights to content regarding the event such as video footage, photographs, articles, records, location information, any entrants' likeness and details (portrait, name, age, sex, record etc) are all attributed to the event organizer (including secondary use). Additionally, with the authorization of the event organizer, some photographs and other material may be used by third parties such as the press, magazine, and network media inside and outside of the country.
Prohibited matters
For the purpose of preventing the accident and safety measures Shizuoka Marathon 2020 prohibits actions which are contrary to race regulations or event agreement, and following actions.
In addition, event organizer may reject the participants from the race or stop them from an ongoing race depending on their judge.
Without following those instructions, finisher’s certificate will not be issued even if the runner finishes the race.
Other prohibited matters
1.Transfer of participation rights
2.Using any instrument that produces loud sound or intense light, which will cause inconvenience to the surrounding people
3.Changing clothes in places other than those prescribed by the organizer
4.Disposal of clothes, garbage or baggage on the course or around the race area
5.Running while pushing a stroller, a cart, etc.
6.Urinate or defecate at any place other than a toilet
7.Other actions that the organizer may judge to be unsuitable for the event
Participation Prize
*Original T-shirt
*Power Tape×30 ((50 pieces)

Event secretariat information

Event secretariat
Application address JTB Sports Station
Postal address 9F MPR Honmachi Bldg 3-1-8, Minamikyuhoji-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka,
Phone number 06-6252-4009
E-mail jtbss@jtb.com
Business hours 9:30~17:30 weekdays only (JST)

Event agreement

1.The registered information (such as type of the event) cannot be modified or cancelled for any personal reasons after the registration. And if excessive payment or redundant payment happened, the registration fee will not be refunded.
2.In case of cancellation of the event due to reasons unrelated to the runner (such as earthquake, storm/flood, snow, incident, disease, or any other reasons), the registration fee will not be refunded.
3.Lying about your age or gender, or making others run instead of yourself is not allowed. As soon as the lie is revealed, the runner will face instant disqualification with cancelation of all awards and banned from participation in next events. Also, no aid and no refund will be provided.
4.Upon participating in the event, always care for your usual health and carry out adequate training, take a medical examination beforehand and confirm that you are free from any health problems such as heart problem, consider your physical condition on the event day, and participate at your own risk. The organizer will only perform emergency measures for injuries during the competition. The organizer is not responsible for the method and progress of first aid measures.
5.The organizers will not compensate for any accident, loss, illness happened during the race.
6.The compensation for any accident or injury will be executed within the scope of the marathon insurance (agreement fulfillment cost insurance)
7.During the race, runners may be stopped to let emergency vehicles go. In this case, the time will not be adjusted.
8.If the organizer decides that it is difficult to continue the competition, please always follow the instructions such as the cancellation of the competition, etc. In addition, please follow safety management and other instructions from the organizer on safety management and event operation.
9.Being late for the event on the day due to delays of public transportation or traffic conditions is not accepted.
10.For the safety, the wheelchair applicants are not allowed to participate in the event.
11.As a rule, runners should run on their own. However, any disabled runner who finds it difficult to run alone may have an escort runner (only one person for free) depending on the degree of handicap. If that is the case, please be sure to make your request at the time of registration for entry. No requests will be accepted after that. The ID cards for escort runners will be issued following the designated procedures.
*The categories where guide runners are allowed are Marathon and Fun Run only.
*Participants accompanied by escort runners without the ID cards issued by the organizer will be disqualified from the race.
12.During the race, when event organizers are supposed to secure runners'safety or check their health condition due to an accident, touching the runner by event staffs, judges or police officers is not regarded as support.
13.For under-aged participants the approval from guardians is required to register for the race. Also, the approval of all group members is required for group registration.
14.The handling of personal information concerning applicants for the event is regulated by the guidelines separately stipulated by the organizer.
15.The race is conducted abiding the laws of the country.
16.For all matters not listed above, follow the instructions given by the organizer of the event.

◆Please make sure to read through the guideline on the official HP.