[Cancellation]【Lottery】The 30th Sendai International Half Marathon

Summary of the event

Period of the event
10 May 2020〜10 May 2020
Event venue
Miyagi,Sendai City 
Event type
  • Running Running
The number of capacity

Event information

About correspondence with cancellation of The 30th Sendai International Half Marathon

Cancellation of The 30th Sendai International Half Marathon

 The “30th Sendai International Half Marathon” scheduled to be held on Sunday, May 10, 2020 will be canceled due to the difficulties of the recent spread of the new coronavirus infection.
For the participants who were looking forward to the event, such a result will be a very disappointing report, however it is our decision for the safety and security of the participants, related parties and citizens first.
Your kind understanding will be appreciated.

This page is intended to be used by foreign entrants who live overseas and within Japan.

Entry period : December 13, 2019 (Fri.) 9:00 a.m. –December 17, 2019 (Tue.) 11:59 p.m.
Result update : January 17, 2020 (Fri.)
Payment period : January 17, 2020 (Fri.) 5:00 p.m. –February 2, 2020 (Sun.) 11:59 p.m.

*For the welfare and support of ‘children,’ ‘culture,’ and ‘sports’ in Sendai to help recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, following organizations are designated for donation in each purpose. Donors can choose one of the four recipient categories depending on their purposes.

1)‘Support Children in Sendai’ Donation for the Sendai City Orphanage Association
Contributions are used to support the self-reliance such as employment of children in orphanages.
(Donation deduction does not apply.)
2)‘Support Culture in Sendai’ Donation for the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra
Contributions are used to promote music programs in Sendai such as regular and community concerts.
(You can receive an income tax deduction for donations on your tax return.)
3) ‘Support Para-Sports in Sendai’ Donation for the Sendai Disabled Sports Organization
Contributions are used to promote para-sports programs such as organizing various sports tournaments for disabled people.
(Donation deduction does not apply.)
4)‘Support Sports in Sendai’ Donation for the Sendai City Sports Promotion Foundation
Contributions are used to promote sports programs such as organizing various sports tournaments and events for elementary students etc.
(You can receive an income tax deduction for donations on your tax return.)

*For more details about the income tax deduction for donations, please contact tax offices directly.
*Depending on the municipality where you reside in, you may receive individual inhabitant tax deduction for donations. Please contact your municipality directly.
*The proof of receipt of donations will be in the name of the applicant. Please note.

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Race Date
May 10, 2020 (Sun.)
Half Marathon: KOHSHIN RUBBER, Athlete Park Sendai (Sendai City Athletic Field)
*Hereinafter:“KOHSHIN Park Sendai”
Half Marathon
Event Schedule
7:00 Opening
9:00 5km Start
9:10 2km Start
9:40 Award Ceremony ① 5km and 2km races
9:45 Half Marathon (Wheelchair Div.) Start
10:05 Half Marathon (Elite/JAAF Registered and Open Divisions)Start
11:30 Award Ceremony ② Half Marathon (Wheelchair, Elite/JAAF Registered, & Open Divisions)
12:45 Half Marathon Finish
Race Rules
The race will be governed by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations competition rules, the competition rules of Japan Para Athletics (JPA), and the regulations of this event.
Half Marathon
[Start] KOHSHIN Park Sendai/South Side Street
[Turn-around point]Oroshimachi 1 chome
[Turn-around point] In front of the 141 Building on Jozenji-dori Avenue
[Turn-around point]Niju-nin machi nishi 2 crossroad
[Finish] KOHSHIN Park Sendai

*Official course of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF)
Entrant Capacities, Time Limits and Entry Fees
Event / Entrant Capacity / Time Limit / Entry Fee (Yen)

*Half Marathon
(Open Div.)  / 8,500 / 2hrs 30mins / 7,000JPY
[Notes about Elite Div. and JAAF Registered category]
•Entrants must have JAAF ID. For inquiry of your JAAF ID, please ask Prefectural Amateur Athletics Association you are registered or refer to JAAF ID searching system (https://api.start.jaaf.or.jp/search).
*Entrants must complete registration for F.Y. 2020 by the date of May 1 (Fri.).
•Entrants must have completed a JAAF certified race or IAAF certified race between December 1, 2018 and November 30, 2019 within the qualifying times listed in the table below with an official record.

Half Marathon (Open Div.): Men and women who are 18 years or older as of May 10, 2020 (race day).
•Entrants must be healthy and capable of finishing the Half Marathon (21.0975km) within 2 hrs. 30 min.
Notes for Applicants
1.An individual may not apply for more than one race. Individuals who are found to have applied for more than one race will be disqualified and will not be refunded their entry fees and processing fees after the application.
2.Misrepresent action of age, gender, records, or other information, or participation by a runner other than the applicant (false entry) are not allowed. If such an act is found, the individual participant or group participants will be disqualified and may be banned from future participation in this event.
3.A submitted application may not be altered, corrected, or cancelled. If there is a problem with the submitted information, the secretariat office will contact the applicant by the e-mail address or telephone number provided.
4.Please note that the secretariat office will not respond to telephone inquiries about the acceptance of applications.
5.Registration cannot be transferred, nor may another runner participate in the event in place of the applicant. If such an act is discovered it will result in disqualification. No compensation shall be made in such an event. Also, please be aware that entry fees will not be refunded.
6.The organizers claim no responsibility for delays in the receipt of applications due to the circumstances of the postal service or internet problems.
7.Please be aware that internet application may not be possible using some computers, operating systems or internet browsers.
Aid Volunteer Runners
As an initiative to offer aid to runners, ‘Aid Volunteer Runners’ who can provide emergency medical treatment to runners if required during the race while running the half marathon course are being recruited.

During the race, if a runner who is injured or in poor health is detected, Aid Volunteer Runners will cooperate with the nearest race official (official on the course) and medical staff to offer aid ( check their status, perform necessary procedures).
※Aid Staff will be positioned at fixed points along the course so activities will be coordinated with them.
In emergency situations such as cardiopulmonary arrest, life-saving measures will be implemented, the nearest race official (official on the course) and medical staff will be contacted and an ambulance requested.
※After doing this, return to the course and continue with your duties.

[Recruitment capacity]
Around 30 (“first come first served”)

[Application requirements]
Individuals who meet the following two requirements

Doctors, nurses, assistant nurses, emergency life paramedics, individuals who have completed Emergency Treatment Course I and individuals who have completed Emergency Treatment Standard Course. Those who have one of the above qualifications and can perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.
Individuals who have experience completing a full marathon/half marathon and can perform their duties while running the course.

[Recruitment period]
December 6, 2019(Fri.) – January 31, 2020(Fri.)
Race Registration/Check in date
【Number cards pick up・Check-in registration】
<The day before the event>
Date: 9 May 2020,Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Venue: Foreign runner reception tent booth at Kotodai Park event special venue

<The event day>
Date: 10 May 2020,Sunday
Time: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Venue: KOHSHIN RUBBER Athlete Park Sendai (Sendai City Athletic Field)

・Please complete check-in in time for the start time of each category.

・Please note that the changing room and baggage deposit will differ depending on the start block of the numbercard.
Half Marathon(Open Div.)
The overall first to eighth place finishers, in addition to the first to eighth place finishers in each of the following age groups in the men's and women's races will receive an award certificate and a commemorative gift.

①18-29 years ②30-39 years ③40-49 years ④50-59 years ⑤60 years and over

※Only the overall top three male and female finishers will be awarded at the award ceremony.
※Finishing order within age groups will be determined by Net Time. First to eighth place finishers in each of the above five age groups will have their award certificates and commemorative gifts sent at a later date (no ceremonies will be held for age-group awards).
1)Attach number cards to the chest and the other to the back with the provided safety pins so they are readily visible.
※Number cards for participants in the Half Marathon (Wheelchair Div.) must be attached in accordance with the race rules of Japan Para Athletics (JPA) and regulations of this event. In addition, this race utilizes RS Tags (Runner’s Sport Tags) to record times. Please attach the tag to your shoelaces using twist ties. (Participants in the Wheelchair Div. should attach the tag to the front or rear frame of their wheelchair.) Please do not remove the tag until the end of the race.
※Note that record time may not be measured correctly, if you attach the RS Tags to any other place than your shoelaces.
2)Regarding records, Gross Time and Net Time will be measured for Half Marathon participants, and Split Time will be measured for Gross Time every 5km. Only Gross Time will be measured for the 5km and 2km races.
3)Commemorative gifts will be given to the participants.Please receive the gift when you check-in on the prior day or the event day.
4)Half Marathon finishers (who finish within the time limit) will also receive a ‘Finisher’s Towel.’
5)The organizers will handle any accidents that occur during the race within the scope of accident insurance. Participants are requested to bring a health insurance card (or copy thereof) in case of accident.
Others-1(Check point)
6)Along the Half Marathon course, checkpoints will be set up, with their closing times as follows:
Checkpoint/Elite Div.-JAAF Registered Div.-Open Div./Wheelchair Div.
(1) 8.1km(In front of Sendai City Museum 2nd Parking)/11:10 (65 min.)/10:25 (40 min.)
(2)11.6km(In front of Omachi Nishi-koen Sta.)/11:35 (90 min.)/10:35 (50 min.)
(3)13.6km(Itsutsubashi intersection)/11:49 (104 min.)/10:40(55 min.)
(4)16.6km(In front of Sendai Sunplaza)/12:11 (126 min.)/10:50 (65 min.)
(5)19.6km(In front of Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi West side Parking)/12:32 (147 min.)/11:00 (75 min.)
※Other than the checkpoints listed above, runners who are clearly behind may be ordered to stop the race.
※Regardless of the given times for checkpoints, the course will be closed after the traffic control car following the last runners passes by. No runner may run behind the traffic control car.
※During the race, if the race officials determine that a runner in the Wheelchair Div. will be overtaken by runners of the other Div., that runner will be disqualified for safety reasons. A race official will direct the runner to discontinue the race. Please follow the directions of the race official and board the pick-up bus.
※Runners who fail to pass a checkpoint by the designated time must discontinue the race. Please follow the directions of race officials, immediately remove your number card and move to the sidewalk. Board the pick-up bus at the next checkpoint.
※At 12:45 (2 hrs. 40 min. after starting), all races will end regardless of whether checkpoints have been passed. Traffic control will end and it will be impossible to continue running. Runners who are still on the course must immediately discontinue the race, move to the sidewalk and remove their number cards.
7)Along The 5km course checkpoint will be set up, with its closing time as follows:
Checkpoint Closing time
In front of The 77 Bank,Ltd.,Tsutsujigaoka branch 9:27(27 min.)
Note) Runners who have not passed the checkpoint may not continue running. They must immediately discontinue the race, move to the sidewalk, and take off their number cards.
Others-2 (Fluid stations and toilets/Baggage/)
8)Fluid stations and toilets will be set up along the Half Marathon course at the following points:
Location/Items (tentative)/Facilities
5.1km(In front of NTT EAST Corporation Itsutsubashi Building)/Water/Toilet
9.3km(In front of Nishi Park)/Water, sports drinks/Toilet
13.2km(In front of Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Co. Headquarters)/Water, sports drinks, sponges/Toilet
16.1km(In front of TOSNET Corporation)/Water, sports drinks, sponges/Toilet
18.7km(In front of Tsutsujigaoka Park South Side Entrance)/Water, sports drinks/Toilet
9)Fluid station and toilet will be set up along the 5km course at the following point:
Location/Items (tentative)/Facilities
1.64km(In front of TOSNET Corporation)/Water/Toilet
10)Baggage can be deposited at the Baggage Deposit Station starting at 7:00 a.m. on the day of the race. Attach the Baggage Tag you will receive at pre-race check-in to your belongings.
※Please be aware that the organizers claim no responsibility for lost or stolen baggage.
※Please keep your valuables with you at all times.
11)Tents for changing clothes will be available, but they are expected to be crowded. To the extent possible, please arrive at the venue dressed in your running clothes.
12)In accordance with the IAAF charter, participants in the Half Marathon (Elite Div./JAAF Registered Div.) will be selected at random for doping control inspections. If you are chosen, please follow the officers’ directions. (Guardians’ consent is required for minors.)
Others-2(Assembly at the starting blocks)
13)Assembly at the starting blocks
(1)Half Marathon (Elite Div.) (JAAF Registered Div.) (Open Div.)
Starting positions are assigned in order of self-reported times (=number card). Starting blocks will be set according to self-reported times, so please assemble at the block that matches your reported time no later than 25 minutes before the start of the race (9:40). Please note that runners with no reported time will be assigned to the final block.
※After 9:40, runners will no longer be directed to starting blocks. Please be aware that runners who do not arrive in time for the assembly will start the race after the final block regardless of their self-reported times.
※Please note that entrants who do not arrive in time for 10:05 start will be disqualified.
(2)5km and 2km Races
Starting positions are assigned in order of self-reported times. Race officials will hold placards indicating self-reported times in Tsutsujigaoka Park, so please assemble at the block that matches your reported time from 8:20 to 8:40. Please note that runners with no reported time will be assigned to the final block. After assembling at the starting blocks, runners will first go to the sidewalk of the starting point from 8:40 to 8:50 and then move to the starting point (street) from 8:50.
※After 8:50 for 5km, and 9:00 for 2km, runners will no longer be directed to starting blocks. Please be aware that runners who do not arrive in time for assembly will start the race after the final block regardless of their self-reported times.
※Please note that entrants who do not arrive in time for their race start time will be disqualified.
※Proxy assembly by guardians etc. is not allowed in any case. Be sure that runners should assemble by themselves.
(3)Half Marathon (Wheelchair Div.)
Race officials will guide participants to their starting positions based on their number cards. Please follow the directions of the race officials.
14)Number card voucher and runner's guide will be uploaded at "My page" of JTB Sports Station about two weeks before the event.After you receive the announcement Email which the data has been uploaded,please login and download them.
15)There is no parking lot at the starting area, so please use public transportation. The organizers claim no responsibility for delayed arrivals due to public transportation, traffic congestion, etc.
16)This event doubles as a trial race for runners dispatched to the Nenrin-pic Marathon Exchange Event (Senior Div.). Sendai residents over the age of 60 are eligible. For details, please contact Sendai City Health and Welfare Corporation (Tel. 022-215-3170).
17)Runners from the Elite Division and JAAF Registered Division who place highly in the half marathon will be invited to the Kume Island Marathon and those of open division will be invited to the Kobe Marathon and the Kyoto Marathon. One male runner and one female runner will be invited to each race and only Sendai resident are eligible for aforementioned invite.
18)Runners from the Elite Division and JAAF Registered Division who are highly awarded will be recommended as runners for alliance race ‘RUN as ONE – Tokyo Marathon 2021 (Semi-Elite)’. Only runners who are residents of Miyagi Prefecture and who are registered in the Miyagi Amateur Athletics Association are eligible for the aforementioned recommendation.
19)No entrant may wear or display any design or trademark representing a company or product for the purpose of advertising at the venue, including on the course. In addition, no entrant may wear or display items with political slogans or language against public order and morals. Moreover, should an organizer deem an item of yours to be inappropriate, you may be refused entry the race.
20)Entry or running in the course by those who are not entrant is a nuisance and strictly prohibited.
21)Please note that the organizers may allow the sale of photos, etc. on a consignment basis.
22)All runners’ records will be uploaded to the official website at http://www.sendaihalf.com.
23)Half Marathon finishers (Elite Div./JAAF Registered Div.) will be given an official time certificate. Half Marathon finishers and 5km and 2km finishers will be given a certificate of completion (for details on the distribution of certificates, please see the Participants’ Guide that will be sent in mid-April).
On the day of the race, finishing flash times can be viewed on Runners’ Update site: (http://runnet.jp/record/
24)This race is subject to the Japan Half Marathon Ranking presented by R-bies, INC.
25)This race is subject to the Japan Health Marathon Ranking and Half Marathon Challenge Cup presented by R-bis, INC.
26)Half Marathon Finishers in the Open Division who are registered in JAAF (for F.Y. 2020) will be issued an official time certificate upon request and then processing record inspection.Please scan the dedicated QR code to access the application site by May 10, 2020 (Sun.) – May 29, 2020 (Fri.) with the following information: ① Number card ② Name ③ Name of Registered Association ④ Registration Number (for F.Y. 2020). Requests that arrive after May 31, 2020 (Fri.) will not be accepted under any circumstances.
*Registration in JAAF for F.Y. 2020 must be completed and authorized by the date of May 1, 2020 (Wed). Note that the certificate will not be issued without the authority.
*In addition, official time certificate will not be issued if there should be lacks of records in any checkpoint or impossible lap time except for malfunction of record systems.
Use of Personal Information
*The organizer recognizes the importance of personal information and shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations and abide by its personal information protection policy.
*Participants’ personal information will be used to enhance services provided to participants, to deliver invitations and guidance, record notification, related information, invitations for future competition events, services provided by cooperating and related organizations, and to announce rankings. Additionally, organizers and authorized representatives may use your personal information to contact you in order to verify details of your application.
*Sendai International Half Marathon forms an alliance with ‘RUN as ONE – Tokyo Marathon 2021 (Semi-Elite). According the alliance, participants’ personal information in this event will be provided with Tokyo Marathon Foundation by electromagnetic means.
The information to be provided is;
① Name ②Gender ③Date of Birth ④Contact details ⑤Records (Result).
This information will be used for entry of ‘RUN as ONE – Tokyo Marathon 2021’and to determine starting block for Tokyo Marathon based on the result in this event.
Please contact the Secretariat Office for refusal to the provision.
T-shirts Size
Please refer to your T-shirt size below list.

XS (Height:157~163cm/Width:82~86cm)
S (Height:162~168cm/Width:86~90cm)
M (Height:167~173cm/Width:90~94cm)
L (Height:172~178cm/Width:94~98cm)
XL (Height:177~183cm/Width:98~102cm)
2XL (Height:182~188cm/Width:102~106cm)
3XL (Height:187~193cm/Width:106~110cm)

Event secretariat information

Event secretariat Sendai International Half Marathon Executive
Application address JTB Sports Station
Postal address 9F, Hommachi MPR Bldg,3-1-8 Minami-Kyuhoji-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka,Japan 
Phone number 06-6252-4009
E-mail jtbss@jtb.com
Business hours Office Closed: Every Weekends, National Holidays.Japan Standard Time (GMT+9)

Event agreement

Terms and Conditions for Application
Applicants must agree to the following terms and conditions and fill out the application form.
1.Submitted applications cannot be altered or cancelled due to personal circumstances.
2.If the event is cancelled or curtailed due to conditions beyond the organizer's control (earthquakes, storm or flood damage, incidents, accidents, etc.), personal circumstance, multiple applications, and overpayment or multiple payments, entry fees will not be refunded.
3.Participants must not falsify their age, gender, or other information, or employ a proxy runner. If such an act is discovered, the participant must abide by the decision of the organizer to revoke the participant’s entry and any awards, bar the participant from future participation in the event, etc. Participants understand that the organizer has no responsibility to provide aid or refund the entry fee in such cases.
4.Participants must not suffer from heart disease or other illnesses, must pay attention to their health and undergo adequate training before participation. The participant assumes responsibility for all illness, injury, accident, and loss. If the participant is not feeling well on the day of the event, they must withdraw from the race.
5.During the race, if the organizers (staff, doctors, medical staff, etc.) determine that there is an obstacle to a participant’s continued participation in the race, the participant must follow directions to discontinue the race immediately. In addition, participants must follow directions from the organizers concerning safety and/or the administration of the event.
6.A participant who becomes ill or injured during the event may not refuse emergency medical treatment, and shall not hold the organizer responsible for the methods used, their efficacy, etc.
7.Participants release the organizers from responsibility concerning accidents, losses, injuries or illnesses that may occur during the event, and agree not to claim damages.
8.Participants understand that compensation for accidents, illness or injuries that may occur during the event shall be within the scope of insurance coverage provided by the organizer.
9.Participants’ family members, relatives and guardians (in the case of a minor) must consent to the participant’s participation in this event.
10.Participants consent to the reporting, publication and use of videos, photographs, articles, and records relating to the event (including personal information such as name, age, gender, records, and portraits) in the newspaper, television, magazines, internet, and pamphlets. Participants grant the organizers the right to publish and use this information.
11.Participants must agree to the organizer’s rules regarding the handling of personal information, which are specified in a separate document.
12.In addition to the above terms and conditions, participants must agree to abide by the organizer’s rules for the race. (In the event of any inconsistency, the rules for the race shall prevail.)