【Cancellation】19th Higashine Cherry Marathon

Summary of the event

Period of the event
07 Jun 2020〜07 Jun 2020
Event venue
Yamagata,Higashine City JSDF Camp Jinmachi and Jinmachi Fruit Line Course
Event type
  • Running Running
The number of capacity

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Event information

【Cancellation of 19th Higashine Cherry Marathon.】

"19th Higashine Cherry Marathon" held in June 7th was cancelled by COVID-19.

We apologize to all of you who are looking forward to hosting the event, but we will do our best to ensure for the next event is safe and secure, and we appreciate to your continued support.

Higashine cherry marathon Organizing Committee

Through the marathon, we will send Higashi-ne, Yamagata Prefecture, the birthplace of "Sato-nishiki", the birthplace of cherry blossoms in Japan, to the nation's largest cherries, and welcome runners who come from all over the country with citizens as the main body in the spirit of hospitality. The aim is to revitalize the local economy and deepen exchanges beyond the regional framework.

【About parent-child family】
*Participation fee for parent-child family section is 5,000 JPY per set.
*Please participate by pairs of 6-9 years old children (only birth of 2011/4/2-2014/4/1) and parents.

*first-come, first-served entries

*Please note that the application period is Japan Time.

If this is the first time you are using JTB sports station,you need to complete the process of new membership registration in advance.

【Payment by credit card】
If after selecting payment by credit card, you do not enter the correct number or press the“Back”button while processing, your entry will not go through.
After registering, return to the My Page section and confirm that you have registered with“Payment Completely”displayed in the payment pane.

The event information

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June 7, 2020 (Sun) Rain or shine
JSDF Camp Jinmachi and Jinmachi Fruit Line Course
Higashine City, Yamagata Prefecture.
Higashine Cherry Marathon Executive Committee
Capacity / Event
Total number of people: 12,000 people
*Capacity deadline (Capacity setting for each event / Hometown frame is separate)

1) Half Marathon: 6,500 people
2) 10km:  3,000 people
3) 5km:  1,500 people
4) 3km
5) Parent-child family  4)+5)=1,000 people
Start Time
8:15 5km Run
8:45 Half Marathon
9:05 3km, Family
9:15 10km Run
Entry Fees
【Half Marathon】
General: 4,500JPY

General: 4,500JPY
High school students: 3,000JPY

General: 4,000JPY
High school students: 2,500JPY

Elementary and Junior high school students: 2,000JPY

Those consenting to the terms of the event and able to complete it within the time limit.
Time limit
3km…  30 minutes
5km…  50 minutes
10km…  1 hour 35 minutes
Half Marathon… 3 hours
Check points
【Half Marathon】
12km point…  1 hour 40 minutes Check point 1
15.5km point… 2 hours 10 minutes Check point 2
19.2km point… 2 hours 45 minutes Check point 3

4.5km point… 45 minutes Check point 2
8.2km point… 1 hour 19 minutes Check point 3

3.2km point… 30 minutes Check point 3
Participation Awards
Cherry "Sato-nishiki", Brand rice of Yamagata prefecture "Tsuyahime" Rice balls, An original T-shirt etc.
Each award
①Medals, certificates, and supplementary awards (cherries) from 1st to 3rd in each category.
②Overall winners (1 male and 1 female) of Half Marathon are invited to Honolulu Marathon.
*Excluding runners dispatched in the past.
③Completion certificate is given to finishers.
*The overall winners of each category will be awarded on the stage, and the 2nd and 3rd prizes will be issued at the "Prize delivery place".
④Special awards (far visitor award, senior citizen award, foreigner award).
⑤Awarded a jump prize (a multiple of 100 for each item).
Nunber card exchange time / place
Time: June 7, 2020 (Sun) 6:30~8:45
Place: JSDF Camp Jinmachi
Participation prize exchange: 6:30~12:30
Opening ceremony: 7:25~7:55
Events start: 8:15~
Awards ceremony: 10:40~11:40
Fun events / Closing ceremony: 11:40~12:10
End of full schedules: 12:30
・Tetsuhiko Kin (professional running coach)
・Masako Chiba (world track and field medalist)
・Tsugiharu Ogiwara (sports caster / Japan national team of ski in Nagano Olympic)
Related events
①Welcome ceremony in front of Cherry Higashine station
Time: June 6, 2020 (Sat) 14:30~14:50
*Start according to the Shinkansen arrival time
Place: Sakuranbo Higashine station (Cherry Tanto Hall) 1F

②Welcome ceremony in front of Tendo station
Time: June 6, 2020 (Sat) 13:00~13:30
*Start according to the Shinkansen arrival time
Place: Tendo Station East Exit

③Welcome reception
Time: June 6, 2020 (Sat) 15:00~18:30
Place: Sakuranbo Higashine Onsen: Higashine indoor multi-purpose court
Contents: Guests talk show, Fair opening store corner, Product presents such as lotteries etc.
*After finish, welcome fireworks will be held in Sakuranbo Higashine Onsen area.

④Cherry seed skipping tournament
Time: June 7, 2020 (Sun) Reception 8:30~
Place: Inside of the marathon event venue

⑤Higashine-shi, Tendo-shi, Kahoku-cho tourism product fair
Time: June 7, 2020 (Sun) Start 6:30~
Place: Inside of the marathon event venue

⑥Fun Event (Held an event for getting cherries etc.)
Time: June 7, 2020 (Sun) 11:40~12:10
Place: Special stage in the marathon event venue

⑦Cherry marathon tour with Tetsuhiko Kin (Running Clinic)
Time: June 5, 2020 (Fri) ~ June 7, 2020 (Sun)
Place: Higashine Center Sports Park etc.

Event secretariat information

Event secretariat Higashine cherry marathon Organizing Committee
Application address
Postal address
Phone number
Business hours

Contact details

Higashine cherry marathon Organizing Committee
(Higashi City Hall Brand Strategy Promotion Section)

Tel: 0237-43-1158 / Weekdays 8:30~17:15

*Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays are not possible.
*Be careful, the Executive Committee does not accept applications for participation or official tours.

Event agreement

*Please read the below and apply only after having consented to the terms therein.

【Notes on application】
1. Participation is limited to those persons consenting to the meet terms and able to complete the race within the time limit.
2. While the organizer is enrolled in an insurance plan, this does not imply any liability for injury, loss, or damage to participants, with the exception of first aid.
3. In the event that you cancel your registration or do not appear at the race, admission feels will not be returned, and awards not conferred.
4. Changes to or cancellation of race category for personal reasons cannot be made after you register. Please select a category that meets your physical condition. (Attempting to race beyond one’s physical limits is dangerous.)
5.Falsified age, sex, and other applicant details, including running under the name of another party are strictly forbidden. Participation will be revoked.
6. Where earthquakes, flooding, or other abnormal weather conditions cause an accident for reasons not imputable to the race organizer and the organizer decides to suspend the race, admission fees are not returned. In said case, commemorative T-shirts will be mailed to participants at a later date.
7. Overpayment or double payment cannot be returned.
8. Participants under age 18 must obtain the consent of a parent or guardian.
9.The rights to likeness and copyrights to content appearing on television and in newspapers, magazines, and online, including but not limited to video, photographs, articles, logs, applicant names, ages, addresses (country, state, and/or city) vest with the race organizer.
10.This event shall strictly comply with all Japanese laws and regulations.

【Notes on competition】
1. This event is held per the terms of the Higashine Cherry Marathon and meet regulations.
2. Participants are solely responsible for their own health, such as undergoing a health screening from a physician prior to participation. If you do not feel well on the day of the event, please drop out.
3. The day of the event is slated to have a high temperature, so take ample precautions to stretch in advance and hydrate yourself. Health consultations will be available to those seeking them on the morning of the event.
4. Participants must gather behind the start line 15 minutes before each race by themselves. Note that joining a race after it has started and the attendant car is set at the end line is not allowed.
5. Where the time limits and checkpoint times set for each race are exceeded and race representatives deem the athlete to be unable to continue racing, the athlete may be asked to forfeit. Follow the representatives’ directions and board the requisite bus, etc.
6. With the exclusion of parts of the course, the race runs on the left side of the road.
7. You may be required to give the right of way to emergency vehicles during the race.
8. Avoid wearing clothing/costumes or running with earphones in both ears that would disturb others or inhibit safety.

【Other notes】
1. Those violating the Higashine Cherry Marathon prohibited terms (entering restricted areas, running unauthorized advertisements, holding rallies, political activities, etc.) will be dealt with in the strictest fashion.
2. Number card voucher will be uploaded on Mypage in late May through early June. Please bring them to the event.
3. Do not remove the time tracking rig installed on the back of the number card. You must return it after goal.
4. Note that the organize bears no liability for delays caused due to congestion of roads and public transit on the day of the event. We encourage you to arrive early.

【Privacy policy】
The organizers, in recognition of the importance of protecting personal information, abide by all laws and ordinances concerning the protection of personal information and adheres to the event organizers' privacy policy when handling personal information. For the purpose of contributing to more efficient operation of the event, personal information may be used by the organizers, or supplied to cooperating/supporting organizations, to deliver the participation guidelines, results notifications, related information and next year’s event notification, to announce race records and for emergency measures and collaboration among medical service facilities, as well as for providing services by event sponsors and cooperating/supporting organizations.