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Official event name:
Tokushima Marathon 2016
Tokushima Association of Athletics Federations,Tokushima Prefectural Government,
Tokushima City Hall, Tokushima Prefecture Board of Education,
Tokushima City Board of Education and Tokushima Shimbun.
Main Organizerr:
Tokushima Marathon Planning Committee

Marathon (42.195km)

  1 Elite runners

  2 General runners

Challenge and Charity(42.195km)

Sanctioned by Japan Association of Athletics Federations and AIMS

April 24, 2016 (Sunday) *The event will be held rain or shine
Tokushima Prefectural Office→Yoshinogawa-Ohashi Bridge
→North bank of Yoshino River→Saijo Bridge
→South bank of Yoshino River→West of Johnouchi Junior and Senior High School
→Tokushima City Athletics Stadium
Entry qualifications:

Non-Japanese living outside of Japan, who are older than eighteen years of age (except high school students).

Runner who is healthy, and capable of completing the race within 7hours.

Runner must keep the Entry Guidelines.

If there is dishonest act such as participation of a person other than applicant, the participation will be revoked.

Wheelchairs are not permitted.

Total entry limit:
15,000 people(including 200 applications from overseas)
Awards for Marathon:


The fastest 10 runners


Men's and women's champion


Men's and women's champion from each age categories: 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s or older

Entry fees:

Marathon             \9,000(participation fee)

Challenge and Charity   \12,000(participation fee+charity contribution)

Participation fee includes accident insurance

Prizes of entry:
Tokushima Marathon T-shirts
Prize for completing the race:
A medal
Application period:

10:00pm(Japan Standard Time),December 8, 2015(Tuesday) 200 applications

(accepted in order of arrival.Application period will end when applications reach full capacity.)

Information for runners:

A Number-card exchange ticket will be sent to entrants at the begininng of April by e-mail.

Please make sure to bring the ticket when you check in.

Check-in registration:

Saturday,April 23 (12:00-19:00) at Tokushima City Gymnasium

Sunday,April 24(6:00-8:00) at Tokushima Grandvrio Hotel

We highly recommend check-in on the day before the race (April 24) as many others will be checking-in on the day at the race and it will be crowded.

Without checking-in, participation in the race will be denied.

Starting time:
9:00 on Sunday, April 24
Starting lines:

For the smooth operation of the marathon, participants will start in blocks according to their latest record time on their application forms.

Those who do not fill out a latest record time will be placed in the last block.

Time Limit:
7 hours.(The race will finish at 4:00pm.)
Time limits are based on the official start time.
Check Points

Due to traffic and security restrictions, as well as operational reasons, race course will be closed at the following times.

CheckPoints Distance Closing Time
1st point 4.9km 10:15(1h15min)
2nd point 11.1km 11:10(2h10min)
3rd point 17.0km 12:05(3h05min)
4th point 24.4km 13:15(4h15min)
5th point 29.2km 13:55(4h55min)
6th point 35.2km 14:45(5h45min)
7th point 38.9km 15:20(6h20min)
Finish 42.195km 16:00(7h)

Runners will be disqualified if they fail to pass through the checkpoints before the cut-off time.

Furthermore, those who lag excessively behind the cut-off time and affect traffic schedule may be asked to leave the course.

Physicians or officials may also make a final decision for the runners and ask the runners to leave the race.

Please follow all instructions given if asked to leave.

When leaving the race, please remove the number card and ride the bus at the end of the race or at a checkpoint.

Health Care:

All participants are expected to be trained and prepared for the race and will be held responsible for their own health and ability to run the race.

Participants are warned not to enter the race in a poor state of health.
Runners are encouraged to have the will to retire the race in case of injury or any other sign of poor physical condetion.

First aid will only be offered to deal with accidents during the race.
Participants must be aware that the organizers are not held liable for any further medical care.

Before applying, please read and agree to the following terms.

Terms of application:


Cancellation of your entry or correction of entry information due to personal reasons cannot be made.
Fees are non-refundable even if they are excessively or redundantly paid.


Fees for entry or others are non-refundable if the race is cancelled or reduced due to reasons that are out of the organizer’s control (earthquake, storm, flood, snow, incident, disease, etc.).


Since runners are responsible for their own health, please pay attention to your physical conditionsand 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 will only provide first-aid treatment be injury or sickness that arises during the race.


If there is false statement in the application (age, sex, past records, etc.) or dishonest act such as participation of a person other than the applicant, the participation or award will be revoked, and fees paid will not be refunded.


The organizer holds the image rights of videos, photographs, articles, entrants’ names, ages, addresses (prefecture and municipality), as well as the right of posting these information on newspapers, TV, magazines, the internet, brochures, etc. Please also read “Personal Information Policy” below.


All the staff of this event will observe all related laws.


As for matters related to Tokushima Marathon 2016 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 will use the information in order to improve services to entrants; namely, we will provide entrants with “information for entrants”, notice of record, related information, news for the next event, services by organizations related to the event, and notice of results (ranking).

Further, the organizer or its agent may contact you regarding your application.

There is no space for parking around the start and finish area, so please use public transportation such as JR and bus service.

Participants are required to attach Number cards on their chest and back, and to carry health insurance card.

Inquiries about entry:

(c/o Tokushima Marathon 2016-International application for race)
JTB Western Japan Co., Ltd.

Please make inquiries in English.

TEL: +81-6-6260-4344 (Weekdays 9:30-17:30)
Address:JTB Bidg.7/F,Kyutaro-machi,Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka 541-0056 Japan

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