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Kagoshima Marathon 2017

Outline

Event

Kagoshima Marathon 2017

Organizers

  • Kagoshima Marathon Executive Committee
  • Japan Association of Athlete Federations Kagoshima

Managing organization

Japan Association of Athlete Federations Kagoshima

Co-organizer

Kagoshima Bank / MBC Development
Minami-Nippon Shimbun Co., Ltd. / Minaminihon Broadcasting Co., Ltd. / Kagoshima Television Station Co., Ltd. (KTS)

Date and time

March 5, 2017 (Sun) *Races will take place rain or shine.

8:30am Marathon / Fun run starts
10:15am Fun run finishes
3:30pm Marathon finishes

Check-in dates and times

March 3, 2017 (Fri) 1:00pm-8:30pm (scheduled)
March 4, 2017 (Sat) 10:00am-8:30pm (scheduled)

Check-in venue

Chuo Community Center 5-9 Yamashita-cho, Kagoshima City

Rules

All races are administered in accordance with the 2016 Rules of the Japan Association
of Athletics Federations (JAAF) and the regulations for this competition.

Event ⁄ Capacity ⁄ Time limit ⁄ Fee

Event Entry category Capacity Time limit Fee
Marathon
(42.195km)
General Individual
Group (2–5 people)
10,000 7 hours ¥10,000
Registered
athletes
Fun run
(8.9km)
Junior high school and above Individual
Group (2–5 people)
2,000 1 hour 45 min ¥3,000
*The following is a breakdown of the marathon capacity:
 General: 7,000; Kagoshima citizens: 2,500; Other prefectures/overseas: 500
*Time limits are based on gun time.

Award for participation (T-shirt sizes)

  • Please use this chart as a guide for selecting your T-shirt size. (JASPO standards)
Size SS S M L O XO
Height(approx.) 160cm 165cm 170cm 175cm 180cm 185cm
Chest size(approx.) 84cm 88cm 92cm 96cm 100cm 104cm
*Entrants who fail to specify a T-shirt size in their application will be assigned an S size if female and M size if male.
*T-shirt sizes cannot be changed after applications have been made.

Qualifications

Marathon

  • Those who are 18 years of age and above on the day of the marathon (excluding high school students)
    1. (1) General section: Those not registered with JAAF
    2. (2) Registered section: Athletes registered with JAAF

Fun run

  • Those of junior high school age and above
*The marathon is open to those capable of completing the race within 6 hours 40 minutes.

Awards

  1. (1)Marathon (overall): 1st – 8th place for both men and women separately
  2. (2)Marathon (by age group): 1st – 3rd place for both men and women separately (24 years and under, 25 – 29 years (divided into 5-year age groups up until 74 years), 75 years and above)

Start line

Marathon

In order to ensure a safe and smooth start to the marathon, standby blocks will be set according to the times athletes declare when registering irrespective of whether they are registered with JAAF.

*Those who do not declare a time will start from the blocks at the rear of the line.

Fun run

The fun run will start after the marathon.

*There is no signal gun or measurement of records for the fun run.

Costume

Entrants competing in the registered athletes category are not permitted to run in costume.
Those competing in events other than the registered category are permitted to wear costumes, but these must not be of a kind that are unsuitable for sporting events, such as those that contravene laws or go against public order and standards of decency, or those that compromise the safety or comfort of other runners and spectators.

Other

  1. (1) Entry fees/processing fees will not be refunded if the event is cancelled due to reasons beyond the control of the organizers, such as earthquakes, wind or flood damage, storms, snowfall, unforeseen occurrences, mishaps, epidemics, or other similar cases.
  2. (2) In the event of an emergency during the marathon, such as an accident or fire, emergency vehicles may be given access to anywhere along the course. In such cases, races will be temporarily halted on the instructions of staff.
  3. (3) For event-related matters not covered above, please follow the instructions of the organizers.

Special entry

Bypass the lottery system and enjoy both the marathon and sightseeing!
Capacity
500 (no lottery)
Eligibility
Those living in countries outside Japan

A special tour is available enabling runners to both participate in the race and enjoy sightseeing.

For more details, please inquire at the JTB Kyushu Branch (E-mail: run-kagoshima@kys.jtb.jp).
*Click here for details of the special marathon/sightseeing tour.

Click here for details of other prefectures/overseas entry.