Monday, October 29, 2007

Mokotoyama Fukioroshi Half Marathon


October 28
Apply directly to organizers by 9/20
Organizers HP:

Half, 10k, 5k, 3k, 2k

Fee: 2000
Reception: Ozora Higashi MokotoB&G Kaiyo Center
Reception Time: 7:40 - 8:10
Access: Take Higashi Mokoto Bound bus from Abashiri Station (45 minutes), then walk 10 minutes
Parking: 100 spaces
Course: Half and 10k is a run down a mountain.
Water: 1 point for half and 10k
Mileage Markers: Every 5k, every 1k for last 3km
Opening Ceremony: 8:30
Start at: Mokoto Yama (Half), Furusato Center (10k), Midori to Cheezu no Sato Fureai Park (other)
Finish at: Higashi Mokoto Tamokuteki Ground
Record print out: yes, same day
Places: to 6th
Participation prize: yes (last year was a napsack)
Last year: 497 people, 134 half, 85 10k, 73 5k
Last year wining time: Men's Hal 1:09:55, Women's 1:25:26

Other: Pork Soup after the run, vendors
Local specialties: cheese, Chinese yams

Apply to: Mokotoyama Fukioroshi Marason Taikai Jimukyoku
北海道網走郡大空町東藻琴387-1 大空町東藻琴B&G海洋センター内 
TEL 0152-66-2741
FAX 0152-66-3615

Monday, October 22, 2007

Hokkaido Road Race

北海道ロードレース (札幌)

Hokkaido Road Race (Sapporo)

Apply by 10/1

  • Catch Phrase: "A hand-made event to close up the season with."
  • Held: Annually. 4th Sunday in October
  • Date: Sunday October 21, 2007

  • Place: Sapporo Minami-ku Makomanai Koen (park) and Toyohira Riverside

  • 北海道札幌市南区 真駒内公園および豊平川河川敷右岸コース


  • Men's Half Marathon Under 29/30's/40's/Over 50
  • Women's Half Marathon Under 34/Over 35
  • 10km Men's Under 29/30's/40's/Over 50
  • 10Km Women's Under 34/Over 35
  • 5km Men's and Women's JHS/High School/Open
  • Who can participate?
    • Can finish the half within 2:30. Junior and High School students who have guardian permission
    • Not accessible to wheel chair participants
  • Number of participants: No limit
  • Application period: From August to early October !! Apply by October 2, 2006!
  • Fee: Half/10km 3,000yen, 5km 2,500yen
  • Application: By mailed in Application Form
  • Last year's participants: 2,101
  • Awards: Trophy, medal and certificate to 1st - 3rd, certificate and plaque to 4th - 10th.
  • Participation Prize: Local products
  • Service Events: Drawing to win local products
  • Check in: October 22 (sun) 8:00 - 10:00
    Makomanai Open Stadium
  • Starting Place: Makomanai Open Stadium
  • Starting Time: Half = 10:00, 10km = 10:25, 5km = 10:35
  • Access: Subway Nanboku-sen, 15 minute walk from Makomanai Station, Pay parking available
  • Sponsor: The Hokkaido Marathon Club (北海道マラソンクラブ) (As of Sept. 2006)
  • Other: RC-chip, Finisher Certificate, Water points, kilometer markers, place to put your luggage
  • Contact: 060-0006 Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku Kita 6-jo, Nishi 20-chome 2-3, Aisamu: Hokkaido Roade Race Entry Center, Tel: 011-622-1100 FAX 011-622-2800, 10:30am - 16:00pm from August to early October only
  • 問い合わせ申込先:〒 060-0006 北海道札幌市中央区北6条西20丁目2-3 ㈱アイサム内 北海道ロードレースエントリーセンターTEL: 011-622-1100 FAX 011-622-2800, エントリーセンターは8月中旬~10下旬の平日10:30 - 16:00のみ開設

Monday, October 8, 2007

Asahikawa Marathon

Asahikawa Marathon

Date: 10/7/2007
Place: Asahikawa
Apply by: September 7
Runtes: 01044
Events: Full, half, 10k, 5k, 3k

Full is a 2 lap course over and under Asahikawa's many bridges along the riverside.

3500 yen for full.

Time limit for full: 6hours

Reception: Hanasaki Sports Koen Rikujo Kyogijo
13:00 to 16:30 (Sat), 7:00 - 8:45 (Sun)

Official Home Page

Bekkai Pilot Marathon

Bekkai Pilot Marathon

October 7th
(The first Sunday of October every year)

Full, 5k

Run down the Pilot Road lined with rolling hills and contented cows. Famous for dairy products, you get milk, ice cream and other complementary dairy products at the party the night before. You can also watch the two mascot cows take off at the start of the marathon.
There are only two distances, the full 42.195k and a 5k. At the end of the full, finishers get an extra large beach towel and a whole salmon as their reward. Not much to do in Bekkai but enjoy the views and the food.

Race Blog:
You can get all of the details, in detail from this blog.
They have a new HP:

Full Starts 10:00
5k Starts 11:00
Time limit for the full is 5 hours 20 minutes.

Oct. 6th
16:00-18:00 Wedding Plaza Bekkai
Oct. 7th
Bekkai Choei Rikujyo Kyogijo

Opening Ceremony and party:
Oct. 6th

Last call for the full: 9:30-9:45

Time limits:
10k: 11:10(70 min)
20k: 12:20 (70 min)
30k: 13:30 (70 min)
40k: 14:50 (80 min)
Goal: 15:20
Total: 5 hours 20 minutes

Full 3,500
5k 1,000

Participation prize:Dairy products from Bekkai, certificate of completion, 5k split times for those who completed at least 2okm.
Finisher's Prize: Original Extra Large Bath Towel, 1 Bekkai Salmon.

There are also several nice prizes for the top placers in each category (mens, womens, age).

Monday, October 1, 2007

Yoichi Mikaku Marathon

Yoichi Mikaku Marathon

half, 10k, 5k
Click here to apply at Runtes for this race.

Deadline: 8/31
Sponsors: Yoichi-cho board of education and Yoichi Physical Education League
Participation fee: Elementary school 1500 yen, Adults 3000 yen
Events: Half (mens, womens time limit 2:30, 10k mens, womens time limit 1:20, 5k time limit 0:40, 4k
Reception: Yoichi Sogo Taiikukan, 8:00am to 9:30am
Access: 15minutes on foot from JR Hakodate Yoichi Station
Course: Mostly flat course running through fields of apples, pairs, plums and grapes the “Fruit Road”. 4 Water Points, Kilometer markers ever 5k and every 1k from last 5k with digital timer display at finish.

Opening Ceremony: 9:30
Place: Undokoen Rikujo Kyogijo (Sports Park)
Race Start: Half 10:30, 10k 10:35, 5k 10:40, 4k 10:45
Finish: Undokoen Rikujyo Kyogijo
Certificate of your time available, places through 6th place
Participation prize: T-shirt, apple, pairs
Last Year: 1211 participants
Half: 369 people
10k: 540 people
5k: 276 people
4k: 26 people
Half: Wining time for men was 1:12:59, winning time for women was 1:25:36.

more info to come

Monday, August 20, 2007

September Runs

Oh, I have been a bad blogger. There are several runs in September.

Sept 2, Genshirin Cross Country in Ebetsu
Sept 2, Nihon Saihokutan Heiwa Marathon in Wakanai
Sept 2, Kuriyama Marathon in Kuriyama
Sept 2, Ishikari Salmon Marathon in Ishikari
Sept 9, 2007 Hokkaido Marathon in Sapporo (You'll have to watch this one on TV)
Sept 9, 2007 Takeda Family Marathon in Sapporo run in conjunction with the Hokkaido Marathon.
Sept 16, 2007 Kitahiro Ekiden (Relay Race) in Kitahiroshima
Sept 16, 25th Niseko Marathon Festival in Niseko
Sept 17, Takikawa Cosmos Marathon 2007 in Takikawa
Sept 23, Pipaoi Healthy Road Race and Half Marathon in Bibai
Sept 30, 2007 Hakodate Half Marathon in Hakodate
Sept 30, Yoichi Mikaku Marathon (This one is delicious!) in Yoichi
Sept 30, Hamamasu "Ippe, Kadareya" Rindo Walk and Run in Ishikari (Rindo is a forest road)
Sept 30, 2007 Olympic Day Run Shibetsu Taikai in Shibetsu

Ganbaro Yubari Festival

Ganbaro Yubari Festival

A race to help out the failing City of Yubari, the home of Yubari Melons. Yubari is trying hard to restructure in the face of bankruptcy.

Courses: Half, 5k
Fee: 1000
Apply by 7/30

This also marks the 30th anniversary since the making of the movie "Kofuku no Kiiroi Hankachi", roughly translated as "Yellow Handkerchief(s) of Happiness". The course will be decorated with yellow handkerchiefs in celebration.

All finishes will get to eat some of the famous Yubari Melon!

The event will aslo be tying up with "24 jikan terebi Ai ha chikyu wo suku" and the race and charity events will be broadcasted to all of Hokkaido and all over Japan.

The day before the race will be a viewing of the movie and BBQ along with many other attractions.

Apply to:

Hokusho Road Race

Hokusho Road Race

Distance: 20k, 10k, 5k, 3k
Place: Sorachi, Hokuryu
3000yen for a pair (3km only)

Get application from organizers
Places to 6th
Goods: T-shirt, number
Starts: 10am
Start: Hokuryu-cho Himawari no Sato
Water: yes
Other: nurse, parking, distance markers

Run through fields of sunflowers!

Tel 0164-34-2111
Fax 0164-34-2117


Friday, August 17, 2007

Tokachi Healthy Marathon comes to and end.

After finishing it's 29th meet, the annual Tokachi Healthy (kenko) Marathon has come to an end! There will be no more. At least that is what a postcard that came in the mail from the organizers said the other day. After losing the Toyokoro Salmon Marathon two years ago, there are now now large foot races left in Tokachi! I'm not sure if you can consider Urakawa part of Tokachi, but it is the only race over 10k left near by.This is so sad. Hopefully the race in Honbetsu will gain momentum.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Karikachi Summer Road Race

24th Annual Karikachi Summer Road Race


Date: July 15, 2007 (Sun)
Reception: 8:00
Start 9:30 (short) 10:00 (long)
Place: Shintoku (新得町)

Distance: 5.275, 10.549

Meet at: Shinsui Hiroba inside the Sahoro Riverside Park Golf Course

Fee: 2000yen

Places: 1-3 medals

Certificate of completion with space to write your time on.

Participation prizes.

Apply to:

井上 茂
Kamikawa-gun, Shintoku-cho, Kuttari Midorimachi 1-chome 89

Tel/Fax: 01566-5-2458

Apply with
Team Name:
Reading of name in hiragana:
Date of birth:
Tel #:

一般女子 10.549k Women's
一般女子 5.275k Women's
一般男子 10.549k Men's
一般男子 5.275k Men's

A. Jr. high school to 29years
B. 30s
C. 40s
D. 50s
E. 60s and up

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Pineshiri Tozan Marathon

Pineshiri Tozan Marathon

Run up Mt. Pineshiri and back!

Place: Shintotsukawa 新十津川


Entry to the first 300 applicants
Fee: 3,000yen
Apply to: Call or send a letter to the organizers to get an application
Apply by: June 9th
Prizes: Local produce (2006 was melons and tomatoes)

Reception: July 1st 7:00 - 7:45
Start: Furusato Koen Event Space ふるさと公園イベント広場 9:00
Accomodation: There is a campling ground and a place to stay (training center) just a few 100 meters from the Furusato Koen Event Hiroba.
(cannot apply through Runnet)

Other: Printed record of your time, photos sent to you in the mail, milieage markers, water and sports drinks every 5km, nurse on hand. There is a spa (onsen) just a few 100 meters from the finish at the Furusato Koen Event Hiroba. You get a ticket to use the spa.

HP: ピンネシリ登山マラソン
This is a run up Mt. Pinneshiri. It is 22.5km to the top. You run to the very top and then turn around and run back. From the top you can see all the mountains and valleys below. It is a beautiful site. They take your picture at the top. The staff is very friendly.

Kita Hiroshima Elfin Road Race

Kitahiroshima Elfin Road Race

Date: July 1, 2007
Place: Kitahiroshima-shi
Apply by date: May 21st, 2007
Fee: 3000 (half)

Half, 10k, 5k, 3k

Apply to:
Kitahiroshima Sports Festival
Kitahiroshima-shi Board of Education
4-2-1 Chuo, Kitahiroshima-shi, Hokkaido, 061-1192


Runtes No.:01014

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Tokachi Healthy Marathon

* The Tokachi Healthy Half Marathon is no longer.  However, there is a new half marathon in Obihiro, Tokachi!  The Foodvalley Tokachi Half Marathon!

Tokachi Healthy Marathon
(Tokachi Kenko Marason)

When: June 24th
Apply by: June 4th
Where: Obihiro , Obihiro no Mori Rikujyo Kyogijo
Runtes No.: 00642
Runs: Half, 10k, 5k, 3k, family

Half 3000yen
10k 1500yen
5k 1000yen

Family division cannot apply through Runtes.

Can get an application from local authorities (city and town halls) in the Tokachi area (Obihiro, Makubetsu, Memuro, Otofuke etc)
Can apply by Runtes.

Apply to:
Tokachi Kenko Marathon Entry Office
Address: 060-0006, Sapporo-si, Chuo-ku, Kita 6-jo, Nishi 20-chome 2-3
Tel: 011-622-1100
Fax: 011-622-2800

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Biei Healthy Marathon

Biei Healthy Marathon 2007

20th Anniversary Race!
One of the most popular races in Japan! On the top 100 list.

When:June 10 (Sun)
Where: Biei-cho
Apply by: May 11th(Fri)
Type: Running
Runtes No.:00539
Races: Half, quarter, eighth

Fee: 3000yen
Event Homepage:

Run from Biei Shirogane Spa (onsen) to Maruyama Sports and Track and Field Park.
Lots of people cheering you on. The children really help with their cheers on the steep hill. Run down from the spa on a road lined with white birch. Beautiful. Lots of food stalls at the goal and plenty of space in the sports park to relax after the event. Biei itself is surrounded by rolling hills and is a beautiful area.

Course map available from event homepage.

Apply at Runnet.

Contact: 0166-92-3333
Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Biei-cho Hon-cho 4-6-1
Biei-cho Yakuba

北海道上川郡美瑛町本町4-6-1 美瑛町役場内 

Monday, June 4, 2007

Chitose JAL International Marathon

(dai nijyunana kai Chitose jyaru kokusai marason)

Where: Chitose
When: June 3
Apply by: April 18
Runs: Full, half, 10k, 3k

Run on the unpaved forest roads around Lake Shikotsu (Shikotsuko) and on cycling roads. Elevation cahnge of 200m.

Water/drinks ever 5k
Mileage markers ever 1k
Places up to 6th
T-shirt and towel present
Service: drinks, potatoes, and a drawing for two to go to the Honolulu Marathon!

Race HP:

Apply to :
千歳JAL国際マラソン エントリーセンター
TEL 03-3714-7924
For more information: 千歳JAL国際マラソン実行委員会事務局 (Chitose jyaru kokusai marason jikkouiinkai jimukyoku) TEL 0123-24-2320 (Tue to Sat 8:45 to 17:15, excluding holidays)

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Hiro Santaland Marathon

Hiro Santa Land Marathon
Place: Hiro-cho, Daimaruyama Shinrin Koen

Run to the top of Daimaruyama while taking in the beauty of the park's thousands of Azalea's in full bloom.

Dist: 4.8k, 2.6k

Awards: Medals

Other: certificate of completion with your time one it, sports drink, a washcloth with a Christmas theme, a little notepad and a chalkbag.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Fresh Green Marathon

Fresh Green Marathon
(Midori Sawayaka marason taikai)

May 29th (Green Day)

Not doing anything for Golden Week? How about a run?

Half, 10k, 5k, 3k
apply by April 16
Get application by calling or faxing.
Can also apply at Sunshine Sports Club.

北海道札幌市中央区南3条東2丁目1 サンシャインスポーツクラブ 
TEL 011-221-3411
FAX 011-221-2718
Runnet Page

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Obihiro no Mori Aquathalon

Obihiro no Mori Aquathalon Taikai

Date: May 13 (Sun)
Place: Obihiro no Mori Shimin Pool
Apply by: 4/21
Apply to: TTU十勝トライアスロン連合事務局
Kamada Bicycles
Obihiro-shi Higashi 7-jo Minami 4-chome 1


Monday, April 16, 2007

Date Spring Marathon

春の合宿村まつり 春一番伊達ハーフマラソン
Date Spring Marathon
(haru ichiban Date hafu marason)

Date: 4/15 (Sun)
Apply by: March 17
Where: Date City
Half, 10k, 5k, 3k
Fee: Half (21.097km)=3,000yen, 5k/10k=2,000, 3k=1,000

Apply to/Request information: Date-shi Kyoin Shakai Kyoiiku-ka Taiiku Gakari

You can also apply by Here is a link to the race on runnet:
春の合宿村まつり 春一番伊達ハーフマラソン

Other: printed record of your results, distance markers, nurse on staff, changing rooms.

Perks: Towel, pork soup, a drawing and some food stalls.

The last two years we went it was raining and snowing. It is a nice course partially along a cycling road. We won some flowers in the drawing. You can use the community hall there (which looks like an old Japanese castle) for keeping warm and using the toilets.

Link to Date City's page about the marathon.

North: Sobetsu
West: Abuta
Date East: Date and Noboribetsu
South: Muroran

Coordinates: 42°28′23″N, 140°51′48″E

Friday, April 6, 2007

Yusuzumi Marathon

Yusuzumi Marathon
(evening cool marathon)


(Sunshine Sports Club)

Friday, March 23, 2007

Running on Sapporo

Running on Sapporo
May 27
10k, 5k and 3k runs

Start in beautiful Odori Park. There is nothing like the feeling you get running down Sapporo's main street Odori.

Apply by May 7 through Runnet or by getting an application from the organizers.

Where Odori Park Nishi 8 Hiroba

Time 8:20-9:30

Apply to
ラニング・オン・SAPPORO エントリー事務局
Address 〒060-0006
TEL 011-622-1100(平日10:00~16:00)
FAX 011-622-2800

mileage markers, place for luggage to be checked, T-shirt, places up to 6th

Limited information is included in the calendar entries. For more information, leave a comment. I try to post the deadlines for the races. The place where the race is held is also included. You can see where it is by clicking on the map link.