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 Runnet.jp. Here is a link to the race on runnet:
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.
Date East: Date and Noboribetsu
Coordinates: 42°28′23″N, 140°51′48″E