Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hokkaido Marathon

This year I finally gone and done it!  I registered for the Hokkaido Marathon, the biggest and most famous marathon in Hokkaido.  I got my registration done around 4pm and the registration closed later that day when all the slots were filled!  Yes, they filled over 10,000 entry slots in one day!

I have been on a vacation from running due to a sore leg that won't get better.  I'm giving it 6 weeks to get better before I start training for the Hokkaido Marathon.

The Hokkaido Marathon is on the last Sunday in August on the twenty-fifth.  It is always a hot marathon, usually with the temperature hitting 28 degrees celsius or higher.  This will be a tough challenge for me just to prepare for and finish the race.  Even if my leg was 100% it would still be a difficult race for me to finish.  But, since we now have family living in Sapporo, we decided to go for it this year.  By "we" I mean myself and my mother in-law.



Jenn Jenn said...

Hi Clinton. I'm planning to run the Hokkaido Marathon this year but am having trouble w the registration. Do u need to create an online user account beforehand? Registration opens in 2days. Thanks

Clinton Lane said...

Yes, if you are registering online you need to create an account with Runnet.
You'll probably need a credit card. I remember in the past having difficulties registering because they have extra security set up so that you might have to also have the password you were given or set up with your credit card for online purchases. So if you have that sort of information for your credit card, get it ready first. You may need it.

Clinton Lane said...

I will update the original post, but the organizers for the Hokkaido Marathon keep the old event pages alive. You will have to navigate to the top most url on the event page.

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.