Sunday, June 7, 2015

Chitose JAL International Marathon

(dai nijyunana kai Chitose jyaru kokusai marason)

Where: Chitose City
When: June 7
Apply by: February 27 by mail* or April 8 over the internet*
Runs: Full, half, 10k, 3k
Fee: 4000 yen

*Applying over the Internet requires a account, which requires an address in Japan.
*Application by mail (not e-mail, with envelopes and stamps) requires you to first send a self-addressed and stamped envelope, an unused envelope addressed to YOU, with the necessary postage, to the entry center. (see Japanese below)  The entry center will send you the application form. Fill out the form with the necessary details and take it and your application fee, along with 130 yen for handling fees, to a Japan Post office to apply.  You can only use an original form and copies will not be accepted.  You should, however, keep copies of your forms and receipts until the marathon is over.
申込期間 : 2015 年 2 月 13 日(金)〜 2 月 27 日(金)消印有効 ※先着1,000名様
  • ※参加料とは別に手数料がかかります。
  • ※払込手数料130円(窓口)・80円(ATM)
(平日/10:00〜17:00 ※土日祝を除く)
〒152-8532 東京都目黒区原町1-31-9
  • ※パンフレットの送料はご負担いただきます。

Obviously, both of the above application methods require you to be in or living in Japan. Which makes it a bit odd for an "international" marathon.  I am trying to see if there is a way that a person can apply from overseas without the help of a third party.  At the moment, it looks like one's best bet would be to have a friend in Japan apply on your behalf through the post office or possibly you could use their address to make your account on I have talked to over e-mail and they say it is ok for people living onverseas to use the addresses of friends or family living in Japan to register.

Some basic info on the event.

Water/drinks ever 5k
Mileage markers ever 1k
Places up to 6th
T-shirt and towel present
Course: The course is run in Aoba Koen ( a big park) and much of it is run on unpaved paths that go through the park.
Here is the course recreated on Google maps from the event literature.

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)

1 comment:

Clinton Lane said...

I received a reply from They say that there may be some events that will accept applications from people overseas, itself cannot. However, they have no problem with people living overseas using the addresses of friends and family living in Japan when registering a new account on

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.