Sunday, June 28, 2015

Salomon Great Earth Furano Trail Run

Salomon Furano Trail-Run and Adventure

June 28, 2015

Application is open and the deadline is June 7, 2015.

Apply at Sports Entry Net

Event Website:

30k  7,000 yen
15k  6,000 yen
10k  5,000 yen
3k    3,000 yen
Family (parent and child) 3,500 yen for parent and child (total of 2 people)

There is also an Adventure Treasure Hunt for children and their parents.

If you are a little crazy and have pretty strong legs and need a challenge, this might be a good one for you.  The 15k takes you up and down the Furano Ski slope for 750 m of elevation change.  The 30k is two laps!

If you need more information in English on this event, let me know in the comments and I will translate the details as well.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Okushiri Moonlight Marathon

Okushiri Moonlight Marathon (Full)

June 27 (Sat)
Full (6 hour limit), Half (4 hour limit)
Application period: April 1 to April 30, 2015
Fee: 10,000 yen  (Includes insurance, T-shirt and admittance to the pre-race and after race dinners.)
Apply through Sports Entry

Pre-race dinner
Time: June 26 (Fri), 16:30 to 17:3-
Place: Okushiri-cho Kaiyo Kenshu Center

Award ceremony and After-race dinner
Time: June 27 (Sat) 21:00 to 22:30
Place: Jinkojiban Bokaikyo event area

For more information
Okushiri Moonlight Marathon Jikoi'inkai
Okushiri-jima Kanko Kyokai 9:00 to 17:00
Tel 01397-2-2400

This is only a rough translation of the information on their website.  For more details, visit the website or ask your question here in the comments.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Yuzumi Half Marathon (Sapporo)

Sapporo Yuzumi Half Marathon

Ok, here is a quick and dirty translation for those interested.

Date: August 22
Apply by: August 3
Where: Sapporo, Meet at the riverside park near the Toyohira River Bridge
What: Half, 10k, 5k, 3k
Fee: 3,000, 3,500 (for parent child pair)

Put on by the Sunshine Sports Club.
Apply in person at the Sunshine Sports Club in Sapporo or by sending your participation fee to their bank account and sending your filled out application form to their address.

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)
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.