Information on 2012 Kumamoto Castle Marathon



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政令指定都市誕生記念 第2回熊本城マラソン2013

Information on 2013 Kumamoto Castle Marathon

Event Name 2nd Kumamoto Castle Marathon
In commemoration of Kumamoto City becoming ordinance-designated city
Date and Time Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013
9:00 a.m. Start (The event will take place regardless of weather)
Check in Participants may check in during the following time.
Friday, Feb. 15 10:00 a.m. through 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16 10:00 a.m. through 10:30 p.m.
Registration Applications will be accpeted on the Internet between 10:00 a.m. on Aug. 10 (Fri.) and 17:00 on Sept. 10 (Mon.)
※Applicants with duplicated applications will be disqualified.
※Participants will be chosen by lottery if an excessive number of runners have applied.


Full Marathon (officially recognized by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations) (The course is set around historic sites)

Time Limit 7 hours(Traffic control to be lifted after 7 hours)
Maximum Number of Participants 9,000 runners
Eligibility Those aged 18 old or older on the day of the race. (High school students are not allowed.)
Entry Fees (Yen) 10,000

Kanaguri Kumanichi 30 km Race(officially recognized by the JAAF)

Time Limit Must pass the 28.3 km checkpoint by 10:58 a.m.
Maximum Number of Participants 150 runners
Eligibility 18 years old or older on the day of the race who are registered with the JAAF (High school students are not allowed.)
Entry Fees (Yen) 5,000

4 km race(The course runs through the castle town)

Time Limit 1.5 hours
Maximum Number of Participants 1,500 runners
Eligibility Junior high school students or older
Entry Fees (Yen) 3,000

* Courses are subject to change.


Kumamoto Castle Marathon Organizing Committee at the Kumamoto City Government.

Phone 096-328-2373

Fax 096-324-2010