Central Hokkaido Area


  • Sapporo

One of the largest full summer marathons in Japan offers a luxe course to enjoy sightseeing in Sapporo.

Hokkaido Marathon

Event Date
Last Sunday in August
Events
Official Full Marathon
=Men, Women, Visually Impaired
Fun Run
(12.1km)
Qualifications
Official Full Marathon
Men or women, aged 19 or older on race day (excludes high school), and able to complete the full marathon within 5 hr.
Fun Run
Men or women, aged 16 or older on race day, and able to complete 12.1km within 1 hr and 45 min.
Number of Participants
20,000 (Official Full: 17,000, Fun Run: 3,000)
Application Period
Early March – Early April

Entrants for the full marathon are on a first-come first-serve basis, with the possibility of a drawing.

Entrants for the fun run will be selected by a drawing if applications exceed the maximum number.

Entry Fee
Official Full Marathon
¥11,000
Fun Run
¥5,000

Includes taxes, accident insurance, and donations to Hokkaido Association for Orphans of Traffic Victims, Japanese Red Cross Society, and Sapporo Foundation for Greenery Park

Participant prize
Original Running T-shirt
Entry
Late August (scheduled)
Starting Venue/Time
Odori Park 9:00 –
Aid Information
Doctors, nurses and AEDs
17 fluid stations are scheduled to be set up (water and sports drinks)
Website

Access Information

From New Chitose Airport to Sapporo Station
  • By train approx. 40 min Rapid Airport
  • By bus approx. 65 min Airport shuttle bus
Sponsored by
Organizing Committee for the Hokkaido Marathon (Japan Association of Athletics Federations Hokkaido, The Hokkaido Shimbun Press, Hokkaido Government, Sapporo City, etc.)
Course Map
Difference in Elevation

  • Chitose

Rich nature along the clear water of Chitose River provides a fresh and fulfilling experience of Hokkaido.

Chitose JAL International Marathon

Event Date
First Sunday in June
Events
Full Marathon (Men/Women)
High school to 34 yrs/ 35-49 yrs/ 50-59 yrs/ 60 yrs or older (5,000 participants)
Half Marathon (Men/Women)
High school to 34 yrs/ 35-49 yrs/ 50-59 yrs/ 60 yrs or older (3,900 participants)
10 km (Men/Women)
Jr. high – 39 yrs/ 40 or older (2,000 participants)
3 km
[Men] Elementary/ Jr. high/ 50 yrs or older, [Women] Elementary/ Jr. high/ High school to 34 yrs/ 35 yrs or older (total of men and women: 550 participants)
3 km Family
1 adult and 1 elementary/ 1 adult and 2 elementary/ 2 adults and 1 elementary (550 participants)
Qualifications
Healthy persons Elementary school and above(Must be high school age or older to qualify for full and half marathons, and Jr. high or older for 10 km run)
Number of Participants
Limitations apply to all events (excludes Chitose Hokuyo High School)
Application Period
Please see the following website.
Entry Fee
Full Marathon
¥6,000
Half Marathon
¥5,000
10 km
¥3,300
3 km
¥3,100
3 km Family
¥3,800 (¥4,800 for family of 3)

Elementary, Jr. high and High school: ¥1,800 (flat fee for all events)

Participation Prize
Commemorative towel, T-shirt (for those who complete the full or half marathons)
Entry
We will send you a number card in advance.(Programs and participation prizes will be handed on race day)
Starting Venue/Time
Aoba Park Half Marathon/ 9:30 –
Aid Information
Doctors, nurses and AEDs. 8 fluid stations (water, sports drinks, etc.), food (bananas, bread, etc.)
Website

Access Information

From New Chitose Airport to Chitose Station
  • By train approx. 7 min Rapid Airport
  • By bus approx. 15 min Airport shuttle bus
Sponsored by
Chitose Physical Education Association, Japan Airlines, The Hokkaido Shimun Press, Doshin Sports
Course Map
Difference in Elevation

  • Sapporo

Sapporo Marathon, started in 1976, is the largest civic half-marathon in Northern Japan. This famous sporting event attracts over 14,000 runners every year.

Sapporo Marathon

Event Date
First Sunday in October
Events
Half Marathon
(Men/Women)
10km
(Men/Women)
5km
(Wheelchair/Open)
3km
(Middle school boys/girls,10-12 year old kids, Family pair)
2km
(7-9 year old kids, Family pair)
1km
(Wheelchair)
Qualifications
Half marathon;21.0975km
Who can run in these time limit/5km in 40min, 8km in 64 min, 10km in 80min
Number of Participants
Half marathon: 7,000 (First-come-first-served basis)
10km: 4,500 (First-come-first-served basis)
Wheel chair Open 1 km: 50 ( First-come-first-served basis)

No limitation of participants in 5km, 3km, 2km

Application Period
Early June to middle July (Every year)
Entry Fee
Half Marathon
Adult ¥5,140, High school students ¥1,640,
10km
Adult ¥3,600, High school students ¥1,640
5km
Wheel Chair: over high school students ¥1,640, Elementary & Junior high school ¥1,020 / Open: High school or over 16 years old ¥1,640
3km
Elementary school (grade 4~6) and Junior high school ¥1,020, family pair ¥3,600
2km
Elematary school(grade 1~3) ¥1,020, Family pair ¥3,600
Wheel chair 1km
Over high school ¥1,640, under Junior high school ¥1,020
Participant prize
Towel or T shirt
Starting Venue/Time
Start points are surround Hokkaido Makomanai Park Outdoor Stadium. Each event (marathon course) have different start point.
10km
9:00
Half marathon
9:30
3km (junior High)
13:00
3km (elementary school)
13:05
3km (fun pair)
13:10
2km (elementary school)
13:15
2km (fun pair)
13:30
5km (wheel chair)
13:25
5km (Open)
13:35
1km
13:40
Aid Information
Doctor & Nurse, AED are prepared. In 10 km course water point are 4 place. Water, Sports drink are offered.
Website

Access Information

From New Chitose airport to Sapporo station
  • By train approx. 40 min. Rapid airport
  • By bus approx. 65 min. remousine bus
From Sapporo station to Makomanai station
  • By train Subway Namboku line's traminal station Makomanai station
From Makomanai station to Hokkaido Makomanai Park Outdoor Stadium
  • By bus Bus are running charge is needed
Course Map
Difference in Elevation

  • Toyako Town

The spring official marathon attracts runners from all over the nation. Run along the lakeside decorated with cherry blossoms.

Toyako Marathon

Event Date
Third Sunday in May
Events
Full Marathon
Men: 18-39 yrs (excludes High school)/ 40’s/ 50’s/ 60’s/ 70 yrs or older
Women’: 18-39 yrs (excludes High school)/ 40’s/ 50’s/ 60 yrs or older
10 km
Men: High school to 39 yrs/ 40’s/ 50’s/ 60’s/ 70 yrs or older
Women: High school to 39 yrs/ 40’s/ 50’s/ 60 yrs or older
5 km
Men: Jr. high to 39 yrs/ 40’s/ 50’s/ 60’s/ 70 yrs or older
Women: Jr. high to 39 yrs/ 40’s/ 50’s/ 60 yrs or older
Jr. High School: Boys and girls in Jr. high school
2 km
Elementary School: 1st-3rd grade boys and girls/ 4th-6th grade boys and girls
Parent and child pairs (children must be elementary school age)
Qualifications
Healthy persons Elementary school and above

High school and under cannot participate in marathons.

Number of Participants
Full Marathon only 5,500
Application Period
Please see the following website.
Entry Fee
Full Marathon
¥7,000
10 km
¥4,000 (High school ¥2,500)
5 km
¥4,000 (High school ¥2,500, Jr. high ¥2,000)
2 km: Parent and child pair
¥4,500 (child must be elementary school age)
2 km: Elementary school
¥2,000

Elementary, Jr. high and High school: ¥1,800 (flat fee for all events)

Participation Prize
Original T-shirt and ticket to hot springs
Entry
Prior entry only (same day entry not acceptable)
Starting Venue/Time
Full Marathon, 10 km, 5 km
in front of Wakasaimo Shop (on Hokkaido Prefectural Highway)
Full Marathon: 9:30 10 km/ 9:50 5 km/ 10:00
2 km
Along the Toyako Lakeside Path (finish point/ 8:30)
Aid Information
Doctors, nurses and AED locations. 8 fluid stations. 6 sponge stations. 2 food stations (bananas, etc.)
Website

Access Information

From New Chitose Airport to Toya Station
  • By train approx. 1 hr and 30 min JR Ltd. Exp)
Sponsored by
The Hokkaido Shimbun Press, Doshin Sports, Muroran Athletics Association, Toyako Town, Sobetsu Town, Sobetsu Department of Education, Toyako Department of Education, Toyako Physical Education Association
Course Map
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