2013 Hokkaido marathon

2013 Hokkaido Marathon Entry Guide

Full Marathon Overview
  • Entry Fee
  • 10,000 yen
    (Entrants are responsible for covering any handling charges related to payment methods.)

  • Maximum Number of Entrants
  • 12,000

  • Course
  • Odori Park (Nishi 4-chome) – Susukino – Sosei Tunnel – Soseigawa-dori – Kita 8-jo-dori (JR Sapporo Station North Exit) – Ishiyama-dori – Shinkawa-dori (halfway point) – Hokkaido University – Former Hokkaido Government Office Building (Akarenga) – Odori Park (Nishi 8-chome)

  • Starting Line-up
  • Invited runners (including guests) and corporate team runners will line up at the front, and the remaining entrants (divided into runners registered with the Japan Association of Athletics Federations and ordinary runners) will line up in order based on the anticipated personal times.

  • Checkpoints
  • Cut-off pointClosing timeTime limit
    1.2km9:2525 min.
    5km9:5050 min.
    10km10:251 hr. 25 min.
    13.2km10:481 hr. 48 min.
    15km10:581 hr. 58 min.
    20km11:302 hr. 30 min.
    25km12:053 hr. 05 min.
    28.2km12:263 hr. 26 min.
    30km12:403 hr. 40 min.
    35km13:154 hr. 15 min.
    40km13:504 hr. 50 min.
    41.6km14:055 hr. 05 min.
  • Course Facilities
  • PointWater stationsMedical aid stationsToilets
    Number of course facilities18610
    Start / finish
    5㎞
    5.5km
    7.8km
    10km
    12.8km
    14km
    15.7km
    17.1km
    17.8km
    18.8km
    20km
    22.8km
    25km
    27.2km
    28.2km
    30km
    31.1km
    33km
    34.1km
    35km
    35.9km
    37.5km
    40km

    *Numbers and locations are subject to change.

  • Registration
  • August 23 (Fri.) 13:00 to 20:00
    August 24 (Sat.) 10:00 to 20:00

  • Participation Prizes
  • An event T-shirt will be presented to all runners.

  • Completion Prizes
  • (1) Medals produced by Kan Yasuda, an internationally renowned sculptor from Hokkaido
    (2) Finisher’s towels
    (3) Completion certificates (detailing split times for each 5 km section)
    (4) Official record listing the finishing times of all runners (to be sent out at a later date)

  • Awards
  • General awards: the first- to eighth-placed runners in both the men’s and women’s races
    Age-group awards: the first- to third-placed runners in the respective age groups of both the men’s and women’s races (*age categories: 24 or younger, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, …, 70+)
    Rookie awards: one runner from each of the men’s and women’s races (possible invitation to the Seoul International Marathon)

    *The names of the top 100 runners and the times of the top 50 runners in both the men’s and women’s races will be published in the Hokkaido Shimbun newspaper the day after the race.Not all finishers’ names will be published.

  • Entry Guidelines
  • * All applicants are requested to observe the terms and conditions of the Entry Guidelines specified below.

    1. The organizers shall have no liability whatsoever for sickness, loss or other accidents, aside from providing emergency measures.
    2. Cancellation for personal reasons shall not be accepted after the application has been submitted. Once entry fees have been paid, they cannot be refunded for any reason (e.g., cancellation of the event or reduction in size due to natural disaster, accidents and so forth).
    3. Applicants are requested to obtain approval of their participation in this marathon from a guardian (for applications by minors) or participating team members (for group entries). False declaration of records, such as age and gender, or entry by a person other than the applicant (substitute running) will not be tolerated. If such a case is detected, entry will be cancelled.
    4. Applicants shall agree that personal information, such as their name, age, gender, address (names of countries, prefectures and other administrative entities; and names of cities, towns and villages), past records and portraits may be used in the marathon’s promotional materials such as videos, photographs, articles and records published via such media as newspapers, TV programs (including commercials), magazines, the Internet and pamphlets. The publishing and portrait rights to such information belong to the organizers.

    * In addition to the Entry Guidelines, applicants are requested to observe the Regulations of the Hokkaido Marathon set forth by the organizers, and submit written consent.

    Handling of Personal Information

    The organizers recognize the importance of personal information, observe the Personal Information Protection Law and related regulations, and handle personal information based on a fixed privacy policy.
    To improve service for entrants, personal information is used to provide entry information, advise of records and related data and inform entrants of the next Hokkaido Marathon, as well as announcing records (rankings, etc.) and allowing supporters, collaborators and related bodies to provide services. It may also be used by the organizers or trustees to confirm entry information.

  • Inquiries
    1. Overseas entrants (except those from Seoul, Hong Kong and Taiwan)
      Kinki Nippon Tourist Hokkaido Co., Ltd.
      Sapporo Corporate Travel Branch
      Nittsu Sapporo Bldg., 6F, Kita 3-jo Nishi 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
      Tel: +81-11-251-0011 Fax: +81-11-251-3630
      E-mail: marathon@or.knt-h.co.jp

    2. Entrants from Seoul
      KOREA
      Company name: KNT Korea Inc.
      Person in charge (PIC): Kim Hyung Jun
      Phone number of PIC: (82)2-1544-0204
      Email address of PIC: hjkim@kntkorea.co.kr
      Link of tour details: To be provided soon
      Business hours: Weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
      Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays

    3. Entrants from Hong Kong
      Company name: KNT (HK) LIMITED / 近畿国際旅行社(香港)有限公司
      Person in charge (PIC): Mr. FAI / Mr. Terrence
      Phone number of PIC: 852-2735-1166
      E-mail address of PIC: info@knt-hk.com
      Link of tour details: http://www.knt-hk.com/zh/tp_de]atil.php?id=311
      Home page: www.knt-hk.com
      Opening hours: Weekdays 9:00 - 18:00 , Saturdays 9:00 -13:00
      Closed on Sundays and public holidays

    4. Entrants from TAIWAN
      Company name: KNT Taiwan / 台湾近畿国際旅行社(股)有限公司
      Person in charge: 張鳳書
      Phone number of PIC: 886-2-8771-7551
      E-mail address of PIC fengshu.c@knt-taiwan.com
      Link of tour details: To be provided soon

Fun Run (11.5 km) Overview
  • Entry Fee
  • 5,000 yen
    (Separate handling charges apply.)

  • Maximum Number of Entrants
  • 3,000

  • Course
  • Odori Park (Nishi 4-chome) – Susukino – Sosei Tunnel – Soseigawa-dori – Kita 8-jo-dori (JR Sapporo Station North Exit) – Nishi 6-chomesen – Former Hokkaido Government Office Building North Gate – area in front of the Main Hokkaido Government Office Building

  • Starting Line-up
  • Runners will all start at the same time after the full-marathon entrants.
    *Registered and ordinary runners will not be separated. It is expected to take approximately 10 minutes to pass the start line.

  • Checkpoints
  • Cut-off pointClosing timeTime limit
    1.2km9:2525 min.
    5km9:5050 min.
    10km10:251 hr. 25 min.
    11.5km10:401 hr. 40 min.
  • Course facilities
  • PointWater stationsToilets
    Number of course facilities22
    Start/finish
    5㎞
    5.5km
    7.8km

    *Numbers and locations are subject to change.

  • Registration
  • August 23 (Fri.) 13:00 to 20:00
    August 24 (Sat.) 10:00 to 20:00

  • Participation Prizes
  • All runners will receive a fun run T-shirt.

  • Completion Prizes
  • (1) Completion certificates (detailing split times for each 5 km section)
    (2) Official record listing the finishing times of all runners (to be sent out at a later date)

  • Awards
  • As this is a fun event for the enjoyment of entrants, no awards will be presented.

  • Entry Guidelines
  • * All applicants are requested to observe the terms and conditions of the Entry Guidelines specified below.

    1. The organizers shall have no liability whatsoever for sickness, loss or other accidents, aside from providing emergency measures.
    2. Cancellation for personal reasons shall not be accepted after the application has been submitted. Once entry fees have been paid, they cannot be refunded for any reason (e.g., cancellation of the event or reduction in size due to natural disaster, accidents and so forth).
    3. 3. Applicants are requested to obtain approval of their participation in this marathon from a guardian (for applications by minors) or participating team members (for group entries). False declaration of records, such as age and gender, or entry by a person other than the applicant (substitute running) will not be tolerated. If such a case is detected, entry will be cancelled.
    4. 4. Applicants shall agree that personal information, such as their name, age, gender, address (names of countries, prefectures and other administrative entities; and names of cities, towns and villages), past records and portraits may be used in the marathon’s promotional materials such as videos, photographs, articles and records published via such media as newspapers, TV programs (including commercials), magazines, the Internet and pamphlets. The publishing and portrait rights to such information belong to the organizers.

    * In addition to the Entry Guidelines, applicants are requested to observe the Regulations of the Hokkaido Marathon set forth by the organizers, and submit written consent.

    Handling of Personal Information

    The organizers recognize the importance of personal information, observe the Personal Information Protection Law and related regulations, and handle personal information based on a fixed privacy policy.
    To improve service for entrants, personal information is used to provide entry information, advise of records and related data and inform entrants of the next Hokkaido Marathon, as well as announcing records (rankings, etc.) and allowing supporters, collaborators and related bodies to provide services. It may also be used by the organizers or trustees to confirm entry information.

  • Inquiries
    1. Overseas entrants (except those from Seoul, Hong Kong and Taiwan)
      Kinki Nippon Tourist Hokkaido Co., Ltd.
      Sapporo Corporate Travel Branch
      Nittsu Sapporo Bldg., 6F, Kita 3-jo Nishi 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
      Tel: +81-11-251-0011 Fax: +81-11-251-3630
      E-mail: marathon@or.knt-h.co.jp

    2. Entrants from Seoul
      KOREA
      Company name: KNT Korea Inc.
      Person in charge (PIC): Kim Hyung Jun
      Phone number of PIC: (82)2-1544-0204
      Email address of PIC: hjkim@kntkorea.co.kr
      Link of tour details: To be provided soon
      Business hours: Weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
      Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays

    3. Entrants from Hong Kong
      Company name: KNT (HK) LIMITED / 近畿国際旅行社(香港)有限公司
      Person in charge (PIC): Mr. FAI / Mr. Terrence
      Phone number of PIC: 852-2735-1166
      E-mail address of PIC: info@knt-hk.com
      Link of tour details: http://www.knt-hk.com/zh/tp_de]atil.php?id=311
      Home page: www.knt-hk.com
      Opening hours: Weekdays 9:00 - 18:00 , Saturdays 9:00 -13:00
      Closed on Sundays and public holidays

    4. Entrants from TAIWAN
      Company name: KNT Taiwan / 台湾近畿国際旅行社(股)有限公司
      Person in charge: 張鳳書
      Phone number of PIC: 886-2-8771-7551
      E-mail address of PIC fengshu.c@knt-taiwan.com
      Link of tour details: To be provided soon