The Oise-san Marathon (or the Ise Half Marathon) is an unique experience that takes you around the sacred Ise Jingu Naiku (Inner Shrine) and old landscapes from the Edo Period. Be ready to be amazed by the scenic routes through Oharaimachi and mountains views that surround the city of Ise. Enjoy the traditional shops and restaurants, as well as popular seafood and mountain vegetables dishes after the race! This year's special guest is Mizuki Noguchi, a gold medalist in the 2004 Athens Olympics. Feel the energy and support from the city of Ise!
Read a race review from the 2017 Ise Half Marathon
August 23 12:00PM to November 15 12:00PM
|Directions|| By Car
From Tokyo, driving to Mie Prefecture takes about 5.5 hours. Please refer to your car navigation system and/or Google Maps.
Mie Prefectural Sun Arena (Google Maps)
Address: 〒516-0021 4383‐4, Asamacho, Ise-shi, Mie
From Tokyo Station, take the Nozomi Shinkansen to Nagoya Station (about 1 hour and 40 min). Then, walk to JR Kintetsu Nagoya Station and take the Kintetsu Limited Express, Kintetsu Nagoya Line, or Kintetsu Toba Line to Kintetsu Isuzugawa Station (about 90 min to 2 hours)
From Osaka Station, take the Osaka Loop Line to Tsuruhashi Station (about 20 min). Then, transfer to the Kintetsu-Osaka Line and alight at Kintetsu Iuzugawa (about 1 hour and 45 min).
From Kyoto Station, take the Kintetsu Limited Express to Kintetsu Isuzugawa Station (about 2 hours).
Race Day Shuttle Bus
Take the Kintetsu Rail from Kintetsu Ise Station (M73) towards Toba or Kashikojima. Alight at Kintetsu Isuzugawa (M75 - two stops on the local train). Shuttle buses (free of charge) will be available from Kintetsu Isuzugawa Station between 0600 and 0820 (each ride takes approx. 20 minutes). * Note that Kintetsu Isuzugawa Station and JR Isuzugawa Stations are not the same station.
View the Kintetsu Rail timetable on Sundays from Kintetsu Ise Station.
|Registration Period||August 23 12:00PM to November 15 12:00PM
|Eligibility ＆ Time Limit||Age Restrictions
Must be over 18 years old. High School students not permitted
Time Limit (COT)
5K - 50 min(COT 9:50 AM)
Half Marathon - 2 hours 40 min (COT 11:50 AM)
|Entry Fee||5K - ¥3,500
Half Marathon - ¥5,000
|Samurai assist||Those registering through Samurai Sports will pick up their race packets (includes race bib and timing chip) on the day of the event. Registrants through other sources will receive their race packets via postal mail.
This service is offered by Samurai Sports because postal mailing of race packets generally works well domestically but many ultimately forget to bring their race packets on race day. For international registrants and those registering with FPO/APO addresses, postal mailing of race packets is less reliable and timely.
|Start Time||5K - Start 9:00 AM
Half Marathon - Start 9:10 AM
|Samurai's Recommended Schedule||Make your way to Ise on Saturday morning (or earlier)!
You'll be able to return home on Sunday afternoon after the race but we certainly encourage taking the day to sightsee Ise and Shima.
|Start Line||Sun Arena
Train station closest to race site is Kintetsu Ise Station (M73). There are very few hotels near the race site by Sun Arena.
|Finish Line||Sun Arena|
|Course Map||View 2018 course map (pg. 7, Japanese)
View 2017 5K course map (Japanese)
View 2017 21K course map (Japanese)
|Course Elevation||Refer to 2018 elevation chart (pg. 7, Japanese)
Course is relatively flat and largely on a highway with a few gradual slopes.
|Awards||Top 3 Overall Male/Female (per event) - awards ceremony
Top 6 Male/Female Age Group (per event) - no awards ceremony, certificates will be mailed
Top Runner Over Age 80, Oldest Male/Female Runner, Top Repeaters, Longest Traveled Runner
|Participants Prize||Beach towel, 2x akafuku mochi, Oise-san ticket, and sports drink (The Oise-san ticket is worth 500 yen and can be used at the official Oise-san Marathon merchandise store or at designated stores in Oharai-machi)|
|Last Year's Finishers||12,000|
・ Must be over 18 years old on day of event. High school students are not permitted to participate.
・ No refunds or credits will be issued. This applies to incidents in which the event is cancelled for any reason including personal participant circumstances of the participant (including illness and injury) and incidents in which the event is cancelled due to unforeseen weather conditions or natural disasters.
・Event entries are non-transferable. Any person doing so will be held responsible in case of an accident arising from or provoked by the other person during the event. Participants determined to be violating this policy will be disqualified without a refund. The event organizers will reserve the right to exclude both parties from future events.
・You will not sue the event organizers nor its affiliates (including Samurai Sports) for any injury or death caused during the event.
・ You consent to and will give all authorities and copyright to the event organizer and affiliates for the use of photography, motion pictures, articles, recordings or any other record of this event (including personal information such as name, age, gender, personal record, portrait, and etc.) for legitimate purposes and use in newspapers, TV, magazines, internet and any media publishing such as Facebook posts, Instagram posts, and pamphlets.
・ Please ensure you have lodging and transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event.
・The organizer is aware of the importance of your personal information. The use of personal information conforms to the organizer's privacy protection law.
・Your personal information is used to provide you valuable services, such as race information, results, service from race affiliates, result ranking, and etc.
・The organizer may release your personal information when your life or body is in a life-threatening situation.
・The race organizer and its affiliates may contact you regarding your registration information.
・In most cases, athlete guides in English will be sent via email approximately 2-3 weeks before the event. However, the delivery of athlete guides is entirely dependent on the timeliness of the event organizers. Samurai Sports takes approximately one to two days from receipt of the Japanese athlete guide to translate into English.
・If total cost is ¥5,000 or less, you will incur a flat fee service charge of ¥500.
・If total cost is more than ¥5,000, you will incur a service charge amounting to 10% of total cost.
・Why the additional charges? They help us cover the cost of operating the registration platform, translation of athlete guides/event information, labor hours required to answer your event inquiries, etc. Depending on the event, the surcharges help to cover the cost of our physical presence at the event.
|Parking||Limited paid parking will be available near the race site.
To receive a parking pass, you MUST select the parking pass option upon registration (fees apply).
There will be no parking at Sun Arena. Cars without a parking pass may not park in the designated parking lots.
Depending on the location of your assigned parking lot, you must have parked by 0800 or 0815.
From the parking lot, you will either need to walk or take the shuttle bus to Sun Arena.
|Where to Stay||
|Organizer||Oise-san Marathon Executive Committee|
|Official Race Website||http://www.city.ise.mie.jp/marathon/|