The Osaka Yodo-River Citizens Marathon is the first marathon in Japan that takes place entirely along a riverbank. Since 1997, the people of Osaka have come together to organize the event for women and men of all ages to enjoy. A main theme of this marathon is to embrace the importance of the environment and community. Come and feel the energy of the citizens of Osaka and run this very unique eco-friendly race!
This year’s special guest is Naoko Takahashi! Ms. Takahashi is the first woman from Japan to win a gold medal in track and field during the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She was also the first woman to break a then world record to win the 2001 Berlin Marathon.
April 10, 2018 - September 30, 2018
※Registration will end once full capacity is reached.
|Directions|| By Train
Get off at Moriguchi Station via Keihan Line using the East exit. Approximately 15 min walk.
Get off at Moriguchi Station via Tanimachi Line using the #2 or #4 exit. Approximately 7 min walk.
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|Registration Period||April 10, 2018 - September 30, 2018
※Registration will end once full capacity is reached.
|Eligibility ＆ Time Limit||Age Eligibility
Marathon - must be 18 or older
Half Marathon - must be 16 or older
Marathon - 7:20
Half Marathon - 4:00
|Start Time||Opening Ceremony – 8:05AM
Marathon - 9:40AM
Half Marathon - 9AM
|Event Schedule||Packet Pickup
November 3, 2018
12PM to 5PM
Where: Yodogawa Riverside Park
Please note that all participants must be able to attend packet pickup
|Samurai's Recommended Schedule||The most important thing here is to get to Osaka. From Tokyo, Osaka is a little less than 3 hours by shinkansen. We recommend you arrive in Osaka at least one day before race day to soak in the sights and sounds of the city .
With a late 9AM start, you'll have plenty of time to navigate yourself to Moriguchi station (closest to the race site) using either the Keihan or Tanimachi line.
|Start Line||Yodogawa Riverside Park (special venue in Sotojima/Taishibashi district)|
|Finish Line||Yodogawa Riverside Park (special venue in Sotojima/Taishibashi district)|
|Course Map||Click here for more information|
|Course Elevation||Click here for more information|
|Awards||Top 10 Male
Top 10 Female
|Participants Prize||Participant Shirt & Finisher's Certificate|
|Last Year's Finishers||15,000|
・Changing rooms will be available.
・There will be a bag drop-off booth at the tennis courts on race day. Do not leave any valuables in your bag.
・Distance markers will be present every kilometer.
・ 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||None. Please use public transportation.|
|Parking Address||Not applicable|
|Where to Stay||To be announced|
|Organizer||Osaka Yodogawa City Marathon Executive Committee|
|Official Race Website||http://www.osaka42195.com/|