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 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.
May 2018 - (TBA)
|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.
Visit here for more information
|Registration Period||Coming Soon!
May 2018 - (TBA)
|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
|Entry Fee||2018 (TBA)
|Start Time||2018 (TBA)
Opening Ceremony – 8:05AM
Marathon - 9:40AM
Half Marathon - 9AM
|Event Schedule||2018 (TBA)
November 4, 2017
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 12PM 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||2018 (TBA)
Participant Shirt & Finisher's Certificate
|Last Year's Finishers||15,000|
|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/|