|Event Name||Kobe Marathon 2016|
|Organizers||Hyogo Prefectural Government / Kobe City / Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education / Kobe City Board of Education / Hyogo Amateur Athletic Association|
|Co-organizers||The Kobe Shimbun / The Asahi Shimbun Company|
|Planning and Administration||Kobe Marathon Committee|
|Managing Organization||Hyogo Amateur Athletic Association|
|Supporting Organizations (Planned)||Japan Association of Athletics Federations / Hyogo Amateur Sports Association / Kobe City Education and Sports Association / Community Sports Commissioners Hyogo / Community Sports Commissioners Kobe / Hyogo Sports Association for the Disabled / Kobe City Council of Social Welfare / Hyogo Association of Sports Club 21 Hyogo / The Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hyogo Prefecture / Kobe City Shopping Street Federation / The Hyogo Prefecture Medical Association / Kobe Medical Association / Hyogo Nursing Association / Hyogo Firefighters Association / Kobe Fire Brigade / Hyogo Volunteer Association / Hyogo Tourism Association / Kobe Convention & Visitors Association / West Japan Railway Company / Kansai Railway Association / Hyogo Bus Association / Hyogo Trucking Association / Hyogo Taxi Association / Hyogo Economic Research Institute / Japan Broadcasting Corporation, KOBE Broadcasting Station / Sun-TV / Asahi Broadcasting Cooperation / Radio Kansai|
|Special Sponsor||Sysmex Corporation|
|Sponsors(Planned)||The Minato Bank, Ltd. / SHIROYAMA Co., Ltd. / DAI-ICHI LIFE INSURANCE CO., LTD. / ASICS Corporation / Meiji Co., Ltd. / Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd. / Rokko Butter Co., Ltd. / Kobe New Transit Co., Ltd. / TOA Corporation / Rock Field Co., Ltd. / Kobe Steel, Ltd. / Hyogo Consumer Cooperative / Photocreate Co., Ltd. / KINKI NIPPON TOURIST CO., LTD. / SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD. / DUNLOP SPORTS CO., LTD. / Tominaga Boeki Kaisha, Ltd. / Kanetetsu Delica Foods Inc. / ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD. / R-bies, INC. / Fujicco Co., Ltd. / Kobe Toyopet Corporation / J:COM West Co., Ltd. / DAIWA HOUSE INDUSTRY CO., LTD. / Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. / Skymark Airlines Inc.|
|Date & Time||Sunday, November 20, 2016
Starts at 9:00 / Finishes at 16:00
*Wave starts will be set and announced at a later date.
|Course||Start: Kobe City Municipal Office
Turning point: Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge (near Maiko Park)
Finish: Port Island (near Shimin Hiroba)
(Course certified by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS))
|The races are conducted in accordance with the FY2016 rules and regulations set forth by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF), and the rules and regulations set forth for this event.|
Events / Type of Entry / Category / Maximum Number of Entrants / Time Limits / Entry Fee
|Event||Type of Entry||Category||Maximum
|Time Limits||Entry Fee
(Entry fee includes a
¥100 donation to
- Only one application may be submitted per event or entry category.
- Kobe Marathon first-time entrants, age-group challenge entrants, seeded entrants and “Kirakira Joshi (brilliant women)” entrants can only enter as individuals.
- Includes Kobe Marathon first-time entrants, age-group challenge entrants, seed entrants, “Kirakira Joshi (brilliant women)” entrants, group volunteer entrants, disabled entrants (holders of disability cards), entrants residing overseas and entrants affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
- Time limits are based on the first signal gun time.
- Cut-off times are set at each checkpoint due to the limited duration of traffic control, security, and event operation. The cut-off times will be announced when the wave start details are decided. Those entrants who will reach checkpoints after time limits should stop the race. Check points may be carried out at any time during the race.
- Charity proceeds will be utilized by the Kobe Marathon Friendship Bank.
Kobe Marathon first-time entrants, age-group challenge entrants, seed entrants and “Kirakira Joshi (brilliant women)” entrants can enter through the Japanese-language website only.
The non-Japanese-language (multilingual) websites do not provide application for these categories.
Group entry is supported by the Japanese-language website only.
The non-Japanese-language (multilingual) websites do not provide application for this category.
Above both runners (including those from Japan and abroad recommended by the organizers) should be capable of completing the race within 6 hours and 30 minutes.
Certificates will be mailed at a later date.
The organizers recognize the importance of entrants' personal information and will handle it in accordance with laws and regulations relating to the protection of personal information based on the organizers' personal information protection policy. Any personal information submitted will be used to provide drawing results, participation guidelines, notices of records achieved and related information, services from Kobe Marathon sponsors, supporters, co-organizers and related organizations, and for the announcement of records (including rankings) with the aim of improving service to entrants in this event.
Note that the organizers or the Kobe Marathon Runner Call Center may use your personal information to contact you and confirm information related to your application.
|Participation Prizes||Participants will receive commemorative T-shirts. For sizes, please refer to the chart below. (JASPO standard).|
Entry Fee and Administration Fee