|Event Name||Kobe Marathon 2018|
|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 Tourism Bureau / 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 Corporation / Radio Kansai
|Special Sponsor||Sysmex Corporation|
|Sponsors (Planned)||The Minato Bank, Ltd. / SHIROYAMA Co., Ltd. / Sanyo Electric Railway Co., Ltd. / ASICS Corporation /
Meiji Co., Ltd. / Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd. / Rokko Butter Co., Ltd. / Kobe New Transit Co., Ltd. /
The Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited, / TOA Corporation / Rock Field Co., Ltd. /
Hyogo Consumer Cooperative / PhotoCreate Co., Ltd. / KINKI NIPPON TOURIST KANSAI CO., LTD. /
SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD. / Tominaga Boeki Kaisha, Ltd. / Kanetetsu Delica Foods Inc. /
R-bies, INC. / Fujicco Co., Ltd. / Kobe Toyopet Corporation / J:COM West Co., Ltd. / Daiwa House Group /
Skymark Airlines Inc. / Kobe Steel, Ltd
Marathon (42.195 km)
|Date & Time||Sunday, November 18, 2018
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: West side of Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge (Nishi-Maiko, Tarumi Ward)
Finish: Port Island (near Shimin Hiroba)
(Course to be certified by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations, the International Association of Athletics Federations and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS))
|Competition Rules||The competition rules are in accordance with the 2018 regulations of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the Japan Association of Athletics Federations and those of this event. Because this is a bronze label race certified by the IAAF, the IAAF Label Road Race regulations also apply. Doping tests will be carried out under IAAF regulations.|
|Type of Entry||Category||Maximum
Number of Entrants
|Time Limits||Entry Fee|
|Individual Entry||General||1,200||7 hours
(Entry fee includes an
administration fee and¥100
donation to charity) ※3
Entries in the Kobe Marathon in English, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified) and Korean should use the website JTB Sports Station, owned and operated by JTB Western Japan Corp.
Entries in English, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified) and Korean in the Kobe Marathon are limited to entries for foreign nationals in Japan and foreign nationals or Japanese nationals resident overseas.
This site is not for Japanese nationals residing in Japan. Any entry attempted by a Japanese national residing in Japan on this site will be invalid. Please note that if payment has been made for a Japanese national residing in Japan, no refund can be provided. Japanese nationals residing in Japan are asked to use the Kobe Marathon Japanese-language entry site (RUNNET).
|○ 可能||○ 可能|
|日本国内||○ 可能||× 無効
|Foreign (non-Japanese) nationals||Japanese nationals|
|Place of residence||Overseas
|○ Yes||○ Yes|
|Japan||○ Yes||× Invalid
→Please enter through Kobe Marathon website,
- 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.
- Entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry will be through the JTB Sports Station site, and will be confirmed upon confirmation of payment of the entry fee. Please note that no refund can be made once payment procedure has completed. (An exception will be made for foreign nationals in Japan who miss out on selection in the lottery.)
- Please check your input carefully as no changes to name or runner information can be accepted after entry is confirmed. An exception will be made for reasonable cause such as marriage or change of address.
- Please note that once entry is confirmed, changes of entrants cannot be permitted.
Athletes born on or before April 1, 2000
Certificates will be mailed at a later date.
|Doping Control||Doping testing will be conducted in accordance with the anti-doping regulations of the IAAF and Japan Anti-Doping Agency. The organizers will take urine and/or blood for this testing before (or after) the race. Qualified personnel will conduct the tests according to instructions. Non JAAF-registered athletes must also comply with this regulation. Please bring a copy of your passport with a clear facial photo. A copy of your passport will be required if you are requested to take the doping test.|
|TUE Applications||Runners who must use, for the treatment of an illness, a prohibited substance or method listed under the Prohibited List International Standard must apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).
For details, please visit the Japan Association of Athletics Federation (JAAF) website: http://www.jaaf.or.jp/medical/index.html (Japanese only), or the Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA) website: http://www.playtruejapan.org (Japanese only).
|To all minor athletes
who will be
participating in the Kobe Marathon
Acquisition of doping testing
consent form from
parents of athletes
who are minors
|In accordance with a revision to WADA, the international standards and JADA, effective January 1, 2015, when a minor athlete (under 20 years old) participates in a competition it is necessary to obtain a signed consent form for doping control testing from the athlete’s parental authorities.
a) Minors participating in this race must carefully read the consent form, bring the original signed and stamped copy to the race and carry it with them. The consent form can also be downloaded from:
http://www.jaaf.or.jp/pdf/doisho.pdf (Japanese only)
b) If a minor athlete is selected for a doping control test, the original form will be submitted to the testing laboratory by the NFR (national federation representative). It is only necessary to submit an original consent form once as a minor. If an athlete is selected for a doping control test for a second time as a minor after having previously submitted a consent form, inform the NFR that an original form has already been submitted. If a doping control test is performed at the race venue without submission of an original consent form, an original consent form must be submitted to the JAAF office within 7 days after the testing.
The organizers acknowledge the importance of personal information and will comply with laws and regulations relating to the protection of personal information and will handle personal information based on the organizers’ personal information protection policy.
|Participation Prizes||Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt as a prize for participating. Please enter a size, referring to the size chart below (JASPO standards).|
- If no T-shirt size is specified at application, both men and women will receive the M-size.
- Men may not select a woman’s T-shirt and women may not select a man’s T-shirt.
- Please note that women’s T-shirts are rather tight. Please take care when selecting your size.
- Please note that circumstances may prevent some applicants getting the size they want.
- T-shirt sizes may not be changed after you have registered.
(including admin. fee)
|Application for charity goods ※1||Total|
(JTB Sports Station)
|Credit card||¥13,700||No charity goods
Additional charge: None
|1) With charity number card
Additional charge: ¥1,000
|2) With charity number card and original item
Additional charge: ¥3,000
- The information on the charity number card may not be accepted if the organizers deem that a company name, product name, or similar is unsuitable.