|Event Name||KOBE MARATHON 2019|
|Organizers||Hyogo Prefectural Government / Kobe City / Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education /
Kobe City Board of Education / Hyogo Athletics Association
|Co-organizers||The Kobe Shimbun / The Asahi Shimbun Company|
|Planning and Administration||Kobe Marathon Executive Committee|
|Managing Organization||Hyogo Athletics Association|
|Supporting Organizations (Planned)||Japan Association of Athletics Federations / Hyogo Amateur Sports Association|
|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 /Daiwa House Group /
Skymark Airlines Inc. / NISHINIHON KOKUBO CO., LTD / Kobe Steel, Ltd
Marathon (42.195 km)
|Date & Time||Sunday, November 17, 2019
Start at 9:00 am ～ Finish at 4:00 pm
*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))
|Starting order||To ensure a smooth and safe start, standby blocks will be set at the start according to the time declared by the entrant at the time of application. Records (time, event name, year) may be checked by the Kobe Marathon Committee and should therefore be declared accurately.
*You may be required to submit record certificates if necessary.
*False declarations will not be recognized.
|Competition Rules||The competition rules are in accordance with the 2019 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.|
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,
|Type of Entry||Category||Maximum
Number of Entrants
|Time Limits||Entry Fee|
|Individual Entry||General||2,000||7 hours
(Entry fee includes an
administration fee and ¥200
donation to charity) ※3
- 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 reach checkpoints after time limits should stop the race. Checkpoints may be set up 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.
|Qualifications||Athletes born on or before April 1, 2001
Certificates will be mailed at a later date.
|Certificate of Completion||Those who finish will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.
*In addition to the marathon, 25km and 30km records are also recognized. However, this applies only to those who finish.
|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, General Date Protection Regulation; GDPR 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.|
- 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||¥14,600||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.
Entry fee revision
Given the increase in security and other personnel costs, the Kobe Marathon is revising its entry fee so that the organizers can continue to stage a safe and secure event.
In addition, within the financial support framework of the Kobe Marathon Friendship Bank, we will fund the activities of organizations supporting areas inside and outside Japan affected by natural disasters and that help prevent or mitigate disasters, and will fund the meetings held subsequently to report on those activities and widely publicize the work of the Kobe Marathon Friendship Bank. Thank you for your understanding.