|Event Name||KOBE MARATHON 2020|
|Co-organizers||The Kobe Shimbun / The Asahi Shimbun Company|
|Planning and Administration||Kobe Marathon Executive Committee|
|Managing Organization||Hyogo Athletics Association|
|Supporting Organizations (Planned)||
|Special Sponsor||Sysmex Corporation|
|Event||Marathon (42.195 km)|
|Date & Time||
Sunday, November 15, 2020
*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, World Athletics and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS))
|No.||Checkpoint Location||Distance(km)||Closing Time|
|6||Tarumi Sewage Treatment Plant||23.4||12:49|
|8||Suma Kaihin Park||29.1||13:42|
|10||Minato Elementary School||36.8||15:00|
|11||Port Island West Ramp||41.0||15:46|
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.
|Competition Rules||The competition rules are in accordance with the 2020 regulations of World Athletics (WA), the Japan Association of Athletics Federations and those of this event.
Because this is a silver label race certified by WA, WA Label Road Race regulations also apply. Doping tests will be carried out under WA regulations.
Athletes born on or before April 1, 2002
Entries to 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 to 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 (outside Japan)||〇 Yes||〇 Yes|
|Japan||〇 Yes||× Invalid
→Please enter through the Kobe Marathon website,
Japanese-language version (Runnet).
If a Japanese national residing in Japan inadvertently
applies through the site for foreign nationals
and makes payment, that entry will be invalid and
no entry or other fees can be refunded.)
|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 been 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.
|Certificate of Completion||Those who finish will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.
|Doping Control||Doping testing will be conducted in accordance with the anti-doping regulations of WA 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.
|Personal Information||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.
This information will be used for such purposes as drawings, entry information, notices of records achieved, notification of related information, provision of services from Kobe Marathon sponsors, supporters, co-organizers and related organizations, first-aid treatment and coordination with medical institutions and for the announcement of records (including rankings) with the aim of improving service to entrants in this event.
Within the scope of the operation of this event, personal information may also be provided to related business entities (including World Marathon Majors LLC, located in the United States and operating the Abbott World Marathon Majors, and the Tokyo Marathon Foundation).
|Participation Prizes||Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt as a prize for participating. Please enter a size, referring to the size chart below.
|Entry Fee and Administration Fee||
|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. Thank you for your understanding.|