The Kobe Marathon, which began under the theme of "Thanks & Friendship",
has amassed a debt of gratitude for the runners, volunteers and all others
who have supported the event over the past nine years.
This year, as we mark the event’s 10th anniversary, we will be Giving thanks,
today and tomorrow. Under this slogan, 20,000 runners will run through the streets of Kobe,
which is recovering and moving forward to a new stage.