Thanks & Frendship

We would like to express our gratitude to the people and communities both in Japan and abroad who have extended their hands from the disaster to the present.

The theme of the Kobe Marathon is “Thanks & Friendship.” It goes without saying that runners “run for myself,” but more importantly, we aim to “run for others.”
Underlying the concept is the feeling of "companion" and "community."

Hyogo and Kobe, which have achieved creative reconstruction, and the actions of providing the experiences and lessons of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake to disaster victims around the world, all people are friends and share joys and sorrows, It is based on the idea that.

In addition, the desire to offer hospitality to visitors to Hyogo and Kobe also springs from the consciousness of "companion" and "community." Another aspect of marathons is that the runners and supporters share the joy of finishing the run and achieving their goals.
Strangers can become friends.
We would like to make the power of such a marathon even bigger, and make it a marathon that sends cheers to the people and regions that have been greatly affected by disasters.


Kobe marathon logo

Tournament logo

Tournament scenery

Tournament scenery

Tournament scenery

Over the past 10 years, the Kobe Marathon, which began with the theme of "Thanks & Friendship," has accumulated "thanks" from runners, volunteers, and everyone who supports the event.

Celebrating the 11th time this year, "Thank you, with this city," with the catchphrase ", 20,000 runners will run through the city of Kobe, which has undergone reconstruction and is advancing to a new stage.

From the start to the finish, citizen runners will work with top runners to create a race in which individual runners continue to take on challenges regardless of competition level or age, and to support the challenges of all participating runners.

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