Race Information


Kasumigaura Marathon Organizing Committee, Tsuchiura City, Kasumigaura City, Japan Blind Marathon Association, Japan Sports Association for the Disabled, Japan Paralympic Committee, Ibaraki Athletic Sports Association, Tsuchiura Council of Social Welfare, The Mainichi Newspapers, Sports Nippon Newspapers

Managing Organization

Ibaraki Athletic Sports Association

Supporting Organizations

Ministry of Education, Japan Tourism Agency, Ibaraki Prefecture, Ibaraki Prefectural Board of Education, Ibaraki Medical Association, Tsuchiura Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kaumigaura Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tsuchiura City Tourist Association, Kasumigaura City Tourist Association, Ibaraki High School Athletic Federation, Kasumigaura River Office of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Lake Kasumigaura Fisheries Cooperative Association, Tsuchiura District Governors Federation, Kasumigaura City and Ward Mayors Association, Kasumigaura-Kitaura Marine Product Processing Cooperatives Kasumigaura City Brunch, IBS Co.,Ltd., Ibaraki-ken Nambu Mainichi association, H.I.S. CO.,LTD.


Tsuchiura Police Station, Tsuchiura Civil Engineering Office, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) Camp Kasumigaura, Japan Post Co., Ltd., Tsuchiura Post Office, Post Offices of Ibaraki South District Liaison Committee, East Japan Railway Company, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation Ibaraki Branch, Tsuchiura Agricultural Cooperative Association, Tsuchiura City Fire Squad, Kasumigaura City Fire Squad, Tsuchiura City Sport Promotion Council, Kasumigaura City Sport Promotion Council, Tsuchiura City Women’s Group Coordinating Committee, Kasumigaura City Regional Women’s Group Coordinating Committee, Japanese Red Cross Society Tsuchiura City District Community Service Group, Tsuchiura District Traffic Safety Association, Tsuchiura District Traffic Safety Association, Tsuchiura District Traffic Safety Association Tsuchiura Branch, Tsuchiura District Traffic Safety Association Kasumigaura Branch, Kasumigaura City Traffic Enforcement Unit, Kanto Railway Co., Ltd., Kantetsu Kanko Bus Co.,Ltd., Ibaraki Toyopet Corporation, Kasumigaura Problem Meeting, J:COM Ibaraki, Sunflower Circle, Ibaraki Hotel and Ryokan Cooperative Association, Lions Clubs International District 333-E 4R1Z, Tsuchiura City Organization for the Disabled Persons (Children), Tsuchiura Association for the Visually Impaired, Tsuchiura Acupuncture and Massage Association, Ibaraki Judo Bone Setter Association, Tsuchiura Ouka Lions Club, Tsuchiura Rotary Club, Rotaract Club, Ibaraki Walking Association, Boy Scout Tsuchiura 2nd 3rd 5th 6th Group, Boy Scout Ushiku 1st 2nd 4th Group, Boy Scout Ami 1st Group, Boy Scout Inashiki 1st Group, Boy Scout Kasumigaura 1st Group, Japan Medical Joggers Association, Ibaraki Wheelchair Racing Association, Ibaraki Cycling Federation, J-Kawasaki, Japan Mountain Bike Association Ibaraki Branch.

Special Sponsor

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.


  1. Full Marathon (42.195 km)
  2. 10 Mile Run (approx. 16.09 km)
  3. 5km Run

Date & Time

Sunday, April 14, 2019 – Rain or Shine!

10 Mile Run / 9:20am
Full marathon / 9:50am
5km Run / 10:30am

Event Venue

Athletics Stadium in Kawaguchi Athletic Park, Tsuchiura City in Ibaraki Prefecture
(Five-minute walk from the east exit of JR Tsuchiura Station.)

Maximum Number of Entrants

【General Division】

  • Full Marathon / 16,000 Runners (First-come basis)
  • 10mile Run / 6,000 Runners (First-come basis)
  • 5km Run / 2,000 Runners (First-come basis)

【Visually Impaired Division】

  • Full Marathon / No limit
  • 10mile Run / No limit
  • 5km Run / No limit

IPC Registration Division

  • Full Marathon / No limit

Time Limit

  • Full Marathon / 6 hours (2 hours and 15 minutes at 17km markhours and 30 minutes at 28km mark)
  • 10mile Run / 2 hours
  • 5km Run / 40 minutes

Participants who miss cut-off times for each checkpoints or the goal will be disqualified from the race. If you receive a stop instruction, please remove your race number card. Choices will be given either to continue along the side of the road obeying all pedestrian laws, or to be picked up by an official bus for the participants.


The start/finish lines are located at Kawaguchi Athletic Park area. Midpoint is ahead of Kasumigaura City Folk Museum and the course goes along the shores of Lake Kasumigaura.

Official Recognition

Japan Association of Athletic Federations (JAAF) approved event
Japan Association of Athletic Federations (JAAF) approved course
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) approved event

*An athlete participating in the IPC Registration Division, needs to have a registered IPC Athletics License and to hold an international class prior to this competition for his/her results to be officially recognized for rankings and records.

Competition Rules

The races will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF), International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and this competition.


General Division / Top three finishers for each male and female
Visually Impaired Division*

  • B-1 / Top three finishers for each male and female
  • B-2 / Top three finishers for each male and female
  • B-3 / Top three finishers for each male and female

*IPC: Athletes in the IPC Registration Division are eligible for the Visually Impaired Division award.


Any healthy person age 16 or older on the day of the event for all 3 races.

Entry Fee

  • Full Marathon / JPY 7,000
  • 10mile Run / JPY 5,500
  • 5km Run / JPY 3,500

(Including JPY200 donation to the Lake Kasumigaura water purification activities fund and guide dogs training support subsidy for the blind.)

Entry Application

Online entry only

Please apply for this event from entry website operated by H.I.S. CO.,LTD. Entry website will be available from early December. URL of the entry website will be informed in this section.

Telephone inquiries

H.I.S. CO.,LTD. Tokyo Sports Event Branch  03-5360-4681

Application Period

Wed, December 5, 2018〜Fri, January 9, 2019
(Application for the General Division will close when it reaches entry capacity.)

Check-in Schedule (packet Pick-up)


April 13, 2019 Time:16:00 ~20:00

Location:H.I.S. Tour Desk/in HOTEL MARROAD TSUKUBA, Tsuchiura-city

April 14, 2019 Time:07:30 ~09:00

Location:H.I.S. Booth /Venue:Athletics Stadium in Kawaguchi Athletic Park, Tsuchiura City

Other Information

  • Participants shall be responsible for taking full control of your own health care. Please try to be in the best physical conditions possible and get a medical checkup prior to the event.
  • Participants who are determined unfit to continue the race by a competition officer may be disqualified.
  • Entry fees will not be refunded in the case of event cancellation due to conditions beyond the control of the organizers.
  • The organizers will not be responsible for delayed arrival of participants on the day of the race due to public transport or road traffic conditions.
  • Wearing or displaying any designs and trademarks representing company/brand names and such for advertising purposes within the event venue or on the courses is prohibited.
  • Participants shall comply with instructions by the organizers regarding any event-related matters not covered above.