Race Infomaton


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, JTB Corporate Sales Inc.


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
  4. Wheelchair Race (42.195 km)

Date & Time

Sunday, April 16, 2017 – Rain or Shine!

10 Mile Run / 9:20am
Wheel Chair Race / 9:50am
Full marathon / 10:00am
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】

【Visually Impaired Division】

【IPC Registration Division】

Time Limit

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*

Wheel Chair Race Division / 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 4 races.

Entry Fee

(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

If this is the first time you are using JTB sports station, you need to complete the process of new membership registration in advance.
Please apply for this event after you have completed this process.

Please note that completing new membership registration does not automatically register you into The 27th Kasumigaura Marathon and International Blind Marathon.


Please click here for the official entry.

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Telephone inquiries


Application Period

Wed, December 7, 2016〜Wed, January 11, 2017
(Application for the General Division will close when it reaches entry capacity.)

Other Information