To the registered runners of the Kasumigaura Marathon 2020
In light of the government's request for measures to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections and the status of the spread of the infection,
we decided to cancel the 2020 Kasumigaura and International Blind Marathon which is scheduled on April 19.
We have been prepared to measure for safety this event so far,
but we have to cancel it in order to give top priority to the safety and security of the runners, volunteers, and everyone who is supported along the roadside.
In addition, we will respond the runners as follows.
①Participation fees (including fees) will not be refunded, as per the application terms.
②Runners who have purchased a T-shirt, we will refund the fee of the T-shirt only.
We will announce the refund method of the fee of the T-shirt on Activity Japan later.
Kasumigaura Marathon Organizing Committee
At Kasumigaura Marathon, everyone can be a "Hero".
No matter if you are a runner, a spectator, or a supporter, each one of you can be a "Hero".
Taking hand in hand, these heroes, two different cities, locals, disabled runners, guide runners, and volunteers can make ONE big circle together.
This is Kasumigaura marathon, one and only form of the marathon.
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, Kasumigaura Council of Social Welfare,The Mainichi Newspapers, Sports Nippon Newspapers
Ibaraki Athletic Sports Association
Japan Sports Agency, Japan Tourism Agency, Ibaraki Prefecture, Ibaraki Prefectural Board of Education, Tsuchiura Medical Association, Tsuchiura Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kasumigaura 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, Water Resources Organization Tonegawa Downstream General Management Center,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
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, Suigo 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 Branch, Tsuchiura District Traffic Safety Association Kasumigaura Branch,Kanto Railway Co., Ltd., Kantetsu Kanko Bus Co.,Ltd., Ibaraki Toyopet Corporation, Kasumigaura Problem Meeting, J:COM Ibaraki, Sunflower Circle, Tsuchiura Hotel and Ryokan Cooperative Association, Tsuchiura Tourism product 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 Ibaraki 5th Group, Japan Medical Joggers Association, Ibaraki Wheelchair Racing Association, Ibaraki Cycling Federation, J-Kawasaki, Japan Mountain Bike Association Ibaraki Branch,Tsuchiura Recreation Association.
Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
Sunday, April 19, 2020 – Rain or Shine!
10 Mile Run / 9:20am
Full marathon / 9:50am
5km Run / 10:30am
J:COM Field in Kawaguchi Athletic Park, Tsuchiura City in Ibaraki Prefecture
(Five-minute walk from the east exit of JR Tsuchiura Station.)
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.
Japan Association of Athletic Federations (JAAF) approved event
Japan Association of Athletic Federations (JAAF) approved course
World Para Athletics (WPA) 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 of WPA.
The races will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF), World Para Athletics (WPA) and this competition.
General Division / Top three finishers for each male and female
Visually Impaired Division*
*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.
(Including JPY200 donation to the Lake Kasumigaura water purification activities fund and guide dogs training support subsidy for the blind.)
Participants must apply for the tournament after agreeing to the terms and conditions.
Click here for application terms.
H.I.S. CO.,LTD. Tokyo Sports Event Branch 03-5360-4681
Wed, December 4, 2019〜Sun February 23, 2020
Ibaraki is close to Tokyo, and the distance ranges from 30 to 150 km (100 km from Mito, the prefectural capital).
Since time immemorial, Ibaraki has been endowed with gifts from the mountains and the sea.
We want you to enjoy Ibaraki experience other than Marathon!
If you need a travel plan for group, please send email to us.