Yes, that's right - this is a pre-game...as in a trial run (literally).
The official inaugural Fukui Sakura Marathon will take place on March 31, 2024 but before that, the race organizers are hosting a 14.5km "one-third marathon" on Sunday, March 26, 2023.
The organizers of the Miyajima International Power Triathlon Championship Through the Hatsukaichi are calling it a day. Otherwise known as the Miyajima Triathlon and referred to as the "Woodman", the race is quite possibly one of the most unique bucket-list races in Japan. Since 2007, Woodman has had 13 renditions, but the curtains will close for good following the 2023 edition on June 18.
If you're in need of a free daikon radish on Sunday, March 5, the Miura International Marathon is a way to get one for "free". The name is a little misleading as there is only a single category - the half marathon.
The course isn't flat - you're running to Jogashima after all. While some bits are an out and back, the majority of the course is a big loop around the southern tip of the peninsula. miura-marathon.com/course/
If you're like us and live in the Miura Peninsula, this is basically in our backyard.
Start and finish is near the Keikyu Miura Kaigan station - so about 25 minutes from Yokosuka Chuo, 35 minutes from Jimmuji, and 45 minutes from Zushi Hayama station and Yokohama station.
Registration opens on November 1 - more details at https://miura-marathon.com