With a Japanese public holiday coming up (Nov 23 Labor Thanksgiving Day) and American Thanksgiving just around the corner, we know some of you will be mindlessly scrolling your phone...
So how about signing up for a race to give you that extra boost of motivation to finish this year strong!? But seriously, everything from 10k to full marathon - all around Japan.
Kasai Rinkai Park Night Half Marathon (Tokyo)
Dec 10 | May 28-Nov 27
Half Marathon, 10k
Running starts from 1800. Laps around 5k course.
Yoro Sanchi Trail Running Race (Gifu)
Dec 10 | Sep 11-Nov 21
41k is A to B course, entry fee includes transportation from race venue/finish area to start.
Tokyo Akabane Half Marathon (Tokyo)
Jan 15 | Sep 13-Nov 25
Half Marathon, 10k (both courses JAAF certified), 5k, 3k
Out and back course along the Arakawa River.
2023 Kochi Ryoma Marathon (Kochi)
Feb 19 | Oct 20-Nov 21 (second round)
Marathon (JAAF certified)
Highly competitive and popular among Japanese runners. Relatively flat A to B course with one big climb.
And for the triathletes, a reminder that applications for the 2023 Miyakojima Triathlon remain open until the end of the month. Application results are announced via email on Christmas Day.
2023 Miyakojima Triathlon (Okinawa)
April 16 | lottery entry applications Nov 1-30 (results Dec 25)
S 3km, B 123km, R 30km
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