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Takahashi Naoko Cup Gifu Seiryu Half-Marathon

Summary

Held every year in early spring, the event consists of a half-marathon and a separate 3km race. The half-marathon course has been supervised by Sydney Olympics gold-medal winner Takahashi Naoko and certified by both the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF). The course is flat with brilliant views of the Nagara river and Gifu castle atop Mt. Kinka.
In September 2016, in accordance with its system for ranking road races, the IAAF awarded the Half-Marathon recognition as a Gold Label race, the first time a race has been recognized as such within Japan.

Participants

11,482 (at the 6th annual event)
(Half-Marathon: 10,454 3km: 1,028)

Date this year

23rd April 2017 (Sunday)

Official Website

http://www.gifu-marathon.jp/en/index.html

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Ibigawa Marathon

Summary

Held every year in November in Ibigawa Town in Gifu Prefeture, the event consists of a half or full marathon. The 2017 event will mark its 30th anniversary. Offering a course officially recognized by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations running along the Ibi river, the course has been selected as one of the 100 best runner-recommended races. In addition to high levels of runner satisfaction, the close cooperation between the event organizers and local residents imbues the event with the spirit of hospitality.

Participants

10,167 (at the 29th annual event)
(Full-Marathon: 6,105 Half-Marathon: 4,062)

Date this year

12th November 2017 (Sunday)

Official Website

http://ibigawa-marathon.jp/

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Hida Takayama Ultra Marathon

Summary

With 100km and 71km options, this grueling event is one of the most prominent ultra-marathons in Japan. Set amidst the beautiful natural scenery of Norikuradake and historic streets of Takayama (which can boast of being Japan's biggest city when measured by land area) and with the highest altitude variations of any course in Japan, one can uniquely experience the very essence of an ultra-marathon.

Participants

2,979 (at the 5th annual event)
(100km: 2,122, 71km: 857)

Date this year

11th June 2017 (Sunday)

Official Website

http://www.r-wellness.com/takayama/en/index.html

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