Time limit of 7 hours, even beginners can complete it!
“Nagoya International Women’s Marathon”, a race used to be deciding who is to participate in the Olympic and World Championship, has changed to a full marathon for 15,000 women in 2012, answering the request of marathon fans across the country. Starting and finishing at Nagoya Dome, the Marathon is known for its level course going by famous spots of Nagoya and for its easy-to-break records. Leaving aside the part of the elite race, Nagoya Women’s Marathon has a time limit of 7 hours. Even beginners can easily complete it. (the complete rate of 2016: 97.5%)
“Gold Label”, the highest distinction in the world!
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rates road races in the world, where the highest rating is “Gold Label”. The first Nagoya Women’s Marathon in 2012 was evaluated and the Marathon was awarded the “Gold Label” in September that year. Representatives of the “Gold Label” includes New York City Marathon, Boston Marathon, Chicago Marathon (the above are of the US), London Marathon (the UK), Berlin Marathon (Berlin) and Tokyo Marathon.
Update the Guinness World Records!
With 13,114 participants, the first Marathon in 2012 was recognized as the largest women’s marathon in the world in the "Guinness World Records". In 2016, the record was updated to 19,607 participants!
All runners finished the course receive a Tiffany pendant
At the finish, runners who finished the course will be congratulated with a pendant specially designed for the 2017 Marathon by Tiffany, a world-class premium jeweller. The pendant will be enclosed in a “Blue Box” when handed to each runner by a male in tuxedo. Runners can then take it to a Tiffany boutique later on and have it engraved with the finish time (with charge), a perfect memento of the achievement!
※The runners who finished the course will also be presented with a finisher Tank specially made by Nike.
Run for Charity
“Running for a charity” is a global phenomenon among marathon events around the world. The Nagoya Women’s Marathon offers charity entries with which runners support a charity of their choice by paying an extra fee in addition to the standard entry fee. (Each charity participant chooses an organization to support from the list of charities provided by the organizer.)
Supported by 9,000 volunteers
The operation of “Marathon Festival, Nagoya Aichi” is supported by about 9,000 volunteer staffs working in different positions such as runner reception, water supply and course arrangements. The runners, the volunteers and spectators, being the main part of the “Marathon Festival”, can all enjoy in their own ways and have fun at the event!
Affiliated event: Marathon EXPO
During the event (10/3-12/3), the Marathon EXPO will also be held at Nagoya Dome. It is divided into three areas, namely the exhibition area, the refreshments area and the stage view area, with booths related to sports, health, beauty, sweets and fine food and drink and various stage programmes to enliven the event! It is open to the public and everyone is welcome.