Event Name
Event Name Nagoya Women’s Marathon 2020
Organizers Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF), The Chunichi Shimbun
Co-Organizers Aichi Prefecture,Nagoya City,Nagoya City Board of Education, Nagoya City Education and Sports Association
Managing Organization
Managing Organization The Aichi Association of Athletics
Sponsors Gold Sponsor: Nippon Menard Cosmetic Co., Ltd.
Silver Sponsor: New Balance Japan, Inc.
Events Women’s Marathon
Schedule Sunday, March 8th, 2020, Starting at 9:10 am 
Course Nagoya Women’s Marathon Course
Start and finish at Nagoya Dome (Course certified by the JAAF, IAAF/AIMS)
Number of Participants, Time Limits, Entry Fees
Number of Participants, Time Limits, Entry Fees
Entry Type Number of Participants Time Limit Entry Fees
Overseas 3,000 7 hours
*1 *2
13,850 yen

*1 The time limit is based on the starting gun.

*2 The cut-off time is set due to traffic, security and event operation purposes. In addition to the determined cut-off points, the organizer may stop a runner when she is extremely behind in the race.

*3 The administrative fee of 750 yen and JTB Handling fee of 2,000 yen will be additionally charged.
<Note> Visually-disabled participants companion will not be charged. The companion can be either a male or female.

[Cut -off Time]

Place Distance from Start Cut-off Time
Start 0km 9:40
Nagoya City Museum 6.0km 10:30
Myouon Dori 4 Intersection 10.4km 11:55
Ookute Intersection 15.7km 12:35
Wakamiya Kita Intersection 21.5km 12:52
Marunouchi Junior High School 26.2km 13:37
Chichibu Dori Intersection 29.9km 14:11
Chunichi Shimbun 35.0km 14:59
Sakura Dori Kuruma Michi Intersection 38.6km 15:32
Nagoya Dome Parking Entrance 41.7km 16:05
Finish 42.195km 16:10
Female athletes who are 19 years old or older on the event day

(1) General Participants’ Category: Participants must be females and capable of completing the full distance within 6 hours 30 minutes.

> Members of the JAAF

> Non-members of the JAAF

* The use of a wheelchair is not permitted.

* A participant who is visually disabled and has difficulty running alone is allowed to run with one companion. The companion can be either male or female. However, the use of a guide dog is not permitted. Additional female companion will be required, if the participant has difficulty in walking alone or changing clothes alone in the area where male companions are not allowed to enter. There are some area like women changing rooms at starting point and finishing point.

(2) Elite Athletes’ Category: Participants must be females and capable of completing the full distance within 3:00:00

> Female athletes who are qualified by the entry standard set by the JAAF.

> Guest athletes: Japanese and international female athletes who are recommended by the JAAF.

Regulation Compliant with the regulations of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the JAAF and Nagoya Women’s Marathon. Additionally, the IAAF Road Race Label Regulations and IAAF Advertising Regulations are applicable due to this event being labeled and certified by the IAAF. Doping tests will be conducted in accordance with the regulations by the IAAF.
Entry Application and Period
Entry Application and Period

(1) Apply via online.

(2) Period
Thursday, September 5th, 2019 10:00 am - Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 2:00 pm

(3) Selection of participants
A drawing will follow the application period if applications exceed capacity. The drawing results are expected to be released in the middle of September (tentative schedule).

(4) Payment
Winners of the drawing must pay the entry fee into the designated bank account. The application will be invalid if the organizer does not receive the payment by the due date.
※Application for the entry package with accommodation will be open from 10:00 a.m. on
Thursday, August 22 to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, on a first-come, first-serve
basis. (This package includes the entry right and a two-day accommodation.)

Entry Registration
Entry Registration
Number bib and packet pickup will be at the following dates, times and place.

  Friday, March 6th & Saturday, March 7th, 2020 (2 days)
  Nagoya City Higashi Sports Center
  12:00- 20:30 on Friday, March 6th 
  10:00- 19:30 on Saturday, March 7th

1) There will be no number pickup on the event day (March 8th).

2) There will be no number pickup at any other time than the mentioned above.

3) A valid ID (passport) must be presented at number pickup. (All participants must claim their own bib number; no one will be able to pick up a race pack for a friend or family member.)

Presentation venue: Nagoya Dome

(1) Overall: Top 8 finishers

(2) Age groups: Top 3 finishers * Age groups are categorized in 10’s, 20’s and every 10 years for 30’s and older.

* Overall awards will be given based on the gross time from the starting gun, and age group awards are determined by net time, which is taken at the moment when the start line is passed.

* Top 8 finishers awarded in 1) will be excluded from the nominations for age group awards. No award presentation will be held for age group awards. Certificates will be mailed afterwards.

Record Certificate
Record Certificate
A record certificate will be mailed to every finisher after the event day. The certificate includes the official finish record (gross time), the actual time record from passing the start line to the finish line (net time), and split records taken at every 5 km checkpoint.

* The certificate will be mailed only to the runner who finishes before the time limit. The runner who finishes after the limit will not receive it.

Inquiries Regarding Applications
Inquiries Regarding Applications

Registration hours: weekdays between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy
The organizer, in recognition of the importance of protecting personal information, abides by all laws and ordinances concerning the protection of personal information and adheres to the organizer personal information protection policy when handling personal information. 

The organizer may use personal information for the purposes of delivering better service to the participants. 

Information may be used in connection with the preparation and delivery of the race guide, results notifications, notifications of other relevant information, and the delivery of services by event sponsors, support organizations and their affiliates, in addition to results (rankings) announcements. 

The organizer or its representatives may contact participants to confirm information stated in their application forms.

(1) Entry fees will not be refunded in the event of the cancellation of the race if such cancellation is not attributable to the organizer.

(2) The JAAF registered athletes will have their registration checked. Please make sure in advance that the registration has been done with correct information.

(3) All participants are advised to be well prepared for the race. The preparation includes a physical check-up and sufficient training before the race. Consult a doctor for any health risk before participating in the race.

(4) No designs, logos or trademarks associated with corporate and product names may be worn or displayed for publicity purposes at the event site including the race course. No banners or message boards containing any arguments or advertisements are allowed.

(5) The organizer may authorize third parties to sell photographs and other souvenirs.

(6) Instructions by the organizer must be followed with respect to all matters not provided above.

Guidelines for participants’ attire while running in Nagoya Women’s Marathon 2020
Guidelines for participants’ attire while running in Nagoya Women’s Marathon 2020
Upon entry to the race participants are requested to comply and agree with the following guidelines. 

The event organizer does not permit any participant to run in a costume that is in violation of the event rules, other laws and regulations, or public order and morals, as well as the prohibitions specified in the following examples 1 to 11.

If any of these is applicable to a participant, the event organizer may not allow the participant to join the race or may keep the participant from continuing to run even after the race has already started. 

When applying for entry, it is understood that participants have agreed that objections to these rules shall not be accepted.

(1) Dressed in clothing or wearing gear that may be dangerous to other runners as it may hurt them or cause a fall. Running with the whole part of the face covered.


・Dressed in clothing that may hurt other runners due to body contact such as those with swords or sticks attached, armored clothing, riveted clothing, full-body / animal suit, etc.

・Carrying or shouldering bulky items longer than 30 cm such as a banner or a flag.

・Long skirts or kimono that may cause a fall.

・Running in tandem or in a manner that may be obstructive to other runners.

(2) Dressed inappropriately for a sports event or in clothing that is unpleasant to other runners or spectators.


・Being naked or wearing underwear that appears nearly naked.

・Costumes that suggest nudity.

(3) Clothing for the purpose of political or religious assertions or propaganda, as well as advertising.


・Dressed with a sash showing the name of a political party or in clothes with political and religious assertions printed on them.

・Costumes that imitate a politician or religious leader, and products.

(4) Clothing for the purpose of promoting or advertising an individual name, a specified region or an organization that the event organizer does not acknowledge.

(5) Use of articles that could cause other runners to mistakenly recognize as a starting signal and cause confusion to the management of the race (such as lighting equipment that produces bright or flashing lights, whistles or horns, and fireworks that produces blasting or explosive sounds) or devices with a strong volume of sound that could disturb other runners.

(6) Acts that cause a delay to the race such as dancing, performing, playing instruments, or standing near the starting or finish lines, or in the streets along the course.

(7) Soliciting monetary contributions, signatures, etc.

(8) Preventing emergency vehicle and pedestrians from crossing the course at certain points, when and where they are allowed to do so.

(9) Dressed in clothing that may difficulty to avoid terrorism.

(10) Dressed in clothing that may difficulty to use AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and medical equipment.

(11) Occurrence of issues other than those provided in numbers 1 to 10 that the event organizer judges inappropriate to the race.

Terms of application
Terms of application
(Participants must agree to the following terms of application.)

(1) Applicants must understand and agree to the terms of application. Change in the race category, cancellation, or refund of the participation fee for personal reasons is not permitted after application.

(2) An individual can apply only once.

(3) Simultaneous participation in the Nagoya City Marathon (Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon) is not permitted. An individual can apply for only one race category. Applications for multiple race categories will be invalidated.

(4) Declaration of false age, gender, or records is prohibited. An unregistered individual is not permitted to run in place of a registered applicant. An individual or group that is discovered to have committed such acts of dishonesty will be disqualified and may be banned from future events.

(5) An applicant can neither assign a person to run in her place nor transfer the right to run. Any applicant who is discovered to have committed such an act will be disqualified and the organizer will not make any compensation in such a case.

(6) In the case where any of the above (2), (3), (4), and (5) applies, the participation fee will not be refunded.

(7) Information provided at the time of application cannot be amended, altered, or cancelled. If there is a problem with the registered information, the Secretariat may contact an applicant by e-mail or phone.

(8) Phone inquiries to the Entry Center or the Secretariat regarding the application status are not accepted.

(9) The organizer will not be responsible for any late application attributable to Internet connection problems.

(10) The draw result will be notified to all applicants on My Page in mid-September (scheduled). The result will also be sent to the registered e-mail addresses; however, reception of the e-mail will not be verified. The e-mail may not be received due to problems with bulk sending. Applicants are requested to check the status on My Page in mid-September.

(11) The application of an applicant who fails to pay the participation fee prior to the designated date will be automatically cancelled.

(12) In case the event is cancelled due to earthquake, windstorm, flood, snow, accidents, or diseases, the participation fee will not be refunded.

(13) The organizer will not be responsible for any delay in arrival to the event and necessary registration procedures due to public transportation or traffic conditions.

(14) The organizer will hold the portrait rights and the rights to publish the event’s images, pictures, articles, records, location information, applicants’ names, age, birth date, addresses (country/prefecture/municipality name) in TV, newspapers, magazines, and websites.

(15) If a runner gets injured or ill during the event, the organizer will provide first-aid for her and, if needed, arrange for emergency transportation. In such a case, the organizer will provide the runner’s name, address, and contact information to the medical institution and emergency responders. A runner will agree in advance that if she is taken to a hospital, the organizer can request the hospital to disclose her healthcare status.

(16) The organizer will not be responsible for any injury, sickness, loss of personal belongings, or accident during the event unless such is caused by the administration of emergency first-aid relief and the organizer’s intention or gross negligence.

(17) The organizer will handle the personal information of participants in accordance with the laws and regulations related to personal information protection. A runner will agree in advance that the organizer can use the personal information for the purposes of inviting participants, notifying records, providing related information, offering services from sponsors, supporters, and concerned organizations, publicizing records (ranking), and others, in order to provide better services to participants.

(18) The event will be carried out in accordance with all relevant laws of Japan.

(19) The event will be carried out in accordance with the abovementioned terms of application and other race regulations set forth by the organizer.

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