Application / Procedures

Q1 When does the Provisional Application for Entry start?
Provisional Applications for Entry are accepted from June 4 (Monday) to June 29 (Friday), 2018
Q2 What is the procedure for the application to enter the race?
Foreign nationals and individuals residing overseas are directed to apply through the Sports Entry (internet).

< Access here to find out details on application > (English version)

* Proceed from here to access the Chinese version. (Chinese version)
Q3 What is the flow of procedures starting from the application to participation in the race (for overseas residents)?

Flow of procedures from provisional application to participation in the race

June 4 (Monday) Acceptance of provisional application starts
June 29 (Friday)
until 23:59
Deadline for filing provisional application Internet Sports Entry
August 7 (Tuesday)
(tentative date)
Announcement of drawing results
Verified on My Page of Internet Sports Entry

Mid to End August Deadline for payment of entry fee
Make your payment according to the prescribed method.
End November Participant guidebook distributed
December 1
Runner registration 10:00 to 20:00
Number cards and commemorative T shirts distributed
Runner registration location: Okinawa Prefectural Budokan Arena Building
December 2
Race starts at 9:00
Start location: Meijibashi Bridge Intersection
Q4 Are applications accepted on a first come first served basis? Will there be a drawing when the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of the race?
A drawing is held to select runners from among those who have filed their applications during the application reception period in an event the number of applicants exceeds the capacity for the event of 30,000 runners. The probability for winning an entry does not vary according to the order in which the application was filed.
Q5 If a drawing is held, when will the results be announced? How will the results be notified?
Verify from < Entry Status > from My Page on August 7 (Tuesday) (tentative date).
Q6 What are available methods for making the payment to participate in the race after the drawing has been announced?
[Reference: Entry fee and payment fee (for general entry of ¥6,500)]
Provisional entry application method Application acceptance fee charged at the time of provisional application Race entry fee payment method Payment made after the drawing is announced (race entry fee) Payment fee after the drawing is announced Total amount

Sports Entry

¥0 Card payment ¥6,500 ¥325
(5% of entry fee)

* No cancellation and no refund for entry fee are given after a payment is made by winners of drawing. We ask for your understanding.

Q7 What happens when the bank transfer or payment for the entry fee was not completed within the payment period?
Once the payment period has elapsed payments can no longer be made and the selection of applicants who won the selection by the drawing but failed to make the payment on time will be voided.
The application will also be automatically treated as canceled.
Q8 Can another person enter as a substitute runner to participate in place of an applicant?
Individuals other than the applicant (substitute runners) are not admitted to the race. Furthermore, when any such violation is identified the relevant individuals will be disqualified. It should also be noted that we bear no responsibility whatsoever in relation to any accident that such a substitute runner becomes involved with, or any injury and the like sustained by such an individual during the race
Q9 When will the number card notification arrive after the application for entry has been made?
A notification will be sent to individuals residing in Japan from mid to end November, to the address registered with the application.
A notification email will be sent to individuals residing overseas, to the e-mail address registered with the application.
* The arrival of the number card notification may vary depending on the region of the applicant address. We ask your understanding.
If you didn't receive the notification from the office, please contact us.
For contact inquiries: Naha marathon association head office
Q10 Who should be contacted when the address changes after the application for entry has been filed?
Notify the following contact regarding any changes with contents of respective items registered with the application, due to such reasons as relocation, at your earliest convenience.
NAHA Marathon Association Secretariat Office

Course / Race Rules

Q1 How many stations are there to provide water, sponges and toilets along the race course?
There are 8 water stations, while sponges are provided at 7 stations. Portable toilets are available at 20 locations.

< Access here to find out details >
Q2 What is the interval between distance markers?
There is a marker at every kilometer.
Q3 Where are number cards issued?
Number cards and T shirts are issued at Okinawa Prefectural Budokan.
These items are issued to applicants on the day before race,
December 1 (Saturday) from 10 AM to 8 PM.
Q4 In the event a race entrant cannot make the runner registration on the day before the race (between 10 AM and 8 PM) for unavoidable reasons, would it possible to have items sent in advance?
Courier deliveries of number cards and commemorative T shirts are not provided.
Runner registration is accepted from 6 AM up to the start of the race on the day of the race as well.
It is recommended that runners arrive at the venue with ample time to spare, since a large number of people may be registering on the day.

* Note that if a runner cannot be at the starting line by 8:20 AM, such a runner will be placed at the end of the line.

Access / traffic regulation information

Q1 Is there any parking lot available?

A provisional parking lot will be made available on the free zone side to the west of the Naha Military Port (near Naha Airport). Free shuttle buses will be operating between the provisional parking lot and the venue.

Provisional parking lot operating hours

Day before race for runner registrations: December 1 (Saturday) from 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM
On the race day: December 2 (Sunday) from 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM

* Cars remaining after the closing time will be towed to another parking location with a tow truck. Transportation fees and parking fees and the like will be charged to the owner of the vehicle in such instances. Drivers are directed to move their cars to outside the gates before closing time.
Q2 What are traffic regulations?
Details on the traffic regulations will be featured in advance on the "Traffic Regulations" page of our website as well as on newspapers, as soon as details of the traffic regulations have been worked out. A "Call Center" will also be established to accept inquiries about the traffic regulations.

< Access here to find out details on traffic regulations >
Q3 What is the access to the venue?
Use a Yui Rail train or a bus.

Yui Rail (Okinawa Urban Monorail)
1 minute walk from Tsubokawa Station and Onoyama Park Station
* Information on fares and schedules

Refer to <Okinawa Urban Monorail> for details.

Fixed route bus lines
Buses taken to reach Koenmae Bus stop
City internal line: No. 9 Oroku-Ishimine Line (bound for Oroku)
City external lines: No. 25, No. 99 and NO. 113 (bound for Naha Airport); No. 33/No. 46 (Itoman-Nishihara Line)
No. 89 (Itoman Line)
Buses taken to reach Onoyama-koen Station Bus stop
No. 101 (Heiwadai-Ansha Line)
10 minute walk from Naha Bus Terminal.

On Race Day

Q1 Will special drinks be accepted for safe-keeping?
Requests are taken at the "General Information Office" at the gate on the western side of the track and field stadium, between 7:00 and 7:20 AM on the race day. Mark each drink clearly for easy identification.
Q2 Are there locations for storing hand luggage or valuables?

Free luggage storage and paid luggage storage locations are available.

[Free luggage storage location]
The location has been established at the junior baseball park.
Do not store any breakables or valuables inside the tent for luggage storage.
* Individuals other than runners are not permitted to enter inside the tent for luggage storage.
* Note that organizers of the race take no responsibility whatsoever relating to stolen or lost articles.

[Paid luggage storage location]
Luggage is accepted for storage for a fee (¥500) inside the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan. Luggage will be accepted and handed out according to the number indicated by the number card (competition number) so a number card (competition number) must be presented for the service.

Luggage storage (charged) ¥500 (digital cash accepted)  Okinawa Yamato Transport Co., Ltd.
[Luggage storage depositing time] 6:00 AM to 8:30 AM
[Luggage releasing time] Until 5:00 PM

Dimensions of luggage accepted for storage
Width + Length + Height = up to 120 cm

* Refrain from depositing breakables, large amounts of cash or expensive valuables for storage.
Q3 Are changing rooms available?
Changing rooms will be installed along the river at the track and field stadium. * Do not leave any luggage inside the changing rooms and hand over luggage to a supporter or deposit them at a luggage storage location (both free and charged luggage storage locations available).

Please also refer to FAQs at the Sports Entry.