Nara Marathon 2024 Entry Outline

Event Name Nara Marathon 2024
Organizer Nara Marathon Organizing Committee
Co-organizers Nara Prefecture, Nara City, Tenri City and Nara Newspaper
Supervisor Nara Athletics Association
Partners Nara Prefecture Board of Education, Nara Sports Association and Community Sports Commissioners Nara
Supporters Nara City Fire Department, Nara Prefecture Regional Fire Service Association and Japanese Red Cross Society Nara Prefecture Office
Sponsors Nara Toyota Group, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Kintetsu Railway Co.,Ltd, Izasa Nakatanihonpo,Inc, Asics
Event Date & Time Mini Nara Marathon: Saturday December 7th, 2024 14:00
Marathon (42.195km): Sunday December 8th, 2024 9:00
World Heritage 10K : Sunday December 8th, 2024 9:35
Competition Capacity Time Limit Eligibility for International Runners Participation Fee Participation Prize
6 Hours
w/ 9 cut-off points
Those who live outside of Japan and were born on or before April 1st, 2006. 16,000 Yen T-Shirts
World Heritage 10K
90 Minutes
w/ 1 cut-off point
Those who live outside of Japan and were born between April 2nd, 2006 - April 1st, 2009 5,500 Yen
Those who live outside of Japan and were born on or before April 1st of 2006. 7,500 Yen
Mini Nara Marathon
(2K x 2)
Solo Category
60 minutes Those who live outside of Japan and are over 6 years old 3,000 Yen Sports Towel
Pair Category
100 Pairs
4,500 Yen

Note 1: You will be charged an additional entry processing fee.
Note 2: Participation fee includes accident insurance. Coverage for accidents and sickness during the race is limited to the insurance policy obtained by the event organizer

Packet Pick-up

Saturday, December 7th, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Mini Nara Marathon check-in ends at 1:10 pm) at Rohto Field Nara (Konoike Athletics Stadium)
Runner’s packet including Athlete Bibs will be provided.
The Packet Pick-up is available only on the times mentioned above on Saturday, December 9th. No participants are allowed to run without checking in.

Starting lines

For the smooth and safe operation of the marathon, participants of the full marathon and 10K race will start in blocks according to their estimated finish times reported in their applications. Those who do not fill out an estimated finish time will be placed in the last block.

Awards ▼Marathon and 10K

1. Fastest 8 runners

2. Fastest 3 runners from each age category: 29 years old or younger, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70 years old or older)

- A Finisher’s Certificate (with finishing time written) will be given to those who have completed the Marathon or 10K

- A finisher’s towel and medal will be given to those who have completed the Marathon race.

▼Mini Nara Marathon

- No times will be recorded or awarded for the event.

Note: Special awards have been prepared. The details are to be announced on the official website.

Cut-off Points and Time Limits

Cut-off Points Distance Place Distance Gap Closing Time
Cut-off Point 1 5.4km In front of Suzakumon Gate 5.4km 10:07
Cut-off Point 2 10.6km Nara Kotsu Takabatake Coach Yard 5.2km 10:47
Cut-off Point 3 15.7km East of Kubonoshocho-minami Intersection 5.1km 11:27
Cut-off Point 4 20.0km Intersection at north end of Shirakawa Ohashi Bridge 4.3km 12:01
Cut-off Point 5 25.8km North end of Warakubashi Bridge 5.8km 12:46
Cut-off Point 6 30.5km Shirakawa central promenade south gate 4.7km 13:23
Cut-off Point 7 34.4km East of Yamamura-cho bus stop 3.9km 13:54
Cut-off Point 8 38.0km Nara Kotsu Takabatake Coach Yard 3.6km 14:25
Cut-off Point 9 39.6km Noborioji Kanko Parking Area 1.6km 14:37
FINISH 42.195km Rohto Field Nara (Konoike Athletics Stadium) 2.595km 15:00
10K Race
10K Race Cut-off point 7.5km In front of Todaijigakuen Kindergarten 7.5km 10:40
FINISH 10.0km Rohto Field Nara (Konoike Athletics Stadium) 2.5km 11:05

- This competition will use net time (the time from each runner's start line crossing to finish line crossing) as the official record. Awards will be given based on the official record.

- The official record certified by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations is gross time (the time from the gun start to the finish line crossing).

- In the case of emergency vehicle traffic or other reasons deemed necessary by the organizers, runners may be instructed to temporarily stop or change course.

- Runners will be disqualified if they fail to pass through the cut-off points before the closing time or if they do not finish the race within the time limit. Furthermore, those who lag excessively behind the closing time pace, clearly cannot make it to the next cut-off point or finish line in time, affect the schedule for traffic restrictions, or who are clearly unable to finish the race may be asked to leave the race by physicians or race officials. Please follow all instructions given if asked to leave. When leaving the race, please remove your timing chip and move to the next designated cut-off point (or the finish site) using the official race bus or by walking.

AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings

The Nara Marathon participates as an eligible event for the Wanda Age Group World Rankings by Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM). This ranking system categorizes runners aged 40 and above into five-year age groups, and the records from the Nara Marathon will be reflected in this ranking. Top-ranked runners in the rankings will be invited to age-group world championships. For more details, please visit here:https://www.worldmarathonmajors.com/rankings/how-it-works