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Hokkaido Marathon 2017
-Marathon Grand Champion Series 2017-2018
(Team Japan Trials for Tokyo 2020)
-Selection Trials for the 2018 Asian Games Jakarta

Host Organizations

Organizing Committee for the Hokkaido Marathon 2017

Hokkaido Amateur Athletic Association, The Hokkaido Shimbun Press, Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting Co. Ltd. (UHB TV), FM Hokkaido Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (AIR-G’), Doshin Sports Press, Hokkaido Government, Sapporo City, Hokkaido Amateur Sports Association, Hokkaido Association of City Mayors, Hokkaido Association of Towns and Villages, Federation of Hokkaido Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sapporo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hokkaido Tourism Organization, Sapporo Tourist Association, Hokkaido Medical Association, Hokkaido Association for Acute Medicine, Hokkaido Nursing Association, Hokkaido Physical Therapy Association, Sapporo Health Sports Foundation, NPO Runners Support Hokkaido

Superintendent Hokkaido Amateur Athletic Association, Sapporo Amateur Athletic Association
Supporting Organizations Japan Tourism Agency, Japan Association of Athletics Federations
Date/time August 27 (Sun.), 2017, from 9:00
Races Full marathon, fun run (11. 5 km)
Regulations Regulations of the Japan Association of Athletics Federations, Regulations of the Hokkaido Marathon

Full Marathon Overview

Entry Fee 13,000 yen
(Entrants are responsible for covering any handling charges related to payment methods.)
Eligibility Men and women of at least 19 years of age on the race day who can complete the full distance within five hours
Capacity: 17,000
16,300 (online entries; first-come-first-served), 400 (mail entries; entrants to be chosen by lottery if capacity is exceeded), 250 (advance reservations with accommodation; first-come-first-served),
50 (charity entries; first-come-first-served)
Course Odori Park Nishi 3-/4-chome (Ekimae-dori) – Susukino – Sosei Tunnel – Soseigawa-dori – Kita 8-jo-dori (JR Sapporo Station North Exit) – Ishiyama-dori – Shinkawa-dori (halfway point) – Hokkaido University – Former Hokkaido Government Office Building (Akarenga) – Odori Park Nishi 8-chome (Kita-odori)
Starting Line-up

Participants will line up in order based on their submitted personal best times (gross times) for a full marathon.
(Note) To ensure a smooth start, runners will be divided into blocks according to their personal best times (gross times) for a full marathon submitted at the time of entry. The best times are valid for the period provided below. The submitted times will be checked by the secretariat. Please submit an accurate personal best time. Those who have no race times recorded during the validity period are requested to submit anticipated times.

Best times in domestic official events and overseas races are valid (full marathon only).

Validity period for personal best times: January 1, 2015 – March 31, 2017

Priority when dividing into blocks *Participants will line up in order with no distinction made between runners registered with the Japan Association of Athletics Federations and ordinary runners.
(1) Invited or corporate team runners
(2) Runners who have submitted valid personal best times
(3) Runners who have submitted anticipated times
(4) Runners who have not submitted anticipated times or valid personal best times

Checkpoints
Cut-off point Closing time Time limit
1.2km 9:30 30 min.
5㎞ 9:55 55 min.
8.1km 10:15 1 hr. 15 min.
10km 10:30 1 hr. 30 min.
13.2km 10:51 1 hr. 51 min.
15km 11:03 2 hr. 03 min.
20km 11:36 2 hr. 36 min.
25km 12:09 3 hr. 09 min.
28.2km 12:28 3 hr. 28 min.
30km 12:42 3 hr. 42 min.
35km 13:15 4 hr. 15 min.
40km 13:50 4 hr. 50 min.
41.6km 14:05 5 hr. 05 min.
Course Facilities (including start/finish points)
Point Water stations Special drinks Medical aid stations Toilets
Number of course facilities 17 8 6 11
Start / finish
5km
5.2km
5.5km
7.8km
10km
10.8km
15km
16.9km
17.5km
18.6km
20km
22.5km
25km
27.2km
30km
31.1km
33km
35km
35.9km
37.5km
40km

*Numbers and locations are subject to change.
*Special drinks will be provided exclusively for invited and elite runners.

Application Period From April 2 (Sun.), 18:00
Registration August 25 (Fri.) 13:00 to 20:00
August 26 (Sat.) 10:00 to 20:00
Odor Park Nishi 7-chome (subject to change)
Participation Prizes

All runners will be given a SVOLME original running shirt.
Running shirts (large for men and medium for women) will be issued to runners who signed up using the overseas entry form.

Unit(cm)

Height A Shirt length B Shirt width
M 167~173 65 48
L 172~178 68 51
Completion Prizes (1) Completion medals
(2) Finisher’s towels
(3) Completion certificates (detailing split times for each 5 km section)
(4) Official record listing the finishing times of all runners (to be sent out at a later date)
Awards

General awards: the first- to eighth-placed runners in both the men’s and women’s races
Age-group awards: the first- to third-placed runners in the respective age groups of both the men’s and women’s races (*age categories: 24 or younger, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70+)
Rookie awards: one runner from each of the men’s and women’s races (possible invitation to the Seoul International Marathon)

*The names of the top 100 runners and the times of the top 50 runners in both the men’s and women’s races will be published in the Hokkaido Shimbun newspaper the day after the race.Not all finishers’ names will be published.

Entry Guidelines

*All applicants are requested to observe the terms and conditions of the Entry Guidelines specified below.

  • 1. The organizers shall have no liability whatsoever for sickness, loss or other accidents, aside from providing emergency measures.
  • 2. Cancellation for personal reasons shall not be accepted after the application has been submitted. Once entry fees have been paid, they cannot be refunded for any reason (e.g., cancellation of the event or reduction in size due to natural disaster, accidents and so forth).
  • 3. Applicants are requested to obtain approval of their participation in this marathon from a guardian (for applications by minors) or participating team members (for group entries). False declaration of records, such as age and gender, or entry by a person other than the applicant (substitute running) will not be tolerated. If such a case is detected, entry will be cancelled.
  • 4. Applicants shall agree that personal information, such as their name, age, gender, place of residence (names of countries, prefectures and other administrative entities; and names of cities, towns and villages), past records and portraits may be used in the marathon’s promotional materials, such as videos, photographs, articles and race data published via such media as newspapers, TV programs (including commercials), magazines, the Internet and pamphlets. They shall also agree that the publishing and portrait rights to such information belong to the organizers, and shall not execute their portrait rights.

*In addition to the Entry Guidelines, applicants are requested to observe the Regulations of the Hokkaido Marathon set forth by the organizers, and submit written consent.

Handling of Personal Information
The organizers recognize the importance of personal information, observe the Personal Information Protection Law and related regulations, and handle personal information based on a fixed privacy policy.
To ensure the smooth operation of this event, personal information is used to provide entry information, inform runners of race records and related data and inform entrants of the next Hokkaido Marathon, as well as announcing records, giving first-aid treatment and cooperating with medical institutions. It may be used by the organizers or disclosed to the event’s supporters and collaborators to provide information on services, products and the like offered by the organizers, supporters and collaborators. It may also be used by the organizers or trustees to confirm entry information.

Inquiries

1. Overseas entrants (except those from Seoul, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Beijing, Thailand)
Kinki Nippon Tourist Hokkaido Co., Ltd.
Hokkaido Regional Promotion & Inbound Center Nittsu Sapporo Bldg., N3 W2,Chuo-ku, Sapporo, JAPAN 060-0003
Phone: +81-11-251-5731; Fax : +81-11-251-2288
E-mail: h-inbound@or.knt-h.co.jp

2. Entrants from Seoul
NAEIL TOUR
KEB Hana Bank Bldg.,(3, 4F)110, Seosomun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea
MS Jang In Seok
Tel:82-2-6262-5050
E-mail:jang@naeiltour.co.kr

3. Entrants from Hong Kong
Company name: KNT (HK) LIMITED / 近畿国際旅行社(香港)有限公司
Person in charge (PIC): Mr. Onodera
Phone number of PIC: 852-2735-1166
E-mail address of PIC: onodera@knt-hk.com
Opening hours: Weekdays 9:00 – 18:00,Saturdays 9:00 -13:00
Closed on Sundays and public holidays

4. Entrants from TAIWAN
Company name: KNT Taiwan / 台湾近畿国際旅行社(股)有限公司 Person in charge: 邱莉婷(Ms.Carey) E-mail address of PIC:carey.c@knt-taiwan.com Phone number of PIC: 02-87717551

5. Entrants from Beijing
近畿国際旅行社(中国)有限公司 ROOM2110 EAST OCEAN CENTER NO24 JIANGUOMENWAI STREET CHAOYANG DISTRICT BEIJING 100022 CHINA 电话:010-6515-6185 受理时间:08:30~17:30 电子邮箱 chilinran@kntchina.com, nizhigang@kntchina.com

6. Entrants from Thailand
Company name: KNT TRAVEL (THAILAND) CO., LTD.
E-mail address of PIC: kntthai@knt-travel.com
Opening hours: Weekdays 9:00 – 17:30
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays

Entry Form for Overseas Entrants

Fun Run (11.5 km) Overview

Entry Fee 6,000 yen
(Separate handling charges apply.)
Eligibility Men and women of at least 16 years of age on the race day who can complete the distance of 11.5 km within 1 hours and 45 minutes
Maximum Number of Entrants 3,000
Course Odori Park Nishi 3-/4-chome (Ekimae-dori) – Susukino – Sosei Tunnel – Soseigawa-dori – Kita 8-jo-dori (JR Sapporo Station North Exit) – Nishi 6-chomesen – Former Hokkaido Government Office Building North Gate – area in front of the Main Hokkaido Government Office Building
Starting Line-up Runners will be divided into blocks according to their expected times based on information submitted with the entry.
*It will take around 15 minutes for runners in the rear blocks to cross the start line.
Checkpoints
Cut-off point Closing time Time limit
1.2km 9:30 30 min.
5㎞ 9:55 55 min.
8.1km 10:15 1 hr. 15 min.
10km 10:30 1 hr. 30 min.
11.5km 10:45 1 hr. 45 min.
Course Facilities (including start/finish points)
Point Water stations Toilets
Number of course facilities 3 3
Start / finish
5km
5.5km
7.8km

*Numbers and locations are subject to change.
*Special drinks will be provided exclusively for invited and elite runners.

Application Period

From April 2 (Sun.), 18:00

*Only online entries are accepted.

Registration August 25 (Fri.) 13:00 to 20:00
August 26 (Sat.) 10:00 to 20:00
Odor Park Nishi 7-chome (subject to change)
Participation Prizes

All runners will be given a SVOLME original running shirt.
Running shirts (large for men and medium for women) will be issued to runners who signed up using the overseas entry form.

Unit(cm)

Height A Shirt length B Shirt width
M 167~173 65 48
L 172~178 68 51
Completion Prizes (1) Completion certificates (detailing split times for each 5 km section)
(2) Official record listing the finishing times of all runners (to be sent out at a later date)
Awards As this is a fun event for the enjoyment of entrants, no awards will be presented.
Entry Guidelines

*All applicants are requested to observe the terms and conditions of the Entry Guidelines specified below.

  • 1. The organizers shall have no liability whatsoever for sickness, loss or other accidents, aside from providing emergency measures.
  • 2. Cancellation for personal reasons shall not be accepted after the application has been submitted. Once entry fees have been paid, they cannot be refunded for any reason (e.g., cancellation of the event or reduction in size due to natural disaster, accidents and so forth).
  • 3. Applicants are requested to obtain approval of their participation in this marathon from a guardian (for applications by minors) or participating team members (for group entries). False declaration of records, such as age and gender, or entry by a person other than the applicant (substitute running) will not be tolerated. If such a case is detected, entry will be cancelled.
  • 4. Applicants shall agree that personal information, such as their name, age, gender, place of residence (names of countries, prefectures and other administrative entities; and names of cities, towns and villages), past records and portraits may be used in the marathon’s promotional materials, such as videos, photographs, articles and race data published via such media as newspapers, TV programs (including commercials), magazines, the Internet and pamphlets. They shall also agree that the publishing and portrait rights to such information belong to the organizers, and shall not execute their portrait rights.

*In addition to the Entry Guidelines, applicants are requested to observe the Regulations of the Hokkaido Marathon set forth by the organizers, and submit written consent.

Handling of Personal Information
The organizers recognize the importance of personal information, observe the Personal Information Protection Law and related regulations, and handle personal information based on a fixed privacy policy.
To ensure the smooth operation of this event, personal information is used to provide entry information, inform runners of race records and related data and inform entrants of the next Hokkaido Marathon, as well as announcing records, giving first-aid treatment and cooperating with medical institutions. It may be used by the organizers or disclosed to the event’s supporters and collaborators to provide information on services, products and the like offered by the organizers, supporters and collaborators. It may also be used by the organizers or trustees to confirm entry information.

Inquiries

1. Overseas entrants (except those from Seoul, Hong Kong,Taiwan,Beijing, Thailand)
Kinki Nippon Tourist Hokkaido Co., Ltd.
Hokkaido Regional Promotion & Inbound Center Nittsu Sapporo Bldg., N3 W2,Chuo-ku, Sapporo, JAPAN 060-0003
Phone: +81-11-251-5731; Fax : +81-11-251-2288
E-mail: h-inbound@or.knt-h.co.jp

2. Entrants from Seoul
NAEIL TOUR
KEB Hana Bank Bldg.,(3, 4F)110, Seosomun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea
MS Jang In Seok
Tel:82-2-6262-5050
E-mail:jang@naeiltour.co.kr

3. Entrants from Hong Kong
Company name: KNT (HK) LIMITED / 近畿国際旅行社(香港)有限公司
Person in charge (PIC): Mr. Onodera
Phone number of PIC: 852-2735-1166
E-mail address of PIC: onodera@knt-hk.com
Opening hours: Weekdays 9:00 – 18:00,Saturdays 9:00 -13:00
Closed on Sundays and public holidays

4. Entrants from TAIWAN
Company name: KNT Taiwan / 台湾近畿国際旅行社(股)有限公司 Person in charge: 邱莉婷(Ms.Carey) E-mail address of PIC:carey.c@knt-taiwan.com Phone number of PIC: 02-87717551

5. Entrants from Beijing
近畿国際旅行社(中国)有限公司 ROOM2110 EAST OCEAN CENTER NO24 JIANGUOMENWAI STREET CHAOYANG DISTRICT BEIJING 100022 CHINA 电话:010-6515-6185 受理时间:08:30~17:30 电子邮箱 chilinran@kntchina.com, nizhigang@kntchina.com

6. Entrants from Thailand
Company name: KNT TRAVEL (THAILAND) CO., LTD.
E-mail address of PIC: kntthai@knt-travel.com
Opening hours: Weekdays 9:00 – 17:30
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays

Entry Form for Overseas Entrants
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