Event Outline

Event Name Kobe Marathon 2017
Organizers Hyogo Prefectural Government / Kobe City / Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education / Kobe City Board of Education / Hyogo Amateur Athletic Association
Co-organizers The Kobe Shimbun / The Asahi Shimbun Company
Planning and Administration Kobe Marathon Committee
Managing Organization Hyogo Amateur Athletic Association
Supporting Organizations (Planned) Japan Association of Athletics Federations / Hyogo Amateur Sports Association / Kobe City Education and Sports Association / Community Sports Commissioners Hyogo / Community Sports Commissioners Kobe / Hyogo Sports Association for the Disabled / Kobe City Council of Social Welfare / Hyogo Association of Sports Club 21 Hyogo / The Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hyogo Prefecture / Kobe City Shopping Street Federation / The Hyogo Prefecture Medical Association / Kobe Medical Association / Hyogo Nursing Association / Hyogo Firefighters Association / Kobe Fire Brigade / Hyogo Volunteer Association / Hyogo Tourism Association / Kobe Convention & Visitors Association / West Japan Railway Company / Kansai Railway Association / Hyogo Bus Association / Hyogo Trucking Association / Hyogo Taxi Association / Hyogo Economic Research Institute / Japan Broadcasting Corporation, KOBE Broadcasting Station / Sun-TV / Asahi Broadcasting Corporation / Radio Kansai
Special Sponsor Sysmex Corporation
Sponsors(Planned) The Minato Bank, Ltd. / SHIROYAMA Co., Ltd. / ASICS Corporation / Meiji Co., Ltd. / Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd. / Rokko Butter Co., Ltd. / Japan CO-OP Insurance Consumers' Co-operative Federation / Kobe New Transit Co., Ltd. / The Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited, / TOA Corporation / Rock Field Co., Ltd. / Kobe Steel, Ltd. / PhotoCreate Co., Ltd. / KINKI NIPPON TOURIST CO., LTD. / SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES,LTD. / Tominaga Boeki Kaisha, Ltd. / Kanetetsu Delica Foods Inc. / ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD. / R-bies, INC. / Fujicco Co., Ltd. / Kobe Toyopet Corporation / J:COM West Co., Ltd. / Daiwa House Group / Skymark Airlines, Inc. / Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Date & Time Sunday, November 19, 2017
Starts at 9:00 / Finishes at 16:00
*Wave starts will be set and announced at a later date.
Event

Marathon (42.195 km)

  1. Only one application may be submitted per event or entry category.
  2. Time limits are based on the first signal gun time.
  3. Cut-off times are set at each checkpoint due to the limited duration of traffic control, security, and event operation. The cut-off times will be announced when the wave start details are decided. Those entrants who will reach checkpoints after time limits should stop the race. Check points may be carried out at any time during the race.
  4. Charity proceeds will be utilized by the Kobe Marathon Friendship Bank.
Course Start: Kobe City Municipal Office
Turning point: West side of Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge (Nishi-Maiko, Tarumi Ward)
Finish: Port Island (near Shimin Hiroba)
(Course to be certified by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS))
Competition Rules The races are conducted in accordance with the FY2017 rules and regulations set forth by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF), and the rules and regulations set forth for this event.
Type of Entry / Category / Maximum Number of Entrants / Time Limits / Entry Fee
Type of Entry Category Maximum
Number of Entrants
Time Limits Entry Fee
Individual Entry General 1,100 7 hours
※1 ※2
¥13,700
(Entry fee includes an
administration fee and¥100
donation to charity) ※3

神戸マラソンにおける英語、中国語(繁体字、簡体字)、韓国語でのエントリーは、(株)JTB西日本が所有および運営するウェブサイト『JTBスポーツステーション』からエントリーしていただくことになります。

Entries in the Kobe Marathon in English, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified) and Korean should use the website JTB Sports Station, owned and operated by JTB Western Japan Corp.

神戸マラソンにおける英語、中国語(繁体字、簡体字)、韓国語でのエントリーは、日本国内の<外国籍の方>、および海外在住の<外国籍の方あるいは日本国籍の方>専用のエントリーとなります。
<日本国内に居住の日本国籍の方>は、対象ではありません。
<日本国内に居住の日本国籍の方>がエントリーしてもエントリーは無効となります。
入金を済まされていた場合でも、返金には一切応じることができませんので、ご注意ください。

<日本国内に居住の日本国籍の方>は、神戸マラソン日本語エントリー(RUNNET)よりエントリー頂きますよう、お願い申し上げます。

Entries in English, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified) and Korean in the Kobe Marathon are limited to entries for foreign nationals in Japan and foreign nationals or Japanese nationals resident overseas.

This site is not for Japanese nationals residing in Japan. Any entry attempted by a Japanese national residing in Japan on this site will be invalid. Please note that if payment has been made for a Japanese national residing in Japan, no refund can be provided. Japanese nationals residing in Japan are asked to use the Kobe Marathon Japanese-language entry site (RUNNET).

【注意】JTBスポーツステーションからのエントリーについて
国籍
海外国籍(日本以外の国籍)の方 日本国籍の方
居住地 海外
(日本国外)
○ 可能 ○ 可能
日本国内 ○ 可能 × 無効

→神戸マラソンの大会HP日本語版(Runnet)からエントリーしてください。
(誤って、日本人の方が応募・入金された場合は無効となり、参加料等の返金は一切できません。)

Note: Entry from the JTB Sports Station site
Nationality
Foreign (non-Japanese) nationals Japanese nationals
Place of residence Overseas
(outside Japan)
○ Yes ○ Yes
Japan ○ Yes × Invalid

→Please enter through Kobe Marathon website,
Japanese-language version (Runnet).
If a Japanese national residing in Japan inadvertently
applies through the site for foreign nationals
and makes payment, that entry will be invalid and
no entry or other fees can be refunded.)

  1. Time limits are based on the first signal gun time.
  2. Cut-off times are set at each checkpoint due to the limited duration of traffic control, security, and event operation. The cut-off times will be announced when the wave start details are decided. Those entrants who will reach checkpoints after time limits should stop the race. Check points may be carried out at any time during the race.
  3. Charity proceeds will be utilized by the Kobe Marathon Friendship Bank.
  4. Entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry will be through the JTB Sports Station site, and will be confirmed upon confirmation of payment of the entry fee. Please note that no refund can be made once payment procedure has completed. (An exception will be made for foreign nationals in Japan who miss out on selection in the lottery.)
  5. Please check your input carefully as no changes to name or runner information can be accepted after entry is confirmed. An exception will be made for reasonable cause such as marriage or change of address.
  6. Please note that once entry is confirmed, changes of entrants cannot be permitted.
Qualifications

Athletes born on or before April 1, 1999
General runners: Those not registered with the Japan Association of Athletics Federations

  • Runners (including those from Japan and abroad recommended by the organizers) should be capable of completing the race within 6 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Clothing or fancy dress that violates public order or morals or is inappropriate for a sports event will not be allowed.
  • Disabled entrants (those holding a disability card) who cannot run solo are permitted one accompanying runner (but not a seeing eye dog).
Entry Application
  1. How to apply
    Please apply online at http://kobe-marathon.net/2017/english
    But first, you must register as a member at the JTB Sports Station. You must agree to the terms of use of the JTB Sports Station membership and complete membership registration there before you can enter.
  2. Period
    From 10:00 a.m. April 6 (Thursday) to 23:59 July 4 (Tuesday), 2017 (*Japan Standard Time)

    First-come, first-served basis

  3. Entry fee payment
    After completing your application at the JTB Sports Station site, you must confirm that entry fee payment has been completed according to the instructions.
    Even if you have completed your application, if payment of the entry fee is not received by the designated due date, your participation will not be confirmed and your application will be invalidated.
  4. Determining who will participate
    Entry will be confirmed upon completion of payment of the entry fee.
    Please note that entry applications will be closed when the maximum allowable number of entrants is reached.
  5. Cautions
    Disabled applicants (holders of disability cards) should complete the required parts of the application.
Check-in
  1. Check-in Dates & Time:
    Friday, November 17, 2017: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm (planned as latest time for admission)
    Saturday, November 18, 2017: Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (planned as latest time for admission)
  2. Location: Expo Venue, Kobe International Exhibition Hall
  • Note that check-in will be closed on the actual marathon day (November 19). Entrants may not check in outside the times stated above.
  • Escort runners should also check in at the above times.
  • At the time of check-in, the entrant's identity will be confirmed (the entrant must present in person).
  • Check-in will be refused if the entrant fails to show identification documents.
  • Those with disabilities must bring their disability card.
Awards
  • Awards will be presented to the top eight men and the top eight women runners.
  • Awards will be presented to the top eight men and the top eight women runners for each five-year age group.

Certificates will be mailed at a later date.

Doping Control Doping test will be conducted in accordance with the regulation of IAAF and Japan Anti-Doping Agency. The organizer will take urine and(or) blood in this test before (or after) the race. Qualified personnel will conduct the tests according to instructions. Not JAAF-registered athlete must obey this regulation. Please bring your copy of passport. They are required if the athletes is requested to examine the doping-test.
TUE Applications The athlete who have to use the Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method described on the Prohibited List because of therapeutic must apply a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).
To all minor athletes
who will be
participating to Kobe
Marathon 2017
In accordance with a revision to WADA, international standards and JADA, effective January 1, 2015, when a minor (under 20 years old) athlete participates in a competition it is necessary to obtain a signed consent form for doping control test from the athlete’s parental authorities.
a) Minors participating in this race must carefully read the consent form, bring the original signed and stamped copy to the race and carry it with them. The consent form can also be downloaded from:
http://www.jaaf.or.jp/pdf/doisho.pdf
b) If a minor athlete is selected for doping control test, the original form will be submitted to the testing laboratory by the NFR (national federation representative). It is only necessary to submit an original consent form once as a minor. If an athlete is selected for doping control test for the second time as a minor after having previously submitted a consent form tell the NFR that an original form has already been submitted. If doping control test is performed at the race venue without submission of an original consent form, an original consent form must be submitted to the JAAF office within 7 days after the testing.
Entry inquiries Kobe Marathon Entry Center
Address: Kobe Marathon Entry Center, JTB West MICE Division, JTB Sports Station, Osaka, Japan
TEL. +81-6-6252-4009
Hours: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm (JST) (except Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays)
E-mail:jtbss@west.jtb.jp
  1. The Kobe Marathon Entry Center will open on April 6 (Thu).
  2. This will be the mailing address from which the documents, including certificates of event completion, will be sent.
Accommodation Inquiries Kobe Marathon Accommodation Center
http://www.knt.co.jp/ec/2017/kobe-marathon-e/
Address: Kobe Marathon Accommodation Center, Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd. (Kobe Branch), 8th Floor, Kobe lto-Machi Building, Ito-Machi 121, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0032 Japan
TEL. +81-78-321-0644
Hours:10 am - 5 pm (JST) (except Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays)
  1. The Kobe Marathon Accommodation Center will open after the announcement of the results of the drawing.