2015 Osaka Woman's Marathon
Date: Sunday, January 25, 2015
Starting Time: 12:10
Site: Osaka Castle Marathon Course (42.195km)
Japan Association of Athletics Federations
Kansai Telecasting Corp. (KTV)
The Sankei Shinbun (Newspaper)
The Sankei Sports Shinbun
Osaka City Government
Osaka Prefectural Government
Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Osaka Broadcasting Corp. (OBC)
Osaka Association of All Athletes
1. Marathon: under 3 hours 13 minutes.
2. 30km Road Race: under 2 hour 13 minutes.
3. Half Marathon: under 1 hour 30 minutes.
4. 20km Road Race: under 1 hour 25 minutes.
5. 10km Road Race: under 37 minutes.
¥5,000- (Japanese yen)
Entry fee should be paid when you pick up your number bib.
The following documents need to be submitted to the Organizing Committee through the Athletic Federation of each athlete's country by December 1, 2014.
1. Entry form (Signed by athlete and certified by the Federation)
Please use the official entry form enclosed
2. Athletic information sheet
3. Two color photographs (full face)
The race will be conducted in accordance with the IAAF rules, the 2014 JAAF rules and the Osaka Women's Marathon regulations. IAAF Road Race Label Regulations also apply to the Osaka Women's Marathon 2015, which has been certified by the IAAF as a Silver Label road race.
THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
The race starts and finishes at the Yanmar Nagai Stadium located in the South of Osaka, and covers the most scenic and historic areas of Osaka City. After leaving the Stadium, runners will make their way northward to the Osaka Castle and then, the Osaka City Hall. After the City Hall, runners will run under beautiful ginkgo trees along the Midosuji, one of main streets of Osaka. Runners will once again pass the Osaka Castle before covering the last 12 kilometers back to the Yanmar Nagai Stadium. The course is mostly flat with little change in elevation and protected from wind by buildings and trees along the streets.