Race Name 4th Saitama International Marathon
(also serves as
Selection Race of Japan Women’s Marathon Representatives for Doha 2019 World Championships in Athletics / Marathon Grand Championship series 2018–2019
– Selection Race of Japan Women’s Marathon Representatives for Tokyo 2020 Olympics –
Organizers JAAF (Japan Association of Athletics Federations); Saitama Prefecture; City of Saitama; The Yomiuri Shimbun; Nippon Television Network Corporation
Supporting Organizations Japan Sports Agency; Saitama Prefectural Board of Education; Saitama City Board of Education; City of Koshigaya; Koshigaya City Board of Education; Saitama Prefecture Amateur Sports Association; Saitama City Amateur Sports Association; Koshigaya City Amateur Sports Association; Hochi Shimbun; TV Saitama; Nippon Cultural Broadcasting Inc; FM NACK5.;East Japan Railway Company Omiya Branch; Tobu Railway Co.,Ltd.; Saitama New Urban transit Co.,Ltd.; Saitama Railway Corporation, in planning
Managing Organization Saitama Athletics Association
Special Sponsor Resona Group
Official Sponsor YAOKO CO.,LTD.
Honda Motor Co.,Ltd.
Seiko Holdings Corporation
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.
Official Supplier KINKI NIPPON TOURIST Corporate Business Co.,Ltd.
Photocreate Co.,Ltd.
Date December 8th and 9th , 2018
Event / Eligibility / Time
Enable to apply only for 8km Race.
<Dec 8th – Komaba Funrun>
Wheelchair Ride(1km)
Eligibility Elementary school-aged or older men and women who regularly use the wheelchair.
*One escort runner is approved in the case of the participant who has difficulty with alone-running.
*Using racing wheelchair is prohibited.
Time 9:00 start
Family Run(1.5km)
Eligibility The pair of elementary school-aged and his/her parent or guardian.
  • 9:30 start (E.S. 1st and 2nd grader)
  • 10:00 start (E.S. 3rd to 6th grader)
1.5km Race
Eligibility Elementary school 4th to 6th grader and Junior high school students
  • 10:30 start(J.H.S. students)
  • 10:50 start(E.S. girls)
  • 11:10 start(E.S. boys)
Two-hour Endurance Team Run
Eligibility The team; the member consisted of 2-6 of Elementary school students or older runners.
*6-11 members are needed if the team consisted of only E.S. students.
A: General team Unlimited
B: Coworker team The team must comprise coworkers.
C: Family team The team must comprise relevant.
D: Female team The team must comprise female.
E: U-18 team The team must comprise 18 years old or younger.
F: O-40 team The team must comprise 40 years old or older.
Time 13:30 start
<Dec 9th>
8km Race
Eligibility 15 years old(excluding J.H.S. students)or older male and female, who can finish the race within 70min.
*As an indication, runners have to pass through 5km within 44min.
Time 9:40 start
* Start at the same time with General Division and Female Beginners’ Division marathon runners
Dec 8th: Special course in Komaba Sports Park
Dec 9th: Start – Saitama Super Arena / Finish – Komaba Sports Park* Running on the part of Marathon Course
Capacity and Entry
Entry Period May 21st (Mon) 12:00 – Sep 17th (Mon)
Wheelchair Ride(1km)
Capacity 30
Entry Fee(tax Incl) 1,080yen
Family Run(1.5km)
Capacity 2,000 (1,000 pairs)
Entry Fee(tax Incl) 2,160 yen(per group)
1.5km Race
Capacity 600
Entry Fee(tax Incl) 1,080 yen
Two-hour Endurance Team Run
Capacity 200 groups (2~6 people per group)
* 6~11 people per group for only E.S. students’ team
Entry Fee(tax Incl) 2,700yen (per person)
* 1,620yen (per person) in case the team is comprised of only E.S. students
8km Race
Capacity 1,500
Entry Fee(tax Incl) 3,780 yen


*Enable to apply only for full marathon and 8km Race.

Race Regulation
<Komaba Fun Run>
  1. Wheelchair Ride / Family Run : Participants should finish within 20 min.
    1.5km Race: within 15 min.
  2. Two-hour Endurance Team Run :One runner should run at least 1 round (1.2km). Each team competes the times of rounding within 2 hours. In the case some team round the same number of times, rank will be decided considered by the passing time of the last checkpoint. Last 3 min of the 2 hours, runners cannot start the next round.
  3. Two-hour Endurance Team Run: E.S. students are prohibited from running 2 rounds and more in a row.
<8km Race>
  1. Due to traffic and security restrictions as well as operational reasons, race course will be closed at the checkpoints. Each time limit is the same as Marathon General Division. Running will not be allowed if he/she considerably falls behind.
  2. Runner will start at the same time of General Division and Female Beginners’ Division marathon runners.
<Wheelchair / Family Run> No awards
<1.5km Race> Top 8 male and female finishers at each age group (gross time)
<Two-hour Endurance Team Run> Overall top 3 teams / The winner at A-F division (except overall top 3 teams) / Best Dressed Award
<8km Race> Top 3 both male and female finishers at each age group: U-19, twenties and thirties, forties, fifties, and O-60 (gross time)
Number Card Pick-up Details, including number bib pick-up, will be sent to registered e-mail address.
Privacy Policy

1) The organizer and the host company abide by all laws and ordinances concerning the protection of personal information and adhere to the personal information protection policy when handling personal information. The organizer may use personal information for the purposes of preliminary qualification examination, preparation of the race program, results announcement, and delivering relevant information about official website, event operation and athletic sports.

2) The race is broadcast on TV and distributed its video on the internet.

3) The organizer, the host company and the third parties approved by the organizer and the host company may post videos, photographs, articles, individual records related to the race on media such as advertising materials including the race program and posters, TV, radio, newspapers, magazines and the internet by way of operating and promoting the event.

  1. No refunds of entry fees will be given in the event of the race’s cancellation due to reasons beyond the responsibilities of the organizers.
  2. Organizers will not perform health examinations. It is the responsibility of each runner to ensure that they are in sufficiently good health to participate.
  3. Organizers will provide First Aid for accidents that occur during the race but do not assume subsequent responsibility.

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