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The Combined 10th Osaka Marathon and 77th Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon Event DetailsThe Combined 10th Osaka Marathon and 77th Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon Event Details

Race Name The Combined 10th Osaka Marathon and 77th Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon also serves as:
・Japan Marathon Championship series
Members of the Event Organizing Body Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF), Osaka Prefectural Government, Osaka City, Osaka Association of All Athletics (OAAA)
Co-organizers The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Mainichi Shimbun, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)
Managing Organization Osaka Association of All Athletics (OAAA)
Operational Support OSAKA PARA ATHLETICS
Supporting Organizations (planned) Osaka City Community Promotion Association, Osaka Prefectural Federation of Shopping Centers, Osaka Prefectural Federation of Shopping Center Promotion Associations, Osaka City Shopping Streets Association, Kansai Economic Federation, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kansai Association of Corporate Executives, Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau, Osaka Prefectural Sport Association, Osaka Athletic Association, Osaka Sport Promotion Council, Osaka City Sport Association, Osaka City Sports and Welfare Association, Osaka City Sport Promotion Council, Osaka City Sports and Greenery Association, Osaka Para-Sports Association, Osaka City Welfare and Sports Association for Persons with Disabilities, Osaka Medical Association, Osaka Hospital Association, Osaka Nursing Association, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Kinki District Transport Bureau, Hanshin Expressway Company Limited, Yomiuri Light and Humanity Association, Osaka Life Support Association, Osaka Prefectural Board of Education, Osaka City Board of Education, The Hochi Shimbun, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc., Sports Nippon Newspapers (planned / in random order)
Official Sponsors Osaka Metro Co., Ltd., OPTAGE Inc., MIZUNO Corporation, Duskin Co., Ltd., Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.,MUFG Bank, Ltd., Coca-Cola(JAPAN)Co., SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION, Ltd., KANSAI UNIVERSITY, Ltd., Advance Create Co., Ltd.,The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, KYOWA CO.,LTD., Kinki Nippon Tourist Kansai Co.,Ltd., NIPPON EXPRESS CO., LTD., Iwatani Corporation, KOSMO SECURITY SERVICES CO., MARUICHI STEEL TUBE LTD., Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
Telecast NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), YTV (Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation), MBS (Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.)
Events Marathon
Date & Times
  • Sunday, February 27, 2022
  • 9:05 a.m. / The wheelchair race starts.
  • 9:15 a.m. / Marathon Wave 1 starts and the following waves start in order.
  • 11:25 a.m. / The wheelchair race finishes.
  • 4:15 p.m. / The marathon finishes.
Course The Osaka Marathon course, starting in front of the Osaka Prefectural Government Building and finishing within Osaka Castle Park
[A course certified by World Athletics (WA)/the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF)]
Competition Rules The races will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the WA, JAAF and the Race Organizer.
Note that as this races is a WA Label road race, the WA Road Race Label Regulations apply.
According to the WA rules, doping control tests will be carried out.
The wheelchair race follows the rules and regulations set forth by World Para Athletics (WPA) and the Race Organizer.
Line-up at the Start

To relieve congestion and prevent infection, a wave (corral) start is used. A wave-start schedule and waiting blocks will be set up according to the certified time on the record certificate (personal best time) submitted at the time of application, regardless of having JAAF membership or not. Those who specified neither a certified time on the record (personal best time) nor a predicted time will start from the rearmost block of the last wave. Note that if you start from a point forward of the set wave, you will be disqualified.

Time Limits Marathon;7 hours (The competition ends at 4:15 p.m.)
* Time limits are based on the timing of the starting gun for the first wave.
The wheelchair race;2 hours and 20 minutes(The competition ends at 11:25 a.m.)
Shoes

Shoes worn by JAAF member runners must conform to the Technical Rules (shoe rules). For the shoe rules, refer to the website below.

▼JAAF Competition Management Committee
https://www.jaaf.or.jp/about/resist/technical/shoes/

Shoes may be checked before and/or after the race.

Costume-clad Participation JAAF members are prohibited from participating in the race dressed in costume. Costume-clad runners are not allowed to start from Block A regardless of having JAAF membership or not. Costumes that impair visibility of other runners are prohibited.
Qualifications
  • Participants must have been born on or before April 1, 2003.
  • (1) JAAF members
  • (2) Non-JAAF members
  • * JAAF members must have registered for FY2021.
  • * Those who have difficulty running on their own can have the option of running with a guide. (Running with a guide dog or any other animal is not permitted.)
  • * Runners must be able to finish the marathon by the end time of the race.
  • (3) Runners in a racing wheelchair
  • * Wheelchairs are limited to racing wheelchairs that comply with the WPA rules and regulations. The qualifying time must have been achieved and verified in a race held on or after April 1, 2019: sub 1:10 for a half marathon or sub 2:20 for a full marathon.
Fixed number Marathon: 20,000 (including elite runners)
Application Classification

① General runners (individual): 16,320 persons

  • * This number includes 3,000 persons who were not selected consecutively. Runners are selected in a drawing from among those who individually applied for the Osaka Marathon in 2017, 2018 and 2019 but were not selected in any of the three years consecutively. (No separate entry procedure required.)
  • * This competition does not accept pair or group applications.

② Runners in a racing wheelchair: 30 persons

③ Civic athletes (1,500 persons / on a first-come, first-served basis)

  • * Only those who met their qualifying time set by age and gender [18 to 39 years old: 3:00 for men/3:40 for women, 40 to 49 years old: 3:10 for men/3:45 for women, 50 to 59 years old: 3:25 for men/4:00 for women, 60 to 69 years old: 3:50 for men/4:30 for women, 70-plus: 4:30 for men/5:10 for women] (gross time or net time on or after April 1, 2019 for a course certified by the JAAF or WA/AIMS). Refer to the qualifying time for the age group that matches your age on the day of the race. (Do not count your age by the old Japanese system.) You must submit your record certificate. In the case of false declaration, you cannot participate in the race.

④ Osaka Sports Supporting Runners (400 persons each from Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City; 800 persons in total / on a first-come, first-served basis)

  • * Only those who donated at least 100,000 yen to the Namihaya Sports Promotion Fund (Osaka Prefecture) or the Osaka City Sports Promotion Fund (Osaka City) through the Furusato Nozei Program (a charitable donation to a municipality or prefecture of one’s choice) within the application period, or those designated by the said donor An entry fee is required separately.

⑤ Charity runners (1,000 persons / on a first-come, first-served basis)

  • * Only those who collected at least 70,000 yen in donations for a charity organization designated by the Osaka Marathon through fundraising efforts within the donation period An entry fee is required separately.

⑥ Runners with disabilities (50 persons)

  • * Those with disabilities who have either of the following certificates: shintai shogaisha techo (physically disabled person's certificate), seishinshogaisha hoken fukushi techo (mentally disabled person's certificate) or ryoiku techo (certificate of medical treatment and education for the intellectually disabled) (except runners in a racing wheelchair) If not selected, you will be eligible for another drawing as a general runner. (No re-entry procedure required)

⑦ Elite runners (planned to include 250 men and 50 women)

  • * With regard to the elite runner recruitment resultant from the integration with the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon, the recruitment is planned to be conducted in like manner with the previous Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon in terms of invited athletes, entry requirements, application method and the like. Details will be announced at a later date along with the entry requirements for the women’s elite runners.
Application Procedures Internet (only PCs and smartphones) * You cannot file an application using a transfer form.
Application Period
  • ① General runners / ② Runners in a racing wheelchair / ⑥ Runners with disabilities
    From 10:00 a.m. on September 3 (Fri.) to 5:00 p.m. on September 16 (Thu.), 2021
  • ③ Civic athletes
    From 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. on September 2 (Thu.), 2021
  • ④ Osaka Sports Supporting Runners
    From 10:00 a.m. on September 3 (Fri.) to 5:00 p.m. on October 25 (Mon.), 2021
    * By September 16(Thu.) when using a payment slip to make Furusato Nozei donations
  • ⑤ Charity runners
    From 10:00 a.m. on September 3 (Fri.) to 5:00 p.m. on November 17 (Wed.), 2021
    * Fundraising donations are from September 3 (Fri.) to January 25 (Tue.),2022.
Entry Fee

23,000 yen (An administrative fee of 550 yen and charity donations required separately)
For this and later events, the entry fee can be paid only by credit card.

  • * For charity donations, each participant must donate at least two units (one unit: 500 yen). For ⑤ charity runners, charity donations are included in the fundraising donation of 70,000 yen or more.
How to Select Participants If the number of applicants exceeds the capacity, a drawing will be held. Note that the applications for ③ civic athletes, ④ Osaka Sports Supporting Runners and ⑤ charity runners are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Entry Fee Payment Those selected must pay the entry fee by credit card by the designated date (scheduled to be mid-October).
Entry from Overseas For this event, applications from foreign residents are not accepted.
Awards

The awards will be given based on the gross time as follows:

  • ・The top eight male and female finishers overall as well as the top eight male and female finishers in a racing wheelchair will be awarded.
  • ・The Civic Runner Award is granted to male and female runners finishing in first place, excluding invited athletes, elite runners and guest runners.
  • ・The Chicago Marathon Award is granted to male and female runners who live in Osaka Prefecture and finish in first place, excluding invited athletes, elite runners, guest runners, representative runners for affiliate marathons and the Chicago Marathon Award winners at the 8th and 9th Osaka Marathon.
  • * Separately, a certificate will be sent at a later date to the top three male and female runners per five-year age bracket, excluding invited athletes, elite runners, guest runners and overall prize winners.
Runners’Registration

[Osaka Marathon EXPO2022]

Period: Two days, on February 25 (Fri.) and 26 (Sat.), 2022

Venue: INTEX Osaka

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (last admission)

  • * Registration will not be accepted on the day of the race (Sunday, February 27).
  • * At the time of registration, identity verification is conducted using a photo identification document. At the same time, health management check is also carried out using a health check system. Therefore, registration must be done by the runner in person.
  • * Details about the health check system will be announced at a later date.
  • * For registration, a photo identification document and a smartphone with the health check system installed are required.
  • * Runners with disabilities must bring the certificate registered at the time of application (shintai shogaisha techo [physically disabled person's certificate], seishinshogaisha hoken fukushi techo [mentally disabled person's certificate] or ryoiku techo [certificate of medical treatment and education for the intellectually disabled]).
  • * The registration procedures may be changed. For example, a reservation may be required. (Details will be announced at a later date.)
Doping Control Doping control tests will be carried out in accordance with the latest WA Anti-Doping Rules, World Anti-Doping Code, and Japan Anti-Doping Code. For doping control tests carried out before or after the race, a sample of urine and/or blood will be collected. People nominated should take the test as instructed.
TUE Application Athletes who have to use prohibited substances/methods included on the Prohibited List for the purpose of treating disease must file an application for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). For details, refer to the websites below.
▼ JAAF Medical Committee
(http://www.jaaf.or.jp/about/resist/medical/)
▼ Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA)
(http://www.playtruejapan.org/)
Notes for Participating in the Race
  • (1) The event organizing body cannot accept applications from those who disagree with the concept of charity programs.
  • (2) Those who do not meet the qualifications cannot participate in the race. No one but the selected applicants can participate in the race.
  • (3) If the falsification of your name/qualifications/record certificate or other dishonest acts are identified, you will be disqualified and not be allowed to participate in the race. Furthermore, applications for future races will not also be allowed.
  • (4) After application, notifications will be sent to the registered email address. The event organizing body will take no responsibility if you cannot receive email messages sent by the event organizing body due to a malfunction in your device, incorrect email settings, a change in your email address or the like.
  • (5) Please use public transportation to reach the venue. Note that the event organizing body will take no responsibility if you cannot participate in the race due to transportation delays.
  • (6) Be sure to manage your health before participating in the race. The event organizing body will take no responsibility for any illness or accidents except for first-aid treatment. Although the event is covered by an accident insurance (ex gratia payments), COVID-19 and other epidemics are outside the scope of its coverage.
  • (7) The event organizing body will take no responsibility for any loss of, theft of or damage to your belongings, including valuables and baggage.
  • (8) It is prohibited to post up or wear any designs, letters, trademarks or the like representing company names or product names, etc. for advertising purposes within the event site (including the race course).
  • (9) Usage and portrait rights of the following items belong to the event organizing body when they are used for TV broadcasting, newspapers, magazines, the Internet and printed materials published by the event organizing body: images, photographs and articles covering the race; location information; and entrants’ names, ages, addresses (prefecture or city) and records.
  • (10) Photographs of the race may be sold by a party entrusted by the event organizing body.
  • (11) For matters relating to the race, even if they are not included in the aforementioned notes, please follow instructions given by the event organizing body.
Infection Prevention and Control Measures
  • (1) In accordance with the Guidelines for Preventing the Spread of Infections to Resume Sports Events set by the Japan Sport Association and other relevant parties and the Guidance on Resuming Road Races provided by the JAAF, this race will be held with anti-virus measures in consideration of the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • (2) The event organizing body will not allow those who do not follow the infection prevention and control measures to participate in the race.
  • (3) It is said that those over age 65 and those with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk of severe illnesses from COVID-19. Please make a careful decision about participation.
  • (4) If possible, it is recommended to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before the race.
  • * Additional measures and/or inconvenience may be imposed depending on the future status of the COVID-19 pandemic. For details, refer to the website below.

▼ Infection prevention measures
https://www.osaka-marathon.com/2022/info/covid19/

Judgment on Whether the Race Can Be Held The contents of the event details may be changed depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. If the safe operation of the race is judged to be difficult due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an earthquake, a storm, a flood, or any other natural disaster, the race will be canceled. The amount of the refund of the entry fee in the case of race cancelation will be determined after deducting the expenses incurred before the cancellation decision is made.
Personal Information

The event organizing body abides by laws and regulations related to the protection of personal information and handles the personal information of the participants in accordance with the privacy policy of the Osaka Marathon Organizing Committee. For the privacy policy, refer to the website below.

▼ Privacy policy
https://www.osaka-marathon.com/2022/policy/

  • * The event organizing body or the Osaka Marathon Call Center may contact participants to confirm the information stated on their application forms.
  • * The event organizing body will not provide any personal information on the participants to the co-organizers or related mass media without the participants’ consent to the coverage.