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This year a record 28,000 people are expected to participate in the Yokohama Marathon, which will take place in autumn rather than spring. The course will start at Minato Mirai Ohashi, taking runners past Minato Mirai and Sankeien Garden, and up to Bayside Marina before turning round to run the same route back for a finish at Pacific Yokohama. A detailed map of the full marathon route can be seen here.
Runners will have the option of the full marathon or a “1/7” 6km short course (competitors in wheelchairs will also have the option of a 2km course). 500 places will be reserved for international entrants.
How Much Does it Cost?
The entry fee is ¥15,000 for the full marathon (¥17,000 if you are applying for international entry), ¥4,000 for the short course , and ¥3,000 for the 2km wheelchair course.
When Can I Apply?
The entry period is from 5 April until 18 May (30 June for the international or charity entry).
How Do I Apply?
What are My Chances of Securing a Place?
As with all major marathons, general entry is via ballot. You’ve got about a 30% chance in the general ballot for the full marathon and just over 10% for the 1/7 short course. However, if you’re applying for the charity or international entry (which is presumably the case if you’re reading this), then places are given on a first-come-first-served basis. Once the 500 reserved places are full, applicants are automatically entered into the general ballot.
When are the Results Announced?
14 June for general entry.