Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF)
The Mainichi Newspapers
Shiga Prefectural Board of Education
Otsu City Board of Education
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Shiga Prefectural Sports Association
Otsu City Sports Association
Sports Nippon Newspapers
Shiga Amateur Athletic Association
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.
Shiga Prefectural Police
Japan Ground Self Defense Force Camp Otsu
Race Date & Starting Time
Sunday, 5 March 2017
Starting Time 12:30PM
42.195km (AIMS and JAAF-Certified Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon Course)
Ojiyama Stadium --- Yanagasaki --- Seta-Kara Bridge (West) --- Temple of Ishiyama --- Seta River Weir --- Seta-Kara Bridge (East) --- Shiga Prefectural Rowing Park --- Shin-Seta Water Purification Plant (turning point) --- Ojiyama Stadium
|A.||Athletes must fulfill the following conditions.|
|B.||Athletes recommended by the JAAF.|
|A.||Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon is directed under International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)・Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF) Competition Regulations 2016 and also the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon Rules. IAAF authorizes this competition is the Gold Label race and applies IAAF Road Race Label Regulations.|
|B.||For traffic and security reasons and for management of the race, checking stations will be closed after cut-off times. Cut-off times are as follows;|
|C.||Athletes who have highly possibility not to be able to arrive at the next checking station in time, or who are judged not to be able to keep the race by the competition officer might have to stop running.|
￥5,000（to be paid in cash at the time of competitor reception）
How to Apply
Complete the attached entry form. With the approval of your affiliated federation, submit the forms to the address below by registered mail.
The Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon Office 2017
The Mainichi Newspapers Osaka Office
3-4-5 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-city, Osaka, 530-8251, Japan
(Please be sure to include the words "Lake Biwa Marathon 2017" in the subject line of your e-mail.)
Deadline of the entry
Non-JAAF-registered athletes : Saturday, 31 December 2016
Entry form and other documents must be received by the deadline date and entries mailed after the deadline date will not be accepted.
|3.||The moving images, photograph, articles, and the personal records of the race may be used in the advertising materials such as booklets and posters, and be placed in the media such as TV, radio, newspapers, magazines and Internet. The organizers, co-organizers, and any organizer-approved third party may execute it for promotional and race management purposes.|
Race Packet Pick-up
Saturday, 4 March
All participants must pick up Race Number and RC Chip at the athletes lounge of Biwako Hotel.
Saturday, 4 March, from 5:00pm at Biwako Hotel.
Sunday, 5 March, from 3:00pm at Ojiyama Stadium
1. The first 8 finishers are obliged to attend the ceremony.
2. All participants will receive a race memento.
Address: 2-40, Hama-Machi, Otsu City, Shiga, 520-0041, Japan
|1.||The organizer will not provide any pre-medical checkup. All participants must take personal
responsibility for their own personal health condition. It is strongly recommended that each
participant undergoes a medical check prior to the race of their own accord.
|2.||The organizer will administer first aid to those participants who display discomfort or sickness
or who incur injuries during the race, but no responsibility will be taken for any subsequent
|3.||Doping control is conducted under IAAF Anti-Doping Regulations and Rules or Japan Anti-Doping Regulations.
The organizer will collect either a blood sample, urine sample or both, in order to conduct a dope test, before or after the race. According to instructions, the athletes must undergo a doping test.
|4.||Athletes who are required to take prohibited substances or methods written in the Prohibited
List to treat an illness must apply TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemptions). For details, see the website of the JAAF Medical Committee ( http://www.jaaf.or.jp/medical/index.html) or the Japan Anti-Doping Agency(http://www.playtruejapan.org).
|5.||As of January 1 2015, The World Anti-Doping Code, The International Standards and The Japan Anti-Doping Code have been revised.The athletes who will be under 20 years old on the race day must read the race information ( PDF file http://www.jaaf.or.jp/pdf/doisho.pdf ) for more details.