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 & Time
Sunday, 1 March 2015
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.|
|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.|
No entry fee is applied to runners participating from outside of Japan.
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 2015 Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon Office
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 2015" in the subject line of your e-mail.)
Deadline of the entry
JAAF-registered athletes : Monday, 2 February 2015
Non-JAAF-registered athletes : Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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, 28 February
All participants must pick up Race Number and RC Chip at the athletes’ lounge of Otsu Prince Hotel.
Saturday, 28 February, from 5:00pm at Otsu Prince Hotel.
Sunday, 1 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.
Otsu Prince Hotel
Address: 4-7-7, Nionohama, Otsu City, Siga, 520-8520, 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
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 applicable person must undergo this 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). The details can be checked
from World Anti-Doping Agency’s website. http://www.wada-ama.org/en/