Race Information


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Race Information


Japan Association of Athletics Federations
Osaka Prefectural government
Osaka city
Osaka Association of All Athletics


The Yomiuri Shimbun
The Mainichi Newspapers Co.,Ltd
NHK (japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Race Date and Starting Time

Sunday February 27, 2022 at 9:15a.m.

The Course

Osaka Marathon Course (JAAF/WA/AIMS certified)
Start in front of Osaka Prefectural Government Building - Finish in Osaka Castle Park 42.195km
In addition to the full-length marathon, records for 20km, half marathon, 25km and 30km for eligible finishers are also recognized.

Qualifications for entry

Those who have set any of the following official records in certified races held anywhere after December 1, 2018 and before the application deadline.

    [ Men ]  
    Marathon 2hrs 28min 00sec
    Half marathon 1hr 08min 30sec
    30k 1hr 40min 00sec
    20k 1hr 04min 00sec
    10000m 31min 00sec
    [ Women ]  
    Marathon 3hrs 00min 00sec
    Half marathon 1hr 20min 00sec
    30k 2hr 02min 00sec
    20k 1hr 16min 00sec
    10000m 35min 00sec

The athletes in both men’s and women’s fields recommended by Organizers

The athletes from home and abroad in both men’s and women’s fields invited by Organizers.

Race Rules.

The event will abide by the rules and regulations of the World Athletics (WA), 2021 JAAF as well as the combined 10th Osaka Marathon and Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon. The event is an elite label race recognized by WA, and the WA Road Race Label Regulations also apply.

Entry Application from overseas

For those who are not registered with the JAAF and wish to place application from overseas, please let us notified by email at your earliest convenience. The registration procedure for non-JAAF-registered athletes differs from standard application process and thus requires individual handling.

Please fill out the entry form found on our website. With the approval of your affiliated federation (official’s signature is mandatory), submit the completed form to the following  address no later than 31 December, 2021.
[email protected]
Please include “2022 Lake Biwa Marathon” into the title of your mail when you send us your enquiries and/or entry form.

Please note that all registration enquiries regarding the 2022 marathon must be made no later than 31 December, 2021. No applications or enquiries will be accepted after this date.


Information on accommodations will be provided individually to those in need.

Athletes Village

The New Otani Osaka

Privacy Policy

The Combined Osaka marathon and Lake Biwa Marathon Committee understands the importance of protecting personal information and the organizing committee will comply with all applicable laws and regulations concerning privacy protection in handling athletes’ information.
Photographs, film footages, audio records, and any other means belong to the race are prohibited to use by the third-parties without permission.

Doping tests will be carried out under the WADA and the JADA anti-doping rules and regulations.

Additionally, if you are under medical treatment with Non-approved and/or prohibited substances and/or methods listed in the World Anti-Doping Code International Standard Prohibited List, submittal of completed TUE application form is required.


The organizers may alter the race outline, schedules, and other details in case of the outbreak of COVID-19. In order to prioritize the health and safety of athletes and officials, the organizers may ask athletes traveling from overseas to withdraw from the race. Please follow the instructions given by the organizers.


The Combined Osaka Marathon and Lake Biwa Marathon
The Mainichi Newspapers Osaka Office
3-4-5, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-8251, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]