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Osaka Marathon 2012

This is the second year of the Osaka Marathon, which started last year as a new large-scale citizens’ marathon. On Sunday, November 25 this year runners will start from a point in front of Osaka Castle Park and run around Osaka’s landmarks such as Midosuji, Nakanoshima, Dotonbori and Tsutenkaku Tower. There are more than 150,000 applicants from Japan and overseas for this year’s event and it continues to attract considerable attention and high expectations.

The event will be held as a charity marathon with seven charity themes as well as the theme of recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake with the slogan Making a Rainbow Together. Runners are supposed to wear any of the seven chosen theme colors.

Supporting events will be held on the day of the marathon by the Runner Cheering Team!
In addition, from this year, seven-color cheering in the motif of seven colors of rainbow by citizen volunteers is encouraged to create unity between runners and supporters along the course.

This will be a festival-like event that you can enjoy in various ways because colorful events will be held in cooperation with the community and shopping arcades and Osaka Marathon EXPO. What’s more, the BAR event, in which you can fully enjoy Kuidaore no Machi (Gourmet City Osaka) with discount food tickets etc., has been newly added.

Please come and enjoy Osaka’s newly developed seasonal annual event.

Contact : Osaka Marathon Organization Committee Secretariat
Phone or E-mail +81-6-6210-9317