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OSAKA MARATHON 2017 ~Join us to run a marathon!!

 OSAKA MARATHON is one of the largest marathon meets, with the participation of 32,000 runners racing through famous places in Osaka. OSAKA MARATHON 2017 will be held under the slogan of “Making a Rainbow Together,” with the strong support of over one million cheering spectators along the course, as well as EXPO. If you wish to challenge the limit of your own strength, or if you wish to try to run a marathon for the first time, join us in OSAKA MARATHON!
   In this year’s meet, we have set a participation quota called “Osaka Sport Supporting Runners” of the first 300 people who each make a donation of more than 100,000 yen to the Osaka City Sport Foundation or to the Namihaya Sport Promotion Foundation (600 runners in total) during the entry period. In addition, the quota of “Civic Athlete Runners” is expanded from 1,000 to 2,000 to liven up the meet, while the Challenge Run on an 8.8-km course will be held this year too. We also call for “Charity Runners,” who can assure the right to participate in the meet by achieving the charity challenge.

[This year’s features]
 • “Nanairo Team Matches” will be held this year again. This is one of the largest-scale team competitions in the history, where
32,000 runners in seven rainbow-colored teams compete in the average time of all finishers.
 • OSAKA MARATHON EXPO 2017 will take place in INTEX OSAKA, which is the marathon goal, for three days from November 24 (Fri.)  to26 (Sun.) this year again. With a huge welcome gate welcoming visitors, including runners, this event is filled with pleasant  attractions,such as the popular Umaimon Food Market. Why not visit it together with your family or friends?
■ Race Name: OSAKA MARATHON 2017
■ Date: Sunday, November 26, 2017
■ Entry Period: Friday, April 7 to Friday, May 12, 2017
■ Events: Marathon; Challenge Run (8.8 km)
■ Number of participants: Marathon – 30,000 / Challenge Run – 2,000
■ Course: Start – Osaka Castle Park / Finish: INTEX OSAKA
Major points on the course: Midosuji; Dotonbori Bridge; Nakanoshima; Osaka City Central Public Hall; KYOCERA Dome Osaka; Namba Station; around Tsutenkaku; around Osaka Nanko Port; etc.
■ Organizers: Osaka Prefectural Government; City of Osaka; Osaka Association of All Athletics (OAAA)
■ Co-organizer: The Yomiuri Shimbun
Contact : OSAKA MARATHON Call Center (Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Phone or E-mail +81-6-6445-3978
Website http://www.osaka-marathon.com/index_en.html