Athletics(Half Marathon)

Athletics(Half Marathon)

Sport Overview

A half marathon is an athletics discipline held on public roads, rather than in an athletics stadium. The course is 21.0975 km long, half the length of a marathon course. Half marathons are popular among non-professional runners in Japan, and numerous competitions are held nationwide in the autumn and winter season.


(General Category)
Half Marathon(21.0975km)
30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+, 85+, 90+, 95+, 100+

Half Marathon(21.0975km)
30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+, 85+, 90+, 95+, 100+


(1)Participants will be asked to declare their personal record.
(2)Participants with visual impairment must be accompanied by a guide runner(s)

Age Requirement

 Minimum age is 30 (born on or before 18 May 1992)
In line with the sport-specific rules, an athlete must compete in their designated age group, with your age determined as at 18 May 2022 – the first day of Athletics competition at the Games. For example, if you turn 40 by the first day of competition, you would compete in the 40+ age category.

Sport News

[1st March,2021]We have released the Sports Information Guide with new schedule!

Sports Information Guide


Sport Discipline May 2022 Venues
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Athletics Race Walking                                
Rokko Island West side Course
Track & Field                    
TAKEBISHI Stadium Kyoto・Sub-Field(Nishikyogoku Athletic Park)
10km Road Race                                
Hikone 10km Road Course (The Starting Line: Hikone View Hotel)
Half Marathon                              
Kishu Kuchikumano Marathon Course
Tanabe Sports Park

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of 1st March, 2021. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.


Kishu Kuchikumano Marathon Course

Location 758-1 Asso Kamitondacho, Nishimurogun, Wakayama
Games Accreditation Temporary venue for the application for Accreditation:JR Kii-Tanabe Station Benkei Square(5/22-23) Sports Check-in
Access ・15minutes walking from Asso Sta.
・6 minutes by car from the Hanwa Expressway “Kamitonda” Exit
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Sport Check-in

【Date and Time】
 Friday, 27 May 2022, 13:00 - 20:00 Registration on the day before
 Saturday, 28 May 2022, 7:30 - 10:30 Reservation on the day
 Sunday, 29 May 2022, 7:30 – 10:30 Reservation on the day

 Kamitonda Cultural Exchange Center Hall (Registration on the day before)
 At the car park in front of the Kamitonda Town Office (Registration on the day)

 Distribution of athlete’s bibs and transponders

Nearest Village

Masters Village Wakayama

Location 5-13-3 Misonocho, Wakayama, Wakayama-ken
Access From JR Wakayama Station, exit out of Central Gate and going down to the basement floor.
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JR Kii-Tanabe Station Benkei Square

Location 961 Minato, Tanabe-shi, Wakayama-ken 646-0031
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