events & races

Join fitness events and sign up for races around Japan in English – no account required

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eco marathon series

various dates and locations throughout the year

A series of community-based road races around Japan with an emphasis on sustainability and charity. Marathon to 10K from Kansai to Kanto!

Hinohara Hillclimb
October 2

Believed to be one of the best climb courses in the country due to the immaculate road conditions, the Hinohara Hillclimb takes place on the western edge of Tokyo and touches both Yamanashi and Kanagawa Prefectures. Get ready for a punchy 21km climb with nearly 900 meters of climbing!

Shinshu Tenku Trail Race

October 23

The Shinshu Tenku Trail Race combines both trail and road – perfect for those seeking the best of both worlds! Run along the Hijiriyama Trail while enjoying superb views of the mountains, vineyards, and fall foliage. 

Osaka Yodo River Citizens Marathon

November 6

Now in its 24th edition, the Osaka Yodo River Citizens Marathon (and half marathon) is a flat and fast, out and back race taking place almost entirely along a riverbank.

This is a great warm-up for Japan’s marathon season and is easily accessible by public transportation from downtown Osaka and Kyoto.

Ise Half Marathon & 5K

December 4

A  unique 21.1km that takes you around the sacred Ise Jingu Naiku (Inner Shrine) and old landscapes from the Edo Period. Mie Prefecture is a hidden gem located less than three hours from Tokyo and home to one of Japan’s most revered Shinto shrines (Ise Jingu). It’s the perfect weekend getaway!

Mitake Trail Race

December 11

Out in the wild west of Tokyo, the Mt. Mitake Trail Run shows you the more nuanced, natural shades of the city that you just can’t get downtown.

The KFC Triathlon Club brings the 23rd edition of the Mt. Mitake Trail Race for a brisk 13km run in west Tokyo. Run, quick, see before the trails become impassable during the winter!

Runners at the Ise Half Marathon

running

Road and trail races from Hokkaido to Hiroshima. Distances include 5KM, 10KM, half marathon to full marathon and ultra.

Cyclists riding through Miyazaki

cycling

Cycling races and tours from Osaka to Nagano. Find the course for you with distances of 25KM to 150KM.

swimming course of triathlon

Triathlon & Swimming

Open water swims, sprint triathlons, Olympic Distance, and 70.3  - -dive into the world of multi-sport in Japan