2022 Japan Road Race Calendar

(as of October 12, 2021)

JANUARY 2022

Showa Kinnen Park (Tachikawa), Tokyo
https://shining-foundation.wixsite.com/new-year-marathon
Registration: September 18 – December 12, 2021

・Half Marathon
・10KM
・5KM

Showa Kinnen Park (Tachikawa), Tokyo
https://runners.30k-series.com/nishi-tokyo/
Registration:
September 1 – December 10, 2021

・30KM

Arakawa, Tokyo
https://hitech-half-marathon.net/
Registration: July 1 – November 30, 2021

・Half Marathon
・10KM

Sakai, Osaka
https://www.njsf.net/entry/220109mukogawa/
Registration: September 1 – October 31, 2021

・Half Marathon
・10KM

Sakai, Osaka
https://www.njsf.net/entry/220109osaka/
Registration: September 23 – December 10, 2021

・Half Marathon
・10KM
・5KM

Yodogawa Stadium, Osaka
http://hirakata-taikyo.org/hhm/
Registration:
September 10 – November 14, 2021

・Half Marathon
・10KM
・5KM

Kansai Cycle Sports Center in Nagano, Osaka
http://www.e-marathon.jp/kawachi/
Registration:
September 10 – November 14, 2021

・Half Marathon
・10KM
・5KM

Saitama Stadium, Saitama
https://saitamarun.jp/
Registration: August 4 – October 18, 2021

・Half Marathon
・10KM
・5KM
・Relay options

Tateyama, Chiba
https://www.tateyama-wakasio.jp/
Registration: September 25 – November 30, 2021

Virtual Only (2022)
・Marathon
・10KM

Konan, Kochi
https://runners.30k-series.com/kochi/
Registration: October 1 – December 17, 2021

・30km
・20km

Kiso, Gifu
http://gtukaizu.web.fc2.com/
Registration: October 10 – November 30, 2021

・Marathon
・Half marathon
・Quarter marathon (about 10km)

Akabane, Tokyo
http://akabane-marathon.jp/outline/
Registration: September 27 – November 26, 2021

・10km
・5km
・10km+10km
・10km+5km

Fujisawa, Kanagawa
https://shonan-fujisawacity-marathon.jp/
Registration: August 20 – September 20, 2021

・10 miler (about 16km)

Ishigaki, Okinawa
http://www.ishigakijima-marathon.jp/
Registration: October 1-31, 2021

・Marathon
・Half Marathon
・10KM

Komatsushima, Tokushima
https://komatsushima-marathon.jp/
Registration: September 6 – October 31, 2021

・Half Marathon

Virtual option available

Amakusa, Kumamoto
http://hp.amakusa-web.jp/a0455/Oshirase/Pub/Default.aspx?AUNo=3532
Registration: September 30 – November 15, 2021

・Half Marathon

Must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (both shots)

Matsuyama, Ehime
https://ehimemarathon.jp/
Registration: August 2-15, 2021

・Marathon

Osaka
https://half.osaka-marathon.jp/
Registration: TBA

・Marathon

2022 race announcement scheduled for mid-October 2021

Yokota AB, Tokyo
https://yokota-frostbite.com/
Registration: TBA

・Half Marathon
・5KM

Hitachinaka, Ibaraki
https://katsutamarathon.jp/
Registration: TBA

・Marathon
・10km

January 30, 2022 cancelled (as of September 17, 2021)

Shinjuku, Tokyo
https://www.shinjukucity-halfmarathon.jp/
Registration: TBA

・10km

Racennouncement to be made in October

HIGHLIGHT RACES

credit: Osaka Half Marathon

Osaka Half Marathon

Flat and fast. Unique route that runs at the same time as the Osaka Women’s Marathon on opposing lanes on the course. Both races finish at the Yanmar Stadium. 

credit: Yokota AB

Frostbite Marathon

With over 40 editions, the Frostbite Run is a popular January race for runners in and around Tokyo. Taking place on Yokota Air Base, the race is meant to promote physical fitness and friendship with the local community.

FEBRUARY 2022

HIGHLIGHT RACES

Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon

credit: Discover Oita

A largely male-dominated marathon, the race gathers roughly 500 entrants each year – all of whom must run at least sub 3:30. Cut-off times are severe at 0:52 for 10km, 1:40 for 20km, 2:30 for 30km, and 3:20 for 40km.

Osaka Marathon

Osaka Marathon entitlements
credit: Rich D.

A relative newcomer on the Japanese marathon circuit, the first edition of the Osaka Marathon took place in 2011 and is typically held in late October. In 2019, the Osaka Marathon course changed to start near to and finish at the Osaka Castle Park. 

Tachikawa, Tokyo
https://www.shining-foundation.org/kisaragi
Registration: October 16, 2021 – January 10, 2022

・30km
・Half Marathon
・10km
・5km

Toda, Saitama
https://runnet.jp/entry/runtes/user/pc/competitionDetailAction.do?raceId=288953&div=1
Registration: October 12, 2021 – January 16, 2022

・Full Marathon
・30km
・Half Marathon
・10km
・Wheelchair 5km

Beppu, Oita
https://www.betsudai.com/
Registration: October 1-14, 2021

・Marathon

Elite/semi-elite race. Requires qualification times of 3:30 (general), sub-3 (semi-elite).

Marugame, Kagawa
https://www.km-half.com/
Registration: October 12 – November 19, 2021

・Half Marathon

Tachikawa, Tokyo
https://runnet.jp/entry/runtes/user/pc/competitionDetailAction.do?raceId=288774&div=1
Registration: October 9, 2021 – January 23, 2022

・30km
・20km
・10km
・5km

Hachioh, Osaka
https://moshicom.com/52784/
Registration: March 20, 2021 – January 30, 2022

・30km
・Half Marathon
・10km
・5km

Kobe, Hyogo
https://www.sanspo-marathon.com/entry.php?itemid=57136
Registration: October 10, 2021 – January 6, 2022

・Half Marathon
・10km

Yokohama (Kodomo no Kuni), Kanagawa http://challenge-relay.com/ Registration: September 10, 2021 – January 25, 2022 ・Relay Marathon  

Oiso, Kanagawa
https://www.shonan-kokusai.jp/16th/
Registration: October 2, 2021 until full

・Marathon

Kita-kyushu, Fukuoka
https://kitakyushu-marathon.jp/
Registration: September 1 – November 12, 2021 (varies by category)

・Marathon

Honmachi, Kochi
https://ryoma-marathon.jp/
Registration: September 17 – October 31, 2021

・Marathon
・Fun Run

Iwaki, Fukushima
https://iwaki-marathon.jp/
Registration: October 20 – November 19, 2021

・Marathon

Osaka
https://www.osaka-marathon.com/
Registration: September 2-16, 2021

・Marathon

One of the more expensive marathons at 23,000 JPY

Himeji, Hyogo
http://www.himeji-marathon.jp/
Registration: September 24 – October 22, 2021 (only for 2020 registrants)

・Marathon
・5KM

Sakae, Chiba
http://www.town.sakae.chiba.jp/page/dir004712.html
Registration: TBA

・Half Marathon
・10km
・5km

2021, 2022 cancelled

Niigata City, Niigata
https://n-halfmarathon.jp/
Registration: TBA

・Half Marathon

Takebishi Stadium, Kyoto
https://kyoto-marathon.com/
Registration: TBA

・Marathon

Shizuoka City, Shizuoka
http://www.shizuoka-marathon.com/
Registration: TBA

・Marathon

2020, 2021 cancelled

MARCH 2022

Kagoshima
https://www.kagoshima-marathon.jp/
Registration: October 1 – 15, 2021 (only for 2020 registrants)

・Marathon
・Fun Run

Nishio, Aichi
https://nishio-marathon.jp/
Registration: September 1 – October 31, 2021

・Marathon

Miura, Kanagawa
https://miura-marathon.com/
Registration: from November 1, 2021

・Half Marathon
・5km

Cancelled in 2020, 2021 

Nagoya, Aichi
https://city-marathon.nagoya/outline/
Registration: November 25 – December 1, 2021 (general)

・Half Marathon
・10km

Nagoya, Aichi
https://womens-marathon.nagoya/
Registration: November 2-7, 2021 (general)

・Marathon
・10km wheelchair 

Asuka, Nara
http://asuka-marathon.jp/
Registration: October 11 – November 30, 2021

・Half Marathon

 

HIGHLIGHT RACES

Nagoya Women's Marathon

credit: Nagoya Women's Marathon

The world’s largest women’s marathon as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. 

Miura International Marathon

credit: Miura International Marathon

A relative newcomer on the Japanese marathon circuit, the first edition of the Osaka Marathon took place in 2011 and is typically held in late October. In 2019, the Osaka Marathon course changed to start near to and finish at the Osaka Castle Park. 

APRIL 2022

April 2022

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