Ise Half Marathon & 5KM
Samurai Sports Advantage
The Oise-san Marathon (or the Ise Half Marathon) is an unique experience that takes you around the sacred Ise Jingu Naiku (Inner Shrine) and old landscapes from the Edo Period. Known for its seafood, Matsuzaka beef, akafuku snacks, and Mikimoto pearls, Mie prefecture is a hidden gem located less than three hours from Tokyo. Come to Ise, home to one of Japan’s most revered Shinto shrines (Ise Jingu) and learn about the deeply spiritual roots of both the region and the nation. Eat, race, and explore – it’s the perfect weekend getaway!
・From the gently rolling curves of the highway to the 800-meter run through Oharai-machi, enjoy a course almost completely closed to traffic.
・While not a flat and fast course to bang out a PR, the Ise Half has just enough runners for the “big race vibe” without the “big race anxiety”. With about 5,500 half marathon participants, it’s the right number of people to provide for a competitive course without frustrating congestion.
・Before and after the race, enjoy the traditional shops and restaurants, as well as popular seafood and mountain vegetables dishes! This year’s special guest is Mizuki Noguchi, a gold medalist in the 2004 Athens Olympics. Feel the energy and support from the city of Ise!
・Finisher entitlements include beach towel, akafuku red bean mochi snacks, and a sports drink.
December 3, 2023
at Mie Prefectural Sun Arena
0700-0855…Samurai Sports race packet collection
0840…5KM to start line
0850…opening ceremony, half marathon to start line
0910…half marathon starts
0940…Checkpoint 1 HM closing time (2.7KM)
1000…Checkpoint 2 HM closing time (5.5KM)
1023…Checkpoint 3 HM closing time (9KM)
1052…Checkpoint 4 HM closing time (13KM)
1103…Checkpoint 5 HM closing time (14.6KM)
1133…Checkpoint 6 HM closing time (18.8KM)
1143…Checkpoint 7 HM closing time (20KM)
1150…Half Marathon COT
1200…Closing ceremony and awards
・5KM, HM…must be 18 or older
・High school students not permitted
Cut Off Times
・Half Marathon…2 hours 40 minutes
・Demonstrate good manners. All participants must be respectful of the natural course environment and do his/her best to preserve it. Be mindful of other runners on course.
・Be a responsible athlete. Please make sure you have the physical ability to complete the course.
・nutrition/hydration (if necessary)
・health insurance card (not a copy)
From Tokyo, about 5 hours 40 minutes (467KM / 290 miles)
From Osaka, about 2 hours 35 minutes (190KM / 118 miles)
From Kyoto, about 2 hours 20 minutes (170KM / 105.6 miles)
From Nagoya, about 1 hour 50 minutes (144KM / 89.5 miles)
From Tokyo, about 4 hours
From Osaka, about 3 hours
From Kyoto, about 3 hours
From Nagoya, about 2 hours, 20 minutes
By Shuttle Bus
Take the Kintetsu Rail from Kintetsu Ise Station (M73) towards Toba or Kashikojima. Alight at Kintetsu Isuzugawa (M75 – two stops on the local train). Shuttle buses (free of charge) will be available from Kintetsu Isuzugawa Station between 0600 and 0820 (each ride takes approx. 20 minutes). * Note that Kintetsu Isuzugawa Station and JR Isuzugawa Stations are not the same station.
View the Kintetsu Rail timetable on weekends from Kintetsu Ise Station (Japanese)
・Limited paid parking around race venue
・To receive a parking pass, you MUST select the parking pass option upon registration (fees apply).
・There will be no parking at Sun Arena. Cars without a parking pass may not park in the designated parking lots.
・Depending on the location of your assigned parking lot, you must park by 0750
・From the parking lot, you will either need to walk or take the shuttle bus to Sun Arena.
・This is a self-seeding event. Runners should wait in the start area nearby the signboard indicating your anticipated completion time.
・There will be pacers for 1:30 to 2:40 completion in 10 minute intervals.
・Runners interested should be able to complete 5KM in 50 minutes or 21.1KM in 2 hours, 40 minutes.
・There are no shower facilities available at the race venue.
・ Please ensure you have lodging and transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event.
・ No refunds, deferrals, or credits will be issued. This applies to incidents in which the event is cancelled for any reason including personal participant circumstances of the participant (including illness and injury) and incidents in which the event is cancelled due to unforeseen weather conditions or natural disasters.
・Depending on the event, transfers and certain modifications to your entry may be permitted. Generally, entries may be transferable and/or permit modifications until 3-5 days before the last day of registration. After this period, all transfers are considered illegal and modifications will not be accommodated.
Participants determined to be violating the policies below may be disqualified without a refund:
・Any person found to be bib-swapping (illegal transfer of bib); the person will be held responsible in case of an accident arising from or provoked by the other person during the event.
・Any person found to be registering with inaccurate information, i.e. false declarations of the participants name, age, or gender.
・You will not sue the event organizers nor its affiliates (including Samurai Sports) for any injury or death caused during the event.
・ You consent to and will give all authorities and copyright to the event organizer and affiliates for the use of photography, motion pictures, articles, recordings or any other record of this event (including personal information such as name, age, gender, personal record, portrait, and etc.) for legitimate purposes and use in newspapers, TV, magazines, internet and any media publishing such as Facebook posts, Instagram posts, and pamphlets.
・ Those participating and coming from abroad must be enrolled in medical and/or travel insurance in case of accident, injury, and medical emergencies.
・ Before signing up, please carefully read all rules and regulations of the event. If the rules and regulations cannot be followed, participation may be denied by the event organizers. If anything is unclear, please do not hesitate to contact us – it is your responsibility to be prepared.
・The organizer is aware of the importance of your personal information. The use of personal information conforms to the organizer’s privacy protection law.
・Your personal information is used to provide you valuable services, such as race information, results, service from race affiliates, result ranking, and etc.
・The organizer may release your personal information when your life or body is in a life-threatening situation.
・The race organizer and its affiliates may contact you regarding your registration information.
・In most cases, athlete guides in English will be sent via email approximately 7-21 days before the event. However, the delivery of athlete guides is entirely dependent on the timeliness of the event organizers. Samurai Sports takes approximately one to two days from receipt of the Japanese athlete guide to translate into English.
・If total cost is ¥10,000 or less, you will incur a flat fee service charge of ¥1,000.
・If total cost is more than ¥10,001, you will incur a service charge amounting to 10% of total cost.
・Why the additional charges? They help us cover the cost of operating the registration platform, translation of athlete guides/event information, labor hours required to answer your event inquiries, etc. Depending on the event, the surcharges help to cover the cost of our physical presence at the event.
Oise-san Marathon Executive Committee