Japan: Osaka Marathon 2014 (26 October 2014)

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Japan: Osaka Marathon 2014 (26 October 2014)

Postby trailblazer » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:36 pm

The 4th edition of Osaka Marathon is confirmed to be on 26 October 2014 (Sunday).

https://www.osaka-marathon.com/index_en.html (available in Chinese and Japanese language too)

Here is a video of the previous year's marathon recorded in video by a youtube user https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoZvQUsc8L0

It captures nicely the areas which one will see during the race.

A full marathon 42.2km and a challenge run of 8.8km are available.

Number of participants limited to 30000 (28,000 full marathon and 2000 challenge run)

Full marathon Details
1) Start time (9am, Japan time) and end time by 4pm (7 hours cut off timing)

2) Start point at Osaka Castle Park and end point at INTEX Osaka (near Hyatt Regency Osaka Hotel)

Full marathon race fee is 12000 yen for international runners (excludes compulsory donation of at least 1000 yen)

Challenge Run Details
1) Start time (9am, Japan time) and end time by 10:50am

2) Start point at Osaka Castle Park and end point at Osaka City Hall

Race fee for challenge run is 6000 yen for international runners (excludes compulsory donation of at least 1000 yen)

Registration has ended and ballot results will be released in June 2014.
All the best to those who have balloted for it and may we be lucky! :D
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Re: Japan: Osaka Marathon 2014 (26 October 2014)

Postby lohman » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:32 am

nice video... i take it you are trying your luck for a slot? ;)
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Re: Japan: Osaka Marathon 2014 (26 October 2014)

Postby trailblazer » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:47 am

lohman wrote:nice video... i take it you are trying your luck for a slot? ;)

For Osaka marathon, yes i have submitted my application and let's see if i am lucky enough to strike it :step:
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Re: Japan: Osaka Marathon 2014 (26 October 2014)

Postby trailblazer » Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:01 pm

Based on the official announcement from Osaka Marathon 2014's facebook page, the results release is made known today in Japanese. Source: https://www.facebook.com/osakamarathon. ... 1333246721

For those who need to know how to check your ballot result, you log into this page at https://m.osaka-marathon.com/login?locale=en with your email and password. After that, scroll all the way down and click "go to mypage" and you will know if you are selected for Osaka Marathon 2014.

All the best to those who took part in the ballot! :)
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Re: Japan: Osaka Marathon 2014 (26 October 2014)

Postby andrewskg » Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:49 pm

so are you in?

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Re: Japan: Osaka Marathon 2014 (26 October 2014)

Postby trailblazer » Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:55 pm

andrewskg wrote:so are you in?


Well,I will tell you that in a private message instead if you are interested, be it good or bad news haha 8-) Indeed a tough Japanese marathon to ballot for.
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Re: Japan: Osaka Marathon 2014 (26 October 2014)

Postby andrewskg » Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:45 pm

haha, nah it's cool man, was just curious ;)

Wish you the best if you are going and waiting for a nice review post hehe

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Re: Japan: Osaka Marathon 2014 (26 October 2014)

Postby trailblazer » Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:55 pm

Here is a quick summary of my post race experience after it ended:

Hot, bright and sunny weather on 26 October 2014 which the race was flagged off at 9am (Japan timing). For those doing Newton Run, they should have finished by then :) I got sun tanned and felt a little tried after the 28km mark due to the weather. Really thankful for the passionate Japanese crowd and supporters for making the race lively and enduring the sun with us :clap: Many costume runners who are very skilled runners and still looked relaxed during the race :whaaat: Sad to see a few got heat injuries and had to be removed from the race :(

Blog post by the famous running coach Dr Rameshon who has five runners doing the Osaka Marathon too http://rameshon-m.blogspot.com/2014/10/ ... sults.html

Photo of both the finisher towel and rainbow medal
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Close up photo of the rainbow medal (front & back), here is the link (click to view)

Great run to all who finished the race and I was surprised by the instant newspaper flash from Yomiuri Shinbun which we received after the race and Osaka Marathon being featured in the headline news on 27 October 2014 Yomiuri Shinbun newspaper which i got on my flight back to Singapore. :)

Some sample news (unfortunately in Japanese) on Osaka Marathon 2014:
Yomiuri Shinbun news link on Osaka Marathon 2014: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/running/featur ... _top_photo (just look at the photos for costume runners and oh my, they are fast runners!)

Yomiuri Shinbun video interview of one race participant: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/stream/?id=2379629 (you can tell how hot & sunny it was from the video on race day)

Asahi shinbun online news on Osaka Marathon 2014: http://www.asahi.com...GBVPTIL00K.html (To sum up, it talks about the number of people balloting for the event, 50 persons being dehydrated due to hot sunny temperature and etc)
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