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MINATO City Half Marathon 2019


December 1, 2019 (Sun.) * Rain or shine


Minato City Marathon Secretariat, Tokyo Athletics Association, Minato Ward Athletics Association

Managing Organization

Minato Ward Athletics Association

Supporting Organization

Sports Nippon Newspapers

Competition Rules

The race will be conducted in accordance with the 2019 rules and regulations of the JAAF and of this competition.

Start Venue

The vicinity of Shiba-koen, Minato ward

Finish Venue

Half Marathon
Tokyo Tower


The half marathon starts from around Minato City Shiba Park, passes through major streets such as Hibiya-dori, Sakurada-dori, Sotobori-dori, and Daiichi-keihin and finishes around Tokyo Tower.
  • This is a JAAF certified course.
  • The course may change in the future.

Checkpoints and Water Supply stations

Checkpoints (5 places in total)
  1.   4.30km – 09:15
  2. 11.05km – 10:00
  3. 14.20km – 10:22
  4. 17.40km – 10:43
  5. 20.00km – 11:04

The checkpoint times and places may change.

Water supply stations (7 stations in total)
Water supply stations are scheduled to be set up approximately 4.5km, 7.0km, 10.1km, 11.4km, 14.2km, 16.8km, 18.6km.

Race category, maximum number of participants, participation qualification, participation fee etc.

Half marathon (JAAF certified course) (21.0975 km)


Atheletes registered with the JAAF

General runners

  • under 30
  • 30s
  • 40s
  • 50s
  • 60s
  • 70 and over
Maximum number of participants

5,000 runners

Advanced registration 2,400 runners,General registration 2,400 runners,Charity registration 100 runners

Start method

Runners are assigned to four corrals and start at different times(wave start).

Time limit

2 hours 30 minutes from the start of last corral.

Start time 8:30 am
Participation fee 7,000 yen
Participating qualification

Persons who are 18 years of age or older who can finish within the time limit as of the race day.
Participation in wheelchairs is not allowed.

Award presentation
Atheletes registered with the JAAF
1st – 8th place for given to entrants. men and women by gross time.
General runners
1st – 8th place for both men and women by gross time.
1st – 8th place in each age group for both men and women by net time
  • Gross Time is the time between the sound of the starter’s signal for your race and the time you cross the finish line.
  • Net Time is the time between the time you actually cross the start line and the time you cross the finish line.

Runners who completed the race within the time limit can download the official certificate containing lap time records for every 5km.

Participation prize

T-shirt (Finisher is also presented with finisher towel)

Course detail (planned)

Elevation Map (planned)

Access to areas around the Start

*There is no parking lot or bicycle parking space for participants

・JR Line / Tokyo Monorail

10 minutes walk from Hamamatsucho Station

・Toei Subway Mita Line

3 minutes on foot from Onarimon Station or Shibakoen Station

・Toei Subway Asakusa Line / Oedo Line

5 minutes walk from Daimon Station

・Toei Subway Oedo Line

7 minutes walk from Akabane-bashi Station

How to deliver number cards, etc.

Reception on the day.

Application Procedures

General entry


Application Period: 7/11 (Thu.) 9:00 am– 7/22 (Mon.) 5:00 pm


Please access the website from PC or smartphone and apply according to the instructions on the event entry page.

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8/5 (Mon.) –
Lottery result announcement (mail delivery · RUNNET GLOBAL my page display)


Pay the participation fee by the payment method selected on the entry page before the due date.

* Please note that reception will be invalid if payment can not be confirmed within the due date.


Participation fee deposit deadline:8/18 (Sun)
Participation decision after payment confirmation

  • The registration winners who failed to confirm payment of the prescribed entry fee during the payment period is considered to have declined the application.
  • Duplicate entry will be dropped.


Entry – for Runners Living abroad