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Fukuoka Marathon to Increase Runner Capacity and Add Foreigner Slot

The third Fukuoka Marathon will take place on Nov. 13 (Sun.) in Fukuoka City and Itoshima City. This year, the number of runners allowed to compete has been increased from 10,000 to 11,000, and an additional slot (200 runners) has been added for foreign residents (called the Asian Slot, since Asian residents are the target demographic). (Volunteers for this slot will be given a priority slot in next year’s marathon (max. 200 runners).) The Fukuoka and Itoshima Citizens’ Slot’s capacity will be 2,000 people (same as last year’s marathon). There will also be a wheelchair race (20 participants, 5.2 km) and a fun run (2,000 participants, 5.2 km). The course route is the same as last year, with runners leaving the starting line at 8.20 in Tenjin (fun run also starts at 8:20, wheelchair race starts at 8:15). The runners have seven hours to run through the Momochi area and Kyushu University New Campus to the Shima Exchange Plaza in Itoshima City. Registrations will be accepted between Apr. 18 ~ May 23 on the official website. The entry fee is ¥10,800 for the full marathon, and ¥3,240 for the wheelchair race and fun run. Given the rise in the number of runners this year, the number of volunteers will increase to 4,000 (800 more than last year). Registration for volunteers opens May 2. For inquiries: 092-711-4676 (Fukuoka Marathon Executive Committee) Source: Asahi Shimbun, 3/1

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Published: Mar 16, 2016 / Last Updated: Apr 1, 2016

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