Race Info

Race Info

Race Name

The 28th Sendai International Half Marathon (nickname: ‘Morinomiyako Half 2018’)


Host Organizations

Sendai City, Sendai City Sports Promotion Foundation, Miyagi Amateur Athletics Association, Sendai City Amateur Athletics Association, Miyagi Athletics Association for the Disabled, Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Co., Tohoku Broadcasting Co., Ltd.


Supporting Organizations

Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF), Japan Para Athletics (JPA), Miyagi Prefectural, Miyagi Prefectural Board of Education, Sendai City Board of Education, Sendai City Sports Association, Sendai City Gymnastics Instructors' Council, Federation of Sendai City School District Promotional Organizations of Physical Education, NHK Sendai Broadcasting, Sendai Television Incorporated, Miyagi Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd., KHB Higashi Nippon Broadcasting, Asahi Shimbun Sendai General Office, Mainichi Shimbun Sendai Branch Office, Yomiuri Shimbun Tohoku General Office, Sankei Shimbun Tohoku General Office, Nikkan Sports Shimbun Tohoku General Office (This list is subject to change.)


Managing Organization

Sendai International Half Marathon Executive Committee


Cooperating Organizations

Miyagi Prefectural Police, Sendai City Traffic Enforcement Squad, Sendai City Fire Bureau, Sendai City Hospital, Sendai City Transportation Bureau, Japan Grand Self-Defense Force North Eastern Army Band, Sendai Disabled Sports Organization, Miyagi Sports Association for the Disabled, Sendai wholesalers Cooperative, Sendai City Welfare Association for the Disabled, JCI, Inc., Miyagi Study Group of Myocardial Infarction, Association for Learning & Practicing Emergency Medical Techniques & Medical Safety Management (ALPEN), Tohoku Fukushi University, Tohoku Bunka Gakuen University, Sendai University, Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai Ikuei Gakuen, Shokei Gakuin High School, Seiwa Gakuen High School, Sendai City Higashi-Nibancho Elementary School, Sendai Iken Vocational School, Sendai Resort & Sports College, Tohoku Bunka Gakuen College, Miyagi Acupuncture & Moxibustion Association, Tohoku Area of Spiral Taping Association, Tohoku Branch of Kinesio Taping Association, Miyagi Judo Seifuku Association, Citizen Sports Volunteer SV2004, TOYOTA Rent-A-Lease MIYAGI Inc., Oroshimachi Shop, Nippon Unyusoko Sendai Miyagino branch, Tohoku Print, Seigetsuki, Sendai Kokusai Hotel, Sports Commission Sendai, Telcom Inc. Tohoku Office (This list is subject to change.)


Events

Half Marathon, 5km Race, 2km Race


Race Date

May 13, 2018 (Sun.)


Venue

Half Marathon: KOHSHIN RUBBER, Athlete Park Sendai (Sendai City Athletic Field) *Hereinafter: “KOHSHIN Park Sendai”

5km, 2km races: Tsutsujigaoka Park


Schedule

7:00 Opening
9:00 5km Start
9:10 2km Start
9:40 Award Ceremony(1)5km and 2km races
9:47 Half Marathon (Wheelchair Division) Start
10:05 Half Marathon (Elite Division, JAAF Registered and Open Divisions) Start
11:30 Award Ceremony(2)Half Marathon (Wheelchair, Elite Division, JAAF Registered, & Open Divisions)
12:45 Half Marathon Finish

Race Rules

The race will be governed by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations competition rules, the competition rules of Japan Para Athletics (JPA), and the regulations of this event.


Course

1 )  Half Marathon

[Start] KOHSHIN Park Sendai/South Side Street~[Turn-around point] In front of the 141 Building on Jozenji-dori Avenue~[Turn-around point] In front of Oroshimachi Park~[Finish] KOHSHIN Park Sendai

  • ※Official course of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF)
2 )  5km

[Start] North Side Street of Tsutsujigaoka Park~[Turn-around point] In front of Sendai Ikuei Gakuen High School~[Turn-around point] Tsutsujigaoka Park East Intersection~[Finish] Inside Tsutsujigaoka Park

3 )  2km

[Start] North Side Street of Tsutsujigaoka Park~[Turn-around point] Intersection in front of Sogo Career Group~[Turn-around point] Tsutsujigaoka Park East Intersection~[Finish] Inside Tsutsujigaoka Park

  • ※5km and 2km courses are not certified by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF).

Entrant Capacities, Time Limits and Entry Fees

Half Marathon
(Elite Div.)
Entrant Capacity 100
Time Limit 2hrs 30mins
Entry Fee(Yen) 6,000
Half Marathon
(JAAF registered)
Entrant Capacity 1,300
Time Limit 2hrs 30mins
Entry Fee(Yen) 6,000
Half Marathon
(Open Div.)
Entrant Capacity 8,500
Time Limit 2hrs 30mins
Entry Fee(Yen) 6,000
Half Marathon
(Charity Runner Div.)
Entrant Capacity 100
Time Limit 2hrs 30mins
Entry Fee(Yen) 6,000
(Additional Donation50,000)
Half Marathon
(Wheelchair Div.)
Entrant Capacity 100
Time Limit 1hr 30mins
Entry Fee(Yen) 6,000
5㎞
Entrant Capacity 2,000
Time Limit 50mins
Entry Fee(Yen) 2,000
2㎞
Entrant Capacity 500
Time Limit 20mins
Entry Fee(Yen) 1,000

Eligibility

1 )  Half Marathon
(Elite Div.)

Men and women who are 18 years or older as of May 13, 2018 (Sun.) (race day), excluding high school students.

  • JAAF Registered Athletes
  • Entrants must have JAAF ID. For inquiry of your JAAF ID, please ask Prefectural Amateur Athletics Association you are registered or refer to JAAF ID searching system (https://api.start.jaaf.or.jp/search).
    • ※Entrants must complete registration for F.Y. 2018 by the date of May 9 (Wed.).
  • Entrants must have completed a JAAF certified race or IAAF certified race between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 within the qualifying times listed in the table below with an official record.
Men
Half MarathonFull Marathon
1:10:002:30:00
Women
Half MarathonFull Marathon
1:30:003:15:00
  • ※Please note that applications are not accepted from applicants who have not yet obtained an official record at the time of application.
2 )  Half Marathon
(JAAF Registered)

Men and women who are 18 years or older as of May 13, 2018 (race day), excluding high school students.

  • JAAF Registered Athletes
  • Entrants must have JAAF ID. For inquiry of your JAAF ID, please ask Prefectural Amateur Athletics Association you are registered, or refer to JAAF ID searching system (https://api.start.jaaf.or.jp/search).
    • ※Entrants must complete registration for F.Y. 2018 by the date of May 9 (Wed.).
  • Entrants must have completed a JAAF certified race or IAAF certified race between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 within the qualifying times listed in the table below with an official record.
Men
Half MarathonFull Marathon
1:40:003:40:00
Women
Half MarathonFull Marathon
1:50:004:10:00
  • ※Please note that applications are not accepted from applicants who have not yet obtained an official record at the time of application.
3 )  Half Marathon(Open Div.)

Men and women who are 18 years or older as of May 13 (race day).

  • Entrants must be healthy and capable of finishing the Half Marathon (21.0975km) within 2 hrs. 30 min.
    • ※JAAF Registered Athletes are also eligible to apply.
4 )  Half Marathon(Charity Runner Div.)

Men and Women who are 18 years or older as of May 13 (race day).

  • Healthy individuals who can complete a half marathon (21.0975 km) within 2.5 hours.
    • ※Charity runners can choose to participate in the Elite Division, the JAAF registered Division or the Open Division. Please be aware that you must meet the qualifications to participate in the division that you apply for.
5 )  Half Marathon(Wheelchair Div.)

Men and women who are 18 years or older as of May 13 (race day).

  • Entrants must have a physical disability certificate or equivalent.
  • Entrants must have completed a race certified by the Japan Para Athletics (JPA) between January 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018 within the qualifying times listed in the table below.
10km 43:00
15km 1:04:00
20km 1:26:00
Half Marathon 1:30:00
Full Marathon 3:00:00
6 )  5km

Men and women of high school age or above.

  • Entrants must be healthy and capable of finishing a 5km race within 50 min.
7 )  2km

Children of 4th grade of elementary school age to junior high school age, and adults over 60 years old.

  • Entrants must be healthy and capable of finishing a 2km race within 20 min.

Entry Applications

Half Marathon
(Elite Div.)
MethodApplication Period
Online
(100 people: first come, first served)
January 9, 2018 (Tue.) 8:00 p.m. -
January 15, 2018 (Mon.)
Half Marathon
(JAAF Registered)
MethodApplication Period
Online
(1,200 people: first come, first served)
January 9, 2018 (Tue.) 8:00 p.m. -
January 15, 2018 (Mon.)
Half Marathon(Open Div.)
MethodApplication Period
Online
(7,000 people: first come, first served)
January 10, 2018 (Wed.) 8:00 p.m. -
January 15, 2018 (Mon.)
Half Marathon
(Charity Runner Div.)
MethodApplication Period
Online
(100 people: first come, first served)
January 9, 2018 (Tue.) 8:00 p.m. -
March 8, 2018 (Thu.)
Half Marathon(Wheelchair Div.)
MethodApplication Period
Online
(100 people: first come, first served)
February 20, 2018 (Tue.) 8:00 p.m. -
March 15, 2018 (Thu.)
5㎞
MethodApplication Period
Online
(2,000 people: first come, first served)
February 20, 2018 (Tue.) 8:00 p.m. -
March 8, 2018 (Thu.)
2㎞
MethodApplication Period
Online
(500 people: first come, first served)
February 20, 2018 (Tue.) 8:00 p.m. -
March 8, 2018 (Thu.)
  • ※Please access the following site for internet applications in foreign languages: http://jtbsports.jp/
  • ※Applications based on ‘first come, first served’ will be closed after the entrant capacity has been reached regardless of application period.
  • ※Applications will not be accepted outside of the application period (before or after it).
  • ※Applications outside of the application period incur a processing fee that will be deducted from your participation fee. The remainder of which will be refunded to you in cash by registered mail.
  • ※Application conditions will be updated frequently on the marathon website, so please be sure to check the website before applying.
  • ※Charity Runners will receive a charity commemorative gift.
  • ※For the welfare and support of ‘children,’ ‘culture,’ and ‘sports’ in Sendai to help recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, following organizations are designated for donation in each purpose. Donors can choose one of the four recipient categories depending on their purposes.
1、‘Support Children in Sendai’ 
[Donation for the Sendai City Orphanage Association]

Contributions are used to support the self-reliance such as employment of children in orphanages.
(Donation deduction does not apply.)

2、‘Support Culture in Sendai’ 
[Donation for the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra]

Contributions are used to promote music programs in Sendai such as regular and community concerts.
(You can receive an income tax deduction for donations on your tax return.)

3、‘Support Para-Sports in Sendai’ 
[Donation for the Sendai Disabled Sports Organization]

Contributions are used to promote para-sports programs such as organizing various sports tournaments for disabled people.
(Donation deduction does not apply.)

4、‘Support Sports in Sendai’ 
[Donation for the Sendai City Sports Promotion Foundation]

Contributions are used to promote sports programs such as organizing various sports tournaments and events for elementary students etc.
(You can receive an income tax deduction for donations on your tax return.)

  • ※For more details about the income tax deduction for donations, please contact tax offices directly.
  • ※Depending on the municipality where you reside in, you may receive individual inhabitant tax deduction for donations. Please contact your municipality directly.
  • ※The Half Marathon (wheelchair division) secretariat office is as below. Please make any inquiries directly to the contact address below.
Sendai International Half Marathon Wheelchair Division Secretariat Office
Disabled Planning Section, Public Health and Welfare Bureau, City of Sendai
Tel. 022-214-8163
3-7-1 Kokubuncho, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8671
Notes for Applicants
  • An individual may not apply for more than one race.
  • Individuals who are found to have applied for more than one race will be disqualified and will not be refunded their entry fees and processing fees after the application.
  • Misrepresent action of age, gender, records, or other information, or participation by a runner other than the applicant (false entry) are not allowed. If such an act is found, the individual participant or group participants will be disqualified and may be banned from future participation in this event.
  • A submitted application may not be altered, corrected, or cancelled. If there is a problem with the submitted information, the secretariat office will contact the applicant by the e-mail address or telephone number provided.
  • Please note that the secretariat office will not respond to telephone inquiries about the acceptance of applications.
  • Registration cannot be transferred, nor may another runner participate in the event in place of the applicant. If such an act is discovered it will result in disqualification. No compensation shall be made in such an event. Also, please be aware that entry fees will not be refunded.
  • The organizers claim no responsibility for delays in the receipt of applications due to the circumstances of the postal service or internet problems.
  • Please be aware that internet application may not be possible using some computers, operating systems or internet browsers.
Terms and Conditions for Application

Applicants must agree to the following terms and conditions and fill out the application form.

  • Submitted applications cannot be altered or cancelled due to personal circumstances.
  • If the event is cancelled or curtailed due to conditions beyond the organizer's control (earthquakes, storm or flood damage, incidents, accidents, etc.), personal circumstance, multiple applications, and overpayment or multiple payments, entry fees will not be refunded.
  • Participants must not falsify their age, gender, or other information, or employ a proxy runner. If such an act is discovered, the participant must abide by the decision of the organizer to revoke the participant’s entry and any awards, bar the participant from future participation in the event, etc. Participants understand that the organizer has no responsibility to provide aid or refund the entry fee in such cases.
  • Participants must not suffer from heart disease or other illnesses, must pay attention to their health and undergo adequate training before participation. The participant assumes responsibility for all illness, injury, accident, and loss. If the participant is not feeling well on the day of the event, they must withdraw from the race.
  • During the race, if the organizers (staff, doctors, medical staff, etc.) determine that there is an obstacle to a participant’s continued participation in the race, the participant must follow directions to discontinue the race immediately. In addition, participants must follow directions from the organizers concerning safety and/or the administration of the event.
  • A participant who becomes ill or injured during the event may not refuse emergency medical treatment, and shall not hold the organizer responsible for the methods used, their efficacy, etc.
  • Participants release the organizers from responsibility concerning accidents, losses, injuries or illnesses that may occur during the event, and agree not to claim damages.
  • Participants understand that compensation for accidents, illness or injuries that may occur during the event shall be within the scope of insurance coverage provided by the organizer.
  • Participants’ family members, relatives and guardians (in the case of a minor) must consent to the participant’s participation in this event.
  • Participants consent to the reporting, publication and use of videos, photographs, articles, and records relating to the event (including personal information such as name, age, gender, records, and portraits) in the newspaper, television, magazines, internet, and pamphlets. Participants grant the organizers the right to publish and use this information.
  • Participants must agree to the organizer’s rules regarding the handling of personal information, which are specified in a separate document.
  • In addition to the above terms and conditions, participants must agree to abide by the organizer’s rules for the race. (In the event of any inconsistency, the rules for the race shall prevail.)

Aid Volunteer Runners

As an initiative to offer aid to runners, ‘Aid Volunteer Runners’ who can provide emergency medical treatment to runners if required during the race while running the half marathon course are being recruited.

Activities
  • During the race, if a runner who is injured or in poor health is detected, Aid Volunteer Runners will cooperate with the nearest race official (official on the course) and medical staff to offer aid ( check their status, perform necessary procedures).
    • ※Aid Staff will be positioned at fixed points along the course so activities will be coordinated with them.
  • In emergency situations such as cardiopulmonary arrest, life-saving measures will be implemented, the nearest race official (official on the course) and medical staff will be contacted and an ambulance requested.
    • ※After doing this, return to the course and continue with your duties.
Recruitment capacity

Around 25 (“first come first served”)

Application requirements

Individuals who meet the following two requirements

  • Doctors, nurses, assistant nurses, emergency life paramedics, individuals who have completed Emergency Treatment Course I and individuals who have completed Emergency Treatment Standard Course.
    Those who have one of the above qualifications and can perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.
  • Individuals who have experience completing a full marathon/half marathon and can perform their duties while running the course.
Recruitment period

January 9 (Tue) - February 28 (Wed), 2018


Aid Support Runners

With the aim of organizing safety event, the organizer asks participants working in medical fields to make a registration as ‘Aid Support Runners’. By registration, they are requested to provide emergency medical treatment in the event that they encounter an emergency serious case for other runners’ health during the race. We kindly ask for your understand and cooperation.

What to be requested

Providing emergency medical treatment or supporting medical staffs if they encounter an emergency case during the race.

How to make a registration

Qualified Medical doctors, nurses, assistant nurses, emergency life paramedics are entitled to be Aid support Runners with their cooperation. To make a registration, please check the box indicates your medical qualification at the application. The sticker for Aid support runners will be enclosed with your number card, which is to be stuck on your chest during the race.

Note
  • Aid support runners need entry application in normal manner.
  • The organizer does not reimburse travel expenses, any reward, or exemption of entry fee.
  • The record time will keep counted during engagement of aid support.
  • Aid support runners must understand that the organizer provides no relief measures if they fail to pass the check point for the reason of aid support.

Race Registration

The notification mail for Number card voucher will be sent 2-3weeks before the event date.
Please make sure to bring the "Number Card Voucher" with you to exchange your Number Card when you check in. We do not send it by postal mail for oversea runners.


Awards

1 )  Half Marathon
(Elite Div./JAAF Registered Div./Overall)

The first to eighth place finishers in the men's and women's races will each receive an award certificate and commemorative gift.

  • ※Only top three male and female finishers will be awarded at the award ceremony. Fourth to eighth place finishers will have their award certificates and commemorative gifts sent at a later date.
    (Domestic only. The runner who live in Oversea can receive the gift when you check-in)
2 )  Half Marathon(Open Div.)

The overall first to eighth place finishers, in addition to the first to eighth place finishers in each of the following age groups in the men's and women's races will receive an award certificate and a commemorative gift.

①18-29 years ②30-39 years ③40-49 years ④50-59 years ⑤60 years and over

  • ※Only the overall top three male and female finishers will be awarded at the award ceremony. Fourth to eighth place finishers will have their award certificates and commemorative gifts sent at a later date.
    (Domestic only. The runner who live in Oversea can receive the gift when you check-in)
  • ※Finishing order within age groups will be determined by Net Time. First to eighth place finishers in each of the above five age groups will have their award certificates and commemorative gifts sent at a later date (no ceremonies will be held for age-group awards).(Domestic only. The runner who live in Oversea can receive the gift when you check-in)
3 )  Half Marathon(Wheelchair Div.)

The first to eighth place finishers in the race will receive an award certificate and a commemorative gift.

  • ※Only the top three finishers will be awarded at the award ceremony. Fourth to eighth place finishers will have their award certificates and commemorative gifts sent at a later date.
    (Domestic only. The runner who live in Oversea can receive the gift when you check-in)
4 )  5km

The overall first to eighth place finishers, in addition to the first to eighth place finishers in each of the following age groups in the men's and women's races will receive an award certificate and a commemorative gift.

①High school-29 years ②30-39 years ③40-49 years ④50-59 years ⑤60 years and over

  • ※Only the overall top three male and female finishers will receive their awards at the award ceremony. Fourth to eighth place finishers will have their award certificates and commemorative gifts sent at a later date.
    (Domestic only. The runner who live in Oversea can receive the gift when you check-in)
  • ※First to eighth place finishers in each of the above five age groups will have their award certificates and commemorative gifts sent at a later date (no ceremonies will be held for age-group awards).
5 )  2km

Each the elementary school, junior high school, and 60-and-over divisions, the first to eighth place finishers in the men's and women's races will each receive their award certificates and commemorative gifts.

  • ※Only the top three finishers will be awarded at the award ceremony. Fourth to eighth place finishers will have their award certificates and commemorative gifts sent at a later date.
    (Domestic only. The runner who live in Oversea can receive the gift when you check-in)
  • ※No awards will be given for overall ranking in the 2km race.

Other

  • Attach number cards to the chest and the other to the back with the provided safety pins so they are readily visible.
    • ※Number cards for participants in the Half Marathon (Wheelchair Div.) must be attached in accordance with the race rules of Japan Para Athletics (JPA) and regulations of this event.
      In addition, this race utilizes RS Tags (Runner’s Sport Tags) to record times. Please attach the tag to your shoelaces using twist ties. (Participants in the Wheelchair Div. should attach the tag to the front or rear frame of their wheelchair.) Please do not remove the tag until the end of the race.
    • ※Note that record time may not be measured correctly, if you attach the RS Tags to any other place than your shoelaces.
  • Regarding records, Gross Time and Net Time will be measured for Half Marathon participants, and Split Time will be measured for Gross Time every 5km. Only Gross Time will be measured for the 5km and 2km races.
  • Commemorative gifts will be given to the participants. These will be sent in advance to all participants (around mid-April) so there is no need to apply.(Domestic only. The runner who live in Oversea can receive the gift when you check-in)
  • Half Marathon finishers (who finish within the time limit) will also receive a ‘Finisher’s Towel.’
  • The organizers will handle any accidents that occur during the race within the scope of accident insurance. Participants are requested to bring a health insurance card (or copy thereof) in case of accident.
  • Along the Half Marathon course, checkpoints will be set up, with their closing times as follows:
    Checkpoint Elite Div.
    JAAF Registered Div.
    Open Div.
    Wheelchair Div.
    (1)  8.6km
    In front of the Peace Building Nishi Park, Nishi Park Street
    11:11 (61 min.) 10:28 (38 min.)
    (2)11.0km
    Itsutsubashi intersection
    11:28 (83 min.) 10:36 (46 min.)
    (3)12.8km
    Intersection in front of the Athletic Field
    11:41 (96 min.) 10:41(51 min.)
    (4)15.0km
    Miyagino 2-chome intersection
    11:57 (112 min.) 10:47 (57 min.)
    (5)17.9km
    In front of Oroshisho Center
    12:17 (132 min.) 10:56 (66 min.)
    (6)19.6km
    Miyachiyo 1-chome intersection
    12:29 (144 min.) 11:00 (70 min.)

    ※左にスクロールしてください

    • ※Other than the checkpoints listed above, runners who are clearly behind may be ordered to stop the race.
    • ※Regardless of the given times for checkpoints, the course will be closed after the traffic control car following the last runners passes by. No runner may run behind the traffic control car.
    • ※During the race, if the race officials determine that a runner in the Wheelchair Div. will be overtaken by runners of the Elite Div., that runner will be disqualified for safety reasons. A race official will direct the runner to discontinue the race. Please follow the directions of the race official and board the pick-up bus.
    • ※Runners who fail to pass a checkpoint by the designated time must discontinue the race. Please follow the directions of race officials, immediately remove your number card and move to the sidewalk. Board the pick-up bus at the next checkpoint.
    • ※At 12:45 (2 hrs. 40 min. after starting), all races will end regardless of whether checkpoints have been passed. Traffic control will end and it will be impossible to continue running. Runners who are still on the course must immediately discontinue the race, move to the sidewalk and remove their number cards.
  • Along The 5km course checkpoint will be set up, with its closing time as follows:
    Checkpoint Closing time
    1.99㎞
    In front of Sendai Ikuei Gakuen High School
    9:21(21 min.)
    • ※Runners who have not passed the checkpoint may not continue running. They must immediately discontinue the race, move to the sidewalk, and take off their number cards.
  • Fluid stations and toilets will be set up along the Half Marathon course at the following points:
    Location Items (tentative) Facilities
      3.8km
    In front of Higashi-Nibancho Elementary School
    Water Toilet
      6.8km
    In front of Nishi Park
    Watersports drinks Toilet
    10.6km
    In front of Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Co. Headquarters
    Water・sponge・sports drinks Toilet
    13.8km
    In front of Sendai Ikuei Gakuen High School
    Water・sponges・sports drinks Toilet
    14.3km
    In front of Nippon Unyusoko Sendai Miyagino Branch
    N/A Toilet
    16.1km
    In front of TOYOTA Rent-A-Lease MIYAGI Inc., Oroshimachi Shop
    Water N/A
    18.0km
    In front of Sendai Oroshisho Center
    Water・sports drinks Toilet

    ※左にスクロールしてください

  • Fluid station and toilet will be set up along the 5km course at the following point:
    Location Items (tentative) Facilities
    1.99km
    In front of Sendai Ikuei Gakuen High School
    Water Toilet
  • Baggage can be deposited at the Baggage Deposit Station starting at 7:00 a.m. on the day of the race. Attach the Baggage Tag you will receive at pre-race check-in to your belongings.
    • ※Please be aware that the organizers claim no responsibility for lost or stolen baggage.
    • ※Please keep your valuables with you at all times.
  • Tents for changing clothes will be available, but they are expected to be crowded. To the extent possible, please arrive at the venue dressed in your running clothes.
  • In accordance with the IAAF charter, participants in the Half Marathon (Elite Div./JAAF Registered Div.) will be selected at random for doping control inspections. If you are chosen, please follow the officers’ directions. (Guardians’ consent is required for minors.)
  • Assembly at the starting blocks
    (1)Half Marathon (Elite Div.) (JAAF Registered Div.) (Open Div.)
    Starting positions are assigned in order of self-reported times (=number card). Starting blocks will be set according to self-reported times, so please assemble at the block that matches your reported time no later than 25 minutes before the start of the race (9:40). Please note that runners with no reported time will be assigned to the final block.
    • ※After 9:40, runners will no longer be directed to starting blocks. Please be aware that runners who do not arrive in time for the assembly will start the race after the final block regardless of their self-reported times.
    • ※Please note that entrants who do not arrive in time for 10:05 start will be disqualified.
    (2)5km and 2km Races
    Starting positions are assigned in order of self-reported times. Race officials will hold placards indicating self-reported times in Tsutsujigaoka Park, so please assemble at the block that matches your reported time from 8:20 to 8:40. Please note that runners with no reported time will be assigned to the final block. After assembling at the starting blocks, runners will first go to the sidewalk of the starting point from 8:40 to 8:50 and then move to the starting point (street) from 8:50.
    • ※After 8:50 for 5km, and 9:00 for 2km, runners will no longer be directed to starting blocks. Please be aware that runners who do not arrive in time for assembly will start the race after the final block regardless of their self-reported times.
    • ※Please note that entrants who do not arrive in time for their race start time will be disqualified.
    • ※Proxy assembly by guardians etc. is not allowed in any case. Be sure that runners should assemble by themselves.
    (3)Half Marathon(Wheelchair Div.)
    Race officials will guide participants to their starting positions based on their number cards. Please follow the directions of the race officials.
  • A number card and a participants’ guide will be sent to all entrants in the middle of April. Please make sure to contact the Secretariat Office if these have not arrived by April 23, 2018 (Mon.).
  • There is no parking lot at the starting area, so please use public transportation. The organizers claim no responsibility for delayed arrivals due to public transportation, traffic congestion, etc.
  • This event doubles as a trial race for runners dispatched to the Nenrin-pic Marathon Exchange Event (Senior Div.). Sendai residents over the age of 60 are eligible. For details, please contact Sendai City Silver Center (Tel. 022-215-3170).
  • Runners from the Elite Division and JAAF Registered Division who place highly in the half marathon will be invited to the Kume Island Marathon and those of open division will be invited to the Kobe Marathon and the Kyoto Marathon. One male runner and one female runner will be invited to each race and only Sendai resident are eligible for aforementioned invite.
  • Runners from the Elite Division and JAAF Registered Division who are highly awarded will be recommended as runners for alliance race ‘RUN as ONE - Tokyo Marathon 2019 (Semi-Elite)’. Only runners who are residents of Miyagi Prefecture and who are registered in the Miyagi Amateur Athletics Association are eligible for the aforementioned recommendation.
  • No entrant may wear or display any design or trademark representing a company or product for the purpose of advertising at the venue, including on the course. In addition, no entrant may wear or display items with political slogans or language against public order and morals. Moreover, should an organizer deem an item of yours to be inappropriate, you may be refused entry the race.
  • Entry or running in the course by those who are not entrant is a nuisance and strictly prohibited.
  • Please note that the organizers may allow the sale of photos, etc. on a consignment basis.
  • All runners’ records will be uploaded to the official website at http://www.sendaihalf.com.
  • Half Marathon finishers (Elite Div./JAAF Registered Div.) will be given an official time certificate. Half Marathon finishers and 5km and 2km finishers will be given a certificate On the day of the race, finishing flash times can be viewed on Runners’ Update site: (http://runnet.jp/record/
  • Half Marathon Finishers in the Open Division who are registered in JAAF (for F.Y. 2018) will be issued an official time certificate upon request and then processing record inspection.
    Please apply to the Secretariat Office by e-mail (sendai_half@spf-sendai.jp) or fax (022-297-1323) by May 13, 2018 (Sun.) - May 31, 2018 (Thu.) with the following information: ① Number card ② Name ③ Name of Registered Association ④ Registration Number (for F.Y. 2018). Requests that arrive after June 1, 2018 (Fri.) will not be accepted under any circumstances.
    • ※Registration in JAAF for F.Y. 2018 must be completed and authorized by the date of May 9, 2018 (Wed). Note that the certificate will not be issued without the authority.
    • ※In addition, official time certificate will not be issued if there should be lacks of records in any checkpoint or impossible lap time except for malfunction of record systems.
  • This race is subject to the Japan Half Marathon Ranking presented by R-bies, INC.
  • In addition to the above, please follow all directions given by the organizer with regard to the event.

Use of Personal Information

  • The organizer recognizes the importance of personal information and shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations and abide by its personal information protection policy.
  • Participants’ personal information will be used to enhance services provided to participants, to deliver invitations and guidance, record notification, related information, invitations for future competition events, services provided by cooperating and related organizations, and to announce rankings. Additionally, organizers and authorized representatives may use your personal information to contact you in order to verify details of your application.
  • Sendai International Half Marathon forms an alliance with ‘RUN as ONE - Tokyo Marathon 2019 (Semi-Elite). According the alliance, participants’ personal information in this event will be provided with Tokyo Marathon Foundation by electromagnetic means.
    The information to be provided is;
    ①Name ②Gender ③Date of Birth ④Contact details ⑤Records (Result).
    This information will be used for entry of ‘RUN as ONE - Tokyo Marathon 2019’ and to determine starting block for Tokyo Marathon based on the result in this event.
    Please contact the Secretariat Office for refusal to the provision.

DECLARATION

  • I agree to the ‘Terms and Conditions for Application’ to participate in the event.

Related Events (Draft)

An event will be held in connection with the Half Marathon the day before and the day of the race. At the event, our sponsors will offer useful information and goods related to the race. There will also be roadside support events and stage events that represent Tohoku festivals. Sendai and Miyagi specialty goods will be on sale and you can eat or drink at food and drink booths.

Schedule and Venue
  • May 12, 2018 (Sat.)
    Kotodai Park Citizens’ Square
  • May 13, 2018 (Sun.)
    Kotodai Park Citizens’ Square, Miyaginohara Park General Athletic Field, Jozenji-dori Avenue Green Area, and roadsides of the course
  • ※Further details will be announced on the official website when they become available.
Sendai International Half Marathon Executive Committee Secretariat
Sendai City Sports Promotion Foundation, Sports Project Department
2-11-6 Miyagino, Miyagino-ku, Sendai 983-0045
KOHSHIN RUBBER Athlete Park Sendai (Sendai City Athletic Field)
Tel/022-297-1322  Fax/022-297-1323
(Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays)
[e-mail]sendai_half@spf-sendai.jp 
[Website] http://www.sendaihalf.com
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