|August 26, Sun.|
|The Hokkaido Marathon|
The Hokkaido Marathon, Japan's only mid-summer race, was first held in 1987 in Sapporo, the capital city of the northernmost island Hokkaido. Sapporo where 1.8 Million people live hosted Olympic Winter Games in 1972.
Approximately 3,000 athletes run in the race, through downtown Sapporo, overlooking beautiful sightseeing spots, and cheered on by many spectators.
The Hokkaido Marathon served as an important event to select Japanese athletes for the Olympic Games hosted by Barcelona in 1992 and by Atlanta in 1996.It is expected to draw a large number of world-class runners from Japan and overseas.
|・Hokkaido Amateur Athletic Association
・The Hokkaido Shimbun Press
・Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting Co.（UHB TV）
・FM Radio Hokkaido（AIR-G’）
・Doshin Sports Press
|Course (Course Map)|
|42.195km course sanctioned by Japan Amateur Federation and AIMS（Association
of International Marathons）
Race course: One-way course in Sapporo
Start: Makomanai Outdoor Stadium
Starting time: 12:10(for both men's and women's races)
Finish: Nakajima Park
|Climate (average during 2000 Hokkaido Marathon period)|
Wind velocity: 1.42m/sec.
The following offices can provide information of Sapporo and Hokkaido,
such as transportation and tourist attraction.
|Registration: August 25,Sat.From 11:00am to 4:30pm.
Sapporo Park Hotel 2F Pearl Room
Opening Ceremony: August 25,Sat. 5:00pm.
Sapporo Park Hotel 3F Park Hall
Competition and Farewell Party: August 26,Sun. 5:00pm
Sapporo Park Hotel B2F Park PLAZA
|Number of runners: 3,000
Age: 19 and older(as August 26,2001)
Qualification: Runners are required to meet the following time requirements in their past races.
|The race start at 12:10
Checking stations will be closed when a fixed period (as below) has passed.
|Please send the Entry Form by e-mail or fax to:
Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd.,
Sapporo Edcation Trip Branch
|May 7 to 22, 2001(closed once the limit of 3,000 is reached)|
|\4,200(including insurance, \200 for charity)|
|THE HOKKAIDO MARATHON RESULTS|