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4th Ishigakijima Ultra Marathon

13 May 2018(Sun)
Application period:
18 Oct 2017(Wed) - 20 Apr 2018(Fri)
Ishigaki City, Akanma Soccer Park (Start and Goal venue). The 32km start point is Oganzaki Lighthouse
  • RUN
  • 60km
  • 32km

- The latitude of Ishigakijima is the same as Hawaii, and the climate is summer all year round.

- Take time out from your busy schedules, and enjoy a relaxed day enjoying the ocean, sky, cool breeze and sunshine. Combine the experience of the outdoors with this race event.

- The start/goal venue takes place at a wide natural turf soccer field. After reaching the goal, relax on the lawn, enjoy the breeze, listen to music and enjoy delicious foods and drinks.


Category Start time Registration Fee
(and period)
60km: 18 years or older
Excludes high school students
60km: 18 years or older (Visually impaired)
Excludes high school students
32km: 18 years or older
Excludes high school students
32km: 18 years or older (Visually impaired)
Excludes high school students
Option Start time Registration Fee
(and period)
Post-race party16:003,000JPYClosed

Points to note at the time of entering:

Aide runners for the visually impaired:
If a visually impaired participant requires an accompanying aide runner, the entry free for the accompanying aide runner will be free (limited to one person).
The participating entrant will be required to enter in the details of the aide runner at the time of entry.The aide runner need not be a registered member of Sports Entry.
Running with 2 accompanying aide runners is prohibited. Replacing out an aide runner during the event is not permitted and will result in disqualification.
The registered participant runner will receive a participant good/souvenir, however the aide runner will not be eligible to receive the participant good.
If either of the registered participating runner or the accompaying aide runner retires, both will be deemed to have retired at that point.
Please note that there will be sections of the course which will be quite narrow and will reuire the runner and the aide runner to run side by side.
To participate, please acknowledge that you accept the above points.

About public transport/access
If you use a taxi service other than the taxi service provided by the Race Organisers, please arrange it on your own and be sure to book in advance
If you plan on driving yourself or using a rental car, please use the designated carparking lot at the Start Venue and follow the directions and guidance of race staff.

Post-race party

Contents: At the goal area there will be a post-race party including local island performances (in the event of rain, it will be at the indoor soccer field). There will also be local Okinawan food boxes (bento), tea, local sake/liquor (Awamori), Ishigaki beef barbeque etc

Capacity[60K]400 people
[32K]100 people
Once capacity is reached the entry deadline will close.
Participant criteriaHealthy males and females aged 18 years or older (high school students excluded), who are capable of enduring long distances
Course featuresWith the same latitude as Hawaii, the course will take in jungle, sugar cane fields, mangrove forests, and coastal views. There are aid stations every 5km and with 11 hours to complete the full distance you can stop by various shops along the way or even jump into the ocean for a dip.
There's the option of a 60 km Ultramarathon or a 32 km marathon.
After the race, there will be live local performances including singing, and dancing to enjoy.
Time RecordingYes
Participant Goods/Completion GoodsParticipant Goods: Race memorial item/souvenir
Completion Goods: Completion memorial item and Completion Certificate
ServicesPost-goal/Late party festival (separate fee of 3000yen applies)
Awards1st-3rd placegetters - male and female
OtherLucky prize lottery: Yes (will be held during the post-race party)
Number Card NotificationThe [Number Card Notification] is scheduled to be sent by e-mail.
Registration Time (Pre-race day)12 May 2018 (Saturday) 12noon - 7pm
Registration venue: Okinawa, Ishigaki City Ookawa 282 Ouka building, Ocean and Nature experience and learning Association
Registration Time (on race day)6am -6:30am (if possible, please check-in the day before)
Registration venue: Akanma Soccer Park
Time Limit11 hours (time cut-off checkpoints apply throughout the course)
Water stations12 water stations, every 5km
Distance markersEvery 5km
Pre-race day schedule12 May 2018 (Saturday)
Participant Registration check-in 12noon - 7pm
Pre-race day briefing sessions 1pm-1:30pm (First session)
6pm - 6:30pm (Second session)
Race Day schedule6:00am 6:30am On the day registration/check-in
7:00am 60km start
12noon 32km start
4pm-7pm Post-race Party
6pm Race ends
Points to note・Participant Obligations/Terms and Conditions
・If you do not have a means of transportation to the starting point, the Race Organisers will arrange a taxi etc. (Transportation expense is 800 yen per person)
・Please be sure to bring a personal cup, a bottle etc, for use at the aid/water stations. Please fill up from the drink tanks which will provided at the aid stations. .
・Please be sure to bring a water bottle/carry water
・The race event may be cancelled or changed (eg distance shortened) in the event of natural disaster or other accident or incident.
・If the race is cancelled or the distance is shortened, no refund of entry fee will be given.
・No changes after application will be permitted. In addition, refund entry fee will not be refunded if the race is cancelled or if you choose to not or cannot participate.
・Health management will be your personal responsbility including obtaining medical clearance/health check up in advance of the race.
・Please do not push yourself if you are in bad physical condition or feel unwell. Please exercise responsibility and have courage to retire if necessary.
・For any accidents sustained or occurred during the event, the Race Organizer will provide emergency first aid measures an necessary but ,no responsibility will be taken for any treatment provided or subsequent results. (All participants will have sports accident insurance coverage but it will not cover hospitalization due to illnedd or medical disease etc.).
・Please bring your health insurance card (a copy is also OK).
・Please take personal responsibility for any valuables.
・On ordinary roads, please follow regular traffic laws and regulations and safely.
・Be sure to follow the instructions of the course director and race staff
・Route course may change due to various circumstances.
・Participants are aware and acknowledge that photographs taken during competition may be used for printed materials such as event pamphlets and use on the official website for future events, and the wonership, use and right of portrait is delegated to the Race Organizer. In addition, the participant list and competition result program which will be published in newspapers etc will be delegated to the Race Organizer as well.
OtherPlease wear the plain T-shirts with your number on it. (T-shirts will be pre-distributed) You can write your preferred name on the T-shirt. Please fill in at the time of application. If you prefer to run in your own t-shirt, please contact us in advance and we will prepare a race bib number instead.
Visually impaired runners who require an accompanying aide runner, are allowed to have aide runner whose entry fee will be free.
Please register/check in at the main event headquarters. Note that 2 aide runners are prohibited. Furthermore, it is prohibited to swap out the aide runner with a substitute during the race, and to do so would result in disqualification. There is no participant good/souvenir for the aide runner so please feel free to share/use as you like between the registered runner and the aide runner.
If a participant or a runner's aide decides to retire, both will deem to have retired at that point.
Organizing CommitteeOkinawa Prefecture, Ishigaki City Ookawa 282 Ouka building, Ocean and Nature experience and learning Association
Ishigakijima Ultra Marathon Organising Committee
TEL 0980-88-6092/06-4792-0006

Kansai Branch Office
FAX 098-993-7199
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