A marathon race in memory of the 2011 Tohoku tsunami.
The latest race on Japan's marathon scene is the Kyoto Marathon which was held for the first time on 11th March 2012 to mark the one year anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The marathon aims to raise funds to support those affected by the disaster.
The race course is mainly flat and takes in seven World Heritage sights as well as a long stretch along the Kamo River. InsideJapan can arrange entry in a package comprising 3 nights' hotel accommodation and a shuttle bus to the starting point. A donation of 3,000yen to the Tohoku charity is given for each runner. Please contact us for prices and availability.
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