Summary of the event
Toyama Marathon 2024
Sunday, November 3rd, 2024
9:00 a.m. START.
4:00 p.m. Event ends.
Application Entry System
First come, first served
Application Start Date
Event / Capacity / Time Limit / Entry Fee
Marathon (42.195 km) / 13,000 people / Around 7 hours / 13,000 yen
Determined by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations rules and the rules set forth for this competition.
The course will be certified by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations.
Takaoka City Hall - Takaoka Buddha - Yamachosuji - Shin-Takaoka Station - Kaiwomaru Park - Shinminato Bridge (alternate course in the event of inclement weather) - Toyama Kita Bridge - Fugan Canal Kansui Park.
In the case of inclement weather, Shinminato Ohashi Bridge may be unusable. In this case, an alternate route will be chosen.
Course Introduction (accredited by JAAF)
Toyama Marathon Elevation Map
Takaoka City Area: The manufacturing town
The marathon starts near Takaoka Kojo Park, which consists of the remains of Takaoka Castle, built by Lord Maeda Toshinaga.
It then passes in front of the Great Buddha of Takaoka, one of Japan's 3 Great Buddhas, before walking through Yamachosuji, an area designated as a Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings, before passing in front of Takaoka Sekino Shrine, made famous by the Takaoka Mikurumayama Festival.
The marathon then turns around in front of the Hokuriku Shinkansen's Shin-Takaoka Station, designed with vertical lattices reminiscent of historical buildings.
Takaoka Kojo Park
Great Buddha of Takaoka
Imizu City Area: Bounties of the Land and the Sea
The Imizu area is where the world-renowned beauty of Toyama Bay and the Tateyama Mountain Range are the most prominent.
The marathon takes you from a fishing port where you can feel the vibrant atmosphere of the fishermen selling the delicious bounties from Toyama Bay, to the Shinminato Bridge, a panorama spot which can only be enjoyed on foot during this race, all while admiring the Kaiwomaru sailing ship, affectuously known as the Lady of the Seas.
You go towards Toyama City through the view of the rice paddies where you can feel bounties of the land.
Shinminato Fishing Port
Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club Induction Memorial Monument
Toyama City Area: FutureCity
Leave the view of the rice paddies behind as you finally arrive in FutureCity Toyama.
As you cross over the Class 1 Jinzu River on the Toyama Kita Bridge, take a look at the grandiose view of the Tateyama Mountain Range above the city buildings.
Pass in front of the Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, and the finish line is just past the Toyama Prefecture Fugan Canal Kansui Park.
Tateyama Mountain Range