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Friends Marathon

"The Schneider Electric Paris Marathon is proud to be associated with some of the most beautiful marathons in the world as part of the "Friends Marathons" network. The Friends Marathons network enables to build links between these emblematic events, to create bridges between different cultures, to ease cross-registrations and offer advantages to the participants of these marathons "





Osaka Marathon is all about celebration and diversity, and is proud of his nickname of Rainbow Marathon.
The course certified by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF) and by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).
And we will celebrate its ninth year this year, will change its course to finish at Osaka Castle Park. A so-called "central finish" will improve traffic conditions, also allow participants to enjoy many sightseeing locations around Osaka during the autumn season (Ginkgo trees will be very beautiful with autumn leaves at that time).
The 42.195km long course will be full of fun, such as food stations providing local Osaka cuisine as you run, as well as tons of passionate cheering from 1.3 million supporters!
In addition, Osaka marathon will hold many related events. Especially, "Happy Morning Run" is popular as a fun run event that 1,000 runners from various countries run while watching Osaka Castle for the purpose of international exchange. This "Happy Morning Run" will be held the day before the main tournament.
Please come and see the fun-filled Osaka marathon!!

Registrations will open soon

Date of the next Osaka Marathon

  • 29.Nov.2020


  • Osaka city center

The number of participants

  • Over 32,000 runners participating.

Time limit

  • 7 hours

Features of the Osaka Marathon

  • The Osaka marathon is Japan's one of the largest marathon event with 32,000 runners participating. About 5,000 of them are runners from overseas.


Osaka Marathon 2018 –
Osaka Marathon 2018 –
Osaka Marathon 2018