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Nishinoshima Half Marathon 2018

Nishinoshima Half Marathon 2018 is going to be held on 14 October 2018 (Sunday).
Come join us on Nishinoshima Island and enjoy the majestic landscapes of Kuniga Coast and Dozen Caldera as you run along the 10km and Half Marathon course!
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Race Name

Nishinoshima Half Marathon 2018
第6回 西ノ島ハーフマラソン2018


Nishinoshima Town, Nishinoshima Half Marathon Executive Committee

Supporting Organizations

Ministry of the Environment Chugoku-Shikoku Regional Environment Office; Shimane Prefecture; Shimane Prefectural Board of Education; The San-in Chuo Shimpo Newspaper Co., Ltd.; NHK Matsue (Japan Broadcasting Corporation Matsue Branch); Broadcasting System of San-in Inc.; Nihonkai Telecasting Co., Ltd.; San-in Chuo Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd.; Oki Kisen Co., Ltd.; Nishinoshima Tourism Association

Date & Time

14 October 2018, Sunday

13 October 2018, Saturday 13:00 – 18:00
14 October 2018, Sunday  07:00 – 08:00

Opening Ceremony 08:15
Half Marathon Start: 08:45
10km Start 09:00
3km Start 09:05
Race finish 13:00


Nishinoshima Tourism and Exchange Centre (Urago Port), 544-38, Urago, Nishinoshima-cho, Oki Islands, Shimane, Japan


Application Period

1 May 2018, Monday – 10 Aug 2018, Friday


No. Event Category Start Time Entry Fee (w/ tax)
1 Half Marathon 18 and above
(Senior High School Students EXCLUDED)
M 08:45 4,000 JPY
2 F
3 10km 16 and above M 09:00 Adults:
4,000 JPY

Senior High School Students:
2,000 JPY
4 F
5 3km 16 and above M 09:05
6 F
7 13 – 15 years old 09:05 1,000 JPY
8 6 – 12 years old 09:05
9 Family Run (Pair) ※Parent & Guardian with children under 12 years of age 09:05 2,000 JPY
*Maximum Number of Entrants: 350 runners (total)


Nishinoshima Half Marathon will be held in Urago area of Nishinoshima Island.

【Half Marathon】
Start → Shimane-bana Park → Yurahime Shrine → Akao Skyline →Onimai Skyline → Onimai Lookout (Elevation: 256m) → Akao Lookout (Elevation: 206m) → Shimane-bana Park (Elevation: 25m) → Goal

【10km Course】
Start → Yurahime Shrine → Akao Skyline → Akao Lookout (Elevation: 206m) → Akao Skyline → Yurahime Shrine → Goal

【3km Course】
Start → Shimane-bana Park (Elevation: 25m) → Goal


Runners of all nationalities and are capable of completing the race are welcomed to join the Nishinoshima Half Marathon.
Pre-schoolers are also welcomed to participate in the 3km Course, together with their parent / guardian.

*Please be noted that due to the design of the courses and safety, wheelchair racers will not be admitted.

Cut-off Time

Nishinoshima Half Marathon has a maximum time of 4 hours.
10km has a maximum time of 4 hours.
3km has a maximum time of 2 hours.
*All races will finish at 13:00.


All the runners that will participate will receive a Nishinoshima Half Marathon towel and souvenir as a proof that you have completed the race.
*Family Run (pair) participants will receive 1 set of prizes only.


There will be chip timing at the Nishinoshima Half Marathon. The chip will be attached to the bib number. Each runner must attach the number on the front of their shirts and it must be displayed throughout the running. The bib number should not be folded. Please return the chip after the race; there is no need to return the bib number. Every runner will receive gross and net times.
*A penalty of 2,000 JPY will be charged if you lose your chip or fail to present the chip at the collection point.

Bib number

The bib numbers can be picked up at the Runners’ BBQ Dinner Party reception on 13 October 2018 (Saturday) from 13:00 to 18:00 and on race morning from 07:00 to 08:00.
*Runners’ BBQ Dinner Party is optional. More details below.

Runners’ BBQ Dinner Party (optional)

The dinner party will be held on 13 October 2018 (Saturday) from 18:00 to 20:00 at Urago area of Nishinoshima Island. Friends and family of runners are also welcomed at the party.
Participation Fee: 3,000 JPY per head
*Children under the age of 13 will not be admitted.
Pre-schoolers may join the party for free but must be accompanied by a parent / guardian during the party, and drinks only will be served to the pre-schoolers.
*Maximum capacity: 250 participants

Payment Methods

You can pay the entry fee by bank transfer. Credit card payment, convenience store payment and electronic banking are also accepted for applications via RUNNET Japan.

Cancellation / Transfer of Participation

No cancellations or transfer of participation and change of events will be accepted once the application is submitted.

Accommodation Arrangements

All accommodation arrangements will be made by Nishinoshima Tourism Association.


The Participant engages to follow the organizer’s rules and instructions on the day of the event.

Insurance and Runner’s Responsibility

Runners will participate at their own responsibility to the event. The organizer has taken sport accident insurance for any accidents or injuries caused by runners. The first aid point will be located in the finish area, and a first aid vehicle will accompany runners on the way.

Inquiries / FAQ

【For inquiries regarding accessing Nishinoshima Island and accommodation】

Nishinoshima Tourism Association
4386-3, Mita, Nishinoshima-cho, Oki Islands, Shimane 684-0303
Tel: 08514-7-8888 (Operation Hours: 08:30 – 17:30)
Fax: 08514-7-8890

【For general inquiries regarding Nishinoshima Half Marathon】

Nishinoshima Half Marathon Executive Committee Secretariat
(Nishinoshima Town Tourism and Residency Division)
46, Beppu, Nishinoshima-cho, Oki Islands, Shimane 684-0302
Tel: 08514-7-8777 (Operation Hours: 09:00 – 17:15, Monday – Friday)
Fax: 08514-7-0825

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