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Obuse's Half Marathon
Obuse Mini Marathon : 小布施町

Quirky Half-Marathon in the Quaint Town of Obuse.

Northern Nagano


Description

Known as the Obuse Mi-ni Marathon ("mi-ni" also means "Come See" in Japanese), this flamboyant road race through the back roads and byways of the chestnut village, Obuse, is a lighthearted even put on by the townspeople for the enjoyment of the participants and visitors.


Recommendation

More of a fun-run to enjoy this enchanting town than a serious road race, the Obuse Half-Marathon is popular event that the town of Obuse puts on every July. It seems like the whole town, young and old, come out to cheer on the 8,000-or so runners, many of whom dress up in whimsical costumes. Obuse has some major tourist attractions such as the Hokusai Museum and chestnut sweet shops, but the Half-Marathon is a chance to see some of the lesser known areas of the town.


Details

  •  2,200
  •  (Included in # of cars)
  •  
Hours :
Starts 6:00- 
Date(s) :
Event takes place in July. Confirm actual date with the official website.
2017 date is July 16th. 
Cost / Price of Admission :
Confirm with the official website. 
Time Required :
5 hours 
Reservations :
Required(Registration required to run in the marathon.) 
# of Participants :
8,000 
Foreign Languages :
English (Available the day of the race.) 
Luggage Storage :
Available 

Notes

Registration required to participate. Baggage storage available but now valuables.
Above address is the location of the start of the race. Race office address is 2408-9 Obuse Hayashi, Obuse Town, Kamitakai-gun, Nagano Pref. 381-0201


Contact

Official site


Access/Location

By Train
From Obuse Station(Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line), the race starts.
By Car
Public Transportation is recommended.
Address
1497-2 Obuse, Obuse 381-0201

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