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Gifu Seiryu Half-Marathon

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Ort Gifu, Japan

Distanz Halbmarathon

Datum 25 Apr 2021

Über Gifu Seiryu Half-Marathon

The Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon (ぎふ清流ハーフマラソン) is an annual half marathon road running competition held in May in Gifu, Japan.
The first edition featured top level and popular sections for the half marathon. All the funds raised during the event went towards the reconstruction effort following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. The 2012 edition of the race attracted greater numbers of elite runners, both international and Japanese.

The race will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) and the JAAF (Japan Association of Athletics Federations), and the race organizer.
This race received IAAF Road Race Label designation. IAAF Road-Race Label Regulations also apply to this race. Testing for doping will be carried out in accordance with IAAF regulations.


Gifu Seiryu 3 km

  • 3km

Gifu Seiryu Half-Marathon

  • 21,097km

Gifu Nagaragawa Stadium



  • Gifu Nagaragawa Stadium
  • Nagara River
  • Oda Nobunaga Golden Statue
  • Mount Kinka
  • Gifu Castle
  • Tidori Bridge


The course for the competition starts and finishes at the Gifu Nagaragawa Stadium. It has a single-looped format and mainly follows the Nagara River in the north and central parts of the city. The first section of the race heads south for 4 km, passing through the Yanagase shopping district, until it reaches the Golden Statue of Oda Nobunaga beside Gifu Station. The course then returns north and, upon reaching the river, takes a 6 km-long route going east alongside the river, passing Mount Kinka and Gifu Castle. The course then crosses Tidori Bridge into the Nagara-Furutsu district and heads back west before finally ending up at the stadium

Gifu Seiryu Half-Marathon Wissenswertes

First held in 2011, the race is also called the Naoko Takahashi Cup named after Naoko Takahashi, the retired local runner who won the marathon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and broke the marathon world record in 2001, becoming the first woman to complete the distance in under two hours and twenty minutes.

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