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Fukuoka Marathon

Quick facts

Location Fukuoka, Japan

Distance Marathon

About Fukuoka Marathon

The Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship, held in Fukuoka, Japan, is an IAAF Gold Label international men’s marathon race. It is usually held on the first Sunday in December.

The Fukuoka Marathon is the third-longest running competition of its type in Japan, being established two years after the Lake Biwa Marathon and one year after the Kochi Marathon. This makes it the tenth longest running annual marathon race in recorded history.

It is a dramatic event run along the 42.195 miles joining two cities. Feel the contrast of the city and nature, and experience the warmth of  the people.

Male runners who have achieved the following times in an official event of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) or a race for members of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) between December 1, 2013, and the application date and who are aged 19 years or older on the day of the race:
[A Group]
1) Marathon: under 2 hours 27 minutes
2) 30 km road race: under 1 hour 35 minutes
3) Half-marathon: under 1 hour 05 minutes

[B Group]
1) Marathon: under 2 hours 40 minutes
2) 30 km road race: under 1 hour 50 minutes
3) Half-marathon: under 1 hour 10 minutes



Fukuoka Marathon

  • 42.195km

Tenjin area (Tenjin Intersection, Watanabe-dori)



Shima Public Building, Itoshima City Hall


The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.