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Nagano Marathon

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Location Nagano, Japan

Distance Marathon

Date 19 Apr 2020

About Nagano Marathon

Nagano Marathon aims to uphold the ideals of the Nagano Olympics and fulfill the dreams of future generations while in coexistence with an environment rich in nature.

The course (42.195 km) is referred to as the “Nagano Marathon Course”, as participants run past the spectacular venues that were used during the 1998 Olympics. The race comes to a climax with the finish being in the actual “Olympic Stadium”.

The Nagano Olympic Commemorative Marathon (Japanese: 長野オリンピック記念 長野マラソン) is an annual marathon road race which takes place in mid-April in Nagano, Japan. It is an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race competition. The Nagano Marathon has races for both elite and amateur runners. It is named in honour of the 1998 Winter Olympics which were held in Nagano.



  • 42.195km

Nagano City Athletic Park



Nagano Olympic Stadium



As a runner you will pass by these historic and scenic sites: Aqua Wing, Zenkoji Temple, NHK, M-Wave, Sai River, White Ring and Nagano Olympic Stadium.


The course has a point-to-point style, The route begins at the Nagano City Athletic Park and heads in a generally southern direction, passing the Zenkō-ji temple before finishing at the Nagano Olympic Stadium. The route incorporates four of the former Olympic venues into the race.

Nagano Marathon Trivia

No race in 2011 as a result of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. The historical root of the competition lies with the Shinmai Marathon which was first held in 1958.

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.