AreaNorthern Miyagi

Tohoku Food Marathon & Festival

March 23–24, 2019

東北風土マラソン | Tohoku Food Marathon

Run a course around beautiful Lake Naganuma while enjoying local food and drink

  • The Tohoku Food Marathon in Tome City is growing in popularity. It currently sees hundreds of participants every year, including many from overseas. Several races are hosted, including the only full marathon in the prefecture. Servings of local delicacies are available to racers at checkpoints throughout the course.

    Runners and spectators alike can enjoy tasting regional delicacies and around one hundred varieties of sake, as several food-related events are held in conjunction with the race: the Tome Food Festival, Tohoku Sake Festival, Tohoku Food Night, etc.

    Inspired by France's Marathon du Medoc, the event also encourages runners to wear themed costumes. It's not uncommon to see participants dressed as popular characters like Mario or Sailor Moon. Families can also participate in a parent-child event and relay event.

    2019 Schedule

    Marathon Events, March 23–24, 2019

    Saturday, March 23: Relay marathon (4–8 people per team), Kids Smile event
    Sunday, March 24: Full marathon, Half marathon, 5 km, 3 km (junior high to high school), 2 km (upper grades of elementary), 1 km (lower grades of elementary), Parent-child event (pre-elementary)

    Hands-on Experience Programs, March 21–23 2019

    Visitors can enjoy a range of hands-on activities to experience local culture and tradition such as historical tours, sake tastings, miso-making workshops, and Japanese drum lessons. A small inn called Tenohirani Taiyo no Ie will have rooms available for those who want to stay overnight and explore more of Tome City and Miyagi Prefecture.

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MAIN LOCATION

Naganuma Futopia Park

ADDRESS

Amagata 161-84 Hasamachokitakata, Tome, Miyagi-ken 987-0513

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

30-min. drive from JR Kurikoma-Kogen Station; shuttle buses from station are available

EVENT PARKING

Yes (500 yen; must apply in advance)

ADMISSION

Free to watch; entry fees vary by event

LANGUAGES

English

OFFICIAL URL

http://tohokumarathon.com/en/

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