Together with Flight Centre Active Travel, we made our way down to the Osaka Marathon 2015! We were greeted by a colorful sea of runners and crowd of enthusiastic supporters who kept cheering on “gambatte!”. It is definitely an unique experience at an overseas race and we are glad to be part of the Osaka Marathon 2015. Great job and congratulations to fellow runners who have completed the marathon!
An annual marathon road running event for men and women held in late October in the city of Osaka, Japan. Happening on Sunday, 25 October 2015, the 2015 Osaka Marathon is expecting a staggering 30,000 marathoners. There is also a “Challenge Run” covering a distance of 8.8km. The event kicked off at 8:55 a.m. with the wheelchair race, followed by the Marathon and Challenge Run at 9:00 a.m. Both marathoners and challenge runners will flag off at the exquisite Osaka Castle Park.
The event is jointly hosted by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations and Yomiuri Shimbun, a Japanese national newspaper. Runners are able to select the charity colours representing the charity theme and activities of the charitable organisation they wish to support: Red—to support your hopes to live, Orange—to assist your dreams, Yellow—to support families, Green—to conserve our natural environment, Light blue—to provide clean water, Navy—to brighten children’s future, and Purple—to preserve the beautiful Osaka city.