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Nagoya-City Nagoya Women's Marathon 2023

Date : 03/12/2023

  • Nagoya Women's Marathon

A Record-Breaking, World-Class Competition Bringing Serious Elite Athletes to the Same Grounds Where Festive and Colorful Amateurs Run

Number of participants: up to 20,000 female runners. Length: 42.195 kilometers. Time limit for completion: 7 hours. Famous places its course runs by: Several. Thrills and laughs: Countless! This is the Nagoya Women's Marathon, a world-class sports event of great importance amidst the global marathon universe.

Once a limited official classificatory competition, valid for entry in serious world-class events such as the Summer Olympic Games and the IAAF World Championships, this globally famous trial had its form changed in 2012, in response to the requests from legions of marathon fans avid to take part in it, and currently is open for thousands of female runners. Since those changes, the event has consecutively broken records of number of female participants, currently listed in the Guinness World Records at an astounding 21,915 people for its 2018 edition.

The race starts and finishes at one of the city’s most distinguished sports landmark, Vantelin Dome Nagoya, and its level course passes close to renowned attractions of the city. Besides the competition thrill provided by the disciplined elite racers, the time limit of 7 hours allows the fulfilling and leisurely participation of amateurs and beginners, and the crowd of runners, with their colorful and playful participation, is the source of many laughs, heart-wrenching scenes of effort and perseverance, and a sight worth beholding.

The Nagoya Women’s Marathon holds the top rating of Gold Label at The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for road races. Competitions of the same rating include New York City Marathon, Boston Marathon, Chicago Marathon, London Marathon, Berlin Marathon, and Tokyo Marathon, among others. It also allows participants to optionally donate to charities at the time of application, gathers over 9,000 voluntaries for its execution, and awards gift sets of exclusive feminine products provided by famous brands, such as Tiffany and Nike, to all finishing participants. The city virtually stops for this eagerly awaited event, so make sure to join the crowds in watching it!

Simultaneous to the competition, at Vantelin Dome Nagoya, is the Marathon EXPO, a free-admission sports-themed fair, where booths offer refreshments, fine food, live entertainment, and merchandise related to sports, health, and beauty. Installed at the Dome’s pitch, it will be open to the public during the event's weekend.


Date : March 12 (Sunday), 2023
Holding time : Start line at 9:10 AM
Place : [Course]
Nagoya Women's Marathon Course
Start and finish at Vantelin Dome Nagoya (Course certified by JAAF and WA/AIMS)
Record (15 km, 20 km, half, 25 km and 30 km, besides the full marathon) is authorized, upon the athlete's completion of the respective distance.
Location : 〒461-0047
1-1-1, Daikominami, Higashi-Ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (Vantelin Dome Nagoya)

STC Building 4F, 1-7-17 Aoi, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-City (Marathon Festival Nagoya / Aichi Runner Call Center)
Fee : Please see the official web site for fees and other details.
Parking : Parking not available, please use public transportation as best as possible.
Phone number : 0570-55-0661
(Marathon Festival Nagoya / Aichi Runner Call Center)
*: Weekdays from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.


  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    •JR Chuo Main Line from Nagoya Sta.: Alight at Ozone Sta., then walk eastwards aprox. 15min.
    •Subway Higashiyama Line from Nagoya Sta.: Alight at Sakae Sta., change trains to Meitetsu Seto Line at Sakaemachi Sta. Alight at Ozone Station, then walk eastwards aprox. 15min.
    •Nagoya Guideway Bus Yutorito Line from JR/Meitetsu Ozone Sta.: Alight at Nagoya Dome-Mae Yada Sta. then walk southeastwards aprox. 5min.

    *: On the event's day, Nagoya Dome-mae Yada Sta. of the subway Meijo Line is expected to be receiving large crowds, so visitors are kindly asked to use either JR Chuo Line or Meitetsu Seto Line Ozone Sta. as best as possible.
    *: On hours preceding, during and succeeding the competition, the subway Meijo Line Clockwise Loop is expected to be extremely crowded. The organizing committee recommends using one of the following alternatives to help alleviating congestions: Subway Meijo Line Counterclockwise Loop from Kanayama Sta., JR Chuo Main Line from Nagoya Sta., and Meitetsu Seto Line from Sakaemachi Sta.

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