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MIURA, Japan, Sept. 11, 2019 (Antara/Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet) --

The Kanagawa Prefectural Government began accepting entry applications on Sunday, September 1, for the 38th Miura International Marathon 2020 scheduled to be held in the city of Miura on Sunday, March 1, 2020.

The event consists of three categories -- half marathon, 5-kilometer marathon and kids beach run, according to organizers.


Event overview
- Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
* The event will go on, rain or shine.
Half marathon: starting at 9 a.m.
5-kilometer marathon: starting at 9:30 a.m.
Kids beach run: starting at 11:25 a.m.

- Event venue
The sandy beach in front of the Miurakaigan intersection
5 minutes' walk from Miurakaigan Station on the Keikyu Line. (No parking lot is available around the venue on the race day.)

- Event qualifications
Half marathon: Healthy men and women of high school age and older
5-kilometer marathon: Healthy men and women (boys and girls) of fifth-grade elementary school age and older
Kids beach run: Healthy boys and girls between the first and fourth grades in elementary school

- Race capacity
Half marathon: 8,500 people
5-kilometer marathon: 3,500 people
Kids beach run: 400 people

- Entry fees
Half marathon: 5,400 yen per adult; 2,160 yen per high school student
5-kilometer marathon: 3,240 yen per adult; 2,160 yen per high school student
Kids beach run: 1,080 yen per child

- Application period
From Sunday, September 1, to Friday, December 20, 2019

Although there are ups and downs on the course of the Miura International Marathon 2020, participants can enjoy scenic locations, such as a varied coastline and a vast tract of farmland that commands a fine view of Mount Fuji, while running along the course.

Furthermore, each and every participant can receive the event's original T-shirt, which cannot be obtained elsewhere, as well as a radish that is a local specialty in Miura as a prize for participation.

Organizers have expressed hope that as many people as possible will participate in the marathon, in which participants can enjoy nature-rich Miura and get the radish, a natural bounty, as a souvenir.

For more details, please visit the following website:

Also, the Miura Kaigan Cherry Blossom Festival is held in the city of Miura from early February to early March every year. During this period, approximately 1,000 Kawazu cherry trees that line an about one-kilometer road extending from Miurakaigan Station on the Keikyu Line to Komatsugaike Park are in full bloom. Moreover, visitors can enjoy not only Kawazu cherry blossoms but also yellow field mustard flowers that bloom along the Keikyu Line tracks, adding color and flavor to the festival.

The Kanagawa Prefectural Government will provide detailed information on the Miura Kaigan Cherry Blossom Festival on another occasion.

Source: Kanagawa Prefectural Government

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