Noto Wakura Manyo-no-Sato Marathon 2011

This information comes to us from Karen, an ALT in Nanao.

There is a marathon/10K run happening in Nanao on Sunday, March 13th, 2011. The Noto Wakura Manyo-no-Sato Marathon (登和倉万葉の里マラソン) is a great event with a good atmosphere. More importantly, you can enjoy a bath at one of the famous Wakura Onsen hotels for about 300 yen after finishing the race! Also, you can eat delicious oysters cooked in a million different ways–or other food if you don’t like oysters.

The 10k costs 3000 yen and starts at 11:10 am. The full marathon costs 5000 yen and starts at 10 am. (The 5k and the 1.4 k are limited to primary- and secondary school students.)

The application is due by December 24th. There are paper applications available at the Nanao City Hall (七尾市役所) and at the city- and town halls throughout Ishikawa prefecture, or you can apply online at

Official website (Japanese)

There is an English guide (not application) from 2010 here (pdf) if you would like the basic information from last year.


Suzu Road Race

Noto Peninsula Suzu Road Race

Run, ゆーりん, run!

Join a marathon for people of all ages to be held in Suzu on Sunday, October 10, 2010!

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, September 7, so get your applications in pronto!

There are three courses: 3K, 5K and 10K.. All courses start and finish at the plaza in front of La Porte Suzu (ラポルトすず前広場). The opening and closing ceremonies will be held here as well.

8:30 – 9:20: Opening ceremony
10:00 – 11:40 Races begin
11:00 – 12:00 Awards ceremony (starts after shortest race ends)
12:00 – 12:40 Closing ceremony

2000 yen for adults; 500 yen for students (elementary, JHS and SHS)

Age divisions
5th and 6th grade, Junior high, Under 39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and above

Contact Information
〒927-1295 石川県珠洲市上戸町北方1字6番地2

927-1295 Ishikawa-ken Suzu-shi Ueda-machi Kita-gata 1-Aza 6-2
Suzu Town Hall Welfare Division

TEL:0768-82-7771 FAX:0768-82-8138

Website (Japanese only)

Flier (includes application form on p. 3, information and map)

Map of La Porte

Access by public transit
Take the Kanazawa-Ushitsu (金沢・宇出津) Hokutetsu bus to Suzu City Hall (珠洲市役所前). Please note that you will have to come up the night before the race as there are no buses that arrive early enough on the day of the race.