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22th Iheya Moonlight Marathon

iheya_moonlight_marathon_img3 iheya_moonlight_marathon_1   The Iheya Moonlight Marathon takes place in the late hours of the day. Participants can enjoy views of rice fields and the coastline in the first hours, and a beautiful view of the sunset and the full moon in the east after dark. This is a unique race where participants run toward the finish line by following a course lit by the moonlight and penlights. At the ceremonies before and after the marathon, participants as well as spectators enjoy traditional performances, shows and local dishes.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
Time: full marathon starts 15:00; half marathon starts 17:00
Place: Iheya Island

*Even event from 18:00 to 20:00 on Oct. 14

Category: Full marathon (49.195 km), half marathon (21.0975 km)
>>> Official website (Japanese)


The ceremony after the marathon.