Runner Entry


International Runner

Inquiries (available in foreign languages)
For more information,please contact:
Chiba Aqualine Marathon 2022 Foreign Runner Bracket Office
Email: chiba-aqualine-kaigai@jtb.com



Chiba Aqualine Marathon 2022 Application Outline

1. Event name CHIBA AQUALINE MARATHON 2022
2. Organizers Chiba Prefecture, Chiba Prefectural Board of Education
3. Co-Organizers Kisarazu City, Sodegaura City, Kisarazu City Board of Education, Sodegaura City Board of Education, Association for the Promotion of Regional Development Utilizing Tokyo Bay Aqualine, Naka-Boso Tourism Promotion Network Association
4. Planning and Operation Chiba Aqualine Marathon Planning Committee
5. Supervisor Chiba Athletics Association
6. Operational Support Kanto Para Athletics Association
7. Sponsors Chiba Sports Association, Chiba Sports Promotion Committee; Chiba Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Chiba Federation of Commerce and Industry; Chiba Prefectural Federation of Small Business Associations; Chiba Economic Association; Chiba Federation of Executives; Chiba Association of Corporate Executives; Chiba Prefectural Tourism & Local Products Association; JA Chiba Chuokai; Chiba Fishery Cooperative Association; Chiba Bus Association; Chiba Association of Taxi; Chiba Medical Association; Chiba Nursing Association; NEXCO East Kanto Office; Chiba Nippo Co., Ltd.; Chiba Television Broadcasting Corporation; bayfm 78 Co., Ltd.; Kanto District Transport Bureau Chiba Transport Branch Office and Kanto Regional Development Bureau Chiba National Road Office in Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)
8. Schedule Sunday, November 6, 2022
 9:45 a.m. Wheelchair half-marathon events start (shortened substitute course starts at 10:25 a.m.)
 9:50 a.m. Marathon and Half-marathon events start (shortened substitute course starts at 10:30 a.m.)
 10:55 a.m. Wheelchair half-marathon event finish
 1:10 p.m. Half-marathon event finish
 4:00 p.m. Marathon event finish

Note: If the executive committee determines that the bridge section of the Tokyo Bay Aqualine is unusable due to strong winds or other adverse weather conditions, the shortened substitute course will be used for all events.
9. Events, Maximum Numbers of Entrants and Time Limits
Event Maximum number of entrants Time Limit
Marathon
(42.195 km)
12,000 people 6 hours 10 minutes
(from the starting signal)
Half-marathon
(21.0975 km)
5,000 people for both events combined
(About 10 people for the wheelchair half-marathon)
3 hours 20 minutes
(from the starting signal)
Wheelchair Half-marathon
(21.0975 km)
1 hour 10 minutes
(from the starting signal)
Note: There will be a team competition in the full marathon event.
・The team competition is for people who enter as a group of three to six members, and those who are recommended as Team Spirit (Municipal Competition) entries.
・Participants entering the team competition must provide a team name.
・Rankings will be based on the average net times of the top three participants on each team.
・The first, second and third place winners will be awarded. (Please refer to Section 14, “Awards”.)
10. Course

(1) Marathon

Starting point: In front of Shiohama Park (Kisarazu City)
(Passage points: Kisarazu-Kaneda IC, Umihotaru PA, Mitsui Outlet Park Kisarazu Shopping Center, Sodegaura City Hall, Sodegaura Park, Hotaruno, Kiyomidai)
Finishing point: Former Kisarazu City Hall

(2) Half-marathon, wheelchair half-marathon

Starting point: In front of Shiohama Park (Kisarazu City)
(Passage points: Kisarazu-Kaneda IC, Umihotaru PA, Mitsui Outlet Park Kisarazu Shopping Center)
Finishing point: Ushigome Coast


Note: If the executive committee determines that the bridge section of the Tokyo Bay Aqualine is unusable due to strong winds or other adverse weather conditions, the event courses will be shortened to challenge runs. These will take place on local roads, with the marathon switching to a 31.4-kilometer course and the half-marathon and wheelchair half-marathon switching to a 10.3-kilometer course.
11. Eligibility

(1) Those born on or before April 1, 2004 who can finish the race within the time limit.

(2) Wheelchair half-marathon participation is limited to people in wheelchairs designed for racing. People who have no disabilities are not permitted to apply.

(3) Competitors who want to enter the marathon or half-marathon but cannot run the race alone due to a disability may have a companion (caregiver) run with them. You must arrange your own companion. Please note that guide dogs will not be allowed.

Note: Please be sure to read “COVID-19 Countermeasures” in Section 18 before registering.

12. Participation fee

(1) Marathon: ¥16,500

(2) Half-marathon: ¥13,500

(3) Wheelchair half-marathon: ¥13,500

13. Charity programs  We will conduct charity initiatives to support various medical activities and to promote para-sports and other sports activities in Chiba Prefecture.

(1) How to participate

1) Runner-sponsored charity
Select “wish to participate in charity programs” when applying. An additional ¥500 will be required in addition to the entry fee.
Note:All members must take part if a pair or team decides to participate in the charity program

2) Cheer Up bracket (first 100 entries)
Participants who select the Cheer Up bracket when applying and donate ¥50,000 or more in addition to the entry fee will be ensured entry to the race.

(2) Donation recipients

These three organizations

a. Japanese Red Cross Society, Chiba Branch

b. Japanese Para-Sports Association

c. Chiba Educational Promotion Foundation (Chiba Sports Promotion Fund)

Notes:

1. All donations will be evenly distributed to the above three organizations.

2. Cheer Up bracket participants with a certification from the organizations above will receive preferential treatment under the tax system.

Please assent to the above details when applying.

14. Awards

(1) Marathon

1) Awards will be given to 1st-8th place male and 1st-8th place female finishers
2) Awards will be given to 1st-3rd place male and 1st-3th place female finishers by age group
3) Awards will be given to 1st-3th place finishers in the Team Competition
4) Awards will be given to 1st-3rd place finishers in the Team Spirit (Municipal Competition) bracket

(2) Half-marathon

1) Awards will be given to 1st-3th place male and 1st-3th place female finishers
2) Awards will be given to 1st-3th place male and 1st-3th place female finishers by age group

(3) Wheelchair half-marathon

Awards will be given to 1st-3rd place male and 1st-3rd place female finishers

15. Competition Rules and Points to Note

(1) All races will be conducted according to 2022 Japan Association of Athletics Federations’rules of competition and the competition rules of this event
(2) The organizers may decide to cancel the marathon or alter the routes in the event of high winds, accidents, natural disasters, infectious diseases, etc.
(3) Checkpoint closure times, first aid stations and water stations will be arranged to ensure the safety of participants
(4) Competitors must follow the instructions of judges and other event staff members during the race

16. Checkpoint Restrictions

Checkpoints will be shut down at scheduled times if required due to traffic, security and event operations. Additionally, runners who are particularly far behind will be asked to stop competing, even in places other than checkpoints.

Checkpoint Location Distance Marathon and halfmarathon
Closing time
Wheelchair marathon
Closing time
If marathon courses are shortened
Closing time
(for wheelchairs)
Starting line (in front of Shiohama Park) 0.0km 10:17 9:45 10:57(10:25)
1 Aqua-Line entrance intersection 8.3km 11:24 10:12
2 Umihotaru Parking Area 13.9km 12:09 10:30
3 Aqua-Line bridge section 16.5km 12:30 10:39
4 Aqua-Line exit intersection 19.2km 12:51 10:47 12:06(10:52)
Half-marathon finish line (Ushigome Coast) 21.0975km 1:10 10:55 12:22(11:05)
5 Sodegaura underpass exit 23.8km 1:28 12:44
6 Sodegaura High School 25.6km 1:43 12:58
7 Past Tokaichiba intersection 32.0km 2:35 1:51
8 The intersection past Kimitsu Gakuen 36.6km 3:13 2:28
9 JA Kisarazu main store 39.4km 3:36 2:51
Marathon finish line (Former Kisarazu City Hall) 42.195km 4:00 3:20
Note: Checkpoint locations may be subject to change.
17. Aid stations

Aid stations will be set up as follows to provide first aid measures in case of injuries, illness or other mishaps.

Aid station Location Distance
Starting line Kisarazu Chamber of Commerce Hall 0.0km
1 Near Iwane Elementary School entrance intersection 4.1km
2 Aqua-Line entrance 8.3km
3 Umihotaru Parking Area 13.8km
4 Aqua-Line exit 19.2km
5 Mitsui Outlet Park Kisarazu parking lot 11 21.0km
6 Sodegaura City Hall 23.9km
7 Sodegaura High School 25.6km
8 Sodegaura Social Welfare Center 27.8km
9 Nakago Post Office 30.8km
10 Past Tokaichiba Intersection 32.0km
11 Before Hotaruno Community Hall 34.7km
12 Kimitsu Gakuen 36.6km
13 JA Kisarazu main store 39.4km
Half-marathon finish line aid station and trainers’booth Ushigome Coast 21.0975km
Marathon finish line aid station HQ and trainers’booth Former Kisarazu City Hall 42.195km
Notes:
1. There will be mobile AED and basic life support teams along the routes, as well as doctors who are runners.
2. Aid station locations may be subject to change.
18. COVID-19 Countermeasures

The event will be held in accordance with the separately stipulated Chiba Aqualine Marathon 2022 Outline of Countermeasures against COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic countermeasures—including the decision to allow runners who live in foreign countries to compete—is subject to change based on the status of the pandemic (hereinafter referred to as “COVID-19”), government policies, etc.

19. Health Management

・Participants must record their health status and temperature daily from Sunday, October 30 to Sunday, November 6, 2022, enter the results in the health check app the organizing committee has designated or on the health check form, and then submit this data at the reception desk in accordance with staff instructions.
・Participants are responsible for managing their own health and undergoing a health checkup beforehand from a physician.
・The organizers bear no responsibility whatsoever other than for first-aid measures in case of injuries, illness or other mishaps.
・The courses feature diverse types of terrain, so please train sufficiently to participate in the race. Particular stamina is needed to handle the hills past the 33 km mark. Please check the course topography chart at the bottom of the course map.

20. General Entry Signup Period (1) Signup period
From noon on March 25 (Fri.) to 5 p.m. on May 9 (Mon.), 2022
(2) Application categories

1) Marathon and half-marathon

(I) Individual entries

(II) Pair entries (two people)

(III) Team entries (three to six people) *Marathon only

2) Wheelchair marathon

Note: There will be a free parking area available exclusively for participants.
(3) How to apply
Anyone who fulfills the participation requirements in Section 11 can apply. Applications must be submitted online to the following site:
 RUNNET running portal
 URL: https://runnet.jp/
 ※*International Runner: Click here

Points to note regarding pair and team competition entries:
・Representatives must obtain consent from all team members.
・Representatives should apply after first checking the registration data of all team members.
・All team members are to apply for the same category.
・Runner-sponsored charity applications are to be for choices made by all team members.
・Success or failure in the lottery applies to the team as a whole.
(4) Decisions regarding participation
If the number of applications exceeds the number of slots available, a lottery will be conducted.
・In case of a lottery, please check “My page, Entry history” on RUNNET for the results.
・For pair and team entries in case of a lottery, please check your team representative’s “My page, Entry history” on RUNNET for the results.

Note: Lottery result announcements are tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 27, 2022 or after
(5) Payment method
By credit card or via convenience store transfer/cash payment

21. Special bracket details, slots and signup periods
Number Bracket name Eligibility and details Slots Signup period(2020)
Athlete runner bracket
(Marathon only)
Anyone who has cleared the designated qualifying time in an event held during the designated period is eligible.
・Designated period:
October 21, 2018 to March 31, 2022
・Designated times:
Men under 3.5 hours, women under 4 hours
Notes:
1. Photos of record certificate data must be attached when entering so that the above qualifications can be checked.
2. People who did not make the cut will automatically be re-entered in the general entry bracket.
600
(Lottery)
Noon, March 25 (Fri.) to 5 p.m., March 31 (Thu.)
Para-sports People who possess a physical or intellectual disability certificate are eligible.
Note: Please do not forget to submit an application if you will be accompanied by an escort runner
50
(By order of entry)
Twenty people for marathon and thirty for half-marathon
Noon, March 25 (Fri.) to 5 p.m., May 9 (Mon.)
Cheer Up People who endorse the aims of charitable donations and donate ¥50,000 or more are eligible. (Participation fee must be paid separately.)
Note: Please refer to Section 13, “Charity Programs.”
100
(By order of entry)
Noon, March 25 (Fri.) to 5 p.m., June 30 (Thu.)
International Runner People of foreign nationalities are eligible.
Note: The decision to allow residents of foreign countries to participate will be made around July 15. Please note that your right to participate may be revoked even after approval due to circumstances such as tighter entry restrictions dictated by new government policies.
300
(By order of entry)
Noon, March 25 (Fri.) to 5 p.m., May 9 (Mon.)
Accommodation Plan People who applied as part of their accommodation plan—with race entry rights included with the room charges at an accommodation facility in Chiba Prefecture—are eligible. (The participation fee is included.) 1,000
(By order of entry)
Noon, March 25 (Fri.) to 5 p.m., July 15 (Fri.)
Hometown Tax Payment to Four Local Municipalities Anyone who has donated ¥50,000 or more to Kisarazu, Kimitsu, Futtsu or Sodegaura City through the hometown tax payment program during the event application period is eligible. (Participation fee must be paid separately.) 100
Twenty-five people from each municipality
(By order of entry)
Separately specified by the organization taking applications
Community Booster Anyone who has been recommended by co-organizers of this event or by the organizers of other marathons held in Chiba is eligible. Around 160
(By recommendation)
Separately specified by the organization taking applications
Earthquake Reconstruction Aid People who reside in any of the three Tohoku prefectures—Fukushima, Iwate and Miyagi—that suffered significant damage from the 2011 earthquake in northeastern Japan, or people who have evacuated to Chiba Prefecture from those three prefectures, are eligible. 30
(By recommendation)
Separately specified by the organization taking applications
Team Spirit
(Marathon only)
Recommended people who live or work in municipalities of Chiba Prefecture are eligible.
Note: Competition among municipal teams
Around 200
(By recommendation)
Separately specified by the organization taking applications
Smile
(Marathon only)
People with no marathon experience and beginners who wish to finish their first full marathon.
Notes
1. These participants will start with the last block.
2. People who did not make the cut are automatically re-entered in the general entry bracket.
200
100 (Running Clinic participants)
100
(By lottery)
Noon, March 25 (Fri.) to 5 p.m., March 31 (Thu.)
In addition to the preceding, the Chiba Aqualine Marathon organizing committee may offer race entry rights at events it holds.
22. Applications (overall) (1) How to apply
Applications are submitted online. Please access the pages for general and special entry brackets via the event’s official website (https://chiba-aqualine-marathon.com/).
Note: The deadline for some categories is determined by how many applications are received, so we recommend that you register ASAP on RUNNET (https://runnet.jp).

General entry bracket
Signup period: Noon, March 25 (Fri.) to 5 p.m., May 9 (Mon.)
Note: A lottery will be held if the number of applications exceeds the number of slots available.

Special entry brackets
Number Bracket name Signup period
Athlete Runner Noon, March 25 (Fri.) to 5 p.m., March 31 (Thu.)
Para-sports Noon, March 25 (Fri.) to 5 p.m., May 9 (Mon.)
Cheer Up Noon, March 25 (Fri.) to 5 p.m., June 30 (Thu.)
Smile Noon, March 25 (Fri.) to 5 p.m., March 31 (Thu.)
For more information about application methods for the preceding general and special entry brackets 1 through 3 and 10, please go to:
RUNNET information form URL:https://runnet.jp/help/contact/(inquiries are accepted at any time)
Number Bracket name Signup period
International Runner English Noon, March 25 (Fri.) to 5 p.m., May 9 (Mon.)
Chinese (traditional characters)
Chinese (simplified characters)
Accommodation Plan Noon, March 25 (Fri.) to 5 p.m., July 15 (Fri.)
For more information about application methods for special entry brackets 4 and 5, please call:
Chiba Aqualine Marathon 2022 Foreign Runner Bracket Office
Email: chiba-aqualine-kaigai@jtb.com
Number Bracket name Organization to contact Phone number Hours
Hometown Tax Payment to Four Local Municipalities Finance Division, Finance Department, Kisarazu City 0438-23-8199 Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Economic Promotion Division, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Kimitsu City 0439-56-1531 Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Planning Division, General Affairs Department, Futtsu City 0439-80-1223 Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Finance Division, Finance Department, Sodegaura City 0438-62-2404 Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Community Booster Marathon organizers and municipalities in Chiba Prefecture
Earthquake Reconstruction Aid Disaster Prevention Policy Division, Disaster Prevention and Crisis Management Department, Chiba prefectural government 043-223-3403 Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Team Spirit Relevant divisions at municipalities in Chiba Prefecture
Please contact the respective organizations listed for more information about special entry brackets 6 through 9.

(2) Payment
・ Successful applicants should pay the entry fee and the amount designated for the bracket they applied for by the designated dates, using the designated methods.
・ Successful entries will be invalidated if no payment is made. You may incur handling fees depending on the payment method.
23. Overview of Application to Race Participation (1) Applications commence
Noon, Friday, March 25, 2022

(2) Application deadline
5 p.m., Monday, May 9, 2022
Note: The deadlines differ for the ① Athlete Runner, ③ Cheer Up, ⑤ Accommodation Plan, and ⑩ Smile brackets. (Please refer to Section 21 for special bracket details, slots and signup periods.)

(3) Announcement of lottery results
・Scheduled for Friday, May 27, 2022 or after
・Please check “My page, Entry history” on RUNNET for the lottery results.
・Successful applicants will be sent payment instructions via email.
・If the number of people who have paid does not equal the number of slots available after the payment deadline has passed, another lottery for unsuccessful applicants may be held. Successful applicants will be notified of their status.

(4) Entry fee payment
・Please pay by the designated date.

(5) Information about participation
・Information will be posted on the official marathon website in early October.

(6) Health management
・Participants must record their health status and temperature daily from Sunday, October 30 to Sunday, November 6, 2022, and enter the results in the health check app the organizing committee has designated or on the health check form.
・We will request participants to present their COVID-19 vaccination history or negative test results at the reception desk. The number of vaccinations necessary for participation, the period when tests must be taken and the method of presenting this information, etc. will be announced at a later date.

(7) Marathon
Sunday, November 6, 2022
24. International Exchange This marathon is held in conjunction with a marathon held in Taiwan. We may select a few runners who will have completed the Chiba Aqualine Marathon 2022 to be sent to participate in the marathon in Taiwan.
Note: Following the 2018 Marathon, we sent three runners to the Taoyuan Half-marathon, two to the Taipei Marathon, and three to the Kaohsiung International Marathon.
25. Handling of Personal Information (1) The organizers recognize the importance of safeguarding personal information, comply with the law regarding protection of personal information and related laws, and handle personal information in accordance with their personal information protection guidelines. The personal information provided is used to improve services provided to people entering the marathon, provide information about participation, notify people about their records and relevant information, and provide services from sponsors and cooperating and affiliated organizations.

Additionally, the organizers or contractors of the organizer may contact people to confirm the details of their applications.
(2) Television, newspaper, magazine, Internet and other publication rights and portrait rights pertaining to images, photos, articles and the names, ages, addresses (names of countries, prefectures, and municipalities) and such of marathon entries belong to the organizers.

(3) You must cooperate with the organizer’s COVID-19 countermeasures, including supplying your personal information for transmission to public health centers and medical institutions.
26. Chiba Aqualine Marathon Application Terms and Points to Note Regarding Applications
(Please make sure to read)
Participants must agree to the following terms when applying:
(1) Cancellations or refunds based on personal circumstances are not permitted after payment has been made.
(2) Participation will be revoked in cases of misrepresentation of such things as the participant’s age, gender and/or records or participation by anyone other than the applicants themselves (fraudulent participation).
(3) If the event is canceled due to adverse weather conditions, a natural disaster or other circumstances beyond the organizer’s control, the amount and availability of paid entry fees refunded will be determined based on the expenses incurred up to the decision to cancel, etc.
(4) Excess or duplicate payments will not be refunded.
(5) The organizers will handle all personal information gathered from participants in compliance with the laws protecting personal information.
(6) Please be aware that duplicate applications submitted by the same person for the marathon and half-marathon—as well as for individual and pair or team competition entries—will result in rejection of said applications.
(7) Please notify individual contacts in case of changes to registration content during the signup period.
(8) Applications cannot be canceled during the signup period.
(9) Changes to application and/or registration content, the number of participants in team competition entries or cancellations will not be permitted after the signup period concludes.
The office may contact participants via the email addresses or phone numbers they provided about issues related to application or registration contents.
(10) Please be advised that the organizing committee office is unable to take questions regarding the status of applications or lottery results by phone.
(11) About lottery results

1) Please check “My page, Entry history” on RUNNET.
Successful applicants will receive an email with payment instructions after Friday, May 27, 2022.
Notes:

1. System charges for settlement via the Internet (a total of 5.5 percent of the amount) are to be paid by the applicants. (Separate transfer fees may also be incurred depending on the method of payment.)
2. In the case of successful team applications, the representatives should pay the total amount of fees for all members.
3. Nonpayment will result in the cancellation of the application.

2) If the number of people who have paid does not add up to the number of slots available after the payment deadline has passed, another lottery for unsuccessful applicants may be held, and the successful applicants will be notified of their status.
Please be advised that we will not be able to double-check whether notices have arrived due to incorrect registered email addresses or contact information.

(12) The marathon does not permit runner substitutions or the transfer of rights. You will be disqualified if such conduct is confirmed.
The organizers will provide no compensation or refunds whatsoever in such instances.
(13) The organizers bear no responsibility whatsoever for applications delayed due to faulty Internet connections.
(14) You may be unable to apply due to the device, OS or browser software you use.
(15) The following information are required to provide when applying:
Name, gender, date of birth, nationality, address (mailing address), phone number (daytime contact number), email address, previous participation experience in the application category (event name, record and so on), target time, companion runner if any (and reason you need one if there is one), and emergency contact information (name, relationship, phone numbers)
27. Other (1) The organizer assumes no responsibility for any of the following:

1) Illness (including COVID-19 and the like), injury, accident and the like not attributable to the organizer
2) Loss of or damage to goods and the like not attributable to the organizer
3) Late arrival due to public transportation, road conditions, etc.

(2) A baggage storage area will be provided. Bags stored for half-marathon participants will be transported to the half-marathon finish line location at Ushigome Coast and returned there.
(3) Wearing items with or displaying designs, trademarks or such that signify company or product names for the purposes of advertising is not permitted at the marathon venue (including routes).
(4) The organizers may subcontract sales of photos and such to approved organizations.
(5) Participating in the marathon in costumes that endanger health or that the organizers deem the equivalent of such is not permitted.
(6) Receipts will not be issued for entry fees and other payments. Bank transfer slips will serve as substitutes for receipts.
(7) In addition to the preceding, please follow the organizers’ instructions with regard to matters pertaining to the marathon.
(8) Please check the official Chiba Aqualine Marathon 2022 website regularly for the latest information on the race (including COVID-19 countermeasures).
28. For More Information about the Event: Chiba Aqualine Marathon Executive Committee Office
Phone: 043-223-4107 Hours: Weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed weekends and holidays)
Official marathon website: https://chiba-aqualine-marathon.com/


For reference
2018marathon
(October 21)
2016marathon
(October 23))
2014marathon
(October 19)
2012marathon
(October 21)
Weather conditions Weather Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny
℃:Shiohama Park area High 22.3℃
Low 19.6℃
High 23.0℃
Low 20.5℃
High 23.0℃
Low 19.5℃
High 26.7℃
Low 23.5℃
℃:Aqua-Line bridge section High 22.3℃
Low 17.5℃
High 20.9℃
Low 18.8℃
High 22.4℃
Low 16.3℃
High 23.1℃
Low 20.3℃
Entries Marathon 11,058人 11,126人 12,969人 13,946人
Half-marathon 4,607人 4,716人 3,840人
Wheelchair marathon 4人 9人
Finishers Marathon 9,539人 9,964人 11,066人 10,296人
Half-marathon 4,368人 4,485人 3,516人
Wheelchair marathon 2人 5人
Completion rate Marathon 86.3% 89.6% 85.3% 73.8%
Half-marathon 94.8% 95.1% 91.6%
Wheelchair marathon 50.0% 55.6%
Routes (two-dimensional map)

Routes (two-dimensional map)

Notes:
1. If the executive committee determines that the bridge section of the Tokyo Bay Aqualine is unusable due to strong winds or other adverse weather conditions, the competition courses will be shortened to the challenge runs. The marathon will switch to a 31.4-kilometer course, and the half-marathon and wheelchair half-marathon will switch to a 10.3-kilometer course.
2. Sections of the routes may possibly change in the future due to circumstances such as changes in road configurations.
Transportation modes to the venue 20-minute walk from JR Boso Line Kisarazu Station
When using JR Lines: 60 minutes by express and 80 minutes by semi-express from Tokyo Station to Kisarazu Station
When using intercity buses: 60 minutes from Tokyo to Kisarazu
※ Buses do not operate while Tokyo Bay Aqualine traffic restrictions are in place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the day of the event.


Chiba Aqualine Marathon 2022
Outline of Countermeasures against COVID-19 (draft)


This outline summarizes the countermeasures against the COVID-19 pandemic (hereinafter referred to as “COVID-19”) determined through discussions by the Infection Countermeasure Conference and based on the Guidance on Holding Road Races (third edition; revised on January 6, 2022; hereinafter referred to as “the Guidance”) of the Japan Association of Athletics Federations and other relevant documents.
The event will be held under the presumption that the vaccine and test package system announced on November 19, 2021 will apply.
The Infection Countermeasure Conference may change these contents in response to changes in the COVID-19 situation, government policies, guidance, etc.

I. Criteria for Determining Whether to Hold the Event


(1) Lifting of the declaration of a state of emergency (in principle)
No state of emergency and the like for the Greater Tokyo Area (Chiba, Tokyo, Saitama and Kanagawa) shall be in force.
Note: However, the event may be held after careful consideration if the declaration and the like does not include the cancellation or self-restriction of events.
(2) Approval by relevant municipalities
Chiba Prefecture, Kisarazu City and Sodegaura City must be informed of the event.
(3) Ensure the provision of a medical treatment system
A COVID-19 medical treatment system must be set up in the neighboring areas, including Kisarazu City and Sodegaura City, and local public health centers must be consulted beforehand and their confirmation received regarding the status of the medical system.

II. Participation Criteria


(1) Residents of Japan*
(2) Have not traveled to any country/region the Japanese government designated as a risk (including denial of permission to enter and requiring an observation period after entry), and have not come into close contact with anyone residing in such a country/region during the period from Sunday, October 23 to Sunday, November 6, 2022.
(3) If you received a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test or antigen test between Sunday, October 16 and Sunday, November 6, 2022, the test results must be negative.
(4) If a public health center has identified you as a “person of close contact,” you must undergo a health observation period (14 days) without any symptoms after your last contact with the positive person.
(5) Must not have a fever (37.5℃ or higher) or other symptoms of suspected infection between Sunday, October 30 and Sunday, November 6, 2022.
(6) Must not have family members living in the same household or close acquaintances suspected of being infected.
(7) You must cooperate with the organizer’s COVID-19 countermeasures, including supplying your personal information for transmission to public health centers and medical institutions.
Note: The decision to allow residents of foreign countries to participate will be made around July 15, 2022. Please note that your right to participate may be revoked even after approval due to circumstances such as tighter entry restrictions dictated by new government policies.

Points to note
(1) Please be aware that senior citizens and people with underlying medical conditions infected with COVID-19 are at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill.
(2) We suggest using the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s COVID-19 contact-confirmation app, COCOA.

III. COVID-19 Countermeasures


Main countermeasures enforced by the organizer
(1) Establishing an infection control system
(2) Securing infection prevention supplies
(3) Confirming vaccination history and/or negative test results of participating runners
(4) Thoroughly implementing infection control measures for staff and volunteers
(5) Use advance mailings of supplies for runners, staff and volunteers
(6) Expanding runner reception hours (scheduled)
(7) Eliminating changing rooms before the start of the race
(8) Spreading out the waiting line of race participants at the starting line
(9) Providing individually packaged meals
(10) Taking thorough COVID-19 countermeasures during medical treatment and first aid
(11) Issuing record certificates online

Participant compliance
Before the competition
(1) Wear a surgical mask (nonwoven mask) or mask with similar performance characteristics (hereinafter referred to as “mask”) properly, refrain from talking loudly, disinfect your hands properly, and take other measures to prevent infection.
(2) Record your daily health status between Sunday, October 30 and Sunday, November 6, 2022. Show the confirmation screen of the app or submit the printed form at the reception desk to confirm that you had no issues with your health.
(3) Your temperature will be taken at the reception desk.
(4) You must submit proof of vaccination or negative test result at the reception desk.
(5) Once matters (2) to (4) are confirmed, you will be given a wristband to wear.
(6) To reduce crowding at the reception desk, we may ask you to arrive at a certain time depending on your starting block.
(7) Please note that no changing rooms will be available before the start of the race.

During the competition
(1) Carry your mask and wear it when you are not running (before the start, in restrooms on the course, at the first-aid station, etc.).
(2) Refrain from conversations when you are not wearing your mask.
(3) Disinfect your hands and take other measures to prevent infection.
(4) Refrain from spitting on the street.
(5) Make sure to eat and drink quietly and observe social distancing.

After the competition
(1) Once you catch your breath, put your mask back on.
(2) Do not stay in the changing room or other enclosed spaces for a long period, and act promptly.

After the event
(1) Record your health status in the app or form until Sunday, November 20, 2022.
(2) If you experience any symptoms of suspected infection, consult your family doctor or local public health center. If you test positive by Sunday, November 20, 2022, report it to the event organizer immediately.
(3) If you are recognized as an infected person or a person of close contact, cooperate with any inquiries by public health centers.

Staff and volunteer compliance matters
(1) Manage your health from Sunday, October 30 to Sunday, November 20, 2022.
(2) Arrive well in advance to help minimize crowding.
(3) Wear a mask (and other personal protective equipment as necessary).
(4) Refrain from conversations when you are not wearing your mask.
(5) Properly disinfect your hands and take other measures to prevent infection.
(6) Observe social distancing when indoors and on standby.
(7) If you experience any symptoms of suspected infection, consult your family doctor or local public health center. If you test positive by Sunday, November 20, 2022, report it to the event organizer immediately.
(8) If you are acknowledged to be infected with COVID-19 or as a person of close contact, please cooperate with any inquiries from public health centers.



Runner Entry


International Runner

Inquiries (available in foreign languages)
For more information,please contact:
Chiba Aqualine Marathon 2022 Foreign Runner Bracket Office
Email: chiba-aqualine-kaigai@jtb.com
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