KOBE MARATHON is an anual large-scale marathon event held in KOBE. This year it will be held on November 19, and applications from international runners wiil be started from June 8.

Approximately 20,000 people gather from all over the country and overseas, and they run through the city, enjoying the air and sights of Kobe.

It starts in front of city hall, where the stone monument commemorating the Japan's first marathon in Kobe stands, and the course passes between the gorgeous Rokko Mountains and the shining Seto Inland Sea.

This is a full marathon with a maximum run time of 7 hours. The course is mostly flat, and it's possible even for beginners to complete !

Crowds of well-wishers line the entire course to cheer the runners.

We look forward to welcoming all marathon lovers from around the world !

For details and registration for the event, please refer to the URL below.


November 19(Sun), 2023

Application period: June 8(Thu) ~ August 21(Mon)




Entry fee: 21,500yen


Applications are on a first-come, first-served basis, Applications will be closed when capacity is reached.