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Naha Marathon applications accepted

Date Posted: 1998-07-10

Organizers of the 14th Naha Marathon will start accepting applications for this year's marathon from Monday. The slogan for this year's race, which will be run Dec. 6, is "You are the hero!" As in previous years, the starting and finishing line will be at Onoyama Park in Naha City, and the course will run through Naha City, Haebaru Town, Kochinda, Gushikami, Itoman and Tomishiro in southern part of Okinawa's main island.

The applications for foreigners are accepted through Sep. 30. Locals must apply according to their residence: Middle and northern Okinawa plus outer islands - Jul. 20 - 29; Southern Okinawa -- Jul. 27 - Aug. 5; Naha City - Aug. 3 - 12.

To participate, the runner must be at least 16 years old and in good health. The participation fee is 3,500 for those over 18 and 2,500 for those under 18.

Application forms are available at all Okinawa Times offices. Filled forms together with the registration fee should be sent by registered mail to Naha Marathon Executive Committee, Okinawa Times Building, 2-2-2 Kumoji, Naha City. For more information, call (in Japanese) (098)862-9902.

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