“Looking for ‘more’ unique place to run? Here’s your answer.”
Kumejima, an island of 59.5 sq.km located 100km east of Naha, Okinawa,
is one of Japan’s most “beautifully preserved” island.
While it’s just a 30 minute flight from Naha, the island stores beautiful nature and culture,
along with historical background which is rarely exposed outside.
You won’t find many shops, restaurants or neon lights here.
Instead you can enjoy the original, unflavored lifestyle of Okinawa.
Kumejima Marathon is held every October
when the island’s climate is most appropriate for running.
There are over 1000 runners every year,
and thankfully we can spot quite a few repeaters.
Hey but - what’s so attractive about this marathon?
Well, here’s why.
This year's Kumejima Marathon will be held as an online marathon due to the epidemic of the new coronavirus.
We will open 2 kinds of online event which will be ''Online actual running'' and ''Virtual run''.
The period will be as below:
Online actual running: from Nov 1 to Dec 31.
Virtual run : from 0ct 18 to 0ct 24
Let us explain in detail about '' online actual running'' and ''virtual running''.
''Online actual running'' will be done by that paticipants come to Kumejima actually and use a GPS app such as the TATTA app.
The race will be choice of four courses of 30km, half,10km, and 6km.
We have set up a walking course of 10km and 6km too.
Paticipants can enjoy the scenery of Kume Island with these courses.
Especially, the view from Tida Bridge on the 30km course is superb.
''Virtual Run'' will run the course that you set yourself using the TATTA app.
It would be a good idea to try the course you run every day or the course you wanted to run.
Commemorative T-shirt and a medal using Kumejima pottery as a participation prize and a completion prize will be sent to bot paticipants of'' online actual running'' and'' virtual run''.
Here are some additional points of contact
if you need more assistance with your plan.
Feel free to contact and request support – we’re here for You!
Kumejima Tourism Bureau
Mon~Fri(*) 8:30-17:00 JST
* excluding national holiday
Kumejima Marathon HQ
Mon~Fri(*) 9:00-17:00 JST
* excluding national holiday
Here are some frequently asked questions regarding the event.
There are 2 options; by Air or by Ferry.
Air: 7 flights per day from/to Naha Airport, approx. 30min one way.
Ferry: 1 or 2 cruise per day from/to Naha Port, approx. 3hr30min one way.
Please note that either options require reservation in advance.
Please contact Kumejima Tourism Bureau staff
for assistance (including accommodation reservations).
Yes, we will setup a temporary luggage storage on the day of the event.
However please keep the valuables to yourself.
We will charter free shuttle bus on the following timeslot.
Please make sure to be on time.
To Ferry port: departs at 14:00
To Airport: departs at 18:00
Yes we will be setting upper limit – but we will be flexibly accepting applications even if we reach the limit.
Participants are regarded to have acknowledged the following items when applying for the tournament.
Publication rights such as TV, newspapers, magazines, internet video, photographs, articles or records of the tournament belongs to the organizer.