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Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon

びわ湖毎日マラソン大会 | Japan | M | Full member of AIMS

Race information

The Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon was the marathon with the longest history in Japan, run for over 75 editions. The elite race has been for men only with approximately 300 entries each year. Starting from 2022, the race relocates to Osaka, using the course route of the present Osaka Marathon. The new combined event brings the mass Osaka Marathon and elite Lake Biwa Mainichi marathon together on the same date. The elite race level of the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon will be maintained on the Osaka Marathon course route. Please consult the Osaka Marathon page for details of future events.

Past events


Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon


Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon


Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon


Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon


Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon

Contact details

Rieko Kumagai
The Mainichi Newspapers Osaka Headquarters
3-4-5 Umeda, Kita-ku
Osaka 530-8251

T: +81 663 46 8249

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