Gassan Ryujin Marathon portrays
Yamagata Prefecture through Sports, Nature, Food, and Hospitality.
Come see the sacred Mt. Gassan and the famous Tachiyazawa River, which was selected as one of the most exquisite bodies of water in Japan! Yamagata Prefecture is also known for harvesting some of Japan's most delicious rice. As you finish the race, you'll be surrounded by loud cheers and support from the local neighborhood - they will also welcome you back with their famous 'onigiri' rice balls and potato soup. This race is a perfect combination for those who love nature and food!
There will be Shonai specialty foods and light meals for sale at the race.
Join us for a mini exhibition and have a chance to win the special prizes by rock-paper-scissor game ,while the children play with balloon art, fun for both runners and local supporters.
All runners will be in the drawing for luxurious prizes as well as discount coupons for Michi-no-Eki and onsen facilities.
* You must be present at the venue on the day of the race to claim your prize.
Each participant will receive a commemorative towel and special gift set.
* Child and Parent Pairs will only receive entitlements for one.
Your finisher’s certificates that includes your time and place will be printed immediately at the Finisher’s Certificate booth after the race.
Tsuyahime 'onigiri' rice balls and Yamagata’s special potato soup
We will be giving out Tsuyahime 'onigiri' rice balls made from new crop and warm potato soup at one of the booths.