Would you like to participate in the Kyoto Marathon 2021? You can!

Because of the coronavirus pandemic it has been decided to hold the annual event online.

The running app ”Tatta” – which utilizes the GPS on users’s smartphones and other devices to calculate their running distance ad time-  will be used to monitor marathon participants data.

Using a smartphone app, runners may participate in the marathon event whenever and wherever they desire within a period specified by the organizer.

The time recorded to run a distance of 42.195kilometers in a set period will be their record for the race.

There are no time limits or set course, and participants can declare they ran a full marathon by adding up distances from each run.

The committee plans to charge people to participate and is also considering giving commemorative medals to those who finish the race.

If you’d like to know more please contact Japan Holidays.