May 14th
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Karuizawa Half Marathon

Get your run on in this Nagano resort town

Venue: Karuizawa Prince Hotel ski resort parking lot When: Sunday - May 14th 2023

The resort town of Karuizawa in Nagano is a popular destination for various outdoor recreation pursuits, from cycling to skiing and plenty more. The area is also home to the Karuizawa Half Marathon, where participants can enjoy the region's fresh air and springtime greenery as they tread the route.

General entry opens up at 10am on Saturday, February 4, on a first-come, first-served basis. The price for participation is ¥ 8000, and you can secure your place via the official event website. Participants are required to be at the starting point between 7:00 and 8:00 on the day of the event.

Getting there

The start/end point of the event (the Karuizawa Prince Hotel ski resort parking lot) is located 8 minutes on foot from Karuizawa Station's South Exit.

For those who opt to drive, the course is 13km from the Usui Karuizawa IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway. Please note there is no free parking lot for competitors – the event organizers recommend parking at a paid lot within the Karuizawa town area.

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