Peace Marathon 2006

Altering History
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free… unfortunately I’m several thousand miles away from Ellis Island, so those people will have to breathe another time and start running today.

Hiroshima will be holding its annual Peace Marathon on November 3th, 2006. This is a Friday, and also a Japanese national holiday. Runners, support Hiroshima and join your friendly neighborhood foreigner (yes, I will be there) as we start the race from the Diamond Hotel and end at Hiroshima Stadium. In fact, this is not a marathon-distance race (42.195 km), but rather two races of 10 km and 5 km.

Entry Fees

5 km – ¥2300
10 km – ¥3000

Start Times

5 km – 12:00 PM
10 km – 12:20 PM

Registration opened on September 1st and will end September 30th. I don’t believe race-day registration is allowed. Entry forms can be found on this website, Hiroshima Bank, Momiji Bank, or at most major athletic stores. Mail them to:


Get Hiroshima Article
Race Website