Japsssn Marathon Series - Tohoku Food Marathon 2020

A marathon for eating and supporting Tohoku after earthquake

Starting from 2014 as a promotion to the post-earthquake economy after 3.11 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, Tohoku Food Marathon has became a fantastic ""run for food"" marathon in recent years amomg runners.

As one of the official travel partner, KNT offers you an unforgettable journey by deepen your knowledge around Tohoku area. You will join a 1-day local tour of Sendai Beef and Japanese Sake conducted by the organizer. After that, a night festival with music performance and local food and wine is awaiting for your coming. Enjoy the chit-chat with other runners!

Why it is called a ""Food"" Marathon? Because ""Food"" is pronunced almots the same as ""culture"" in Japanese language. The local government hopes to promote both delicious domestic foods and wonderful culture of Tohoku area. One of the main feature of the race, is how surprising the mid-race snacks are! Fruits like apple, strawberry. After that you will get your main dish, like miso soup, dumplings, scallops, sausages, even though ramen! Finally for the dessert, cakes, yogurts, chocolate tarts are not far away. What a fruitful eating party and meaningful marathon!

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Package Included

  • 2020 Tohoku Food Marathon participation fee and guaranteed entry
    (runner's pack redemption by runner)

  • A 2-night hotel stay in Sendai City + 1-night hotel stay in Tome City
    (APR 2 IN / APR 27 OUT)

  • Participation fee of official 1-day tour on Sendai Beef and Japanese Sake on APR 25 (Dismiss at Tome City)

  • Participation fee of Tohoku Food night festival fee on APR 25

  • A single journey transfer from the finishing point back to the hotel in Sendai City on APR 26

Recommended Itinerary

Tohoku Food Marathon 2020
Day 1(APR 24)
Hong Kong → Tokyo → (approx. 3 hrs by railway) → Sendai
Hotel: Smile Hotel Sendai Kokubuncho

Tohoku Food Marathon 2020
Day 2(APR 25)
Hotel → Sendai(1-day tour) → Tome(Night festival) → Hotel
Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel
10:00 Join the official 1-day tour (w/ lunch) (Pick-up at East exit, JR Sendai Stn.)
17:30 Join the night festival (w/ dinner) (w/ bus transfer)
A 5-min walk to hotel after finish
Hotel: Route Inn Tome or similar

Tohoku Food Marathon 2020
Day 3(APR 26)
Tome(Hotel→Marathon) → Sendai(Hotel)
06:30 Proceed to the starting point (w/ bus transfer)
07:00 Exchange for the runners' pack
09:30 - 15:30 Run at the Tohoku Food Marathon
15:30 Transfer to the hotel in Sendai City (w/ bus transfer)
17:15 Arrive at the hotel and check-in
Hotel: Hotel Monte Hermana Sendai or similar

Tohoku Food Marathon 2020
Day 4(APR 27)
Hotel → Continue your trip / Back to HK
Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel. Check-out by yourself and continue your trip.
※The itinerary above is for your reference only. All time is subject to change due to actual situation.

Course Map

Tohoku Food Marathon 2020 - 路線圖

Price Per Person

Full Marathon Runner (42.195km)
Single room: HK$5,980

Non-runner (Suitable for those who applied for an entry by themselves or accompanying)
Single room: HK$5,350


Tohoku Food Marathon 2020 - 住宿及價格
APR 24
Smile Hotel Sendai Kokubuncho
Official Website
Tohoku Food Marathon 2020 - 住宿及價格
APR 25
ホテルルートイン登米 或同級
Hotel Route-inn Tome or similar
Official Website
Tohoku Food Marathon 2020 - 住宿及價格
APR 26
ホテルモンテエルマーナ仙台 或同級
Hotel Monte Hermana Sendai or similar
Official Website

Application Instructions

Thanks for your interest to the marathon. Applications are now closed.
Please register our e-newsletter for most updated information regarding priority entry (if any) next year.
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Application Deadline

FEB 20

Important Note

  1. All entries are limited and available while stock last.
  2. Official documents for redemption of runner’s pack will be informed at the beginning of Apr 2020.
  3. Runner’s pack redemption: Naganuma Futopia Park(Sunday, April 26th, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
  4. Runners must be 19 years old or above upon the race day. No refund will be eligible in case the runner is disqualified by the organization due to age cheating.
  5. Runners should evaluate their physical condition before participating. We are not responsible for any accidents occurred during the run.
  6. Participants should ensure they hold a valid passport and visa (if necessary) for immigration. We are not responsible if the participants are rejected by immigration.
  7. Once the payment is confirmed, no cancellation or changes of names or other details are allowed. Full payment must be made within 2 working days after the reservation confirmed. We reserve the right to cancel the application with no refund in case the payment is delayed. No changes of names or details are allowed.
  8. Accommodations are arranged by the organizer and could not be designated. The itinerary and prices are for reference only. KNT (HK) Limited reserves all rights to change the itinerary and arrangements of this package.
  9. Participants are advised to apply travel insurance before departure.
  10. This itinerary and price is valid until Feb 20, 2020 and is subjected to availability.