University News | May 13, 2021
The Hokkaido-Sapporo Marathon Festival 2021 was held on Thursday, May 5th 2021. Around 100 runners ran through Hokkaido University’s Sapporo Campus for both the half marathon course and 10 km course.
At the approximately 19 km mark of the half marathon course, the runners for both women and men courses entered the university’s area for the course’s final part. After running through the main street, they turned left at Dr. Clark Bust in the Central Lawn and headed towards the south gate. The finish line was located just beyond the gate, Kita 7 Jonishi 5-6 chome. As a countermeasure against transmission of the coronavirus, the course was closed to on-site viewers.
This tournament also serves as a test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics marathon which is scheduled for the upcoming August in Sapporo.
Originally written in Japanese