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Osaka Marathon 2018 - 25th November 2018

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Looks like this race will remain permanent in Nov... wonder if should try my hattrick in a new month... meaning colder temp...

But need to ballot now... 2015 and 2016 dun need ballot...

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On 24/02/2018 at 12:29 PM, AutumnRunner said:

Looks like this race will remain permanent in Nov... wonder if should try my hattrick in a new month... meaning colder temp...

But need to ballot now... 2015 and 2016 dun need ballot...

 

On 22/02/2018 at 9:42 AM, stalky79 said:

Date: 25th November 2018

Registration: 6th April 2018 till 11th May 2018

http://www.osaka-marathon.com/sp/index_en.html

hope can get as it will be my first oversea marathon 

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Good luck and all the best to you! Good choice to do this as your first overseas full marathon here! Maybe you will have first-timer balloting luck here, so just try first and see how it goes!

On 24/02/2018 at 12:29 PM, AutumnRunner said:

Looks like this race will remain permanent in Nov... wonder if should try my hattrick in a new month... meaning colder temp...

But need to ballot now... 2015 and 2016 dun need ballot...

Osaka Marathon is an event that needs balloting. So I am surprised at your statement here.

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On 29/03/2018 at 3:52 PM, trailblazer said:

Osaka Marathon is an event that needs balloting. So I am surprised at your statement here.

They have set a quota for foreigners and in the last, this race wasn't that popular with foreigners yet thus allowing almost 100% success rate from all the frens I Know who registered. But since 2017 onwards, it's not true as this race became too popular and success rates reduced..

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Registered. Mid June ballot results out 

hope can get... should I book hotel first?

any recommendation?

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3 minutes ago, stalky79 said:

Registered. Mid June ballot results out 

hope can get... should I book hotel first?

any recommendation?

Good to book your hotel first if you can.

Depends on your preference if you want to stay near the start point (Osaka Castle) or other parts of Osaka.

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The shirt size is it smaller for Japanese?

if I’m wearing size L I should get XL?

cant seems to change 

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6 hours ago, stalky79 said:

The shirt size is it smaller for Japanese?

if I’m wearing size L I should get XL?

cant seems to change 

Please check this link at http://www.osaka-marathon.com/2018/runner/entry/admission/index_en.html under commemorative shirt sizes by height and chest size.  You should be able to change your size during your registration login page.

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On 06/04/2018 at 9:42 AM, stalky79 said:

Registered. Mid June ballot results out 

hope can get... should I book hotel first?

any recommendation?

Find those hotels which u can cancel for free... 

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17 hours ago, AutumnRunner said:

Find those hotels which u can cancel for free... 

Finding those near namba area... quite a lot not available on my travel dates... 

Those near Osaka castle park still available but location abit far off... 

 

any recommendations?

 

thanks in advance 

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I stayed in namba then as well.. it's centralised and noticed that the race ran through namba thrice, it would be nice if u have someone to cheer u just below the accommodation... try to squeeze in namba.. else, stay near Osaka main station also not bad... easy to get around..

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2 hours ago, stalky79 said:

Finding those near namba area... quite a lot not available on my travel dates... 

Those near Osaka castle park still available but location abit far off... 

 

any recommendations?

 

thanks in advance 

I stayed in namba then as well.. it's centralised and noticed that the race ran through namba thrice, it would be nice if u have someone to cheer u just below the accommodation... try to squeeze in namba.. else, stay near Osaka main station also not bad... easy to get around..

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On 4/9/2018 at 6:36 AM, stalky79 said:

Finding those near namba area... quite a lot not available on my travel dates... 

Those near Osaka castle park still available but location abit far off... 

 

any recommendations?

 

thanks in advance 

Stayed near castle last year as it was part of the race package, walked to start point on race day but personally I would not choose to stay there if i book the hotel on my own. Every single day I have to walk 30min or take one or two stations to Namba area and I remember walking to and fro that route at least 2-3 times a day so I rather book a hotel that's more centralised. 

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