In recent years, marathon races have become more and more popular in Japan. Although the prominent marathons are in larger cities like Tokyo and Osaka, you can find various marathons in several cities all over the country. In fact, several cities in Japan have unique, local races to promote their prefectures regional characteristics.
If you are both a lover of traveling and running, destination marathons can be a cool way to explore a new city!
"The Spinach Marathon" takes places in Edogawa, Tokyo, an area well-known for spinach production. In 2019, the top 3 finishers of the race received a batch of fresh spinach as their prize, and all other finishers received unique spinach-related goods, such as spinach soba noodles.
If you are looking for extraordinary destination experiences, joining a local marathon can be a fun and memorable adventure in Japan!