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Nagoya Women’s Marathon 2024 Opens Online Entries for Nigerian Women

The Nagoya Women’s Marathon, named Nagoya International Women’s Marathon until the 2010 race has a World Athletics Platinum road race status.

  • Toyosi Afolayan
  • 19th September 2023
Nagoya Women’s Marathon 2024

The Nagoya Women’s Marathon, recognized as the world’s largest women’s marathon, has announced open race entries for Nigerian women, offering an accommodation package for participants residing outside Japan. This renowned marathon event, a pinnacle in women’s long-distance running, is scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 10, 2024, featuring an impressive turnout of over 20,000 participants, including 3,500 international entrants.


With its coveted World Athletics Platinum road race status and a Guinness World Records certification as the largest women’s marathon globally since 2012, the 2024 edition holds significant prestige. Notably, the race will occur just five months before the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, intensifying interest and excitement, as it serves as the final qualifier for Japan’s women’s marathon team. Furthermore, it provides athletes worldwide with a unique opportunity to gauge their abilities and build momentum ahead of the Olympics.


Participants completing the marathon will receive specially designed pendants crafted by the renowned global luxury jeweler, Tiffany & Co.



One of the most appealing aspects of marathon running is its inclusivity. The Nagoya Women’s Marathon 2024 warmly welcomes women of all ages and skill levels to compete alongside some of the world’s finest athletes, including potential Olympians, in a race that offers a level playing field.


As the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end to the global health emergency posed by COVID-19, Japan has become an increasingly popular destination for tourists from around the world. The Nagoya Women’s Marathon 2024 presents an enticing opportunity for participants to visit Japan next spring and embrace the challenge of the 42.195 km race while being part of a vibrant community of 20,000 women runners who support and encourage each other.


Registration for the Nagoya Women’s Online Marathon 2024 remains open until October 31, 2023. Intrigued individuals can enter the virtual race from 10 a.m. on October 20, 2023, to 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2023 (Japan time).


For more information, interested individuals can visit the official marathon website at

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