Marathon in Japan

The Birmingham Track Club is thrilled to be invited back to participate in Maebashi, Japan's annual city marathon, and we want to pass that invitation along to you. As a current member of the BTC (join fast if you want to go!), you are eligible to travel to Japan on a fully hosted trip with expenses covered once you get there. You will be treated to a tour of Birmingham's Friendship City. On the final day, you will run the Marathon or 10K as an honored guest. Race date is April 23, 2018. You must be available to travel on certain days before and after the marathobn. If you have any questions, e-mail


General Information:

1. Your BTC membership must be current. To Join or Renew, click HERE.
2. You will be responsible for your plane tickets to Tokyo & your meals.
3. There is a 6 hour time limit with check points for the marathon. No time limit for the 10k.
4. You will need to submit a short essay as to why you should be selected to represent the BTC and how your trip would be beneficial to yourself and the running community. 
Please confirm your interest and essay by Jan 20, 2018. Selections will be made by Jan 27, 2018. Email address is



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Race Day -- locals wearing BTC shirts gifted years before. They LOVE the BTC!