Translated Titles

Race Management and Operation of the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon in Japan




許績勝(Gi-Sheng Hsu)

Key Words

馬拉松 ; 琵琶湖馬拉松 ; 賽會管理 ; marathon ; Lake Biwa marathon ; race management



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

18期(2014 / 06 / 01)

Page #

91 - 115

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

Hosting a marathon race requires a tremendous amount of manpower, materials, and financial resources whether it's a competitive marathon or a participatory marathon. The purpose of this study was to look over the course and regulation of the Lake Biwa Marathon, to analyze its personal designation and equipment deployment, and then to review the race considerations and other related regulations. Research data involved participant observation, pictures, interviews, race program, theses, journals, newspapers, and Internet information. Based on rigid review, analysis, and participation experience, the significant findings were summarized as follows: (1) Lake Biwa is located in Shiga Prefecture (the south central region of Honshu) and the route was designed to circulate the south shore of Lake Biwa. The race satisfied the requirements of the elite international race (i.e., eligibility, time limit, registration, pre-race check-in, drinks, and water stations) and was rated the "gold marathon race" by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). (2) The personnel included race staff, police officers, and reception staff (for foreign runners, VIPs, and sponsors). Equipments included timing system, water stations, and signage. Vehicles included broadcasting vehicle, leading vehicle, transmission vehicle, and officiating vehicle. Other race constituents, such as mile markers and resting area at the finish line, were also well arranged by the organizing committee. (3) The organizing committee of the Lake Biwa Marathon purposefully scheduled the race day in early spring in an attempt to enhance runners' performance. The marathon race can boost the morale of the Japanese citizens and also ascend the competition level of marathon in Japan. To ensure fair run, the race enforced doping control scheme. All winners were subject to testing following the race.

Topic Category 人文學 > 人類學及族群研究
人文學 > 藝術
社會科學 > 教育學
社會科學 > 體育學
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