General Provisions


To encourage persons with physical impairments in Japan and other countries and territories in further social participation, and to deepen people’s understanding toward persons with impairments through wheelchair racing.


The 41st Oita International Wheelchair Marathon


Oita Prefecture, Japanese Para-Sports Association, Japanese Paralympic Committee, Japan Para Athletics, etc.


This event is approved by World Para Athletics (WPA) as an Approved Event. Only results established by an athlete with a registered WPA License and have an international class shall be officially recognized by WPA. No results of the Half Marathon are officially recognized by WPA.


Oita Athletics Association


Oita Broadcasting System.Inc


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan Sports Agency, etc.


Currently Recruiting


Oita Prefectural Police, etc.

10Time and Date

November 19, 2022(Sat.)

09:00 ‒ 12:00 Athlete Registration (Oita Prefectural Govt.Bldg.)
09:30 ‒ 14:00 Classification (J-Lease Stadium)
14:15 ‒ 15:00 Opening Event (OHEYA-LABO Festival Square)
15:15 ‒ 15:45 Athletes Press Conference (OHEYA-LABO Festival Square)
16:00 ‒ 16:30 Opening Ceremony (OHEYA-LABO Festival Square)

November 20, 2022(Sun.)

08:00 ‒ 09:20 Racing wheelchair Inspection (Castle Park)
08:00 ‒ 09:25 Warm-up (Castle Park)
09:25 ‒ 09:45 Final Call & Pre-lineup
10:00 Marathon Start
10:03 Half Marathon Start
13:20 Closing & Awards Ceremonies
(J-Lease Stadium)

11Guidelines and criteria for holding events which may be affected by Covid-19


Criteria for holding events
The race will be held if all the criteria from ① to ③ below are met, based on the provisions of the "Guidelines for Preventing Covid-19 Infection" (revised as necessary)

  1. ①The prefecture has not issued a state of emergency based on the Law on Special Measures for New Influenza, etc., or has not been designated as a priority measure area for prevention of spread of diseases, etc.
  2. ②The Governor of Oita Prefecture has not requested a temporary closure of businesses or for residents to refrain from going out.
  3. ③It is judged that the tournament can be safely held after comprehensively considering other factors set by the government regarding the infection situation.

Criteria for holding events in case of natural disasters
The competition’s cancellation criteria and emergency response will be handled based on the "41st Oita International Wheelchair Marathon Crisis Response Manual"
It should be noted that in the case of rain, the competition will be held.

12Course and events

Marathon Course (42.195km) and Half Marathon Course (21.0975km) in Oita City are officially approved by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations


All athletes must be over 14 years old as of November 20, 2022, and must satisfy the following requirements.


  1. ①Japanese athletes: Wheelchair users holding a physical impairments certificate and registered with Japan Para Athletics, who also must be approved by the Organizer.
  2. ②Foreign athletes: Wheelchair users registered with the National Paralympic Committees in their respective countries or equivalent associations, who also must be approved by the Organizer.

【Half Marathon】

  1. ①Japanese athletes: Wheelchair users holding a physical impairments certificate, who also must be approved by the Organizer.
  2. ②Foreign athletes: Wheelchair users approved by the Organizer.

※Below are criteria for athletes, their escorts, and people involved in competition management (competition officials, volunteers, etc.) to participate in the competition. Participation is not permitted if any of criteria ① to ⑤ below applies.

  1. ①You cannot submit the physical condition management check sheet on the day of the competition (or on the day of work for staff, etc.).
  2. ②You have experienced symptoms of infection any time during the   previous 7 days, based on the physical condition management check sheet.
  3. ③You have been requested by the government to wait at home due to being in close contact with persons who have contracted Covid-19 and are undergoing health examinations on the day of the competition (or on the day of work for staff, etc.).
  4. ④Your temperature is over 37.5 degrees celsius or higher than normal body temperature when it is measured at the reception desk on the day of the race (or on the day of work for staff, etc.)
  5. ⑤Your PCR test conducted on the day before the competition is judged as "positive".

14Entry Fee

Entry fee for athletes is 5,000 yen for the marathon and 1,000 yen for the half marathon.

15Governing Rules

The latest WPA Rules and Regulations applicable on race day and Japan Para Athletics Rules, and Competition Rules of Oita International Wheelchair Marathon will be used.
All participating athletes must follow WPA Rules and Regulations regarding advertising and displays during WPA Recognized Competitions.



In both the Marathon and Half Marathon, participants are classified into the following three classes: T51, T33/52, T34/53/54.


If necessary, classification process will be carried out. These classes will not be recognized as international classes of WPA.

17Doping Control

Doping Control will take place at this event.



The 1st - 3rd place finishers in each class of men and women will be awarded in both the Marathon and Half Marathon.


In the Marathon event, prize money will be given to the finishers who achieved outstanding results in placing or in time at this race, and the amount of money will be decided separately.


Decisions on placing or awarding will be conducted without regard to registration with IPC Athletics.

19 Entry Application

A completed Entry Form together with other necessary materials including two copies of your face photo must be submitted by mail by August 31, 2022 (Wed). (Valid only if postmarked August 31, 2022. If you hope to apply by email, you are required to submit an application form along with an image file of your face photo. Please see the Application Instructions for details.)

20Accidents during the race

In case of accident in the competition, first-aid treatment will be provided by the Organizer. Athletes must be responsible for the cost of medical service. The Organizer has accident insurance.

21Watching and cheering


    To prevent the spread of Covid-19, cheering will only be allowed at a reasonable volume while wearing a mask and following social distance guidelines. It will be possible to observe the race at the starting point (including the warm-up area), the vicinity of the course, and the finishing point (inside J-Lease Stadium)


    General spectators and supporters at the finish point (inside J-Lease Stadium) will be able to cheer in the designated area from the officials and other related parties.

22Health management

Health management of athletes and staff shall be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the "Guidelines for Preventing Covid-19 Infection" (revised as needed) separately established by the secretariat.

23Enrollment in insurance for athletes and staff involved in competition management


    To prepare for incidents which may occur during the competition, the organizer will take out insurance for athletes and staff. The details of insurance policy will be shown separately.


    The organizer will not be held responsible if athletes or staff involved in competition management become infected with Covid-19.

24 Personal Information

The Organizing Committee will comply with the laws regarding personal information. Athletes’ personal information will be used for the following purposes:

  1. *Examination of the athletes qualification
  2. *Publication of programs and leaflets of the event
  3. *Advertisement and promotion of the event
  4. *Press release to the media
  5. *Infection prevention measures
  6. *Announcement of records, etc.

25Organizing Committee Secretariat


Platinum Partner

本田技研工業株式会社 株式会社本田技術研究所
株式会社富士通エフサス 富士通株式会社
新日本製薬 株式会社
医療法人社団 唱和会 明野中央病院

Official Partner

社会福祉法人わかば会 清流の郷
社会福祉法人暘谷福祉会 暘谷苑