Athletics(Race Walking)

Athletics(Race Walking)

Sport Overview

Race walking is an athletics discipline that involves racing on foot. During the race, at least one foot must always be touching the ground. Referees keep a sharp eye on competitors and issue a red card to anyone who clearly breaks the rules. If it is confirmed that a competitor has received a red card from three or more referees, the competitor is disqualified.


Men, Women


【Age Categories】
30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+, 85+, 90+, 95+, 100+

*Each athlete can enter up to two events (5 km and 10 km).


【Age requirement】
 Minimum age is 30 (born on or before 21 May 1991)

Participation of athletes who can follow the Race Walking Rules is highly recommended.

Sports Information Guide


Sport Discipline May 2021 Venues
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Athletics Track & Field                    
TAKEBISHI Stadium Kyoto・Sub-Field(Nishikyogoku Athletic Park)
10km Road Race                                
Hikone 10km Road Course (The Starting Line: Hikone View Hotel)
Half Marathon                              
Kishu Kuchikumano Marathon Course
Tanabe Sports Park
Race Walking                                
Rokko Island Around Course

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of June 5th, 2020. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.


Rokko Island Around Course

Location 8-2 Koyocho, Higashinadaku, Kobe City, Hyogo
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・9minutes walking from Marine Park Sta.
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Sport Check-in

【Date and Time】
 Saturday, 22 May, 14:00 – 18:00
 Sunday, 23 May, 7:30 - 8:30
 Saturday, 22 May Tournament Headquarters (Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers)
 Sunday, 23 May Rokko Island Konan University

Nearest Village

Masters Village Hyogo

Location 2-1 Aioicho, Chuo-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo
Access ・1 minute walk from JR Kobe Station & directly connected to Kosoku Kobe Station of Kobe Rapid Transport Railway
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