Adachi Friendly Marathon

On our Emperor's Birthday, I participated in "Adachi Friendly Marathon".  This was the 5th annual of it.

Before the start of the race - runners were getting ready.

A long line for bathrooms before the run.

At the start line - over 4,000 people ran the half-marathon.

The course was simple - we first ran up the stream of Arakawa River for 1/4 of the course length (21.0975 km), turned around and ran down stream for 1/2 of the course, and then up again for 1/4 to come back to where we started.
Running up with the stream was against the wind and the other way was with the wind.  It was tough for the last quarter of the distance, the wind was pretty strong.  It was sunny and a very warm day, so it really was a very nice day for a race.

The actual trace of the course of Adachi Friendly Marathon (MapMyRun).

After finishing the race.

 The poster of the run.

This was the last race of the season.  I had a very good run.

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