By: Mehwish Qamas Khan
ISLAMABAD: The Nagoya Women’s Marathon, known as the globe’s largest women’s marathon, is currently welcoming entries from Pakistani women to join its upcoming virtual online race. With the event slated for March 10, 2024, it’s expected to draw in a massive crowd of over 20,000 participants, with a notable 3,500 hailing from international destinations.
This prestigious 42km race holds the World Athletics Platinum road race status and was Guinness World Records-certified as the largest women’s marathon in 2012. The 2024 race, strategically held five months before the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, will serve as the final qualifier for Japan’s women’s marathon team, offering athletes worldwide a chance to test their abilities before the Olympics.
Participants completing the race will receive a specially designed pendant from renowned jeweler Tiffany & Co.
The Nagoya Women’s Marathon 2024 welcomes women of all running levels. Whether a seasoned competitor or someone considering their first race, this event provides a unique opportunity to run alongside elite athletes, including future Olympians, under the same conditions.
Registration for the Nagoya Women’s Online Marathon 2024 is open until October 31, 2023. The virtual race can be entered from October 20, 2023, at 10 a.m. to October 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. (Japan time).
here is the official website of the marathon.
A virtual marathon race is a running event that can be completed from anywhere in the world, at any time. Participants register for the race online and then choose a course and date to complete the specific distance. Some virtual marathons have a specific race day (like this one), while others allow participants to complete the race on any day within a certain window of time.
To track their progress, participants typically use a GPS-running watch or app. Once they have completed the race, they submit their results to the race organizer to receive their finisher’s medal and other race swag.