The 38th Tsukuba Marathon was held on November 25 under the auspices of the city of Tsukuba, the University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki Rikujo Kyogi-kai (IRK), and the Yomiuri Shimbun. Starting from and finishing on the University of Tsukuba campus, about 18,000 people took part in the race. They ran while enjoying the autumn colors of the leaves on campus.
The Tsukuba marathon was held under the theme of "Marathon with a Scientific Look" and has the following 6 perspectives: “Start,” “Landscape,” “Traffic regulation,” “Water and food stations,” “Running form,” and “Cheering.”
President Kyosuke Nagata served as the starter for the third wave of the wave start launching out more than 3,000 runners.
Members of the hardball baseball club of the Athletic Department (AD) cheered runners along the course.
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