Regarding infections related to novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear participating runners, volunteers and all the related parties of the Tohoku Food Marathon & Festival 2020,

Following the emergency declaration of the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), there had been several announcements made by the large outside events in Japan including Tokyo Marathon 2020 yesterday (being canceled for semi-elite, general, charity, 10km runners).

As Organizing Committee of Tohoku Food Marathon & Festival 2020, we have been carefully investigating the situation in collaboration with local government, sponsors, and other related parties. At this point, we are planning to hold the Tohoku Food Marathon and Festival 2020 as scheduled, and putting together the detailed plan to deliver a safe and secure event in April.

We will of course keep collecting all the accurate information, and continue investigating the situation carefully. We will keep you updated periodically on our official website, so please kindly come back to the site if you require most updated information.

Finally, but most importantly, our thoughts are with all those who are affected by novel coronavirus and their friends/family. We strongly hope that the situation will be relieved and be resolved as early as possible.

Thank you very much again for your interest, care, and support.

Organizing Committee of Tohoku Food Marathon & Festival 2020