Eco Island Miyako
The Eco Island Miyakojima Marathon is the same course used for the Miyako Island Strongman Triathlon. You can see the course map, elevation chart, and a record of my running of the race at my Garmin site: Eco Island Miyakojima Marathon. Although this is low-key event, the course is relatively flat and there are water stops about every 2 1/2 kilometers. There's not much cheering or music, and about half of the runners are locals, so I wouldn't recommend this race to people outside of Okinawa. But if you enjoy onsen as much as I do, this resort might tempt you to make the trip to Miyako Island: Shigira Onsen. There aren't many places to eat, so you should prepare your food in advance. Click on any of the photos below to start the slideshow.