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Iheya Moonlight
The Iheya Moonlight Marathon is a small-scale marathon held on a small island to the north of the Okinawan mainland. As far as I know, this is the only evening race in Okinawa. Don't let the name of this race mislead you: the race starts at 3 p.m., so you won't see the moon until late in the race, or until after you're finished. Overall, this is a well-organized and enjoyable event. The course is relatively flat; the scenery is absolutely stunning; and there are plenty of water stops. My only complaint is that there aren't enough distance markers, which makes pacing yourself difficult. Unlike most small races, the post-race party is quite entertaining. They always hire a professional band, and the crowd usually gets into the party, too. If you do this race, don't miss the post-race party! Click on any of the photos below to start the slideshow.
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Here's the elevation chart. (Click to enlarge.) The course is relatively flat, with changes within a range of twenty meters.

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View of the island from sea.

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View of the island from the ferry.

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The sign reads, "Beware of Habu [an extremely poisonous snake]." These signs show up all along the course.

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Here's the 37K marker. Unless you are very fast, it will be dark when you reach this point.

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The 37K marker.

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Here's my Certificate of Completion. I finished in 4:10:54.