Taiyo Oil provided its support for the 49th Ehime Marathon, held in Matsuyama City in Ehime Prefecture on February 6.
It was a fine, early spring day when more than 5,000 runners gathered at the starting point of the marathon.
Taiyo Oil held a lottery session for runners near the goal line stage, as well as a water stop at the Taiyo Oil-affiliated Self Hojo SS (run by Taiyo Oil Sales Co., Ltd.) near the 10 km marker.
Taiyo Oil also provided spectators with warm drinks and flags to wave, in a show of support for the Ehime Marathon.
Taiyo Oil will continue to be active in providing support for sporting activities such as this event, as part of efforts to increase interest in athletics and to boost the economy of the local area.
Sunday, February 6, 2011 Starting at 9:30
Ehime Marathon, Matsuyama Course, certified by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations
Ehime Athletics Association, Nankai Broadcasting Co., Ltd., The Ehime Shimbun Co.,Ltd., Matsuyama City