Taiyo Oil cosponsored the 51st Ehime Marathon, held in Matsuyama City in Ehime Prefecture on February 10. On the day, a total of 7,992 runners from Ehime and other prefectures took part in a race through the Iyoji region in winter.
Taiyo Oil had a tasting area set up for runners and spectators near the finish line stage, where we provided "Zokkon" natural spring water sold by Taiyo Oil Sales Co., Ltd.. Male and female runners finishing 33rd, 333rd, and 3,333rd (no 3,333rd place for women) in the records as shown on the Finishers Prizes were each awarded 10,000 yen worth of pre-paid cards from Taiyo Oil Sales Co., Ltd. as the SOLATO Prize.
In addition, a water stop was also set up near the 10 km marker at the Hojo Self-Service Service Station, run by Taiyo Oil Sales Co., Ltd., providing runners and spectators with warm drinks and flags to wave in a show of support for the Ehime Marathon.
Taiyo Oil will continue to actively support sporting activities such as this as part of our efforts to increase interest in athletics and to boost the economy of the local area.
February 10, 2013 (Sunday,) starting at 10:00
Ehime Marathon, Matsuyama Course, certified by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations