Taiyo Oil provided its support for the 50th Ehime Marathon, held in Matsuyama City in Ehime Prefecture on February 9.
It was a fine, early spring day when 8,236 runners from both inside and outside Ehime Prefecture gathered at the starting point of the marathon.
Taiyo Oil had a tasting area set up for runners and spectators near the finish line stage available with "Zokkon" natural spring water sold by Taiyo Oil Sales Co., Ltd. Also, runners whose completion certificates showed them having finished 33rd, 333rd and 3,333rd for men, and 33rd and 333rd (there was no 3,333rd) for women were presented with a SOLATO Prize of a 10,000 yen Taiyo Oil Sales Co., Ltd. pre-paid card.
A water stop was also set up at the Taiyo Oil-affiliated Self Hojo SS (Service Station, run by Taiyo Oil Sales Co., Ltd.) near the 10 km marker, 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 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 9, 2014 Starting at 10:00 a.m.
Ehime Marathon, Matsuyama Course, certified by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations