Supplying water in "my cups or bottles"
Runners may fill their own water cups or bottles at all water stations.There will also be water stations exclusively for runners to top-up the cups or bottles that they have brought with them.
Do you know the phrase "DO YOU KYOTO?"
This is the message we are transmitting from Kyoto to the world. Meaning "Are you taking actions to save the environment?", it was created in the wake of the Kyoto Protocol (an international treaty adopted at COP3, the third session of the Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change which was held at the Kyoto International Conference Hall in 1997, effective from February 16, 2005).
The name of the city is now widely known as the birthplace of the Kyoto Protocol and is frequently associated with environmental matters. Now, the word "KYOTO" is being used worldwide to denote something more than the name of a city -- "doing something good for the environment."
The Kyoto Marathon, as a "Model event for the green city of Kyoto", implements a variety of environmentally friendly initiatives, continuing under the main concept of "DO YOU KYOTO? Marathon". At the same time we strive to make it a sustainable tournament with the spirit of "keeping the Earth and people healthy from Kyoto".
"Runners, supporters, and cheerleaders - all playing an important part" has always been one of the objectives of the competition. However, we listed it as the main concept, because we want this competition to shine the spotlight on "everyone being the hero", where everyone involved in the Kyoto Marathon, including runners in the first place, but also Kyoto citizens, volunteers, sponsoring companies, and supporters along the route to can enjoy it more proactively than ever.