Tateyama Marathon 2024

Bellingham resident Joy Love participated in this year’s full marathon in Tateyama, Japan. The people of Tateyama were very gracious in welcoming Joy as well as two participants from Port Stephens, Australia, another Bellingham Sister City. The three of them had a chance to meet with the Tateyama mayor, enjoy a delicious sushi meal, visit some schools, and stay in the home of a host family. Below is a copy of the very busy schedule the three visitors enjoyed – truly a very event-filled visit with the very friendly people of Tateyama, Japan.

Tateyama visit schedule

Arrival at the airport

Welcome to City Hall

Meeting with Tateyama Mayor

Marathon finish line

Sushi dinner

Meeting with high school students

Farewell Party