The course is comparatively flat and considered to be "a fast-speed-course".
Many of the world's foremost athletes have taken part in this race and establishing great records.
The Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon is held on the first Sunday of March every year.
In 2017, the race will be held on March 5.
|Organizers:||Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF)
The Mainichi Newspapers
Shiga Prefectural Board of Education
Otsu City Board of Education
|Co-organizer:||NHK(Japan Broadcasting Corporation)|
|Supporting organizations:||Shiga Prefectural Sports Association
Otsu City Sports Association
Sports Nippon Newspapers
|Supervisor:||Shiga Amateur Athletic Association|
|Major Sponsor:||Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.|
|Supporting Sponsor:||Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.
|Contributing Sponsors:||Shiga Prefectural Police
Japan Ground Self Defense Force Camp Otsu
|Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon Office:||
The Mainichi Newspapers Osaka Office