It’s quite interesting that such a big lake exists like a navel surrounded by mountains.
Around that navel of a lake is a good walking and marathon course. The 16K course is flat and the surface of the course is soft rubber that’s gentle on our feet and perfect for walking and running.
I attended a walking event around Lake Suwa on September 28th. More than 2,000 people enjoyed walking around the lake chatting, listening to their iPod or Walkman, and along the way, some stopped to enjoy lunch or just to lounge around in the grass.
On October 25th, the Lake Suwa Half Marathon will be held. It’s a very popular race. 7,000 people are expected to run around the lake with the beautiful autumn scenery as the backdrop.
In Nagano, another popular race Nagano Marathon, which ia a full marathon race, is held every April in Nagano city.