General Information

Information about the Tokyo Marathon 2018 for anyone involved.

Race Information

Race Name

Tokyo Marathon 2018
also serves as
Selection Trials for the 2018 Asia Jakarta
Marathon Grand Championship Series 2017-2018 -Team Japan Trials for Tokyo 2020-
Abbott World Marathon Majors Series Ⅺ

Organizer

Tokyo Marathon Foundation

Co-organizers

JAAF (Japan Association of Athletics Federations); Tokyo Metropolitan Government; Fuji Television Network, Inc.; Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd.; The Yomiuri Shimbun; Nippon Television Network Corporation; The Tokyo Shimbun

Supporting
Organizations
(provisional)

JAPAN SPORTS AGENCY; Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Japan Tourism Agency; Metropolitan Tokyo Mayors' Council; Japan Sports Association; Japanese Olympic Committee; Japanese Para-Sports Association; Japan Para Athletics; Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation); KEIZAI DOYUKAI (Japan Association of Corporate Executives);The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Tokyo Medical Association; Tokyo Disaster Prevention & Emergency Medical Service Association; Tokyo Private Ambulance Call Center Registered Companies Liaison Council; TOKYO NURSING ASSOCIATION; Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau; Tokyo Federation of Neighborhood Associations; Tokyo Federation of Shopping Center Promotion Associations & Tokyo Federation of Shopping Centers; Tokyo Sports Association; Community Sport Leaders Tokyo; Sankei Sports; Yukan Fuji; SANKEI LIVING SHIMBUN Inc.; Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc.; Fuji Sankei Business I; FUSOSHA Publishing Inc.; The Hochi Shimbun; Radio Nippon Co., Ltd.; The Tokyo Chunichi Sports

Managing
Organization

Tokyo Athletics Association

Operation Supporter

Tokyo Sports Association for the Disabled; Kanto Para Athletics

Presenting Partner

Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.

Official Partners

STARTS CORPORATION INC.; Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd.; ASICS Japan Corp.; Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; BMW Japan Corp.; KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL; The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited; SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION; Toray Industries, Inc.; McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd.; Mizuho Bank, Ltd.; Seven-Eleven Japan Co.,Ltd.; ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.; American Express International, Inc.; ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD; KAGOME Co., Ltd; Photocreate Co.,Ltd; ZENROSAI(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Insurance Cooperatives); KONICA MINOLTA, INC.; SECOM CO.,LTD.; Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc.; Daiwa Securities Group; Shiseido Japan Co.,Ltd; BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.; IBM Japan,Ltd.; NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION; KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.; Shimizu Octo,Inc.; EMTG Co., Ltd.; Dole Japan, Inc.

Official Suppliers

Kokushikan University; Metropolitan Expressway Company Limited; Hibino Corporation; TANAKA HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.; TUKIJI MARKET ASSOCIATION; YODOBASHI WHOLESALE MARKET ASSOCIATION; Tokyo Road Management Association; Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo; Scout Association of Tokyo; The Council for Area Development and Management of Otemachi, Marunouchi, and Yurakucho

Events

1) Marathon (Men, Women, Wheelchair Men, Wheelchair Women);
2) 10km Race (Men and Women for Junior & Youth, Visually Impaired, Intellectually Challenged, Organ Transplant Recipients and Wheelchair categories)

Date & Time

Sunday, February 25, 2018
 9:05 a.m. - Wheelchair Marathon and 10km Start
 9:10 a.m. - Marathon and 10 km Start
10:50 a.m. - 10km Finish
 4:10 p.m. - Marathon Finish

Broadcaster

Fuji Television Network, Inc.

Course

1. Marathon:
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building -- Iidabashi -- Kanda -- Nihombashi -- Asakusa Kaminari-Mon -- Ryogoku -- Monzen-nakacho -- Ginza -- Takanawa -- Hibiya --Tokyo Station/Gyoko-dori Ave. (This course is certified by the JAAF and AIMS/IAAF .)
2. 10km Race:
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building -- Iidabashi -- Kanda -- Nihombashi
(Results are considered unofficial. Finishing place is determined by net time.)

Competition Rules

The races will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the IAAF, JAAF and the Race Organizer.
IAAF Road Race Label Regulations also apply to the Tokyo Marathon 2108, which has been certified by the IAAF as a Gold Label road race. Doping control is conducted under IAAF Anti-Doping Regulations and/or Japan Anti-Doping Regulations.
World Para Athletics Rules and Regulations and the competition rules of the Tokyo Marathon apply to the wheelchair marathon. Doping control is conducted under World Para Athletics Anti-Doping Regulations and/or Japan Anti-Doping Regulations.

Time Limits

Marathon: 7 hours; Wheelchair Marathon: 2 hours and 10 minutes
10km Race: 1 hour and 40 minutes; Wheelchair 10km race: 35 minutes

  • (i) The time limits are based on the gun time (not on the net time).
  • (ii) The cut-off time will be enforced at each checkpoint due to limited duration of traffic control, security operation and event operation. The runners, who fail to pass through the checkpoint before the cut-off time, will be disqualified from the race. Furthermore, runners who lag excessively behind the cut-off time pace may be asked to leave the course at anytime.

Maximum Number of Entrants

Marathon: 35,500 runners
10km Race: 500 runners

Eligibility

Those who fulfill the following conditions, and whose participation is approved by the organizer.

  1. 1) Marathon: Must be at least 19 years of age on the race day
    1. 1-1) General
      • - runners who are capable of completing the race within 6 hours and 40 minutes
    2. 1-2) Semi-Elite Athletes
      • - Athletes who satisfy the requirements set forth by the "RUN as ONE - Tokyo Marathon 2018".
    3. 1-3) Elite Athletes
      • - Athletes, registered with the JAAF in fiscal 2017 who satisfy the special requirements set forth by the JAAF
      • - Invited Athletes: National and international runners recommended by the JAAF
    4. 1-4) General Wheelchair
      • -Wheelchair users who are capable of completing the race within 2 hours and 10 minutes using the racing wheelchair.
    5. 1-5) Elite Wheelchair
      • -Athletes registerd with the JPA in fiscal 2017, and to be registered with the IPC in fiscal 2018
      • -Athletes who are in the sport classes T53 - 54 of World Para Athletics Classification
      • -Athletes who have the following record in the tournament of the World Para Athletics certified races:
        1 hour and 50 minutes or under (Men)
        2 hours or under (Women)
      • -Invited Athletes: National and international athletes recommended by the JPA
  2. 2) 10km Race: Must be at least 16 years of age on the race day
    1. 2-1) Junior & Youth
      Runners between 16 and 18 years of age on the race day, who are capable of finishing the race in 1.5 hours (Runners born between February 26, 1999 and February 25, 2002 are eligible)
      • *Including those runners who are selected separately by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government under the projects related to the Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery support.
    2. 2-2) Visually Impaired
      Runners aged 16 and above on the race day, capable of finishing the race within 1.5 hours
    3. 2-3) Intellectually Challenged
      Runners aged 16 and above on the race day, capable of finishing the race within 1.5 hours
    4. 2-4) Organ Transplant Recipients
      Runners aged 16 and above on the race day, capable of finishing the race within 1.5 hours
    5. 2-5) Wheelchair
      Wheelchair users aged 16 and above on the race day, capable of finishing the race in 35 minutes on the racing wheelchair
      ※Racing wheelchair requirements are specified in the "The latest rules and regulations applicable to the event day" set by the World Para Athletics.

Prize Money

For both the marathon, and wheelchair marathon races, the prize money based on the results will be awarded in accordance with separate rules.

Entry Fee

  1. 1. Marathon: Japan residents - 10,800 Yen (from overseas - 12,800 Yen)
  2. 2. 10km Race: Japan residents - 5,600 Yen (from overseas - 6,700 Yen)
Application

  1. 1) Procedure
    Online entry
  2. 2) Application Period
    Applications must be received between Tuesday, August 1, 2017 and Thursday, August 31, 2017.
  3. 3) Screening
    Entrants will be selected by the lottery if applications exceed the maximum number.
  4. 4) Payment
    Selected entrants must pay the entry fee by credit card before the deadline.
    • *Applications to charity runners will be accepted from Saturday, July 1 to Monday, July 31, on a first-come, first-served basis (up to 4,000 charity runners). Applications to Active charity runners will be accepted until Thursday, 31 August.
    • *Priority applications from the premium members of ONE TOKYO, the official club of Tokyo Marathon Foundation, can be submitted from Monday, July 3 to Monday, July 31 (3,000 runners) Entrants will be selected by the lottery if applications exceed the maximum number.
    • *For the details on the RUN as ONE - Tokyo Marathon 2018, please refer to the Tokyo Marathon 2018 official website.
    • *Applications to elite runners and elite wheelchair athletes will be accepted from December.

Number Card Pick-Up

February 22, 23 and 24, 2018 (Thursday through Saturday)
Venue: Tokyo Marathon EXPO 2018 at Tokyo Big Sight
*Please note that no number card will be distributed on the race day.

Others

  1. 1) Entry fee will not be refunded in the event of the cancellation of the race if such cancellation is not attributable to the organizer.
  2. 2) The event will be operated in compliance with all national laws and regulations.

  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • STARTS CORPORATION INC.
  • Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd.
  • ASICS Japan Corp.
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • BMW Japan Corp.
  • KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL
  • The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
  • SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd.
  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
  • Seven-Eleven Japan Co.,Ltd.
  • ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
  • American Express International, Inc.
  • ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD
  • KAGOME Co., Ltd.
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • ZENROSAI(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Insurance Cooperatives)
  • KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
  • SECOM CO.,LTD.
  • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc.
  • Daiwa Securities Group
  • Shiseido Japan Co.,Ltd
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • IBM Japan,Ltd.
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • EMTG Co., Ltd.
  • Dole Japan, Inc.
  • Premier Partner
  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • Major Partners
  • STARTS CORPORATION INC.
  • Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd.
  • ASICS Japan Corp.
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Main Partners
  • BMW Japan Corp.
  • KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL
  • The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
  • SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd.
  • Active Partners
  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
  • Seven-Eleven Japan Co.,Ltd.
  • ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
  • American Express International, Inc.
  • ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD
  • KAGOME Co., Ltd.
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • ZENROSAI(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Insurance Cooperatives)
  • KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
  • SECOM CO.,LTD.
  • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc.
  • Daiwa Securities Group
  • Shiseido Japan Co.,Ltd
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • IBM Japan,Ltd.
  • Supporting Partners
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • EMTG Co., Ltd.
  • Dole Japan, Inc.