General Information

Information about the Tokyo Marathon 2017 for anyone involved.

Race Information

Race Name

Tokyo Marathon 2017
also serves as
Selection Race of Japan Men's Marathon Representatives for the 16th IAAF World Championships
101st Japan National Championships – Men’s Marathon
Abbott World Marathon Majors Series Ⅹ

Organizer

Tokyo Marathon Foundation

Co-organizers

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

Supporting
Organizations

JAPAN SPORTS AGENCY; Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Metropolitan Tokyo Mayors' Council; Japan Sports Association; Japanese Olympic Committee; Japan Sports Association for the Disabled;
JPA (Japan Para Athletics) ; Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation); Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives); Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Tokyo Medical Association; Tokyo Disaster Prevention & Emergency Medical Service Association; Tokyo Private Ambulance Call Center Registrants’ 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 Amateur Athletic Association; Community Sports Commissioners Tokyo; Hochi Shimbun; Radio Nippon Co., Ltd.; Sankei Sports; Yukan Fuji; SANKEI LIVING SHIMBUN Inc.; Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc.; Fuji Sankei Business I; FUSOSHA Publishing Inc.; Tokyo Chunichi Sports

Managing
Organization

Tokyo Athletics Association

Operation Supporter

Tokyo Sports Association for the Disabled; KPA (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; IBM Japan,Ltd.; NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION; KOYOU HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.; Shimizu Octo,Inc.; Dole Japan, Inc.

Official Suppliers

Kokushikan University; Metropolitan Expressway Company Limited; Hibino Corporation;
Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry K.K.; TSUKIJI MARKET ASSOCIATION;
YODOBASHI WHOLESALE MARKET ASSOCIATION; Tokyo Road Management Association;
Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo; Scout Association of Tokyo; HATO BUS CO.,LTD;
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 26, 2017
09:05 a.m. – Wheelchair Marathon and 10km Start
09:10 a.m. - Marathon and 10 km Start
10:50 a.m. - 10km Finish
4:10 p.m. - Marathon Finish

Broadcaster

Nippon Television Network Corporation

Course

1. Marathon:
Marathon: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building — Iidabashi — Kanda — Nihombashi — Asakusa Kaminari-Mon — Ryogoku — Monzen-nakacho — Ginza — Takanawa — Hibiya —Tokyo Station/Gyoko-dori (This course is certified by the JAAF and AIMS/IAAF .)
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, the JAAF and the Race Organizer.
IAAF Road Race Label Regulations also apply to the Tokyo Marathon 2017, 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: 35minutes

  • (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, trailing 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

  1. 1) Marathon: Must be at least 19 years of age on the race day
    1. 1-1) General participants 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 2017.
    3. 1-3)Elite Athletes
      • - Athletes, registered with the JAAF in fiscal 2016 who satisfy the special requirements set forth by the JAAF
      • - Invited Athletes: National and international runners recommended by the JAAF
    4. 1-4)Wheelchair (General participants)
      • - Athletes capable of completing the race within 2 hours and 10 minutes using the racing wheelchair..
    5. 1-5)Wheelchair (Elite)
      • - 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)
        Athletes registered with the JPA in fiscal 2016, and the World Para Athletics in fiscal 2017 Athletes who have the T53 or T54 class of World Para Athletics Classification.
      • -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 27, 1998 and February 26, 2001 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
      Athletes 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 " Athletics Rules and Regulations 2016-2017” 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 Monday, August 1, 2016 and Wednesday, August 31, 2016 (inclusive).
  3. 3) Screening
    Entrants will be selected by the lottery if applications exceed the maximum number.
  4. 4) Payment
    Accepted applicants must pay the entry fee by money transfer to the designated account before the deadline.
  • * Applications from charity runners will be accepted from Friday, July 1, on a first-come, first-served basis (up to 3,000 charity runners).
  • * Priority applications from the premium members of ONE TOKYO, the official club of Tokyo Marathon Foundation, can be submitted from Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 31 (3,000 places)
  • * For the Semi-Elite runners information, please refer to the following Tokyo Marathon 2017 official website.
  • * Applications from elite runners and Wheelchair Marathon runners will be accepted from December.

Number Card Pick-Up

February 23, 24 and 25, 2017 (Thursday through Saturday)
Venue: Tokyo Marathon EXPO 2017 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 domestic 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
  • IBM Japan,Ltd.
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATIO
  • KOYOU HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • 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
  • IBM Japan,Ltd.
  • Supporting Partners
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • Dole Japan, Inc.