General Information

Information about the Tokyo Marathon 2018 for anyone involved.

RUN as ONE – Tokyo Marathon

RUN as ONE – Tokyo Marathon 2018

About the RUN as ONE – Tokyo Marathon Program

The Run as One – Tokyo Marathon program was introduced at Tokyo Marathon 2015 as way to contribute to the surge in marathon interest nationwide by linking up with other marathon races held throughout Japan. Offering the opportunity to take part in the Tokyo Marathon, this program helps runners experience racing at the world’s top level, while striving to boost Japan’s athletic capabilities and further expand the number of marathon fans. Starting from Tokyo Marathon 2016, runners from other countries will also be given the opportunity to compete in the Semi -Elite (Overseas) category, and this is expected to at tract superior athletes from around the world. Moreover, by linking up with other domestic sporting events certified by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations, it will also be possible for general runners selected from other individual events to participate.


Program Guidelines

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Program Name RUN as ONE - Tokyo Marathon 2018 "Semi-Elite(Japan)" RUN as ONE - Tokyo Marathon 2018 “Semi-Elite (Overseas)”
Outline This program is designed to provide excellent runners, who is recommended by affliated track and field associations or associated meets, and registered with Japan Association of Athletics Federations This program is designed to provide excellent runners, who reside outside of Japan and meet the criteria set by the TOKYO MARATHON Foundation, the right to participate in the TOKYO MARATHON 2018.
Qualifying Times
(gun time or net time)
・Marathon Men 2:55:00 Women 3:40:00
・30km Men 2:00:00 Women 2:30:00
・Half Men 1:21:00 Women 1:45:00
・10km Men 35:00 Women 40:00
・Men’s Full Marathon 2:21:01 〜 2:55:00
・Women’s Full Marathon 2:52:01 〜 3:40:00
* official time of certificate
* Full Marathon(42.195km)only
Eligibility Applicants must be recommended by affliated track and field associations or associated meets, and registered with Japan Applicants must Have met the standard qualifying time in the races held in 2015 and 2016, which are IAAF Gold Label, Silver Label, or Bronze Label Races and AIMS Certified Races.

Race ListPDF
Number of participants 1,100(tentative) 300 (tentative)
* Male to Female ratio of the participants will be determined later.
Program Name RUN as ONE - Tokyo Marathon 2018 "Semi-Elite(Japan)" RUN as ONE - Tokyo Marathon 2018 “Semi-Elite (Overseas)”
Outline This program is designed to provide excellent runners, who is recommended by affliated track and field associations or associated meets, and registered with Japan Association of Athletics Federations This program is designed to provide excellent runners, who reside outside of Japan and meet the criteria set by the TOKYO MARATHON Foundation, the right to participate in the TOKYO MARATHON 2018.
Qualifying Times
(gun time or net time)
・Marathon Men 2:55:00 Women 3:40:00
・30km Men 2:00:00 Women 2:30:00
・Half Men 1:21:00 Women 1:45:00
・10km Men 35:00 Women 40:00
・Men’s Full Marathon 2:21:01 〜 2:55:00
・Women’s Full Marathon 2:52:01 〜 3:40:00
* official time of certificate
* Full Marathon(42.195km)only
Eligibility Applicants must be recommended by affliated track and field associations or associated meets, and registered with Japan Applicants must Have met the standard qualifying time in the races held in 2015 and 2016, which are IAAF Gold Label, Silver Label, or Bronze Label Races and AIMS Certified Races.

Race ListPDF
Number of participants 1,100(tentative) 300 (tentative)
* Male to Female ratio of the participants will be determined later.
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  • 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.