Information for those who wish to participate as runners, including entry information for Tokyo Marathon 2017.

Entry Requirements

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


Tokyo Marathon Foundation


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


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); 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


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.


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
  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


Nippon Television Network Corporation


1) 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 .)
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, 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.
IPC ATHLETICS Rules and Regulations and the competition rules of the Tokyo Marathon apply to the wheelchair marathon.Doping control is conducted under IPC 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 Participants / Eligibility

  1. 1) Marathon: Over 19 years old on the day of the event (Field size: 35,500 people)
    1. 1-1) General participants Persons who can complete the course within six hours and 40 minutes
      *Persons with disabilities who find it difficult to run without support should run with a partner (running with a guide dog is not allowed)
    2. 1-2) Semi-Elite (Field size: 2,700 people)
      Athletes who are recommended by the races that are affiliated in the RUN as ONE - Tokyo Marathon 2017.
    3. 1-3) Elite (Applications will commence in December.) (Field size: 100 people)
      • - Athletes, registered with the JAAF in fiscal 2016 who satisfy the special requirements set forth by the JAAF
      • - Invited Athletes: Domestic and international runners recommended by the JAAF
    4. 1-4) Wheelchair (General participants) (Field size: 10 people)
      • - Athletes capable of completing the race within 2 hours and 10 minutes using the racing wheelchair.
      • - The person who has proof as person with disabilities.
    5. 1-5) Wheelchair Elite (Applications will commence in December.) (Field size: 30 people)
      • - Athletes who have the following record in the tournament of the IPC 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 IPC in fiscal 2017 Athletes who have the T53 or T54 class of IPC Classification.
      • - Invited Athletes:National and international athletes recommended by the JPA.
  • 2) 10 km (Field size: 500 people)
    1. 2-1) Junior & Youth (Field size: 290 people)
      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 (Persons aged at least 16 on the day of the event/running with a guide dog is not allowed) (Field size: 50 people)
      Persons who can complete the course within 1 hour and 30 minutes The person who has proof as person with disabilities.
      *Persons with disabilities who find it difficult to run without support should run with a partner
    3. 2-3) Intellectually-impaired (Persons aged at least 16 on the day of the event) (Field size: 100 people)
      Persons who can complete the race within 1 hour and 30 minutes The person who has proof as person with disabilities.
      *Persons with disabilities who find it difficult to run without support should run with a partner
    4. 2-4) Transplant Recipients (Persons aged at least 16 on the day of the event) (Field size: 50 people)
      Persons who can complete the race within 1 hour and 30 minutes The person who has proof as person with disabilities.
      *Limited to those who have received an organ transplant or bone marrow transplant.
    5. 2-5) Wheelchair users (Persons aged at least 16 on the day of the event )
      Persons who can complete the race within 35 minutes using a racing wheelchair The person who has proof as person with disabilities.
      ※Racing wheelchair reguirements are specified in the " Athletics Rules and Regulations 2016-2017”set by the IPC athletics.
  • 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 Procedure

    1. 1) How to Apply:
      Apply through the website
      From a computer or smartphone, please access:
    2. 2) Application period:
      10:00 a.m. JST on August 1 (Monday) to 5:00 p.m. JST on August 31 (Wednesday) 2016
    3. 3) Selection of applicants:
      When the maximum number of entries is exceeded, participants will be chosen by lottery. The scheduled time for the announcement of the lottery results by the middle of September.
    4. 4) Making payment:
      *Applications for charity runners will be accepted from July 1 (Friday). Places are limited to the first 3000 successful applications.
      *Priority entry for ONE TOKYO premium members opens from July 1 (Friday) to July 31 (Sunday). There are 3000 available places.
      *For further information on RUN as ONE-Tokyo Marathon 2017, please refer to our official website.
      *Elite and wheelchair marathon(Elite) entries will be accepted from December.

    Award Presentations

    1. 1) 10km
      Junior & Youth, Wheelchair, Visually-impaired runners, Intellectually-impaired runners, Transplant recipients:
      First three men and first three women
      *Placings will be determined by the net time starting from when each participant of passes the start line.
      *When having started from any place but a designated block, it isn't made the commendation target.
    2. 2) Marathon
      10:00 a.m. JST on August 1 (Monday) to 5:00 p.m. JST on August 31 (Wednesday) 2016
      1. 2-1) General: First three men and first three women
      2. 2-2) Wild Card Award: First three men and first three women in the semi-elite category
      3. 2-3) Wheelchair race: First three men and first three women
        *In the above categories, placings will be determined by gun time measured from the sound of the starting gun.

    Prize Money

    For the marathon race, and Wheelchair Marathon race prize money based on the results will be awarded in accordance with separate rules.

    Number Card Pick-Up

    1. 1) Date:
      Over the three days of February 23 (Thursday), 24 (Friday) and 25 (Saturday) 2017
    2. 2) Venue:
      Tokyo Marathon EXPO 2017 venue (Tokyo Big Sight West Exhibition Hall)
    3. 3) Times:
      February 23 (Thursday) 24 (Friday): 11:00 a.m. -8:30 p.m.
      February 25 (Friday): 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      *Registration will finish at 7:30 p.m. on February 25 (Saturday).
      *Registration for wheelchair users will be informed separately.
      1. 3-1) There will be no registration on the day of the race (February 26 (Sunday))
      2. 3-2) There will be no registration at any times other than the above times
      3. 3-3) At registration, the participant's identity will be confirmed using photo ID (it is not possible to have someone else register for you on your behalf).
      4. 3-4) Persons who cannot present photo ID for ID confirmation will not be able to register.s

    For Inquiries

    Tokyo Marathon 2017 Entry Desk
    TEL: +81-3-6891-9354 Office hours: 9:30 a.m. JST - 5:30 p.m. JST (weekdays)


    1. 1) Members of the Japan Association of Athletics Federations will have their membership confirmed, so be sure to register with the Association prior to applying for the event and to include the correct registration information with your application. The start block will not necessarity be the one immediately following the elite runners’ block. Irrespective of the starting block, be aware that this is a competitive race and it will be run in accordance with the regulations of the JAAF.
    2. 2) Please make every effort to enter the race in the best possible health by training sufficiently prior to the event and, for example, consulting a doctor for an advance health check.
    3. 3) The race organizers will transport participants' personal belongings from the start to the finish. Depending upon traffic conditions and other factors, participants may have to wait for their belongings to arrive.
    4. 4) The organizer may authorize third parties to sell photographs and other souvenirs.
    5. 5) In addition to the above instructions, participants must follow all instructions issued by the organizer with regard to the event.
    6. 6) These application rules apply only to the Tokyo Marathon 2017.

    Event Regulations

    The regulations with which the Tokyo Marathon applicants and participating runners must comply are established in the Event Regulations.

    • 1. The event will comply with all domestic laws and regulations.
    • 2. In addition to the Event Regulations, the event will adhere to the Race Rules, the Race Regulations, and the Entry Regulations.
    • 3. The event organizer will not be liable to any detriments caused by the followings:
      • (1) Illness or other accidents (excluding emergency treatment)
      • (2) Loss and/or damage of personal property
      • (3) Delay to the race caused by the trouble in public transportation or poor road conditions
    • 4. To ensure the safety of the event, the event organizer shall impose the appropriate regulations over the race area.
    • 5. Runners are requested to follow the instruction by the event organizer. Otherwise, he/she will be disqualified from the participation in the race.
    • 6. Copyright of images, photographs, articles, race records, and location information, covering the event, and their usage right for TV broadcasting, newspapers, magazines and the Internet, belongs to the event organizer. Aforementioned copyright includes but not limited to names and other personal information such as age and address (country, prefecture and city only) of entrants mentioned in the article covering the event.
    • 7. The event organizer, in recognition of the importance of protecting personal information, abides by all laws and ordinances concerning the protection of personal information and adheres to the event organizer's privacy policy when handling personal information.
      • (1) Type of Information
        Name, gender, date of birth, age, address, telephone number, mobile phone number, e-mail address, nationality, emergency contact name, telephone number and relationship with the individual, records,location information, and medical information
      • (2) Purpose of Use
        To improve service and safety levels for participants, personal information may be used to deliver the Runner Handbook, records, miscellaneous information related to the event including ones provided by the sponsors and supporting organizations, race results (rankings), insurance, and medical support.
      • (3) Cases of Provision of Information to Third Parties
        Information shall be supplied to third parties in the following cases in which;
        -It is necessary to supply the information to third parties, such as related businesses and suppliers within the scope of managing this event.
        -The information is required by an insurance company for the purpose of making an insurance application.
        -The medical information is required for academic purposes.
        -The event organizer announces race results details via TV broadcasts, newspapers, magazines, or the Internet.

    Race Regulations

    The event organizer does not permit any participant to run in the race who is in violation of the event rules, other laws and regulations, or public order and morals, as well as the prohibitions specified in the following examples 1 to 11.
    If any of these is applicable to a participant, the event organizer may not allow the participant to join the race or may keep the participant from continuing to run even after the race has already started. Any objection against its judgment will not be accepted.

    • 1. Dressed in clothing or wearing gear that may be dangerous to other runners as it may hurt them or cause a fall. Running with the whole part of the face covered.
    • 2. Dressed inappropriately for a sports event or in clothing that is unpleasant to other runners or spectators.
    • 3. Clothing for the purpose of political or religious assertions or propaganda, as well as advertising.
    • 4. Clothing for the purpose of promoting or advertising an individual name, a specified region or an organization that the event organizer does not acknowledge.
    • 5. Use of articles that could cause other runners to mistakenly recognize as a starting signal and cause confusion to the management of the race or devices with a strong volume of sound that could disturb other runners.
    • 6. Acts that cause a delay to the race such as dancing, performing, playing instruments, standing near the starting or finish lines, or in the streets along the course.
    • 7. Soliciting monetary contributions, signatures, etc.
    • 8. Preventing pedestrians from crossing the course or obstructing the passage of emergency vehicles at certain points, when and where they are allowed to do so.
    • 9. Obstructing the race by failing to follow the instructions by the race officials.
    • 10. Changing clothes or taking toilet breaks at the places other than designated locations.
    • 11. Occurrence of issues other than those provided in numbers 1 to 10 that the event organizer judges inappropriate to the race.

    Entry Regulations

    Applicants who cannot observe the Event Regulations, the Race Regulations, or the following will be rejected in the entrant selection (or disqualified when it is found after the entry fee payment / race participation), and no refund will be made. Moreover, applicants will never be allowed to participate in our future races.

    • (1) A duplicate application for the race entry by the same applicant is prohibited.
    • (2) Falsifying name, date of birth, gender, nationality, residence, or record is strictly prohibited. Modification of entry information in the application form or cancellation of entry after submitting application will not be allowed; please carefully check your entry data before application. Especially in the misinformation of nationality or event category, even if it is a mistake without intention of falsifying, it may result in disqualification of the entry. If the event organizer identifies problems with entry data, the Entry Desk will contact the runner either by e-mail or telephone.
    • (3) Certain PCs, browsers and operating systems may cause errors in your application process through the Internet. The event organizer will not be responsible for delays in applications caused by defects of the Internet connectivity etc.
    • (4) The lottery result will be notified to all applicants via e-mail by the middle of September (subject to change). Till then, applicants, except the One Tokyo members, should not change their e-mail address, or they cannot confirm the result.
    • (5) The event organizer will not verify correct delivery of e-mail. The event organizer will not be liable to any detriments caused by undelivered e-mails such as the lottery result notification, due to PC malfunctions, e-mail refusal setting, wrong e-mail address, security software settings and so forth.
    • (6) The Entry Desk will not be able to answer questions regarding the status of an entry, result of a lottery etc. by phone.
    • (7) Successful entrants are required to pay their entry fee by a designated date. If the entrants fail to do so, their entries will be cancelled automatically, and they cannot participate in the race.
    • (8) Participation by an individual other than the applicant (proxy entrant, transferred rights), and deferment of their entries to the next year is not permitted. To put the right of entry or the Number Card up for auction is strictly prohibited. Participation shall be disqualified in any of the above cases, and the entry fee shall not be refunded.
    • (9) Entry fee will not be refunded if the race was cancelled due to natural disaster such as earthquake, storm, flood, snow, accidents, contagious disease, or other incidents beyond the control of the event organizer. No refund will be made as well for overpayment and/or duplicated payments.
    • (10) Participants must complete entrant registration (Number Card pick-up) during the three days before the race day, by presenting a valid photo ID in person. Failing to perform Number Card pick-up will result in disqualification from participation in the race. Proxy registration is not accepted. Participants cannot pick up Number Card on the race day.