General Information

Information about the Tokyo Marathon 2021 for anyone involved.

Fundamental COVID-19 Countermeasure Policy
(Core Countermeasures)

FAQ

While taking in the advice set forth in the Japan Association of Athletics Federations’ “Guidance for Return of Road Races”, the Tokyo Marathon Foundation has also established the COVID-19 Countermeasure Committee and the COVID-19 Investigative Committee (comprising infectious disease experts, race management, medical team, administrative entities, etc.) for the Tokyo Marathon 2021 (Mar. 6, 2022) to examine and implement relevant countermeasures for the event. Creating an environment to avoid the “Three Cs” (Closed spaces, Crowded places, and Close-contact settings) and managing the health of runners, volunteers and staff are the basic approach against the disease, and we ask for everyone's understanding and cooperation.

Fundamental Countermeasure Policy (Core Countermeasures)
- Management of the health of runners, volunteers, staff, and other related parties.
- Avoiding the “Three Cs” (Closed spaces, Crowded places, and Close-contact settings) within operation.

COVID-19 Countermeasure Details

COVID-19 Countermeasure Committee

Name Affiliation
Fumihiro YAMASAWA Chair, Medical Committee, Japan Association of Athletics Federations
Atsuo HAMADA Tokyo Medical University Hospital
Satoru ARAI Director of Tokyo Medical Association
Kazuhiro SUZUKI Competition Management Committee Chairman, Japan Association of Athletics Federations
Takeshi TAGUCH Senior Director for COVID-19 Measures, Infectious Disease Control Division, Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Kenji SUZUKI Senior Director, Sports Promotion Division, Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Fumihiko TAKEDA Director General, Tokyo Marathon Foundation
Tadaaki HAYANO Race Director / CSO, Tokyo Marathon Foundation

COVID-19 Investigative Committee

Name Affiliation
Toshitake MITSUHASHI Chairman, Medical Committee, Tokyo Athletics Association
Tomohiro MANABE Vice-Chairperson, Medical Committee, Japan Association of Athletics Federations
Hajime KATO Medical Committee, Japan Association of Athletics Federations
Tomoya KINOSHI Associate Professor, Graduate School of Emergency Medical System, Kokushikan University
Aya KAYEBETA Director, Disease Prevention and Information/Data Management Section, Infectious Disease Control Division, Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Hiroshi MATSUNAWA Director for Tokyo Marathon Planning, Sports Promotion Division, Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Koji WADA Professor, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, International University of Health and Welfare
Kensuke SAKAI Integrated Business Planning Director, Tokyo Marathon Foundation
Jun YOKOYAMA Administrative Director, Tokyo Marathon Foundation
Kaoru SHINJO Race Management Director, Tokyo Marathon Foundation

Basic safety measures against the communicable disease (health-management app, body temperature check at packet pick-up and race day, physical distance, wave start, etc) are planned for the upcoming event on March 6, 2022.
To heighten further safety, the Tokyo Marathon Foundation, with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, event staff and infectious disease experts will continue to discuss and finalize event operation in details.

Past Meetings:
Countermeasure: Mar 5, Apr 21, Jun 10, Aug 30, Dec 8.
Investigative: Mar 1, Apr 13, Jun 1, Aug 24, Dec 8.

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  • Major Partners
  • STARTS CORPORATION INC.
  • Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd.
  • ASICS Japan Corp.
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Main Partners
  • KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL
  • SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION
  • The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd.
  • Active Partners
  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
  • Kokumin Kyosai coop(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Kyosai Cooperatives)
  • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc.
  • Kao Corporation
  • BATHCLIN CORPORATION
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  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Fanplus, Inc.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • SOHGO SECURITY SERVICES CO.,LTD.