General Information

Information about the Tokyo Marathon 2021 for anyone involved.

Tokyo Marathon 2021 RACE INFORMATION

Race Name

Tokyo Marathon 2021
also serves as:
・Abbott World Marathon Majors Series XIII

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; Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc.; Fuji Sankei Business I; 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.,
KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL, SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION, The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited.,
Toray Industries, Inc., McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd., Mizuho Bank, Ltd.,
Kokumin Kyosai co-op(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Kyosai Cooperatives),
Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co. Inc., Photocreate Co. Ltd, NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION,
KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd., Fanplus, Inc., FOD, Shimizu Octo, Inc.

Events

1) Marathon (Men, Women, Wheelchair Men, Wheelchair Women).
2) 10km (10.7km) Race* (Men and Women for Junior & Youth, Visually Impaired, Intellectually Challenged, Organ Transplant Recipients and Wheelchair).
*Due to course structure, the actual distance is 10.7km.

Date & Time

Sunday, October 17, 2021
  9:05 a.m. ― Wheelchair Marathon and Wheelchair 10km (10.7km) Start
  9:10 a.m. ― Marathon and 10km (10.7km) Start
11:10 a.m. ― 10km (10.7km) Finish
  4:10 p.m. ― Marathon Finish

Broadcaster

Fuji Television Network, Inc..

Course

1) Marathon:
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building -- Suidobashi -- Ueno-hirokoji -- Kanda -- Nihombashi --
Asakusa Kaminarimon Gate -- Ryogoku -- Monzen-nakacho -- Ginza -- Tamachi -- Hibiya --
Tokyo Station/Gyoko-dori Ave.
(This course is certified by the JAAF, AIMS and World Athletics.)
2) 10km (10.7km) Race*:
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building -- Iidabashi -- Kanda -- Nihombashi
*Due to course structure, the actual distance is 10.7km.
(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 World Athletics, JAAF and the Race Organizer.
World Athletics Road Race Label Regulations also applies to the Tokyo Marathon, which has been certified by the World Athletics a Elite Platinum Label.
Doping control will be conducted abiding to World Athletics Anti-Doping Regulations.
World Para Athletics Rules and Regulations and the competition rules of the Tokyo Marathon applies to the wheelchair marathon; doping control is conducted under World Para Athletics Anti-Doping Regulations.

Time Limits

1) Marathon: 7 hours; Wheelchair Marathon: 2 hours and 10 minutes.
2) 10km (10.7km) Race: 1 hour and 45 minutes; Wheelchair 10km (10.7km ) race: 40 minutes.
* The time limit and the cut-off times are all base on gun (gross) time, regardless of the belonging start time.
* The cut-off time will be enforced at each checkpoint due to reasons of traffic control, security, and event operation.
* Runners who fail to pass through the checkpoint before the cut-off time will be removed from the race. Furthermore, runners who lag excessively behind the cut-off time pace may be stopped to leave the course at anytime.

Maximum Number of Entrants

25,000 Runners (Marathon: 24,700 runners; 10km (10.7km) Race: 300 runners)

Entry Fee

  1. 1) Marathon: Japan residents - 16,500 Yen (from overseas - 18,500 Yen)
  2. 2) 10km (10.7km) Race: Japan residents - 5,600 Yen (from overseas - 6,700 Yen)
* Tax and handling fee included.

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 30 minutes.
    2. 1-2) Semi-Elite Athletes
      • - Athletes who satisfy the requirements set forth by the "RUN as ONE - Tokyo Marathon 2021".
    3. 1-3) Elite Athletes
      • - Athletes, registered with the JAAF in fiscal 2021 who satisfy the special requirements set forth by the JAAF.
      • - Invited Athletes: National and international runners nominated by the organizer and/or the JAAF.
    4. 1-4) General Wheelchair
      • - Participants who are capable of completing the race within 2 hours and 10 minutes using a racing wheelchair.
    5. 1-5) Elite Wheelchair
      • - Athletes registered with the JPA in fiscal 2021, and to be registered with the IPC in fiscal 2021.
      • - Athletes who are in the sport classes T53 - 54 of World Para Athletics Classification and has Class Status R or C.
      • - 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 nominated by the organizer and/or the JPA.
  2. 2) 10km (10.7km) 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 hour 45 min. (runners born between October 18, 2002 and October 17, 2005 are eligible).
      • * Age restriction will not apply to those who are entering as the Tokyo Marathon 2020 Deferred Entry.
      • * 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 hour 45 min.
    3. 2-3) Intellectually Challenged
      - Runners aged 16 and above on the race day, capable of finishing the race within 1 hour 45 min.
    4. 2-4) Organ Transplant Recipients
      - Runners aged 16 and above on the race day, capable of finishing the race within 1 hour 45 min.
    5. 2-5) Wheelchair
      - Participants aged 16 and above on the race day, capable of finishing the race in 40 minutes on the racing wheelchair.
      * Racing wheelchair requirements are specified in the latest "Rules and Regulations" applicable to the event day set by the World Para Athletics.

Entry

  1. 1) Entry Method
    Enter from event official website (https://www.marathon.tokyo/en/)
  2. 2) Entry Period
    • ・ONE TOKYO Premium Member:
    •  from March 22 until March 31, 2021.
    • ・General Entry:
    •  from March 22 until March 31, 2021.
  3. 3) Selection
    The ONE TOKYO Premium Member Entry and the General Entry will be selected by random drawing.
  4. 4) Payment
    All selected entrants, including the Tokyo Marathon 2020 deferred entry, must pay the entry fee and other required amount before the deadline.
    • * ONE TOKYO Premium Member Entry is only available to registered members of the Tokyo Marathon Foundation Official Club, the ONE TOKYO.
    • * Charity Entry is not be available.
    • * Detailed information of RUN as ONE Tokyo Marathon 2021, please refer to the event official website.
    • * Elite and Wheelchair Elite registration will commence from July.

Record

  1. 1) Marathon
    1. 1-1) Elite, Wheelchair Elite, Semi-elite will start at the gun time and the record will be based on gun (gross) time.
    2. 1-2) Records of the other entrants will be based on net time; the time recorded from the start of the starting line.
  2. 2) 10km (10.7km)
    1. 2-1) 10km (10.7km) and Wheelchair 10km (10.7km) will all be based on net time.

Award

  1. 1) Marathon
    1. 1-1) Overall: the top three male and female
    2. 1-2) Wheelchair: the top three male and female
    3. 1-3) RUN as ONE - Tokyo Marathon 2021 "Wild Card Award": Semi-elite top three male and female
    4. 1-4) Next Generation Athlete Award 2021: top male and female Inter-University Athletics Union of Japan
    5. * All awards for the above category are based on gun (gross) time record.
  2. 2) 10km (10.7km)
    1. 2-1) Junior & youth, wheelchair, visually impaired, intellectually challenged,organ-transplant recipient: top three male and female from each category.

Prize

For both the marathon and wheelchair marathon, prize money accordingly to the results will be awarded in accordance with separate rules.

Packet Pick-up

  1. 1) Date & Time
    • Oct. 14 (Thu) and Oct. 15 (Fri), 2021    Hours: 11:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. (JST) (provisional)
    • Oct. 16 (Sat), 2021              Hours*: 11:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. (JST) (provisional)
    • *The last day will close early.
    • ※The registered runner must conduct Packet Pick-up in person.
  2. 2) Location
    • SHINJUKU NS Building (B1, the Event Hall)
    • 2-4-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
    • ※Packet pick-up is not available on the race day.
EXPO

  1. 1) Period
    • Oct. 14 (Thu) - Oct. 15 (Fri), 2021       Hours: 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. (JST)
    • Oct. 16 (Sat), 2021               Hours: 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. (JST)
  2. 2) Venue
    • Sumitomo Building (Sankaku Hiroba & Shinjuku Sumitomo Hall)
    • 2-6-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
    • *Entry reservation is required for all entry (free of charge).
Event Cancelation Guideline

  1. 1) Event Cancellation Guideline
    • 1-1. Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19 and the state of emergency declaration is announced by the government and/or event cancellation is ordered by the municipality within a month prior to the event date, the event will be cancelled.
    • 1-2. Aside from the reason outlined above, the event is subject to cancel due to natural disaster or in a situation in which delivering a safe event is difficult.
Others

  1. 1) Condition of refund of the entry fee shall be outlined in the Entry Regulation.
  2. 2) Mandatory regulations and precautions for the communicable disease will be outlined within the regulations describing countermeasures against communicable disease.
  3. 3) The event will be held complying to all national laws and regulations.
  4. 4) This Race Information is set forth for the Tokyo Marathon 2021.

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

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