Runners

Information for those who wish to participate as runners

About Abbott World Marathon Majors

About the Abbott World Marathon Majors

The Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) is a series of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon, Virgin Money London Marathon, BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon.

These industry leading organizations are now united in their effort to advance the sport, raise awareness of marathon’s elite athletes, and create a global community of marathon runners.

About the AbbottWMM Elite Series

Series Cycle and Point System

The Tokyo Marathon is one of the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM), consisting of world’s most renowned six marathons, and the elite athletes competing in the Tokyo Marathon is also competing to score the AbbottWMM series points.

The AbbottWMM series is the championship series to determine the world's best male and female marathoners. Its qualifying races are: Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon, Virgin Money London Marathon, BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, TCS New York City Marathon, Olympic/Paralympic Marathon, World Athletics Championships Marathon/ World Para Athletics Championships.

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GLOBAL RUN CLUB

The AbbottWMM Global Run Club aims to bring together the global community of marathon runners on a virtual platform where they can CONNECT, COMPETE and CELEBRATE.

The Club is a virtual community for marathon runners with free-to-join challenges for every level of runner, anywhere in the world. The Club is also home to a collection of running-related news and features, along with our exclusive Global Run Club medals!

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SIX STAR SYSTEM

To have completed each of the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) races is not only a special accomplishment for elite runners, but for runners of all abilities from around the world. We are proud to honor the runners who have accomplished this impressive feat. If you have officially completed the Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, New York City and the Tokyo Marathons, you can obtain a personalized AbbottWMM Six Star Finisher Certificate with a listing of their finish times from each race, signed by the race directors.

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AGE GROUP WORLD RANKINGS

There’s no shortage of new challenges for athletes over 40, with more than 250 marathons to run, and in nine different age categories.

And the top age group runners will have a chance to gain an entry to the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships!

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To learn more, visit the AbbottWMM official website.

  • 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.