General Information

Information about the Tokyo Marathon 2020 for anyone involved.

Tokyo Marathon 2020 RACE INFORMATION

Race Name

Tokyo Marathon 2020
also serves as selection trial for:
・Marathon Grand Championship Series (MGC) Final Challenge
 ~Japanese Olympic Trial for Olympic Games 2020~
・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

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.;
BMW Japan Corp.; KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL; The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited;
SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION; SECOM CO.,LTD.; 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; Photocreate Co.,Ltd.;
Kokumin Kyosai coop(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Kyosai Cooperatives); KONICA MINOLTA, INC.;
Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc.; Daiwa Securities Group; Shiseido Japan Co., Ltd; BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.;
Westin Hotels & Resorts; NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION; KOYOU RENTIA Co., Ltd.; Shimizu Octo, Inc.; EMTG Co., Ltd.;
Dole Japan, Inc.; SAGAWA EXPRESS CO., LTD.; FOD.

Events

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, March 1, 2020
  9:05 a.m. ― Wheelchair Marathon and Wheelchair 10km Start
  9:10 a.m. ― Marathon and 10km Start
10:50 a.m. ― 10km Finish
  4:10 p.m. ― Marathon Finish

Broadcaster

Fuji Television Network, Inc..

Course

1) Marathon:
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building -- Iidabashi -- Kanda -- Nihombashi -- Asakusa Kaminarimon -- Ryogoku --
Monzen-nakacho -- Ginza -- Takanawa -- Hibiya --Tokyo Station/Gyoko-dori Ave.
(This course is certified by the JAAF, AIMS and World Athletics*.)
2) 10km Race
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building -- Iidabashi -- Kanda -- Nihombashi
(Results are considered unofficial. Finishing place is determined by net time.)
*Formerly known as International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has announced name change in November 2019.

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 as a Platinum Label road race.
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.
*Formerly known as International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has announced name change in November 2019.

Time Limits

1) Marathon: 7 hours; Wheelchair Marathon: 2 hours and 10 minutes.
2) 10km Race: 1 hour and 40 minutes; Wheelchair 10km race: 35 minutes.
* The time limits are based on the gun 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 disqualified 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

38,000 Runners (Marathon: 37,500 runners; 10km Race: 500 runners)

Entry Fee

  1. 1) Marathon: Japan residents - 16,200 Yen (from overseas - 18,200 Yen)
  2. 2) 10km 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 40 minutes.
    2. 1-2) Semi-Elite Athletes
      • - Athletes who satisfy the requirements set forth by the "RUN as ONE - Tokyo Marathon 2020".
    3. 1-3) Elite Athletes
      • - Athletes, registered with the JAAF in fiscal 2019 who satisfy the special requirements set forth by the JAAF.
      • - Invited Athletes: National and international runners nominated by the JAAF.
    4. 1-4) General Wheelchair
      • - Participants who are capable of completing the race within 2 hours and 10 minutes using the racing wheelchair.
    5. 1-5) Elite Wheelchair
      • - Athletes registered with the JPA in fiscal 2019, and to be registered with the IPC in fiscal 2020.
      • - 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 JPA.
  2. 2) 10km 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 1.5 hours (runners born between March 2, 2001 and March 1, 2004 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
      - Runners aged 16 and above on the race day, capable of finishing the race within 1.5 hours.
    3. 2-3) Intellectually Challenged
      - Runners aged 16 and above on the race day, capable of finishing the race within 1.5 hours.
    4. 2-4) Organ Transplant Recipients
      - Runners aged 16 and above on the race day, capable of finishing the race within 1.5 hours.
    5. 2-5) Wheelchair
      - Participants aged 16 and above on the race day, capable of finishing the race in 35 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.

Application

  1. 1) Procedure
    Online entry: official race website (https://www.marathon.tokyo/en/)
  2. 2) Application Period
    • ・ONE TOKYO Premium Member Entry*1:
    • Tuesday, July 2, 2019 through Friday, July 19, 2019.
    • ・Tokyo Resident Entry*2 (NEW):
    • Monday, July 22, 2019 through Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
    • ・General Entry:
    • Thursday, August 1, 2019 through Friday, August 30, 2019.
    • 【Charity Entry】
    • ・Non-Crowdfunding Charity:
    • Tuesday, July 2, 2019 through Monday, July 8, 2019.
    • ・Crowdfunding Charity:
    • Monday, July 22, 2019 through Friday, September 13, 2019.
    • ・Active Charity:
    • Monday, July 22, 2019 through Wednesday, September 25, 2019.
  3. 3) Screening
    - ONE TOKYO Premium Member Entry & Tokyo Residence Entry will by randomly selected by drawing once the capacity is met.
    - Non-Crowdfunding and Active Charity is first-come, first-served basis.
    - Crowdfunding Charity will be selected based on the donation amount.
  4. 4) Payment
    - Selected entrants must pay the entry fee by credit card before the deadline.
    • * ONE TOKYO Premium Member Entry is only available for ONE TOKYO Premium Member.
    • * To qualify for Tokyo Resident Entry, must have residency in Tokyo during the application period.
    • * For more information on the "RUN as ONE - Tokyo Marathon 2020", please refer to the Tokyo Marathon official website.
    • * Applications for elite runners and elite wheelchair athletes will be available in December.

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 2020 "Wild Card Award": Semi-elite top three male and female
    4. 1-4) Next Generation Athlete Award 2020: top male and female Inter-University Athletics Union of Japan
  2. 2) 10km
    1. 2-1) Junior & youth, wheelchair, visually impaired, intellectually challenged,organ-transplant recipient: top three male and female from each category

Prize Purse

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

Packet Pick-up

  • (1) Date & Time
    February 27 (Thu.) - 28 (Fri.), 2020 10:30-20:00
    February 29 (Fri), 2020 10:30-19:00
    ※The last day will close early.
    ※The registered runner must conduct Packet Pick-up in person.
  • (2) Location
    Packet Pick-up A: Toyosu PIT (6-1-23 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo)
    Packet Pick-up B: Shin-toyosu Brillia Running Stadium (6-4-2 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo)
  • ※The assigned Packet Pick-up location will be specified on your Bib Confirmation. Packet pick-up is allowed only at the assigned location.
    ※Packet pick-up will not be allowed on the race day.

Others

  1. 1) Excluding the reasons for cancelling the event set forth in the Entry Regulations, the entry fee will not be refunded.
  2. 2) The event will be held complying to all national laws and regulations.
  3. 3) This Race Information is set forth for the Tokyo Marathon 2020.

  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • 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
  • SECOM CO.,LTD.
  • 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
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • Kokumin Kyosai coop(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Kyosai Cooperatives)
  • KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
  • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc.
  • Daiwa Securities Group
  • Shiseido Japan Co.,Ltd
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • EMTG Co., Ltd.
  • Dole Japan, Inc.
  • SAGAWA EXPRESS CO., LTD.
  • FOD
  • Premier Partner
  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • 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
  • SECOM CO.,LTD.
  • 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
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • Kokumin Kyosai coop(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Kyosai Cooperatives)
  • KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
  • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc.
  • Daiwa Securities Group
  • Shiseido Japan Co.,Ltd
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts
  • Supporting Partners
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • EMTG Co., Ltd.
  • Dole Japan, Inc.
  • SAGAWA EXPRESS CO., LTD.
  • FOD