General Information

Information about the Tokyo Marathon 2023 for anyone involved.

Tokyo Marathon 2023 RACE INFORMATION

Race Name

Tokyo Marathon 2023
also serves as:
- Japan Marathon Championship Series
- Selection Trials for the 2023 World Athletics Championships Budapest
- Marathon Grand Championship Challenge
- Abbott World Marathon Majors Series XV

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.; 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.; 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.; Kao Corporation; BATHCLIN CORPORATION; TOPPAN INC.;
Daiwa Securities Group; Photocreate Co. Ltd; NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION;
KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.; Fanplus, Inc.; Shimizu Octo, Inc.; SAGAWA EXPRESS CO., LTD.

Date

Sunday, March 5, 2023

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) 10.7km Race:
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building -- Suidobashi -- Kanda -- Nihombashi
(Results are considered unofficial. Finishing place is determined by net time.)

Events

1) Marathon (Men, Women, Wheelchair Men, Wheelchair Women).
2) 10.7km Race (Men and Women for Junior & Youth, Visually Impaired, Intellectually Challenged, Organ Transplant Recipients and Wheelchair).

Cut-off Times & Start Times

Cut-off Times:
1) Marathon:
Marathon: 7 hours (9:10 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.) *The time limit will be based on the starting gun of the first wave.
Wheelchair: 2 hours and 10 minutes (9:05 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.)
2) 10.7km Race:
10.7km Race: 1 hour and 45 minutes (9:25 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.) *The time limit will be based on the starting gun of the second wave.
Wheelchair: 40 minutes (9:05 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.)

Start Times (provisional):
Wheelchair (Marathon,10.7km Race): 9:05 a.m.
Marathon:             9:10 a.m. (Wave Start)
* 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.

Eligibility

Those who fulfill the following conditions, and whose participation is approved by the organizer (including those who deferred their entry to the 2023 event):

  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 2023".
    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 2022, and to be registered with the IPC in fiscal 2022.
      • - 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) 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 March 6, 2004 and March 5, 2007 are eligible).
      • * Age restrictions do not apply to entrants who have deferred their entry to this event.
      • * 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.

Field Size

38,000 (Marathon: 37,500 runners; 10.7km Race: 500 runners)

Competition Rules

  1. 1) 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 Elite Platinum Label.
    Doping control will be conducted abiding to World Athletics Anti-Doping Regulations.
  2. 2) 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.

Event Fee

  1. 1) Marathon: Japan residents - 23,300 JPY (from overseas - 25,300 JPY)
  2. 2) 10.7km Race: Japan residents - 12,400 JPY (from overseas - 13,500 JPY)
  3. * Entry, Covid testing, event fee refund insurance, handling and tax included.
  4. * As part of the COVID-19 countermeasures, pre-race testing is planned to be conducted. However, if the testing doesn't take place due to any changes in countermeasures planned in accordance with the laws on infectious diseases, the event fee will be partially refunded.

How to Enter

Register online

Entry Period

  1. Registration will open on August 1, 2022 (Mon)
    • * The registration period may differ depending on the eligibility group.
    • * Selection will be made by random drawing if the entry exceeds the field size.
    • * Donation and Charity Runner applications open from July 11 (Mon).
    • * Donation and Charity Runner application for those residing outside of Japan opens on July 15 (Fri). (Updated as of July 8, 2022)
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 2023 "Wild Card Award": Semi-elite top three male and female
    4. 1-4) Next Generation Athlete Award 2023: top male and female Inter-University Athletics Union of Japan
  2. 2) 10.7km Race
    1. 2-1) Junior & youth, wheelchair, visually impaired, intellectually challenged,organ-transplant recipient: top three male and female from each category.
    2. * Placings will be determined by the net time.

Packet Pick-up/EXPO

  1. 1) Date & Time
    • March 2 (Thu) and March 3 (Fri), 2023  Hours: 10:00 a,m. - 9:00 p.m. (provisional)
    • March 4 (Sat), 2023          Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (provisional)
    • * All hours are based on JST.
    • ※ Packet Pick-up times will be preasigned within a specific time frame.
    • ※ Must enter 30min before the closing time for both Packet Pick-up and the EXPO.
    • ※ The registered runner must conduct Packet Pick-up in person.
    • ※ Packet pick-up is not available on the race day.
  2. 2) Location
    • Tokyo Big Sight South Exhibition Halls
    • 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto, Tokyo, Japan
Event Cancelation Guideline

  1. 1) Event Cancellation Guideline
    • 1-1. The event is subject to cancellation if a cancellation request is received from respective authorities and agencies.
    • 1-2. 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) Refunds of event fees will be specified in the Entry Regulation.
  2. 2) The COVID-19 Regulation shall outline the rules and protocols pertaining to COVID-19.
  3. 3) Race information and related regulations are subject to change based on national government or Tokyo Metropolitan rules and regulations.
  4. 4) This event shall adhere to all national laws and regulations.
  5. 5) This outlined information is set forth for the Tokyo Marathon 2023.

  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • STARTS CORPORATION INC.
  • 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
  • BATHCLIN CORPORATION
  • TOPPAN INC.
  • Daiwa Securities Group
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Fanplus, Inc.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • SAGAWA EXPRESS CO., LTD.
  • Premier Partner
  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • Major Partners
  • STARTS CORPORATION INC.
  • 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
  • TOPPAN INC.
  • Daiwa Securities Group
  • Supporting Partners
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Fanplus, Inc.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • SAGAWA EXPRESS CO., LTD.