Information about the Tokyo Marathon 2019 for anyone involved.
The Tokyo Marathon asks for the cooperation of our runners, volunteers and spectators in understanding and supporting our security measures. We have titled our safety enhancement project ”SAFE&SECURE” and is striving to ensure that the marathon is the safest marathon in the world and the one which everyone can feel secure taking part in.
The Tokyo Marathon is requesting that the Tokyo Marathon runners and volunteers
cooperate in activities aimed at ensuring the marathon is a safe and secure one.
Activities will include the wearing of wristbands and awareness-raising via the official website.
security wristband for runners
（1）Reinforcing the surveillance system
・Increased installation of security cameras (2018 – 133 cameras → 2019 – 140 cameras)
・Increase in number of securities with wearable camera.
（2）Measures against intruding vehicles
・Increase in number of equipment against intruding vehicles (Shinjuku area, Asakusa area).
（3）Motorcycle Response Unit（New）
・Motorcycles equipped with security camera, AED and megaphone is readily available to respond in case of emergency (provided by BMW).
（4）Signage equipped with self-defense tool Sasumata (New）
・In case of emergency, a signage with U-shaped pole can be used to detain potential threat (equipped in Start and Finish Area).
（5）Taking and registering face photos of all runners upon Bib pick-up at the Tokyo
Marathon EXPO 2019
・Utilizing the registered information for security measures, like preventing falsifying entries and so forth.
We hosted crisis management seminar with crisis management specialist as a guest on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 for VOLUNTAINER members to obtain important knowledge to better prepare for the unexpected within their duty.
The Tokyo Marathon puts up the posters and make participants prepare for the unexpected, including the race discontinuation.
You can check our website for more details.
(1) About the Mobile Team Helmets
Rescue equipment designed for use in large-scale sporting events utilizing ICT technology for rescue and relief activities was developed cooperatively by Kokushikan University, First Respond, Ltd., and the Tokyo Marathon Foundation.
The helmet features built-in communications capability, GPS and a camera to better assist rescue headquarters in quickly discerning the location and team member information in order to provide fast response to emergency situations.
The built-in camera provides realtime video of the site to headquarters, and accurate instructions can be conveyed directly to the team from headquarters.
ICT：Information and Communication Technology
(2) Nihon Kohden will supply 150 AEDs for distribution along the marathon course at approximately 500m intervals. Regarding the location of these AEDs, newly formed BLS mobile support teams will also have AEDs on hand for such emergencies.
【AED Location Details】
Medical stations along the course: 25 units
Finish area: 21 units
Mobile teams: 24 units
BLS teams: 40 units
BLS support teams: 34 units
Athlete village and other locations: 6 units
AED: Automatic External Defibrillator
BLS: Basic Life Support