Information about the Tokyo Marathon 2020 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 we strive to ensure that our marathon is the safest marathon in the world and the one which everyone can feel secure taking part in.
The Tokyo Marathon requests our runners and volunteers to cooperate in activities aiming to deliver a safe and secure marathon event.
Activities will include the Start Gate Pass registration and awareness-raising program delivered through our official website.
（1）Reinforcing the surveillance system
・Installation of security cameras (128 cameras)
・Placement of security staff with wearable camera (51 persons)
・The surveillance camera images will be analysed to confirm the registered runner.
*The recording image shall only be used for the purpose of security and no other.
（2）Measures against intruding vehicles
・Installation of equipment against intruding vehicles (Asakusa area, Ginza 4-chome area, Finish area [Marunouchi] )
（3）Motorcycle Response Unit
・Motorcycles equipped with security camera, AED and megaphone is readily available to respond in case of emergency. (Supported by BMW, SECOM and NIHON KOHDEN)
（4）Signage equipped with self-defense tool Sasumata
・In case of emergency, a signage with U-shaped pole can be used to detain potential threat (30 signate at Start & Finish areas)
（5）Taking and registering face photos of all runners at the Tokyo Marathon 2020 Packet pick-up
・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 18, 2020 for VOLUNTAINER members to obtain important knowledge to better prepare for the unexpected within their duty.
(1) About the Mobile Team Helmets
Rescue equipment designed for use in large-scale sporting events utilizing ICT technology for rescue and relief activities, developed cooperatively by Kokushikan University, First Respond, Ltd., and the Tokyo Marathon Foundation.
The helmet features built-in communications using GPS and camera, which assists the communication between the rescue headquarters to quickly discern the location and the team member in order to provide fast response in case of emergency.
The built-in camera sends live-streaming images of the site to the headquarters, allowing the headquarter to give accurate instructions to the onsite team.
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: 16 units
Finish area: 23 units
Mobile teams: 24 units
BLS teams: 40 units
BLS support teams: 41 units
Athlete village and other locations: 6 units
*AED: Automatic External Defibrillator
*BLS: Basic Life Support