General Information

Information about the Tokyo Marathon 2024 for anyone involved.

Sustainable Projects through Tokyo Marathon 2024

In an effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the international community has set out to pursue, the Tokyo Marathon Foundation has been launching sustainability initiatives as part of the Tokyo Marathon events (sustainable event management) including charity projects and sports volunteering activities in cooperation with official partners.
In addition, the Tokyo Marathon Foundation Sports Legacy Project works to achieve a diverse and peaceful society. The Tokyo Marathon Foundation will continue to promote sustainability initiatives, diversity and cooperation, and create new lifestyles and a society where we can all coexist together.

Toray’s &+® recycled fiber brand

&+®(And plus)logo-image volunteer-wear-image

In cooperation with &+® (And Plus), a recycled fiber brand of Toray Industries, Inc. (official partner of the Tokyo Marathon 2024), the water and sports drink bottles provided to runners for the 2021 event (held in March 2022) were recycled into fiber and reborn as volunteer wear for the 2024 event.
The PET bottles to be collected at the 2024 event will be recycled back into PET bottles.

Use of plant-derived synthetic fiber

The fabric of EXPO bags is made of ecodear®, an environmentally friendly plant-derived synthetic fiber.

Installation of water-recirculating hand-washing stands

In order to run a safe and secure event, Kao Corporation (official partner of the Tokyo Marathon 2024) has provided advice and support for various hygiene measures ever since the 2021 event. For 2024, water-circulating hand-washing stands will be installed at the 10.7km finish area and the marathon finish area. More than 98% of the water used will be circulated on-site to reduce wastewater.

Using electric vehicles along the course

In conjunction with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's zero-emission vehicle promotion activities, Porsche Taycan will be used to reduce CO₂ emissions.

Diversity Initiatives

The event will promote diversity in sporting events with a barrier-free cheering spot (in finish cheering area, reservation required), changing rooms for everyone (at the start, 10.7km finish, and marathon finish areas), and through universal design (UD) in communication using apps and other means.

Clothing collection box (near start line)

Clothing collection box

Unwanted clothing and winter wear is collected for chemical recycling, thermal recycling, and reuse recycling.

Recycling of aid station paper cups

Runners who drink at the water stations are asked to dispose of their paper cups in a special collection box. The collected paper cups will be recycled into toilet paper.

Discontinuation of safety pin provision

Safety pins are not included in the athlete bib set from this year's event. Those who require safety pins are requested to pick them up at the runner registration desk (after confirming their measurement tag).

Reusage of Tokyo Marathon flags

flag

Flags produced for the Tokyo Marathon 2024 will be made into bags and sold. In support of employment for the disabled, sewing work will be outsourced to facilities that employ people with disabilities, with a portion of bag sales proceeds donated to the Tokyo Goodwill Bank (Tokyo Council of Social Welfare).

Reusage of course tape

Some of the course tape along the course will be replaced with reusable materials.

SDGs
  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • STARTS CORPORATION INC.
  • IFING Co., Ltd.
  • ASICS Japan Corp.
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL
  • SEIKO GROUP 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
  • Porsche Japan K.K.
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Fanplus, Inc.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • SAGAWA EXPRESS CO., LTD.
  • TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • Premier Partner
  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • Major Partners
  • STARTS CORPORATION INC.
  • IFING Co., Ltd.
  • ASICS Japan Corp.
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Main Partners
  • KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL
  • SEIKO GROUP 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
  • Porsche Japan K.K.
  • Supporting Partners
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Fanplus, Inc.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • SAGAWA EXPRESS CO., LTD.
  • TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd