Information about the Tokyo Marathon 2024 for anyone involved.
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.
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.
The fabric of EXPO bags is made of ecodear®, an environmentally friendly plant-derived synthetic fiber.
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.
In conjunction with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's zero-emission vehicle promotion activities, Porsche Taycan will be used to reduce CO₂ emissions.
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.
Unwanted clothing and winter wear is collected for chemical recycling, thermal recycling, and reuse recycling.
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.
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).
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).
Some of the course tape along the course will be replaced with reusable materials.