Charity

The Tokyo Marathon Charity program is operated in cooperation of the recipient program charities and the Tokyo Marathon Foundation.

Tokyo Marathon Charity

Our charity program aims to provide an opportunity for those who run, support and cheer the Tokyo Marathon to think about social contributions, and deliver an opportunity to take action, with the hopes of uniting the hearts of each and every person closer to the society.

“Let’s Convert Your Love for Running into Someone’s Happiness”.
With such passion at heart, the Tokyo Marathon continues to manage the charity program.

The Tokyo Marathon Charity program is operated in cooperation of the official charities and the Tokyo Marathon Foundation.

Tokyo Marathon 2021 Charity Overview

*We will not be accepting new entries for the Charity Runner in the Tokyo Marathon 2021.

Donation Period

10:00 a.m. (JST) July 3 (Fri.) 2020. to 5:00 p.m. (JST) March 31 (Wed.) 2021.

How you can donate

Apply through the Tokyo Marathon 2021 Official Website.

How to donate

  1. 1) Please choose which program you would like to support from the 40 official charity programs that are listed.
  2. 2) When you click the chosen program, a pop-up screen will display. Click “Donate” and it will direct you to another window to start the application.
  3. 3) Please make sure to read and agree to the “Important Note on Donation” and “Privacy Policy”.
  4. 4) Please enter your email address and click the “Send” button.
  5. 5) You will receive a “Tokyo Marathon 2021 Charity (Donation-only)” mail that will include an URL to complete your application.
    *Note, the URL is valid for one hour.
  6. 6) After the completion of the application, you will later then receive an email directly from the organization you have chosen to donate. Please follow their instructions and donate accordingly.

Important Note on Donation

  1. 1) You can choose which charity program to support by making a donation.
    *The program outlined by the charity organization are subject to change due to natural disaster, political dispute, activity suspension and etc..
  2. 2) In order to donate to multiple programs, separate individual applications are necessary.
  3. 3) The selected charity organization cannot be changed once your application is complete.
  4. 4) All donation are non-refundable under any circumstances.
    If the selected charity organization has discontinued its program due to unavoidable circumstances, the collected donations will be allocated to another charity program.
  5. 5) By participating in the charity program, you agree not to conflict with the Tokyo Marathon 2021 Official Partners, sell goods and/or launch promotion using the charity program. If such is discovered, further and future participation in the event may be suspended.
    1. *An examples of prohibited actions includes:
    2. 5-1) Use of copyright or properties of the Tokyo Marathon Foundation (name, picture, visuals, logo, etc.)
      Example: "We/company supports the Tokyo Marathon."
      Example: "We/company supports the Tokyo Marathon Charity."
      Example: "Through the Tokyo Marathon, we have supported..."
    3. 5-2) Advertising within the event venue and along the course.
      Example: "Displaying banners wearing an item that displays company name, brand or products."
  6. 6) Receipt of the donation (donation of 2,000 yen or more per person or per group) shall be issued by the respective charity organization.
  7. 7) Donation by an individual are eligible for tax deduction, however, excluding the following organization:
    -Tokyo Marathon Foundation Sports Legacy Program – 1 & 2
    -NPO Kidsdoor
    -Family House
    -Good Aging Yells
  8. 8) All registered personal information will be used to create payment receipt and/or for charity organizations and the Tokyo Marathon Foundation to deliver further information.
  9. 9) The donation shall be in unit of 1,000 yen and the minimum amount per donation shall be 1,000 yen and maximum of 999,000 yen.

About Tokyo Marathon Charity

The Tokyo Marathon has advanced through out the years by not only uniting the hearts of runners but many volunteers and supporters established through the event theme “The Day We Unite.” Since 2011, we have launched charity program with our aspiration to “unite” more people.

Our program is designed to provide the people who run, support and cheer the Tokyo Marathon an opportunity to think about social contribution through charity and sports highlighting variety of topics, such including, environmental conservation, global refugee, support for children with serious medical condition, and animal rescue.

Let’s Convert Your Love for Running into Someone’s Happiness.
The Tokyo Marathon Foundation Charity is collectively called “Run with Heart,” and the Foundation continues to pursue unique style of charity programs.

The Tokyo Marathon Charity program is operated in cooperation of the official charities and the Tokyo Marathon Foundation.

Charity Perks

Program and offers delivered by the charity organization to the those who contribute donations through the Tokyo Marathon Charity.

Tax deductions

Individual donations are eligible for income deductions and tax credits. For more information, please review the website of the charity organization you have donated and contact them directly.

*Donations to the following 5 organizations are not eligible for tax deduction
・Tokyo Marathon Foundation Sports Legacy Program – 1 & 2
・NPO Kidsdoor
・Family House
・Good Aging Yells

*If you donated as a legal entity, tax deduction may not be applicable depending on the donation amount. Please contact the tax office for more info.

[Reference]

Income Deduction:
When calculating taxable income, if certain income deduction criteria are met, various deductions can be made to lower the amount of income to be taxed. This in turn decreases the amount of money that can be taxed, which then decreases the overall amount of tax owed.

Tax Credit:
A tax credit is a set amount of money that is deducted directly from taxes (taxable income x tax rate) when designated criteria are met.

Official Charity Programs

You can choose from the 40 official charity programs of the Tokyo Marathon Charity that you would like to support.
* Please note that the program details of charity organizations are subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances, e.g., the occurrence of natural disasters or conflicts, the cessation of activities by a particular charity organization.

Tokyo Marathon Charity is dedicated in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through different charity programs.

Click one of the goals of the SDGs that interests you, and the relevant charity organizations can be viewed.

COVID-19 Relief Support Led by the Tokyo Marathon 2021 Charity Organizations

Tokyo Marathon 2020 Charity Overview

1)Charity Entry Schedule  ※Application is now closed.

(1) Non-Crowdfunding Charity

(2) Crowdfunding Charity

(3) Active Charity

[Notes]
* Charity runner registration (participation) is voluntary for donators.
* Eligibility for participants as a Charity runner include fulfilling all other requirements and regulations applicable to general marathon participants.
* Entry through a travel agencies not approved by the event organizer are not allowed. If discovered, the entry will be voided and the entry fee (including donation) will not be refunded.
* A duplicate application for the race entry by the same applicant is prohibited. Also duplicate entry for ONE TOKYO Premium Member Entry, Tokyo Resident Entry, and General Entry is not allowed. If duplicate entry is discovered, the entry will be voided and the paid entry fee will not be refunded.
* Upon entry to Individual Charity, Crowdfunding and/or Active Charity has confirmed, all other entry made will become void.

2)Expansion of Tokyo Marathon 2020 Charity recipient programs

The following 29 recipient programs will be the Tokyo Marathon 2020 recipient programs.
(Tokyo Marathon 2019 had 22 recipient programs.)

◆Programs marked with a ◆ are new programs.

☆Programs marked with a ☆ are part of Active Charity scope. (Entry closed.)

Recipient Programs

1  Creating and passing on a society in which people can enjoy new lifestyles through sports
Tokyo Marathon Sports Legacy Program 1

2  Education work for areas stricken by Great East Japan Earthquake. (Donation for Earthquake and Tsunami Orphans (’Iwate Learning Hope Fund’ resources), Children Orphaned by Great East Japan Earthquake Fund, Fukushima Donation for Orphans affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.)
Tokyo Marathon Sports Legacy Program 2

3  Management of Ronald McDonald House residential facilities for children with intractable diseases and their families
Ronald McDonald House Charities Japan

4  Providing and spreading sports activities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities
Special Olympics Nippon Foundation

5  providing shelters to protect the lives of refugees forced to leave their homes due to conflicts
Japan for UNHCR

6  Inviting children with serious illnesses and their families to a dream campsite with on-site medical care, and providing invaluable time in great nature.
Solaputi Kids’ Camp

7  Providing residential facilities and care for children fighting critical illness and their families during medical treatments
Family House

8  Development and Promotion of Para-Sports
Japanese Para-Sports Association

9  Providing opportunities for mental care and learning to Japanese children suffering from disasters and poverty
Katariba

10  We prevent the global warming and succeed healthy forests to the next generation by developing a low-pollen forests.
Tokyo Development Foundation for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

11  Development of protection and transfer activities to save dogs’ lives, as well as training for disaster relief and therapy dogs
Peace Winds Japan

12  Providing daycare service for all the children with special needs in Tokyo
NPO Florence

13  Protecting children from hazardous child labour, providing education, and helping families raise themselves out of poverty.
Action against Child Exploitation

14  Specialised surgical project for people with severe injuries on their bodies in conflict zones
Médecins Sans Frontières Japan

15  Run for girls! We support girls in developing countries access to education and say “NO” to early forced marriage.
Plan International Japan

16  Protecting children in poverty, those subject to bullying, eating alone, those with developmental disorders, or a troubled lifestyle.
Sodateage Net

17  To accomplish our goal to make society a place where every child can receive wonderful education, we send individuals with passion and leadership to public schools for 2 years.
Teach For Japan

18  Realizing a safe society by learning the knowledge and skills about disaster prevention and first aid required
Tokyo Disaster Prevention & Emergency Medical Service Association

19  By changing social system and empowering survivors, Kamo aims to solve the problem of child sex trafficking and sexual exploitation in India.
Kamonohashi Project

20  The Tokyo Toy Museum address Japanese craft techniques for children, and Friendship beyond generation.
Association for the Arts, Toy and Playing Activities / TOKYO TOY MUSEUM

21  Promoting sports for people living in Tokyo
Tokyo Sport Benefits Corporation

22  Delivering clean water to save lives of African children.
World Vision Japan ☆◆

23  To support and provide emergency assistance to refugees arriving to Japan.
Japan Association for Refugees ☆◆

24  To support working new-mothers and their family by providing the care they need in order to return to work.
MadreBonita ☆◆

25  Enlarging bone-marrow bank and gathering greater number of donors. Providing counseling and financial consultation services for leukemia patients.
NPO Japan Marrow Donor Registry Promotion Conference ☆◆

26  Providing a free and positive facility for high school children and drop-outs in poverty to safely study and receive a meal.
NPO Kidsdoor ☆◆

27  Providing an educational opportunity for children who are unable to go to school for financial reasons in Cambodia and Philippines.
Kokkyo naki Kodomotachi (Children without Borders) ☆◆

28  Providing a support in enhancing the Quality Of Life (QOL) for children battling with cancer now and in the past.
Gold Ribbon Network ☆◆

29  Delivering scholarship funds to children in orphanage and foster-cared children.
The Nippon Foundation Dream Scholarship ☆◆

3)Schedule for Donation Only (*This is not an entry to participate as charity runner.)

Accept donation from early October 2019 through Tuesday, March 31, 2020

4)Packet Pick-up for the Tokyo Marathon EXPO 2020

After picking up their packets, charity runners should collect their Charity Runner Commemoration T-shirts at the EXPO site.
* Please see the "Runner Handbook" for details.

5)Information for the day of the Tokyo Marathon 2020

Indivisual lounges that were planned to be set up by recipient programs will NOT be available

  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • STARTS CORPORATION INC.
  • Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd.
  • ASICS Japan Corp.
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL
  • The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
  • SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd.
  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • Kokumin Kyosai coop(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Kyosai Cooperatives)
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • Fanplus, Inc.
  • FOD
  • Premier Partner
  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • Major Partners
  • STARTS CORPORATION INC.
  • Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd.
  • ASICS Japan Corp.
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Main Partners
  • KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL
  • The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
  • SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd.
  • Active Partners
  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • Kokumin Kyosai coop(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Kyosai Cooperatives)
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • Supporting Partners
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • Fanplus, Inc.
  • FOD