Charity

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

The donation application through the Tokyo Marathon 2023 Charity was closed on August 31, 2022 11:59 p.m.
We sincerely thank you for many applications.

Tokyo Marathon 2023 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 2023 Charity – Program Overview

Field Size

4,000(Charity Runners are selected by respective charity organizations)

Donation & Charity Runner Application

July 15, 10:00 a.m. – July 24, 11:59 p.m. (JST)
*Charity Runner application is not first-come, first-served.
*Donations can be accepted until August 31, 11:59 p.m. (JST)

Application procedure

1 Select a charity organization on the RUN with HEART website
2 Apply to make a donation through the organization’s donation system.

Application Procedures & Schedule

Participation Procedures & Schedule

*Application for those residing outside of Japan opens on July 15. (Updated as of July 8, 2022)

Important Note on Donation

  1. 1)A "Charity Runner" is a runner who makes a donation over a certain amount to the target charity organization and participates in the Tokyo Marathon to spread the greatness of charity activities.
    *Determined for each donation project.
  2. 2)The amount of donations required to become a Charity Runner will differ depending on the charity organization. Please check Charity Runner application page for each of the charity organization.
    *One donation application will be accepted in units of 1,000 yen from an amount of 1,000 yen or more and 999,000 yen or less.
  3. 3)The criteria for selecting respective charity runners will differ depending on the charity organization, so please check here.
  4. 4)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..
  5. 5)You can make duplicate donations to multiple organizations however, you cannot make multiple requests for a Charity Runner.
  6. 6)The selected charity organization cannot be changed once your application is completed.
  7. 7)We do not provide refunds after a donation has been made. If this charity project or event is canceled due to reasons not attributable to the organizer, the donation will not be refunded.
    If the selected charity organization has discontinued its program due to unavoidable circumstances, the collected donations will be allocated to another charity program.
    Refunds are not also applicable in the following cases.
    7-1.If you decline to run due to your own circumstances
    7-2.If you do not run on the day of the event
    7-3.When the right to run is revoked due to reasons such as violation of the rules
    *Please note that donations and participation fees are different.
  8. 8)By participating in the charity program, you are not allowed to make conflicts with the Tokyo Marathon 2023 Official Partners, selling goods and/or promotion campaign using the charity program. If you engage in such activities or actions, your participation may not only be canceled, but you may not be able to apply for this event in the future.
    *An examples of prohibited actions includes:
    8-1. 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 Marathons, we have supported.."
    8-2.Advertising within the event venue and along the course.
    Example:"Displaying banners wearing an items that displays company name, brand or products."
    8-3.Proxy application for the purpose of reselling the race slot, etc.
  9. 9)Applications by travel agencies not approved by the tournament organizer will not be accepted. If it becomes clear, the participation right will be canceled and the donation and participation fee will not be refunded even after payment.
    * Please contact the entry center for the relevant travel agency.
  10. 10)Receipt of the donation (donation of 2,000 yen or more per person or per group) shall be issued by the respective charity organization.
  11. 11)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.
    In order to receive the electronic payment receipt of your participation fee, please look for the invoice issued by the credit card company.
  12. 12)Please be fully trained in participating the event and take all possible precautions such as taking a medical examination in advance.
    *We are implementing measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your cooperation in creating a safe environment for the participants and for the health of the participants and the operation staff.
    We appreciate your cooperation in creating an environment where you can participate in the competition and for the health of the participants and the management staff.
  13. 13)The results of this charity project and the status of donation utilization by the recipient projects will be announced on this website at a later date.

Charity Perks

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

34 charity programs conducted by 33 official charity organizations

In the Tokyo Marathon 2023, 34 official charity programs will be actively carrying out their own promotional efforts, directly seeking donations.
*Some charity organizations may only accept donations and/or Charity Runner applications from those residing in Japan.

  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • STARTS CORPORATION INC.
  • 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
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Fanplus, Inc.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • SAGAWA EXPRESS CO., LTD.
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • Premier Partner
  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • Major Partners
  • STARTS CORPORATION INC.
  • 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
  • Supporting Partners
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Fanplus, Inc.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • SAGAWA EXPRESS CO., LTD.
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd