The Tokyo Marathon Charity is collectively called as “Run with Heart” and the Tokyo Marathon continues to pursue its unique style of the charity program.
The Tokyo Marathon Charity program helps
provide more chances for those who
support the Tokyo Marathon to think about
social activities which eventually “unites”
the hearts of each and every person with the society.
●The Tokyo Marathon 2019 is scheduled for March 3, 2019 (Sunday).
●The donation and charity runner reception is scheduled to open on July 2 (Monday). Details
●Donors whose donations meet or exceed a certain value may participate as charity runners. Details
Number of charity runner positions: 5,000 (tentative), first-come-first-served basis
●The number of recipient programs will be increased to 22 programs, providing greater choice to donors. Details
●The English crowdfunding page will also be available. Details
●Donations may only be made by credit card (American Express, etc.). (Donations cannot be made by bank transfer.) Details
●The number of places for the "Active Charity" program, which was run as a trial program in Tokyo Marathon 2018, will be raised to 300. Details
Donation and Charity Runner application schedule
|July 2 (Mon)||Start of donation and charity runner reception period (first come,first served)|
|July 5 (Thu)||Charity Runner registration (Except for the Active Charity) has closed|
|August 31 (Fri)||Deadline for Active Charity applications(Tentative)|
|March 3, 2019 (Sun)||Tokyo Marathon 2019|
|March 31, 2019 (Sun)||Deadline for donation applications|
Expansion of recipient programs (22 programs)
Charity runners and supporters can select the recipient programs they wish to contribute to from the following list of 22 recipient programs. (Tokyo Marathon 2018 = 15 programs)
◆Programs marked with a ◆ are new programs.
★Programs marked with a ★ are included in the Active Charity scope. (Accepting applications)
☆Programs marked with a ☆ are included in the Active Charity scope. (Applications closed)
（As of August 15, 2018 0:00 pm JST)
Charitable activities ＜Recipient Program＞
1 Creating and passing on a society in which people can enjoy new lifestyles through sports
Tokyo Marathon Sports Legacy Program ☆
2 Organizing “Kid‘s Athletics x Tokyo Marathon Style” sports activities for children in the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Tokyo Marathon Sports Legacy Program ◆
3 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
4 Management and the construction of Ronald McDonald House residential facilities for children with intractable diseases and their families
Ronald McDonald House Charities Japan
5 Providing and spreading sports activities for children and adults with intellectual disabillities
Special Olympics Nippon Foundation ★
6 Installing shelters to save the lives of refugees forced to leave their homes due to conflicts
Japan for UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) ☆
7 Development and Promotion of Para-Sports
Japanese Para-Sports Association ★
8 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 ★
9 Providing residential facilities and care for children fighting critical illness and their families during medical treatments
NPO Family House ☆
10 Protecting children in poverty, those subject to bullying, eating alone, those with developmental disorders, or a troubled lifestyle.
NPO Sodateage-Net ☆
11 Realizing a safe society by learning the knowledge and skills about disaster prevention and first aid required
Tokyo Disaster Prevention & Emergency Medical Service Association
12 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 ★
13 Providing opportunities for mental care and learning to Japanese children suffering from disasters and poverty
NPO Katariba ☆
14 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 ★
15 To leave no one behind! Support better education for ethnic minority girls in Vietnam through construction of facilities and provision of gender trainings for teachers and girls.
Plan International Japan ☆
16 Promoting and popularizing sports for people living in Tokyo
Tokyo Sport Benefits Corporation
17 Providing daycare service for all the children with special needs in Tokyo
NPO Florence ★◆
18 By changing social system and empowering survivors, Kamo aims to solve the problem of child sex trafficking and sexual exploitation in India.
Kamonohashi Project ★◆
19 Specialised surgical project for people with severe injuries on their bodies in conflict zones
Doctors Without Borders Japan ☆◆
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 Development of protection and transfer activities to save dogs' lives, as well as training for disaster relief and therapy dogs
Peace Winds Japan ☆◆
22 Protecting children from hazardous child labour, providing education, and helping families raise themselves out of poverty.
Action against Child Exploitation ☆◆
How to participate in the "Run with Heart" Tokyo Marathon 2019 charity
Prospective applicants can apply in Japanese or English as indicated below.
※Donations may only be made by credit card. (Donations cannot be made by bank transfer.)
Accepted Credit Cards：
American Express, VISA, MasterCard
２）Legal entity Donation
American Express, VISA, MasterCard, JCB, Diners
１ Participation as a charity runner
Individuals using crowdfunding (https://www.runwithheart.jp/) to donate 100,000 yen or more may, if they desire, participate in the Tokyo Marathon as charity runners in order to publicize their charity activities.
※Charity runner registration (participation) is voluntary.
※Individuals donating their own money can also call for donations through crowdfunding.
※Charity runners must observe the same application guidelines and application terms as regular participants.
２）Legal entity Donation
Legal entities donating 200,000 yen or more may, if they desire, have related persons participate in the Tokyo Marathon as charity runners. * Charity runners may not engage in activities that conflict with Tokyo Marathon 2019's official partners, nor may they use their running positions for promotional campaigns.
In the Active Charity program, recipient program organizations may actively call for donations through their own promotional efforts and programs for runners.
The Tokyo Marathon 2019 Active Charity program will extend to 300 charity runners and the 17 recipient programs indicated with a ★ above.
Individuals or legal entities donating an amount equal to or greater than the amount designated by an organization may, if they wish, participate in the Tokyo Marathon as a charity runner in order to publicize the charity's activities.
※Please contact individual recipient program organizations directly regarding Active Charity applications or with other questions.
２ Participation as a supporter
Individuals can support the activities of recipient program organizations through support for charity runners (donations).
Please search for a runner you wish to support through crowdfunding. Donations can be made in increments of 1,000 yen.
２）Legal entity Donation
Legal entities can make donations in increments of 1,000 yen. Please select one or more organizations to support.
The Tokyo Marathon Charity, which began in 2011, is now in its eight year, and with the 2018 Marathon the number of charity runners have reached 4,000 runners.
Below is information regarding the number of donations and the amounts donated each year, as well as last year’s charity programs.
If you would like to be a charity runner in 2019 or beyond, please have a look.
・Charity reports (2018 to 2011)
・Photo gallery (2018 to 2011)
・Feedback from charity runners (2018) * Questionnaire, Available only in Japanese
All charity runners who participated in Tokyo Marathon 2018 received the following benefits.
In addition to commemorative marathon T-shirts, all charity runners received commemorative charity runner T-shirts at the Tokyo Marathon EXPO 2018.
All charity runners were given access to a dedicated lounge (changing room) after their run on the day of the marathon.
Tokyo Marathon 2019 Charity Desk
Tel: +81-3-6891-9417 Fax: +81-3-6891-9409
Office Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (JST) (Except Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays)