Charity

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.

Tokyo Marathon Charity “Run with Heart”

Registration for Charity Runner entries (Include the Active Charity) has Closed.
Donation registration will continue until March 31,2019. We look forward to your ongoing support.

Tokyo Marathon 2019 Charity Overview

●The Tokyo Marathon 2019 is scheduled for March 3, 2019 (Sunday).

●Donation registration will continue until March 31,2019.

●Donors whose donations meet or exceed a certain value may participate as charity runners.
Number of charity runner positions: 5,000 , first-come-first-served basis [Applications Closed]

The number of recipient programs will be increased to 22 programs, providing greater choice to donors.

●The English crowdfunding page will also be available.

●Donations may only be made by credit card (American Express, etc.). (Donations cannot be made by bank transfer.)

●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. [Applications Closed]

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) Active Charity Runner registration has closed
March 3, 2019 (Sun) Tokyo Marathon 2019
March 31, 2019 (Sun) Deadline for donation applications

Expansion of recipient programs (22 programs) details

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.

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.
(Donation registration will continue until March 31,2019.)
※Donations may only be made by credit card. (Donations cannot be made by bank transfer.)

1)Crowdfunding Details

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.

Accepted Credit Cards:American Express, VISA, MasterCard

2)Run with Heart Runner Details

Runners who have been have registered as Tokyo Marathon 2019 participants and that actively participate in charities are called "Run with Heart runners." They can also register for crowdfunding and raise donations.

Accepted Credit Cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard

3)Legal entity Donation Details

Legal entities can make donations in increments of 1,000 yen. Please select one or more organizations to support.

Accepted Credit Cards:American Express, VISA, MasterCard, JCB, Diners

Our Achievement

The Tokyo Marathon Charity, which began in 2011, is now in its ninth year, and with the 2019 Marathon the number of charity runners have reached 5,000 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 2020 or beyond, please have a look.

Registration for Tokyo Marathon 2019 Charity Runner entries has Closed.

Charity reports (2018 to 2011)
Photo gallery (2018 to 2011)
Feedback from charity runners (2018) * Questionnaire, Available only in Japanese

Contact Us

Tokyo Marathon 2019 Charity Desk
E-mail: tm2019-charity@or.knt.co.jp
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)

  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • STARTS CORPORATION INC.
  • Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd.
  • ASICS Japan Corp.
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • BMW Japan Corp.
  • KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL
  • The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
  • SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION
  • SECOM CO.,LTD.
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd.
  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
  • Seven-Eleven Japan Co.,Ltd.
  • ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
  • American Express International, Inc.
  • ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • ZENROSAI(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Insurance Cooperatives)
  • KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
  • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc.
  • Daiwa Securities Group
  • Shiseido Japan Co.,Ltd
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • HJ Holdings, Inc.
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • EMTG Co., Ltd.
  • Dole Japan, Inc.
  • Premier Partner
  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • Major Partners
  • STARTS CORPORATION INC.
  • Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd.
  • ASICS Japan Corp.
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Main Partners
  • BMW Japan Corp.
  • KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL
  • The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
  • SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION
  • SECOM CO.,LTD.
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd.
  • Active Partners
  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
  • Seven-Eleven Japan Co.,Ltd.
  • ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
  • American Express International, Inc.
  • ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • ZENROSAI(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Insurance Cooperatives)
  • KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
  • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc.
  • Daiwa Securities Group
  • Shiseido Japan Co.,Ltd
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • HJ Holdings, Inc.
  • Supporting Partners
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • EMTG Co., Ltd.
  • Dole Japan, Inc.