Events

Information about the many exciting and energetic events related to the Tokyo Marathon is here.

ROAD TO TOKYO MARATHON 2021

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 Tokyo Marathon Foundation will hold ROAD TO TOKYO MARATHON 2021, pre-events for Tokyo Marathon 2021, to build momentum leading up to the scheduled Marathon day, Sunday, October 17, 2021.
 This series of events—the first of its kind—is designed to invite people around the world to experience the joy of running within the “new normal”. Events include a virtual marathon open to runners from all regions, and Tokyo-based running events featuring a blend of the virtual and in-person events.

Virtual MARATHON 【Virtual】

Event Info

Complete a full marathon (42.195km) from anywhere in the world by using a running app.

Event Date

March 1 until March 7, 2021

Entry Period

Noon on Jan. 21 (Thu.) until 5 p.m. on Feb. 7 (Sun.), 2021 (JST)

Eligibility

Age 19 or older

Distance

Full Marathon (42.195 km)

How to Join

Using ASICS Runkeeper™ (running app), full marathon can be completed in one go or over several runs/activities.

Entry Fee

1,500 yen(tax incl.)

Prize

400 runners who complete the event will have the chance to win a guaranteed,
non-complimentary entry to the Tokyo Marathon 2021.

Virtual HALF【Virtual】

Event Info

Complete a half marathon (21.097km) from anywhere in the world by using a running app.

Event Date

March 1 until March 7, 2021

Entry Period

Noon on Jan. 21 (Thu.) until 5 p.m. on Feb. 7 (Sun.), 2021 (JST)

Eligibility

Age 19 or older

Distance

Half Marathon (21.097 km)

How to Join

Using ASICS Runkeeper™ (running app), half marathon can be completed in one go or over several runs/activities.

Entry Fee

1,500 yen(tax incl.)

Prize

200 runners who complete the event will have the chance to win a guaranteed,
non-complimentary entry to the Tokyo Marathon 2021.

Virtual 10K 【Virtual】

Event Info

Complete a 10km from anywhere in the world by using a running app.

Event Date

March 1 until March 7, 2021

Entry Period

Noon on Jan. 21 (Thu.) until 5 p.m. on Feb. 7 (Sun.), 2021 (JST)

Eligibility

Age 19 or older

Distance

10km

How to Join

Using ASICS Runkeeper™ (running app), 10 km must be completed in one go or over several runs/activities.

Entry Fee

Free

Finish AT TOKYO TOWER 10K 【Hybrid Event: In-person & Virtual】

*Available for Japanese residents only.

Event Info

A hybrid running event with a finish line located near the Tokyo Tower,
a participant will have the opportunity to experience real and virtual race by using a running app.

Event Date

March 6 & 7, 2021 (Sat.-Sun.)

Entry Period

Noon on Jan. 21 (Thu.) until 5 p.m. on Feb. 7 (Sun.), 2021 (JST)
*Will close once the field size has reached.

Venue

Runners will cross the finish line located at the Tokyo Tower, after completing Individually-designed 10 km course of their choice.

Distance

10km

Eligibility

Age 19 or older

How to Join

Using ASICS Runkeeper™ (running app), 10 km must be completed in one go, while crossing a finish line at the Tokyo Tower.

Field Size

3,000 per day (Due to the finish area operation, runners are required to choose their preferred race period from 4 sections (morning and afternoon of both days), each of which has a field size of 1,500 runners.)

Entry Fee

3,000 yen(tax incl.)

Prize

100 runners who complete the event will have the chance to win a guaranteed,
non-complimentary entry to the Tokyo Marathon 2021.

Kids RUN【In-person】

*Available for Japanese residents only.

Event Info

Fun running event designed for elementary school kids to experience the joy of running at the Tokyo Marathon finish.

Event Date

March 6 & 7, 2021 (Sat.-Sun.)

Entry Period

Noon on Jan. 21 (Thu.) until 5 p.m. on Feb. 12 (Fri.), 2021 (JST) *Will close once the field size has reached.

Distance

1km

Eligibility

Elementary school kids

Field Size

600 kids (300 per day)

Location

Tokyo Station/Gyoko-dori

Entry Fee

1,500 yen(tax incl.)

Charity Park Run 【In-person】

*Available for Japanese residents only.

Event Info

Charity running event utilizing the running courses at Showa Kinen Park,
created by the Tokyo Marathon Foundation Sports Legacy Program.

Event Date

March 6 & 7, 2021 (Sat.-Sun.)

Entry Period

Noon on Jan. 21 (Thu.) until 3 p.m. on Mar. 7 (Sun.), 2021 (JST)
*Will close once the field size has reached.

Distance

3.9 km

Eligibility

Age 15 or older on the event day

Field Size

5,000 (2,500 per day)

Location

Running course around the Open Field in the Showa Kinen Park (Start/finish: Fureai Field)

Entry Fee

4,500 yen *Limited to age 15 or older (incl. tax and donation of 2,000 yen)
7,500 yen *Limited to age 19 or older (incl. tax and donation of 5,000 yen)

Prize

200 runners who complete the event and have made 5,000 yen or more donation will have the chance to win a guaranteed, non-complimentary entry to the Tokyo Marathon 2021 as the Run with Heart runner.

Virtual ONE TOKYO Premium【Virtual】

Event Info

Virtual half-marathon event designed for ONE TOKYO Premium Member

Event Date

February 22 (Mon.) until February 28 (Sun.), 2021

Entry Period

3 p.m. on Jan. 21 (Thu.) until 5 p.m. on Feb. 2 (Tue.), 2021 (JST)

Distance

Half Marathon (21.097km)

Eligibility

ONE TOKYO Premium Member

How to Join

Using ASICS Runkeeper™ (running app), half marathon can be completed in one go or over several runs/activities.

Entry Fee

Free

Prize

100 runners who complete the event will have the chance to win a guaranteed,
non-complimentary entry to the Tokyo Marathon 2021.

Virtual For 2020 Runners 【Virtual】

Event Info

Registered runners of the Tokyo Marathon 2020 will have the opportunity to join virtual half-marathon event by using a running app.

Event Date

March 8 (Mon.) until March 14 (Sun.), 2021

Entry Period

10 a.m. on Jan. 21 (Thu.) until 5 p.m. on Feb. 7 (Sun.), 2021 (JST)

Distance

Half Marathon (21.097km)

Eligibility

Limited to Tokyo Marathon 2020 runners

How to Join

Using ASICS Runkeeper™ (running app), half marathon must be completed in one go.

Entry Fee

Free

Prize

100 runners who complete the event will have the chance to win a guaranteed,
non-complimentary entry to the Tokyo Marathon 2023.

TMF VIRTUAL RUN page

The TMF VIRTUAL RUN page allows runners to enter Tokyo Marathon Foundation’s official event and manage running logs in one place. Running logs are updated via running apps such as ASICS Runkeeper™.

TMF VIRTUAL RUN website: https://tmf-virtualrun.jp/
*English page will be available from Jan. 21 (Thu.), 2021.

ASICS Runkeeper™

ASICS Runkeeper™ is a running app provided by ASICS, an official partner of Tokyo Marathon 2021.

App details: https://runkeeper.com/cms/

Countermeasure against the COVID-19

Following the guideline set forth by the Japan Sport Association, we will dedicate all effort to deliver a safe event while taking all measures to prevent the spread of the disease. Note, due to situation surrounding COVID-19, the outlined information is subject to change.

Contact Us

Tokyo Marathon Virtual Run Desk

Email: tm-virtualrundesk@or.knt.co.jp

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  • STARTS CORPORATION INC.
  • Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd.
  • ASICS Japan Corp.
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Main Partners
  • KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL
  • SEIKO HOLDINGS 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.
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  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
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  • Fanplus, Inc.
  • FOD
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.