While taking in the advice set forth in the Japan Association of Athletics Federations' "Guidance for Return of Road Races", the Tokyo Marathon Foundation has also established the COVID-19 Countermeasure Committee and the COVID-19 Investigative Committee (comprising infectious disease experts, race management, medical team, administrative entities, etc.) for the Tokyo Marathon 2021 (Oct. 17, 2021) to examine relevant countermeasures for the event.
Creating an environment to avoid the "Three Cs" (Closed spaces, Crowded places, and Close-contact settings) and managing the health of runners and staff are the basic approach against the disease, and to further enhance the safety, it is decided that PCR testing prior to the race day will be conducted for runners, volunteers, and athletics referees.
As written in the regulation upon entry to the event, runners have agreed to the possible COVID-19 safety fee separate from the entry fee. With the decision that the testing will be required, the COVID-19 safety fee of 6,800 JPY (tax incl.) will be required from the runners upon payment of the event fee.
Further details on testing will be announced as soon as determined.
Note, the outlined information is subject to change depending on the situation surrounding COVID-19.
We thank all the runners and volunteers participating in the Tokyo Marathon 2021 for their understanding and cooperation.