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Tokyo Marathon 2021 Postponed

2021/9/17

With the COVID-19 Countermeasure Committee and the COVID-19 Investigative Committee, the Tokyo Marathon Foundation has devoted much effort and time to deliver a safe and secure event during the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, even only a month away from the event, Tokyo is still under a state of emergency. With the difficulty to forecast the trend of COVID-19 and involved restrictions on mobility, it is decided at today's board meeting that the Tokyo Marathon 2021 (originally scheduled for Sunday, October 17) will be postponed to Sunday, March 6, 2022.

In addition, all related events (Tokyo Marathon EXPO 2021, Tokyo Marathon Friendship Run 2021, Tokyo Marathon Family Run 2021) are reorganized to be held in March 2022.

With today's decision, it was also decided that the Tokyo Marathon 2022 expected on March 6, 2022 will not take place. For all runners who have an entry to the Tokyo Marathon 2022, we will follow you up with details and options soon.

Everyone's patience and cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Course of Decisions on the Tokyo Marathon 2021 Postponement can be viewed here.


<Dear Our Runners>

We have been preparing to deliver an enjoyable event while ensuring safety, not only of our runners but of each and every individual involved in the event. Until the last possible moment, we have explored various ways of delivering the event in October, however, in consideration of the current status of the outbreak, we have made a regrettable decision to postpone the 2021 event and give up on the 2022 event.

I would like to sincerely apologize not only to our runners and volunteers, but to everyone who has been looking forward to our event.

We hope for the pandemic to end soon. Until we reach the light at the end of the tunnel, our entire team will continue to work hard. Like the Tokyo Marathon slogan says, "The Day We Unite", we look forward to the day we can meet.

We exist because of your support. Thank you, and we appreciate your kind understanding.

Tokyo Marathon Race Director
Tad Hayano

■Tokyo Marathon 2021


Postponed to Sunday, March 6, 2022.

■Tokyo Marathon 2022


Due to postponement of the 2021 event, the 2022 event will not take place.

■Upcoming Schedule


・Sept. 18 - Oct. 16, 2021
 Virtual Tokyo Marathon 2021
・October 2021
 Event Update on Tokyo Marathon 2021
  Communication sent to the 2021 registered runners and volunteers
  Communication sent to the 2022 registered runners
・December 2021
 2021 runners confirmed
・January 2022
 2021 volunteers confirmed
・March 2022
 Tokyo Marathon 2021 related events
・March 6, 2022
 Tokyo Marathon 2021

■Update for Runners


① Tokyo Marathon 2021 Registered Runners
Scheduled for October, we will ask our registered runners to choose one of the options below.
Further details and schedule will be sent to all runners via email individually.

1.Wish to Run the Tokyo Marathon 2021[New Date: March 6, 2022 (Sun)]
Entry shall remain, and no additional fees will be requested.

2.Do Not Wish to Run
If you choose "Do Not Wish to Run", the entry will become void and the entry and PCR testing fee (excl. handling fees*) will be refunded.
※Refund information will be separately announced.
*administration fee of 200 JPY, and transaction fee of 120 JPY

② Tokyo Marathon 2022 Registered Runners
Further details and available options are scheduled to be sent via email within October 2021.

■Update for Volunteers


We are working to reach out to our currently registered 2021 volunteers within this coming October to check if they still wish to support us in March 2022, while alongside recruiting new members if necessary.

■Update for Participants of the Related Events


Events originally scheduled for October 2021 will be reorganized to be held in March 2022.

1.Tokyo Marathon EXPO 2021
The location will change to the Tokyo Big Sight, South Exhibition Halls.
Further details will be announced as soon as determined.

2.Tokyo Marathon Friendship Run 2021
Date, location, and further details will be announced as soon as determined.
For those registered for October 2021, a full refund of the entry fee shall be made. (Entry deferral will not be available.)
Refund date will be announced via email separately.
*Information on refund are sent via email to all registered runners of Tokyo Marathon Friendship Run 2021 (Updated on October 1, 2021).

3.Tokyo Marathon Family Run 2021
Date, location, and further details will be announced as soon as determined.
For those registered for October 2021, a full refund of the entry fee shall be made.
(Entry deferral will not be available.)
Refund date will be announced via email separately.
For those wishing to defer their entry to 2022, further information will also be sent via email separately.
*Information on refund are sent via email to all registered runners of Tokyo Marathon Family Run 2021 (Updated on October 1, 2021).

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