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Sustainable Projects through the Tokyo Marathon 2021

2022/2/18

In an effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the international community has set out to pursue, the Tokyo Marathon Foundation has been launching sustainability initiatives as part of the Tokyo Marathon events (sustainable event management) including charity projects, sports volunteering activities, and reuse of the event flags.

Thanks to the support of our official partners, the below are new sustainable projects at the Tokyo Marathon 2021.

■Start Upcycling with Toray's Recycled Fiber Brand &+® (And plus)!


First time in this year's event, the Tokyo Marathon Foundation will collaborate with &+® (And plus), a recycled fiber brand, from Toray Industries, Inc. (Tokyo Marathon 2021 official partner) to promote recycling to realize a sustainable society. And using their upcycling technology, the collected used plastic bottles of the fluid stations on race day will be recycled into new material that can be used to produce volunteer uniforms (for the 2024 event). 

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■Water recirculating pump for hand wash


As a countermeasure against covid-19, hand washing machines will be set up at the 10km finish area and the Marathon finish area.
To reduce water waste, the water recirculating pump will be used allowing recirculation of 98% or more of water.

■Using eco-friendly automobiles.


With the aim to reduce carbon emission at the Tokyo Marathon, electric cars will be used wherever possible within the event.

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Supported by SUBARU

For more details about the Sustainable Projects through Tokyo Marathon 2021, please click here.

  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • STARTS CORPORATION INC.
  • Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd.
  • ASICS Japan Corp.
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL
  • SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION
  • The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd.
  • SUBARU CORPORATION
  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
  • Kokumin Kyosai coop(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Kyosai Cooperatives)
  • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc.
  • Kao Corporation
  • BATHCLIN CORPORATION
  • TOPPAN INC.
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Fanplus, Inc.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • SOHGO SECURITY SERVICES CO.,LTD.
  • Premier Partner
  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • Major Partners
  • 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.
  • SUBARU CORPORATION
  • Active Partners
  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
  • Kokumin Kyosai coop(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Kyosai Cooperatives)
  • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc.
  • Kao Corporation
  • BATHCLIN CORPORATION
  • TOPPAN INC.
  • Supporting Partners
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Fanplus, Inc.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • SOHGO SECURITY SERVICES CO.,LTD.