To bring and boost the excitement for the Tokyo Marathon 2023 (Sunday, March 5, 2023), the Tokyo Marathon Foundation will deliver various enjoyable events. The events include "Tokyo Running Festa", which provides participants with special offers at the local shopping areas and stores partnering with the event, as well as a running event where runners can enjoy mixing with runners from around the world, and a fun run event where kids and adults can participate in pair and have fun together.
Entry for the Family Run will open on Monday, December 26, 2022, and the other events will start at a later date.
Please see the event details below.
◎ Tokyo Marathon Friendship Run 2023
The Tokyo Marathon Friendship Run was first held in 2012 as a fun run event to foster relationships between Japanese runners and international runners visiting Japan. This year's event will be held with a virtual run and an in-person finish line event. Since the Tokyo Marathon 2023 will be welcoming international runners for the first time in four years, we expect that many international runners can join this event and experience Japan's hospitality and culture.
Entry Period :
Starting on Monday, January 16, 2023
Date and Time :
Saturday, February 25, 2023, 7:00 a.m. - Sunday, March 5, 2023, 5:00 p.m. *Virtual run, in-person finish line event
Virtual Run *Design your own course In-person Finish Line in Asakusa *Sumida Park Riverside Gallery, etc.
5 km in one go
Runners aged 12 and above on the race day.
How to Apply :
Register through the Tokyo Marathon 2023 official website (first-come, first-served basis; applications close when the capacity is reached)
◎Tokyo Marathon Family Run 2023
Tokyo Marathon Family Run 2023 will be held on the same day as the Tokyo Marathon and the kids will get to run through the marathon finish line (Tokyo Station, Gyoko-dori Avenue) before anyone else! Designed for elementary school children to run with a parent or a guardian, this event welcomes families and friends to experience the joy of running.
Application Period :
Monday, December 26, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 5, 2023 (rain or shine)
Dai-ichi Seimei Hibiya First (formerly DN Tower 21) and the Tokyo Marathon finish area
Event Type :
Fun run of about 1km (*No timing available)
Maximum Entrants :
400 pairs (800 runners)
1) General participants: 390 pairs 2) Wheelchair users: 10 pairs
Elementary school students and accompanying adult (parent or guardian)
*Eligibility details for each entry category can be found here. (Available in Japanese only)
How to Apply :
Apply through the Tokyo Marathon 2023 official website
*Details are available only in Japanese
M Takashi (Tokyo Marathon Foundation Sports Legacy Program Charity Ambassador/athlete impressionist comedian)
◎Tokyo Running Festa
The Tokyo Running Festa aims to liven up and revitalize the whole city alongside both the runners and the many supporters.
Running Festa pins will be given to participants of various events, including running events. Those who receive the pins will be able to receive free gifts (services, discounts, etc.) at participating retailers when they present their pin.
１) About distributions of pins
Distribution period: Late January to early March (provisional)
*Previous years' examples: Sports stores, runner support facilities, public bathhouses, gardens, events, tourist facilities, real estate, antenna shops, cat shelters, temples and shrines, curry grand prix stores, Asakusa area, Sendagaya area, etc.
２) About the gifts you can receive by presenting the Running Festa pin
(scheduled to be distributed from late January to early March)
Saturday, February 25, 2023 - Friday, March 31, 2023
Discounts, assorted small items, etc. for those who present their pins
*Offers are also available to previous pin holders.
Details on pin distribution and available services/gifts can be found here.
*Details are available only in Japanese.