To bring and boost the excitement for the Tokyo Marathon 2024 (Sunday, March 3, 2024), the Tokyo Marathon Foundation will deliver various enjoyable events.
The events will include an exchange run with overseas runners (Friendship Run), the children and their family member run and fun together at the Finish area (Family Run),and the Tokyo Running Festa, where participants can receive services at shopping streets and cooperating stores along the course.
Please see the event details below.
◎Tokyo Marathon Friendship Run 2024
We will host a Fun Run event of approximately 5km with the aim of welcoming runners from overseas, fostering interaction among domestic and international runners, and strengthening unity. Following the success of the previous edition, the event will take place in the Asakusa area, one of Japan's leading tourist destinations, with the cooperation of the local community. Let's enjoy the Fun Run 5km together, embracing the theme of the Tokyo Marathon, “'The Day We Unite.”
Entry Period：Starting on Friday, December 15, 2023
*First-come, first-served basis; applications close when the capacity is reached
Date ：Saturday, March 2, 2024
Course ：Taito Riverside Sports Center (Athletic field), etc.
Distance ：Fun Run (5km)
Guest･MC ：・M Takashi
（Tokyo Marathon Foundation Sports Legacy Program Charity Ambassador /athlete impressionist comedian)
(Katsubenshi(Japanese performer who provided live narration for silent films) / Deputy Editor-in-Chief of "Asakusa Monthly" /
"Konosu Tourism Ambassador" of Konosu City, Saitama Prefecture)
How to Apply：Register through the Tokyo Marathon 2024 official website
Eligibility ：Runners aged 12 and above on the race day.
*Parental consent is required for runners aged under 18.
◎Tokyo Marathon Family Run 2024
On the morning of the Tokyo Marathon, there is a Fun Run that starts at "Dai-ichi Seimei Hibiya First," located in the middle of Marunouchi Naka-dori, for pairs of elementary school students and their family members parents. You can dash through approximately 1km to the finish gate eagerly awaiting on Gyoko-dori Ave. Street, surpassing any marathon runner!
This event provides a fantastic opportunity for individuals of various ages, regardless of their running abilities, to experience the vibrant atmosphere of the Tokyo Marathon and feel the joy of running. It serves as a catalyst not only for interest in the Tokyo Marathon and running but also for fostering curiosity and enthusiasm for sports in general. Additionally, it creates a special time for families and friends to bond through running. We encourage you to participate and enjoy this unique experience!
From 10:00 a.m. on January 9, 2024 to 5:00 p.m. on January 23, 2024.
Sunday, March 3, 2024 (rain or shine)
Dai-ichi Seimei Hibiya First and the Tokyo Marathon finish area
Fun Run approximately 1km (We are welcomingYou can also participants with in a wheelchair also. *No official timekeeping is provided.
Elementary school students and accompanying adult (parent or guardian) who meet the following criteria
1) General participants: Participants must be able to complete the race within 10 minutes.
2) Wheelchair participants: Either an elementary school student or an adult, or both, must be wheelchair users.
*Please note that parking lot will not be provided.
*Please be aware that entry and further details are available only in Japanese, and only those who can receive pre-race packet mailed to the
residential address in Japan are eligible to attend this event. (not permissible to use a hotel as a residential address)
How to Apply:
Register through the Tokyo Marathon 2024 official website
◎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 button badges will be given to participants of various events, including running events. Those who receive the button badges will be able to receive free gifts (services, discounts, etc.) at participating retailers when they present their button badge. Through these promotions, the foundation hopes to not only enliven the Tokyo running scene but also increase the number of customers visiting the participating retailers and facilities.
1）About the gifts you can receive by presenting the Running Festa button badge
Saturday, February 24, 2024 – Sunday, March 31, 2024
Discounts, assorted small items, etc. for those who present their button badges
*Past implementation examples: Sports stores, runner support facilities, public bathhouses, gardens, events, tourist facilities, real estate,
antenna shops, cat shelters, curry grand prix stores, Asakusa area, Sendagaya area, etc.
*You can also receive benefits with the following button badges (3 types) distributed since August 2022.
2）About distributions of button badges
From around late January 2024 (provisional)
To be distributed to:
Run events, other events, tourist facilities, runner support facilities, temples and shrines, etc.
Details on button badges distribution and available services/gifts can be found here.
*Details are available only in Japanese.
All the details are available in the Press Release.