Race Information

Race Name Tokyo Marathon 2008
doubled as 92nd National Men's Marathon Championship,
doubled as Olympic Trials for Japanese Men's Marathon
Organizers JAAF (Japan Association of Athletics Federations), Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Co-organizers Yomiuri Shimbun Co., Ltd. , Nippon Television Network Co., Fuji Television Network, Inc., Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd., Tokyo Shimbun.
Supporting Organizations
(Tentative)
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Japan, Metropolitan Tokyo Mayor's Council, Japan Sports Association, Japanese Olympic Committee, Tokyo 2016 Olympic Games Bid Committee, Japan Sports Association for the Disabled, Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), Keizai Doyukai(Japan Association of Corporate Executives), The Nippon Foundation, The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tokyo Medical Association, Tokyo Nursing Association, Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau, Tokyo Federation of Neighborhood Associations, Tokyo Federation of Shopping Center Promotion Associations, Tokyo Federation of Shopping Center, Tokyo Sports Association, Tokyo Sports Association for the Disabled, Kanto Athletes Association for the Disabled, Tokyo Sports Coaching Council, The Hochi Shimbun, The Hochi Simbun, Radio Nippon Co. LTD., Sankei Sports, Yukan Fuji, Sankei Living Shimbun Inc., Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc., Fuji Sankei Business i., SANKEI EXPRESS, Fusosha, Tokyo Chunichi Sports
Supervision Tokyo Amateur Athletic Association
Special Support Sasakawa Sports Foundation
Presenting Sponsor Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
Official Sponsors STARTS CORPORATION INC., , ASICS Corporation, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION, Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., Koyou Lease Co.,Ltd., Konami Sports & Life Co., Ltd., JTB Corp., Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd., Tokyo Big Sight Inc., Photocreate Co., Ltd.
Official Suppliers Aomori Apple Growers Association, Raisin Administrative Committee, JA-NIIGATA・NIIGATA PREFECTURE, TANAKA KIKINZOKU JEWERY K.K., TSUKIJI MARKET ASSOCIATION, TOKYO SEIKAOROSHIURIKUMIAIRENGOUKAI SEINENKAI, Dole Japan, Ltd., HATO BUS CO.,LTD.
Date & Time Sunday, February 17, 2008
9:05 a.m. (Wheelchair Start)
9:10 a.m. (Elite and Mass Race Start)
Broadcaster Nippon Television Network Co.
Event 1) Marathon
doubled as 92nd National Men's Marathon Championship, doubled as Olympic Trials for Japanese Men's Marathon,
Women's, Men's Wheelchair, Women's Wheelchair
2) 10km Race
Men's, Women's, Men's Wheelchair, Women's Wheelchair
(Note: Records will not be approved by the IAAF for not complying with the IAAF rules. )
Course Marathon: Tokyo Metropolitan Government -- Iidabashi -- Imperial Palace -- Hibiya -- Shinagawa -- Ginza -- Nihombashi -- Asakusa Kaminari-mon Gate -- Tsukiji -- Ariake (Toyosu) – Tokyo Big Sight
10km Race:Tokyo Metropolitan Government -- Iidabashi -- Imperial Palace -- Hibiya Park
Competition Rules In accordance with the IAAF and Race rules and regulations
Time Limit Marathon : 7 hours
10km Race : 1 hour 40 minutes
(i) The time limit will be set up according to the signal gun.
(ii) The close-gate time will be set up at each checkpoint due to traffic regulations and secure operation of the competition. Those runners, who fail to pass through the checkpoint with in the given time, will be disqualified from the race.
Qualification 1) Marathon:Over 18 years old as of the day of the Race (except high school students)
1-1) Mass Race
Male and female runners capable of finishing the race within 6 hours 40 minutes.
1-2) Invited Runners
(i) Non-Japanese male runners recommended by JAAF.
(ii) Japanese male runners recommended by JAAF.
1-3) Wheelchair Division
Under 25 male and female runners capable of finishing the race within 2 hours 10 minutes using wheelchairs designed for racing.

2) 10km Race:Over 16 years old as of the day of the Race
2-1) Mass Race
Male and female runners capable of finishing the race within 1 hour 30 minutes.
2-2) Wheel Chair
25 male and female runners using wheelchairs designed for racing capable of finishing the race within 60 minutes.
2-3) Special Race
i)Male and female runners with disabilities capable of finishing the race within 1 hour 30 minutes.
ii) 50 pairs of male and female visually impaired runners with companions.
iii) 100 male and female intellectually impaired runners.
iv) 50 male and female "transplant" runners.
Entrants Marathon : 25,000 runners
10km Race 5,000 runners
Entry Fee Marathon : 12000 Yen
10km Race : 6000 Yen
Application 1) Procedure
 Through Internet or regular post
(Note: In the case of regular post, an extra 500 yen will be charged.)
2) Application Period
 From June 17, 2007 to August 17, 2007
3) Screening
 In case of the number of applicants exceeds the prescribed number, entrants will be decided by lottery. Notification will be sent by early October.
4) Payment deadlines
 Selected applicants should pay the application fee by the end of October.
Bib Number Pick Up February 14 to 16, 2008
Tokyo Marathon EXPO site (Tokyo Big Sight)
February 14 10:00a.m. - 7:30p.m.
February 15 10:00a.m. - 7:30p.m.
February 16 10:00a.m. - 6:30p.m.

(Note: The desk will not be available on the day of the Race.)
Inquiry and Questions Tokyo Marathon Entry Center
03-3714-2777
10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.