The registration for Tokyo Marathon 2009 had closed at 5PM on Monday, September 22, 2008(Japan time).

Participants will be announced in person via e-mail after a lottery in early November. Please note that we are not able to answer inquiries about a lottery.

Guidelines for Applicants

Guidelines for Applicants available here.

Tour Information


Package tours for German Runners
5days    10days

JTB Global Business France S.A.

Telephone: 01-5345-9330
Fax: 01-5345-9346

Mexico Kanko

Contact Person: Ms.Sanabe

Telephone: 55-5533-3913
Fax: 55-5533-1910

Net Travel Service A/S

Telephone: 45-3345-4000
Fax: 45-3345-4001


Contact Person: Mr.Jose Feliz Duque

Telephone: 212-959-2422
United Kingdom

JTB London

Fax : 44-20-8237-1701

Princess Travel

Contact Person: Mr.Jorge Watanabe
Contact Person: Mr.Jefferson Santos

Time-line from the race entry application to the race day

July 1 (Tuesday) Distribution of Tokyo Marathon 2009 Application Guideline
July 22,
Application process open to general public  
Note: Application through internet opens at 10AM on July 22
Note: Runners may apply either through Internet or using application form
September 22,
Application deadline

Note: Internet application deadline is 17:00 on September 22.
Note: Application form must arrive at the office by September 22.
Note: If number of applicants exceeds number of space available, lottery will be held.

Mid-November Results of the lottery will be announced and the applicants will be notified
Note: All applicants will be notified
Late November Deadline for the payment of race entry fee.  
Note: Please pay the race entry fee through one of the designated method
Late February,
Guideline of participation to Tokyo Marathon will be mailed
Note: Guideline of participation will be distributed approximately a month before the event.
March 19,
Bib Number Pick Up
Runner Check-in at the Tokyo Marathon Expo from 10:00 ~ 19:30 (Tentative)
March 20,
Bib Number Pick Up
Runner Check-in at the Tokyo Marathon Expo from 10:00 ~ 19:30 (Tentative)
March 21,
Bib Number Pick Up
Runner Check-in at the Tokyo Marathon Expo from 10:00 ~ 19:30 (Tentative)
Note: No runners’ check-in on the race day
Note: ID will be required to verify the identity of runner
Note: Be sure to check-in on one of the three days
Note: Check-in at Tokyo Big Sight
March 22 , (Sunday) Race Day
9:05 Wheelchair start
9:10 Marathon & 10km start
Starting point: Tokyo Metropolitan Government
9:05 a.m. (Wheelchair division starts)
9:10 a.m. (Marathon, 10km Race starts)