Race Name Tokyo Marathon 2009
doubles as Japanese Men's National Team Selection Race for the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics
Organizers JAAF (Japan Association of Athletics Federations), Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Co-organizers Fuji Television Network, Inc., Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd.,Yomiuri Shimbun Co., Ltd. , Nippon Television Network Co., Tokyo Shimbun.
Supporting Organizations 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 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 Coaching Council, Sankei Sports, Yukan Fuji, Sankei Living Shimbun Inc., Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc.,Fuji Sankei Business i., SANKEI EXPRESS, Fusosha, The Hochi Shimbun, Radio Nippon Co. LTD., Tokyo Chunichi Sports
Managing Organization Tokyo Amateur Athletic Association
Operation support Tokyo Sports Association for the Disabled
Special Support Sasakawa Sports Foundation
Presenting Sponsor Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
Official Sponsor STARTS CORPORATION INC., Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd., ASICS Corporation, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, SEIKO SPORTS LIFE CO.,LTD., NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION, Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc., Koyou Lease Co.,Ltd., JTB Corp., Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd., Tokyo Big Sight Inc., Japan Airlines, Photocreate Co., Ltd.
Events 1) Marathon 2) 10km Race
Date & Time Sunday, March 22, 2009
     9:05 a.m. (Wheelchair Start)
     9:10 a.m. (Elite and Mass Race Start)
    10:50 a.m.10km Finish
    16:10 p.m. Marathon Finish
Broadcaster Fuji Television Network, Inc.,
Course Marathon: Tokyo Metropolitan Government building -- Iidabashi -- Imperial Palace -- Hibiya -- Shinagawa -- Ginza -- Nihombashi -- Asakusa Kaminari-mon -- Tsukiji -- Ariake (Toyosu) -- Tokyo Big Sight
10km Race:Tokyo Metropolitan Government building-- Iidabashi -- Imperial Palace -- Hibiya Park

The races are conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the JAAF and Race Organizer.
Time Limit Marathon : 7 hours
10km Race : 1 hour 40 minutes
(i) The enforced time limits are based on the gun time (not a chip time).
(ii) The cut-off time will be enforced at each checkpoint due to limited duration of traffic control, security operation and event operation. The runners, who fail to pass through the checkpoint before the cut-off time, will be disqualified from the race. Furthermore, trailing runners who lag excessively behind the cut-off time pace may be asked to leave the course at anytime.

Maximum number of entrants Marathon : 30,000 runners
10km Race 5,000 runners
Qualifications 1)Marathon: Must be at least 19 years of age on the race day
1-1) Mass participants
Runners, both men and women (including handicapped, domestic and international runners recommended by the race organizer), capable of completing the race under 6 hours and 40 minutes.
- Athletes registered with the JAAF.
- Athletes not registered with the JAAF.
1-2) Elite Runners
- Total of two hundred runners, including both men and women, who satisfy the special requirements set by the JAAF.
- Invited runners: domestic and international runners recommended by the JAAF.
1-3) Wheelchair
Total of twenty-five athletes, including both men and women, capable of completing the race within 2 hours 10 minutes riding the racing wheelchair.

2) 10km Race: Must be at least 16 years of age on the race day
2-1) Mass Race
Runners (both men and women) capable of finishing the race within one hour and thirty minutes.
2-2) Special Race
1) Wheelchair: Twenty-five athletes (both men and women) capable of finishing the race within 60 minutes on the racing wheelchair.
2) Fifty pairs of male and female visually impaired runners with companions.
3) One hundred male and female intellectually challenged runners.
4) Fifty male and female runners with the history of organ transplant.
Prize Money For the marathon race, prize money (amount TBD on the later date) based on the results will be awarded.
Entry Fee Marathon : 12000 Yen
10km Race : 6000 Yen
Application 1) Procedure
 Through Internet
2) Application Period
 From July 22, 2008 to September 22, 2008
3) Screening
 In case the number of applicants exceeds the prescribed number, entrants will be decided by a lottery.
4) Payment
 Selected applicants must pay the entry fee.

Bib Number must be picked up between March 19 (Thursday) and 21 (Saturday), 2009 during the Tokyo Marathon EXPO (Tokyo Big Sight) 10:00a.m. - 7:30p.m.
(Note: The check-in desk will not be available on the day of the Race.)

Direct inquiry and questions to Tokyo Marathon Entry Center
Phone: 03-3714-2777
Hours: 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Miscellaneous issues 1) Charity event to promote the awareness of environmental/ecological issues will be held in conjunction with the race.
2) If the event is cancelled due to the reason beyond the control of the organizer, the entry fee will NOT be refunded to the runner.
3) The event will abide by all domestic laws and regulations.