|Race Name||Tokyo Marathon 2012
(doubles as a trials race for the Japanese national team selection for the 30th Olympic Games to be held in London in 2012)
|Organizer||Tokyo Marathon Foundation|
|Co-organizers||JAAF (Japan Association of Athletics Federations), Tokyo Metropolitan Government, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Nippon Television Network Corporation, Fuji Television Network, Inc., Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd., and Tokyo Shimbun|
|Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Metropolitan Tokyo Mayors’ Council, Japan Sports Association, Japanese Olympic Committee, Japan Sports Association for the Disabled, Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), 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 Centers, Tokyo Amateur Athletic Association, Community Sports Commissioners Tokyo, Hochi Shimbun, 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.|
|Tokyo Athletic Association|
|Tokyo Sports Association for the Disabled|
|Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.|
|STARTS CORPORATION INC., Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd.,
ASICS Corporation, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.,
BMW Japan Corp., SEIKO SPORTS LIFE CO., LTD.,
Mizuho Bank., Ltd., Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd.,
ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD., All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.,
NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION,
Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., Koyou Holdings Co.,Ltd.,
Shimizu Octo,Inc., Toray Industries, Inc., Dole Japan, Ltd.,
Photocreate Co., Ltd., Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd.,
Tokyo Big Sight Inc., XEBIO CO., Ltd.,
|Kokushikan University, Metropolitan Expressway Company Limited,
TANAKA KIKINZOKU JEWERY K.K.
|Events||1) Marathon (Men, Women, Wheelchair Men, Wheelchair Women);
2) 10km Race (Men and Women for U-18, Visually Impaired, Intellectually Challenged, Organ Transplant Recipients, Wheelchair categories)
|Date & Time||Sunday, February 26, 2012
9:05 a.m. (Wheelchair Start)
9:10 a.m. (Elite and General Race Start)
10:50 a.m.10km Finish
16:10 p.m. Marathon Finish
|Broadcaster||Nippon Television Network Corporation.|
|Course||Marathon: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building — Iidabashi — Imperial Palace — Hibiya — Shinagawa — Ginza — Nihonbashi — Asakusa Kaminari-mon — Tsukiji — Toyosu — Tokyo Big Sight (The course is certified by the JAAF and AIMS)
10km Race: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building– Iidabashi — Imperial Palace — Hibiya Park (No official time record will be issued)
|The races will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the JAAF and the Race Organizer.|
|Time Limits||Marathon: 7 hours; 10km Race: 1 hour and 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.
|Marathon: 35,500 runners (including 100 elite runners, 3,000 charity runners, and 3,000 premium members of Tokyo Marathon’s official ONE TOKYO club)
10km Race: 500 runners
1) Marathon: Must be at least 19 years of age on the race day
|Prize Money||For the marathon race, prize money based on the results will be awarded.|
|Entry Fee||Marathon: Domestic 10,000 Yen (from overseas: 12,000 Yen)
10km Race: Domestic 5,000 Yen (from overseas: 6,000 Yen)
Online entry or postal money transfer
2) Application Period
Application must be received between Monday, August 1, 2011 and Wednesday, August 31, 2011 (inclusive).
Entrants will be decided by a lottery if applications exceed the maximum number.
Accepted applicants must pay the entry fee by money transfer to the designated account before the deadline.
*Applications from elite runners will be accepted from December.
*Applications from charity runners will be accepted from Friday, July 15, on a first-come, first-served basis (up to 3,000 charity runners)
*Priority applications may be submitted by the premium members of ONE TOKYO, the official club of Tokyo Marathon, from Friday, July 1 to Monday, July 25 (Total of 3,000 places including 2,000 individual entries and 500 pair entries)
|February 23, 24 and 25, 2012 (Thursday through Saturday)
Venue: Tokyo Marathon 2012 EXPO site at Tokyo Big Sight
Please note that no check-in will be permitted on the race day.
|1) If the event is cancelled due to any reason beyond the control of the organizer, the entry fee will NOT be refunded to the runner.
2) The event will be operated in compliance with all domestic laws and regulations.
3) Application guidelines and application forms will be available beginning mid July.