Race Information

Race Name Tokyo Marathon 2014
(also serves as
The 98th National Championship ‐ Men’s Marathon
Selection Race of Japan Men's Marathon Representatives for The 17th Asian Games INCHEON 2014
The 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 World Marathon Majors Series )
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、
Supporting Organizations 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 Disaster Prevention & Emergency Medical Service Association, Tokyo Private Ambulance Call Center Registrants’ Liaison Council 、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, and Tokyo Chunichi Sports.
Managing Organization Tokyo Athletics Foundation
Operation support Tokyo Sports Association for the Disabled
Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
Official Sponsors STARTS CORPORATION INC., Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd., ASICS Japan Corp.,
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., BMW Japan Corp., McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd.,
SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd.,
ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD., American Express International, Inc.,
Toray Industries, Inc., ZENROSAI (National Federation of Workers and Consumers Insurance Cooperatives),
KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL, Tokyo Big Sight Inc., NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION, Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.,
Koyou Holdings Co.,Ltd., Shimizu Octo,Inc., Dole Japan, Inc.
Official Suppliers Kokushikan University, Metropolitan Expressway Company Limited,
KEIO PLAZA HOTEL CO.,LTD., Tokyo Scout Council, SAJ
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 and Wheelchair categories)
Date & Time Sunday, February 23, 2014
9:05 a.m. (Wheelchair start)
9:10 a.m. (Full marathon and 10 km start)
10:50 a.m.10km Finish
16:10 p.m. Marathon Finish
Broadcaster Nippon Television Network Corporation

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)

Competition Rules The races will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the IAAF, the JAAF and the Race Organizer.
IAAF Road Race Label Regulations also apply to the Tokyo Marathon 2014, which has been certified by the IAAF as a Gold Label road race.
Time Limits Marathon: 7 hours; 10km Race: 1 hour and 40 minutes
  1. (i) The enforced time limits are based on the gun time (not a chip time).
  2. (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: 35,500 runners
10km Race: 500 runners
  1. 1) Marathon: Must be at least 19 years of age on the race day
    1. 1-1) General participants
      Runners, 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.
    2. 1-2) Elite Athletes
      - Athletes, registered with the JAAF in fiscal 2013, who satisfy the special requirements set forth by the JAAF.
      - Invited Athletes: domestic and international Runners recommended by the JAAF.
    3. 1-3) Wheelchair
      Total of 25 athletes, both men and women, capable of completing the race within 2 hours 10 minutes riding the racing wheelchair.
  2. 2) 10km Race:
    1. 2-1) U-18
      Total of 275 male and/or female runners between 16 and 18 years of age on the race day who are capable of finishing the race in 1.5 hours or less (Runners born between February 24, 1995 and February 23, 1998 are eligible).
      *Including 100 runners to be selected separately by an organization mandated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to run projects linked to the Great East Japan Earthquake recovery efforts.
    2. 2-2) Visually Impaired
      Total of 50 male and/or female runners aged 16 and above on the race day capable of finishing the race within 1.5 hours
    3. 2-3) Intellectually Challenged
      Total of 100 male and/or female runners aged 16 and above on the race day capable of finishing the race within 1.5 hours
    4. 2-4) Organ Transplant Recipients
      Total of 50 male and/or female runners aged 16 and above on the race day capable of finishing the race within 1.5 hours
    5. 2-5) Wheelchair
      Total of 25 male and/or female athletes aged 16 and above capable of finishing the race in 35 minutes on the racing wheelchair.
Prize Money For the marathon race, prize money based on the results will be awarded in accordance with separate rules.
Entry Fee Marathon: Domestic 10,000 Yen (from overseas: 12,000 Yen)
10km Race: Domestic 5,000 Yen (from overseas: 6,000 Yen)
  1. 1) Procedure
    Online entry
  2. 2) Application Period
    Applications must be received between Thursday, August 1, 2013 and Saturday, August 31, 2013 (inclusive).
  3. 3) Screening
    Entrants will be decided by a lottery if applications exceed the maximum number.
  4. 4) Payment
    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 Monday, July 1, 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 Foundation, from Monday, July 1 to Wednesday, July 31 (3,000 places)
Pre-race check-in: February 20, 21 and 22, 2014 (Thursday through Saturday) Venue: Tokyo Marathon EXPO 2014 site at Tokyo Big Sight *Please note that no check-in will be permitted on the race day.
Miscellaneous issues 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.