With the catchphrase “The Day We Unite,” the Tokyo Marathon has grown significantly by bringing together the hearts of runners as well as its many volunteers and supporters.
The Tokyo Marathon Charity “TSUNAGU” (in other words, “unite”), which was implemented in an attempt to “unite” a greater number of people through our socially committed actions, enters its 5th year. The number of participants grows each year, and their donations have been used for various charitable activities (such as preserving the global environment, supporting the refugees worldwide, supporting the children suffering from intractable diseases, and promoting sports), eventually “uniting” the families, lives, dreams and aspirations of the people around the world.
There are various ways to participate in this charity program. You can be a Charity Runner yourself by raising donations, or simply be a donor to support the Charity Runners, handing over your empathy and good will to them. Why not take part in the Tokyo Marathon through your participation to this charity program?
The charity runners will represent all supporters by running the Tokyo Marathon, carrying and spreading the message of goodwill embedded in every donation along with the objectives of the charity programs. They will play the role of helping people develop a deeper understanding of the charity program and encouraging people to stand up for a good cause.
For this reason, the charity runners will be asked to wear the specially designed and colored Charity Runner T-shirts distributed to the charity runners only. The backside of the charity T-shirt is intentionally left blank, so that the runner can express, in their own words, their thoughts about running for a good cause, or any other message they wish to communicate to other runners and spectators on the sidewalk and in front of TV, to create a strong impression about the charity runners and the charity activities they are involved in.
|Total amount of donations||265,799,815 yen
(Participation fees are not included. The donations collected at official events and the EXPO totaled 649,819yen.)
|Total number of donations||3,851|
|Total number of Charity Runners||2,593
(102 charity runners from overseas)
|Number of corporate donors||193 companies
(Four applicants made corporate donations only; 506 charity runners participated in the marathon under this program.)
Introducing the recipient programs of the Tokyo Marathon 2015 Charity “TSUNAGU”
Inquiries in this regard should be addressed to:
KNT Tokyo Marathon 2015 Entry Desk
Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd. (KNT)
Global Business Management Branch
Sumitomo-shoji Kanda-Izumi-cho Bldg.12F,
1-13 Kanda-Izumi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0024, JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-6891-9354 Fax: +81-3-6891-9412
Office Hours:09:30-17:30 JST (Except Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays)