Race Information

Race Information

Race Name Tokyo Marathon 2015
(also serves as
Selection Race of Japan Men's Marathon Representatives for The 15th IAAF World Championships in Athletics
The World Marathon Majors Series)
Organizer Tokyo Marathon Foundation
Co-organizers JAAF (Japan Association of Athletics Federations); Tokyo Metropolitan Government;
Fuji Television Network, Inc.; Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd.; The Yomiuri Shimbun;
Nippon Television Network Corporation; 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; Sankei Sports;
Yukan Fuji; SANKEI LIVING SHIMBUN Inc.; Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc.; Fuji Sankei Business I;
SANKEI EXPRESS; FUSOSHA Publishing Inc.; Hochi Shimbun; Radio Nippon Co., Ltd.;
Tokyo Chunichi Sports
Managing Organization Tokyo Athletics Foundation
Operation Supporter Tokyo Sports Association for the Disabled
Presenting Sponsor Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
Official Sponsors STARTS CORPORATION INC.; Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd.; ASICS Japan Corp.; BMW Japan Corp.;
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.; McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd.;
SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION; Mizuho Bank, Ltd.; Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd.;
ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.; American Express International, Inc.;
ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO.,LTD; KAGOME CO.,Ltd.; Photocreate Co., Ltd.;
Toray Industries, Inc.;
ZENROSAI (National Federation of Workers and Consumers Insurance Cooperatives);
KONICA MINOLTA, INC.; SECOM CO.,LTD.; GMO Registry, Inc.; KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL; Tokyo Big Sight Inc.;
NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION; Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.; Koyou Holdings Co.,Ltd.;
Shimizu Octo,Inc.; Dole Japan, Inc.
Events
  1. 1) Marathon (Men, Women, Wheelchair Men, Wheelchair Women);
  2. 2) 10km Race (Men and Women for Junior & Youth, Visually Impaired, Intellectually Challenged,
    Organ Transplant Recipients and Wheelchair categories)
Date & Time Sunday, February 22, 2015
 9:05 a.m.Wheelchair Start
 9:10 a.m.Marathon and 10 km Start
10:50 a.m.10km Finish
16:10 p.m.Marathon Finish
Broadcaster Fuji Television Network, Inc.
Course
  1. 1. 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)
  2. 2. 10km Race:
    Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building — Iidabashi — Imperial Palace — Hibiya Park
    (Results are considered unofficial. Finishing place is determined by net time.)
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 2015,
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 time limits are based on the gun time (not on the 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
Eligibility
  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 2014,
      who satisfy the special requirements set forth by the JAAF
      - Invited Athletes: Domestic and international runners recommended by the JAAF
    3. 1-3) Semi-Elite Athletes
      Athletes who are recommended by the races that are affiliated in the RUN as ONE – Tokyo Marathon program
    4. 1-4) Wheelchair
      Total of 25 athletes, both men and women, capable of completing the race within 2 hours
      and 10 minutes riding the racing wheelchair
  2. 2) 10km Race: Must be at least 16 years of age on the race day
    1. 2-1) Junior & Youth
      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 23, 1996 and February 22nd, 1999 are eligible)
      *Including 100 runners are selected separately by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government under
      the 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 on the race day,
      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 1. Marathon: Domestic - 10,800 Yen (from overseas - 12,800 Yen)
2. 10km Race: Domestic - 5,600 Yen (from overseas - 6,700 Yen)
Application
  1. 1) Procedure
    Online entry
  2. 2) Application Period
    From Friday, August 1, 2014 to Sunday, August 31, 2014.
  3. 3) Screening
    Entrants will be selected by the lottery if applications exceed the maximum number.
  4. 4) Payment
    Accepted applicants must pay the entry fee by credit card before the deadline.
    If the payment is not received by the due date, the application will be void.
  1. * Applications from elite runners will be accepted from December.
  2. * Applications from charity runners will be accepted from Tuesday, July 1, on a first-come,
    first-served basis (up to 3,000 charity runners)
  3. * Priority applications may be submitted by the premium members of ONE TOKYO,
    the official club of Tokyo Marathon Foundation, from Tuesday, July 1 to Thursday,
    July 31 (3,000 places)
  4. * Applications from the semi-elite runners (*runners recommended by the races that are affiliated in the RUN as ONE program) will be accepted from Friday, August 1 to Sunday, August 31.
Number Card Pick-Up February 19, 20 and 21, 2015 (Thursday through Saturday)
Venue: Tokyo Marathon EXPO 2015 at Tokyo Big Sight
*Please note that no number card will be distributed on the race day.
Others
  1. 1) Entry fee will not be refunded in the event of the cancellation of the race if such cancellation is not attributable to the organizer.
  2. 2) The event will be operated in compliance with all domestic laws and regulations.
SPECIAL PARTNER
  • tokyo metoro
MAJOR PARTNERS
  • STARTS
  • LUNCH PACK
ACTIVE SPONSORS
  • ASICS Corp.
  • BMW Japan Corp.
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Calorie Mate
  • McDonald・スfs Company (Japan), Ltd
  • SEIKO
  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
  • Seven-Eleven Japan Co.,Ltd
  • ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
  • AMERICANEXPRESS
  • ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO.,LTD
  • KAGOME CO.,LTD.
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd.
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • ZENROSAI
  • KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
  • SECOM CO.,LTD.
  • GMO Registry, Inc.
  • KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL
  • Tokyo Big Sight Inc.
SUPPORTING PARTNERS
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc.
  • Koyou Holdings Co.,Ltd.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • Dole Japan, Inc.
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