The Tokyo Marathon has joined the ranks of World Marathon Majors, alongside London, Boston, Berlin, Chicago and New York, as the newest member of this exclusive club, having reached maturity incredibly quickly. Runners have two reasons to travel: one is for the race, of course, but the second is to experience running in a different culture - there are few cultural experiences that are so discernibly different to the UK than Japan. It's a fast course, symbolising the past, present and the future of Tokyo.
How to enter the Tokyo Marathon
- Run 26.2mi
- Run 10km
Tokyo Marathon routes
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building — Iidabashi — Kanda — Nihombashi — Asakusa Kaminari-Mon — Ryogoku — Monzen-nakacho — Ginza — Takanawa — Hibiya –Tokyo Station/Gyoko-Dori Ave. (This course is certified by the JAAF and AIMS/IAAF .)
Questions & answers
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- How is the best way to enter Tokyo as everything I see leads me to believe it is nearly impossible and good for age place not possible to achieve Also when is the ballotHey there, the Tokyo marathon has over 300,000 applications with only 36,000 being allowed to run. You can guarantee yourself a place by running a sub 3:30 for women and 2:55 for men. They are yet to announce when the ballot for the non-elite runners will open, however, if you save The Tokyo Marathon on the Lets Do This you will get a notification on when the ballot will open. All the best!
Tokyo Marathon weather forecast
Drizzle throughout the day.