In 2019, the marathon is scheduled to be held on March 3

The Tokyo Marathon is Tokyo's large scale city marathon held annually in February or early March. The race starts at the Metropolitan Government building in Shinjuku and ends at the Imperial Palace not far from Tokyo Station. The attractively designed route passes several of Tokyo's main tourist spots, including the Imperial Palace, Tokyo Tower, Asakusa and Ginza:

The Tokyo Marathon features a marathon race with approximately 35,000 participants and a 10 kilometer race with approximately 500 participants of both genders, including wheelchair users, and visually and mentally impaired athletes.

The marathon race is accompanied by various festivities and events, including the Tokyo Marathon Expo in the Tokyo Big Sight complex in Odaiba.

The application deadline for each marathon is during the preceding summer. Because the number of applicants always exceeds the number of spaces available by a large margin, participants will be determined by lottery, with results announced around mid October.

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Page last updated: February 26, 2018