Running Events

Launching virtual events, the “RUN as ONE – GLOBAL Virtual Run Series”


Tokyo Marathon Foundation will kick-off very first virtual event, “RUN as ONE - GLOBAL Virtual Run Series”. The series will consist total of 4 events where runners can participate and enjoy the event regardless of where they are using a running app. By introducing a virtual event, we hope runners will have an opportunity to feel connected and enjoy running more within their daily life.

Furthermore, all runners who complete an event within the outlined conditions will be eligible to be part of the drawing to win a guaranteed entry to the Tokyo Marathon and more.

The first event of the series “1st Challenge”, limited to Japanese residents, will be held on Saturday, December 26, and the entry will open on Wednesday, November 11, welcoming the first 4,000 applicants.

1st Challenge and 2nd Challenge will be limited to Japanese residents but don’t worry!! Starting from 3rd Challenge, the event will be available globally where anyone regardless of residing country can participate.
We will announce details for 3rd Challenge and more as soon as it is decided.

Alongside, using a different running app (JOYRUN) limited within China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore, the RUN as ONE – Asia Virtual Run Series will start from December.
For more information, please refer to Tokyo Marathon Foundation official Weibo account:

Event Info

RUN as ONE - GLOBAL Virtual Run Series 2020/2021 1st Challenge
*1st Challenge will be limited to Japanese residents.

Saturday, December 26, 2020 between 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (JST)


[Field Size]
4,000 runners(first-come-first-served)

[Entry Fee]
1,500 yen(Tax incl.)※Pay by credit card only

Runners who complete the event will be eligible to win one of 50 guaranteed entries
to the Tokyo Marathon 2022.
*Winners will be notified individually.

[Entry Period]
Nov. 11, 2020 at noon until 5 p.m. on Nov. 24, 2020 (JST)
*Will close once the maximum field sized is reached.

[How to Enter]
*Available only in Japanese; English coming soon.

Must be 19 or older on the event date

[Record Tracker]
ASICS Runkeeper™(running app)
*You will need to download and connect to the app.

For further information, please refer to TMF VIRTUAL RUN official website.
*Available only in Japanese; English coming soon.


<Regarding the Tokyo Marathon 2021>
The Tokyo Marathon 2021 will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2021, with the furtherance to deliver elite and mass races together in the original field size.
Details of the Race Information are planned to be further determined.

In addition, the Tokyo Marathon 2021-related events will be held in early March 2021. The events will include a virtual marathon, as well as running events within Tokyo.
Details will be announced within December 2020.