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Calling all businesses
and local governments

Tackling social challenges
through the “joy of running”.

The Tokyo Marathon Foundation seeks to contribute to society through running, in light of social challenges, such as Japan’s declining birthrate, aging population, and increasing life expectancy.
This ambition has spurred us to organize various projects by collaborating with businesses and local governments. We will continue to launch more diverse initiatives that share the joy of running. Please contact us to discuss how we can work together to create new lifestyles and build a healthier community.

  • Examples of Past Collaborations

    • Running x Regional Revitalization:
      Partnership with Shimotsuma City,
      Ibaraki
      On January 28, 2020, Shimotsuma City entered into a comprehensive partnership with the Tokyo Marathon Foundation in areas including education/ training, running and urban development, as part of the city’s sports environment design initiatives.
      This marks as the Tokyo Marathon Foundation’s first partnership with a regional government in Japan.
      • Aims
        • ・Expand joint public-private initiatives focusing on sports, dedicating efforts to improve the health of citizens and stimulate communities through running.

        • ・Contribute to building expertise and model cases for community to revitalize through sport by exploring new approaches for regional cities facing declining birthrate and aging population.

      • Initiatives
        • ・Utilizing Lake Sanuma and other aspects of the city’s rich natural environment, we aim to contribute to regional revitalization in various fields, including culture, education and health through running.

        • ・Various collaborative projects based on the national government’s long-term vision will be used to create model cases for the revitalization of regional cities.
          E.g.: Attract runners from the Greater Tokyo Area with running events along the trails at Shimotsuma City’s Lake
          Sanuma, etc.

    • Promotion of Sports Volunteer
      Activities
      Partnership
      with Sasakawa Sports Foundation
      & Japan Sports Volunteer Network
      On January 18, 2020, we formed a partnership with the Sasakawa Sports Foundation (SSF) and the Japan Sports Volunteer Network (JSVN) to promote sports volunteering.
      • Aims
        • Foster a culture that enables people to readily and regularly experience the satisfaction and joy of supporting a sporting event.

      • Initiatives
        • ・The three organizations – Tokyo Marathon Foundation, SSF and JSVN – will share resources and work together to foster a culture of sports volunteering and build systems that facilitate participation in sports volunteering.

        • ・The partnership will utilize the experience and expertise of Tokyo Marathon volunteering to strengthen the network with other organizations throughout Japan and pass our achievements on to future generations.

    • Promoting Diversity in Sports
      Events: Partnership
      with Pride House Tokyo
      On September 19, 2019, we signed a partnership with Pride House Tokyo.
      • Aims
        • ・Operate the Tokyo Marathon with consideration for diversity and inclusion.

        • ・Enhance our expertise in managing mass participation events.

      • Initiatives
        • Collaborate in the management of marathon races, training of staff & volunteers, PR activities, and creating a legacy for future generations.

    • Clinics & Events Coached by
      Olympians and Professional
      Athletes
      Collaborative events
      with Saitama Association
      of Athletics Federations
      As a collaborative project with the Saitama Association of Athletics Federations, the Tokyo Marathon Foundation holds running clinics and events that offer participants the chance to learn from Olympians and other elite athletes, as well as professional trainers and corporate team coaches.
      • Aims
        • ・Utilize the resources and networks of the Saitama Association of Athletics Federations and the Tokyo Marathon Foundation to create a society where people engage in healthy activities.

        • ・Enable participants to acquire proper running skills and knowledge by learning different aspects, such as, correct running form directly from athletes and coaches.

        • ・Expand running to broader audiences, ranging from kids and teenagers to individuals interested in entering a marathon.

      • Initiatives
        • ・Learn from Olympians – Proper walking & running to finish a marathon(Saturday, April 6, 2019)

        • ・Learn from Olympians – Proper speed training to achieve sub-3.5
          (Saturday, May 11 & Saturday, June 22, 2019)

          1. ・Session 1(Saturday, May 11)Training techniques to develop the strength required for sub-3.5

          2. ・Session 2(Saturday, June 22)Race planning and adjustment to achieve sub-3.5

        • ・Kids & Juniors Special Program (Saturday, September 21, 2019)

          1. ① Learn from professional trainers – Kids race class: The keys to running fast
            Participants: 5 y.o – Elementary School Grade 3

          2. ② Learn from a former national team specialized in 400m hurdles – Kids athletics class: Faster running techniques
            Participants: Elementary School Grade 4 – Grade 6

          3. ③ Learn from professional trainers – Junior athletics class: Skills for faster running
            Participants: Junior High School Grade 1 – Grade 3

        • ・Ageo Relay Marathon Festival (Saturday, October 19, 2019)

          1. ① Kids Run with Adults(1.25km):1 child (elementary school or younger) paired with 1 guardian

          2. ② Individual Run(2.5km):Junior high school or older

          3. ③ Individual Run(10km):Senior high school or older

          4. ④ Half Relay:Elementary school or younger, teams of 2-5

        • ・First athletics track training – Saturday night time trials(Saturday November 2, 2019)

        • ・Learn from active corporate team coaches and elite athletes! Training secrets to help the average runner to achieve a personal best marathon time (Sunday, November 10, 2019)

        • ・Run with active corporate team coaches and elite athletes! Time trials to help the average runner to achieve a personal best marathon time – Run with active athletes from Kenya! (Sunday, November 10, 2019)

    • Clinics & Events Coached by
      Olympians and Professional
      Athletes
      Collaborative events
      with Susono City, Shizuoka
      In collaboration with Susono City, Shizuoka, we organize running events that offer participants the chance to learn from active corporate team coaches.
      • Aims
        • ・Expand joint public-private initiatives focusing on sports, including efforts to improve the health of citizens and stimulate communities through running.

        • ・Enable participants to acquire the skills to improve their marathon records by learning directly from corporate-sponsored elite runners.

      • Initiatives
        • ・ONE TOKYO Speed Project Camp 2019 – 2 days of intense running with corporate-sponsored elite runners! Moderate altitude marathon training in Susono (Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 September, 2019)

    • Clinics & Events Coached by
      Olympians and Professional
      Athletes
      Collaborative events
      with Asaka City, Saitama
      In collaboration with Asaka City, Saitama, we organize running events that offer participants the chance to learn from Olympians and former top athletes.
      • Aims
        • ・Expand joint public-private initiatives focusing on sports, including efforts to improve the health of citizens and stimulate communities through running.

        • ・Enable participants to learn and put into practice theoretical training methods taught by Olympians and former top athletes.

        • ・Teach participants about body building necessary for running and the importance of nutritional intake during recovery, from a perspective of the sports nutrition.

      • Initiatives
        • Asaka City & Tokyo Marathon Foundation collaborative project:
          Learn from Olympians & former top athletes – Nutrition and goal-oriented training for runners(Saturday, November 9, 2019)

  • What we offer

    • Plan, manage, and provide advice
      on marathons, running clinics and more

      We use our experience and expertise in managing the Tokyo Marathon to collaborate
      with various other running events.

    • Developing of tools and platforms
      that offer greater enjoyment
      of running through technology

      We develop ways to enjoy running in the digital realm, including virtual marathons and platforms
      where runners can come together.

    • Planning and managing volunteer
      and charity projects

      We hope to spread the joy of helping others by creating an environment
      where participants willingly and voluntarily engage in different activities.

    In addition to the above, we can also discuss solutions tailored to individual challenges and conditions.

  • Inquiries

    daihyo@tokyo42195.org Hours: 10:00-17:00 JST
    (excluding weekends, public holidays & New Year holidays)
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