Tokyo Marathon. Registration Opens!
The buzz in the city surrounding the Tokyo marathon epitomises to me the the depth of the running culture of Japan. The marathon is televised live and nationwide on Japan’s national public TV network (NHK) and as you explore the city ahead of your race participation you will be hard pressed to find a resident of Tokyo who isn’t aware and excited about the event.
Spectators turn out in the thousands and are frequently numbers deep as they energetically cheer you along.
I personally have completed the Tokyo marathon for the past 4 years in a row and plan to do so for at least the next 6 years. In coming posts I will be writing more about the Marathon and why it’s the the one marathon I plan to return to for a decade.
If you are going to run the Tokyo Marathon, or visiting Japan and need help to find your way around the health and fitness scene, don’t hesitate to Contact Me with any questions.
Don’t delay register for for a space in the 2016 Tokyo Marathon lottery now! Ganbatte!
Held annually in Tokyo, the Tokyo marathon has been officially titled as one of the ‘Marathon Majors’, positioning itself among the ranks of Berlin, Boston, Chicago, New York and London marathons.
From today Saturday, August 1, 2015, 10:00 a.m. (JST) until Monday, August 31, 2015, 5:00 p.m. (JST) it is open for registrations.
Competitors have a 6 hour 40 minute window to complete the 42.2 km marathon course which routes through the heart of Tokyo starting in Shinjuku and finishing in Ariake Bay providing participants a unique marathon experience throughout the vibrant Tokyo city streets.