Tokyo Marathon 2023 Charity


The Tokyo Marathon Charity will be accepting charity runner applications for the first time in two years.

The Tokyo Marathon Charity is an initiative to expand the circle of charity activities through the Tokyo Marathon.You can support this initiative by making donations. 

Those who donate more than the amount specified by the charity organization and wish to run as a Charity Runner, may be selected as a Charity Runner and asked to promote the charity activities while participating in the event.

Please see more details below.

◎Tokyo Marathon 2023 Charity - Program Overview

■Field Size:4,000 (Charity Runners are selected by respective charity organizations)

■Application Procedures & Schedule

①For those who wish to make a donation application, and also wish to run the event as a Charity Runner

Donation & Charity Runner Application: July 11, 10:00 a.m. – July 24, 11:59 p.m. (JST)

Entry Registration: August 8, 11:00 a.m. – August 19, 5:00 p.m. (JST)


 ・Must be at least 19 years of age on the Tokyo Marathon 2023 race day.

 ・Must be able to complete the marathon within 6 hours and 30 minutes.

 *All rules and regulations set forth for the Tokyo Marathon 2023 apply to Charity Runners.

Please check the website of each official charity for the required donation amount and the Charity Runner selection criteria.

②For those who wish to donate only

Application Period:July 11, 10:00 a.m. - August 31, 11:59 p.m. (JST)

*Minimum amount of donation shall be 1,000 JPY

See below for more details:

■34 charity programs conducted by 33 official charity organizations

Official Charity OrganizationsCharitable Activities
1Tokyo Marathon Sports Legacy Program 1Creating and passing on a society in which people can enjoy new lifestyles through sports
2Tokyo Marathon Sports Legacy Program 2Education work for areas stricken by Great East Japan Earthquake (Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima)
3Ronald McDonald House Charities Japanoperating Ronald McDonald House
4Peace Winds JapanDevelopment of protection and transfer activities to save dogs’ lives, as well as training for disaster relief and therapy dogs.
5Special Olympics Nippon FoundationWe provide sports for people with intellectual disabilities as possible and to make the society where everyone can feel happy with or without disabilities.
6Japan for UNHCRProviding sports and educational opportunities for the young generation forced to flee from their homes due to conflicts
7Gold Ribbon Network・Scholarships for pediatric cancer survivors enrolling universities, colleges or vocational schools.
・Hospitalization allowance for single-parent households with children with cancer.
8Specified Nonprofit Corporation Kamonohashi projectBuilding an ecosystem in India to prevent human trafficking
9Action against Child Exploitation (ACE)Protecting children from hazardous child labour, providing education, and helping families raise themselves out of poverty
10Public Interest Foundation Japan Cancer SocietyOperation of free cancer consultation service “Hotline” for cancer patients and their families
11Japanese Para Sports AssociationPublicise and promote the understanding of para sports (Promote a radical transformation in public consciousness aimed at realising an inclusive society
12Certified Nonprofit Organization Family HouseProviding residential facilities and care for children fighting critical illness and their families during medical treatments
13Plan International JapanRun for girls! Support girls' access to education and say “NO” to forced early marriage
14Good Aging YellsEstablishing Pride House Tokyo, Japan's first LGBTQ center, and supporting LGBTQ youth.
15NPO FlorenceSolving social problems that prevent parents and children from smiling in order to build bright futures for children in Japan.
16Room to Read JapanCan provide teachers with support and training to help them reach children in their classrooms - or in their homes if their education is still being disrupted by COVID, through Room to Read's Literacy Program.
17Kokkyo naki Kodomotachi (Children without Borders)To provide educational opportunities to underprivalidged children in Cambodia, Philippines and Bangladesh.
18NPO Japan Marrow Donor Registry Promotion ConferenceEnlarging bone-marrow bank and gathering greater number of donors. Providing counseling and financial consultation services for leukemia patients.
19Save the Children JapanDonations from the Tokyo Marathon will be used to provide a wide range of support for children in need in Japan and abroad, including the provision of relief supplies, educational support and mental health care for children affected by conflicts and disasters.
20Non-profit organization Association for the Art,Toy and Playing ActivitiesThe Inclusive art museum in Shinjyuku
21Tokyo Disaster Prevention & Emergency Medical Service AssociationOur businesses are dissemination of the importance of disaster prevention widely and relate to spread of emergency first aid.
22The Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Solaputi Kids' CampInviting children with serious illnesses and their families to a dream campsite with on-site medical care.
23CARE International JapanIn developing countries and conflict zones such as Ukraine
Now supporting women and girls who are facing difficulties
24Teach For JapanTo realize a world where all children can receive an excellent education
25Japan Environmental Education ForumProviding experience of nature activities and healing of nature to children/adults having various difficulties, problems and worries in their daily life.
26Tokyo Development Foundation for Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesWe prevent the global warming and succeed healthy forests to the next generation by developing a low-pollen forests.
27NPO Sodateage NetProtecting children in poverty, those subject to bullying, eating alone, those with developmental disorders, or a troubled lifestyle.
28Friends Without A Border JapanRun for children! Help build medical services rooted in Laos. Delivering compassionate care, cuddles and smiles.
29Chance for Children,Inc.Chance for Children is committed to supporting the children living in poverty and providing the Study Coupons redeemable only at out-of-school educational facilities in Japan.
30AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL JAPANRun for rights! We’re working for human rights all over the world through lobbying, campaign and education.
31Children’s Cancer Association of JapanFinancial Assistance to Parents
32Japan Association for Refugees(JAR)Providing medical, food, shelter, and other support to refugees who have fled to Japan, enabling them to have a secure life.
33NPO KidsdoorWe provide a free place-based study session where high school students and dropouts from poor families can study and eat with peace of mind.
34Shapla Neer = Citizens’ Committee in Japan for Overseas SupportSupport for girls working as domestic workers in Bangladesh

We appreciate your support, and look forward to your entry as a Charity Runner.

Please see the charity page of the official Tokyo Marathon 2023 website.

Tokyo Marathon 2023 press release can be found here.