The donation application through the Tokyo Marathon 2023
Charity was closed on August 31, 2022 11:59 p.m.
We sincerely thank you for many applications.

Our charity program aims to provide an opportunity for those who run, support and cheer the Tokyo Marathon to think about social contributions, and deliver an opportunity to take action, with the hopes of uniting the hearts of each and every person closer to the society.

“Let’s Convert Your Love for Running into Someone’s Happiness”.
With such passion at heart, the Tokyo Marathon continues to manage the charity program.

The Tokyo Marathon Charity program is operated in cooperation of the official charities and the Tokyo Marathon Foundation.

Tokyo Marathon 2023 Charity Entry Information
About Tokyo Marathon Charity This 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.
Official Charity Programs Please choose which program you would like to support from the 34 official charity programs that are listed.
*Some charity organizations may only accept donations and Charity Runner applications from those residing in Japan.
Field Size 4,000
Application procedure 1 Select a charity organization on the RUN with HEART website
2 Apply to make a donation through the organization’s donation system.
Charity Runner Selection Criteria Charity Runners are selected by respective charity organizations.
*Charity Runner application is not first-come, first-served.
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 15, 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)
Eligibility:
 ・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.

②For those who wish to donate only
Application Period:July 15, 10:00 a.m. - August 31, 11:59 p.m. (JST)
*Minimum amount of donation shall be 1,000 JPY
Donor program ①Finish lounge exclusively for Charity Runners will be made available. (provisional)
②Charity Runner commemorative T-shirt will be distributed.
Others * Charity runner registration (participation) is voluntary for donators.
* Eligibility for participants as a Charity runner include fulfilling all other requirements and regulations applicable to general marathon participants.
Important Note on Donation
1 A "Charity Runner" is a runner who makes a donation over a certain amount to the target charity organization and participates in the Tokyo Marathon to spread the greatness of charity activities.
*Determined for each donation project.
2 The amount of donations required to become a Charity Runner will differ depending on the charity organization. Please check Charity Runner application page for each of the charity organization.
*One donation application will be accepted in units of 1,000 yen from an amount of 1,000 yen or more and 999,000 yen or less.
3 The criteria for selecting respective charity runners will differ depending on the charity organization, so please check here.
4 You can choose which charity program to support by making a donation.
*The program outlined by the charity organization are subject to change due to natural disaster, political dispute, activity suspension and etc..
5 You can make duplicate donations to multiple organizations however, you cannot make multiple requests for a Charity Runner.
6 The selected charity organization cannot be changed once your application is completed.
7 We do not provide refunds after a donation has been made. If this charity project or event is canceled due to reasons not attributable to the organizer, the donation will not be refunded.
If the selected charity organization has discontinued its program due to unavoidable circumstances, the collected donations will be allocated to another charity program.
Refunds are not also applicable in the following cases.
7-1.If you decline to run due to your own circumstances
7-2.If you do not run on the day of the event
7-3.When the right to run is revoked due to reasons such as violation of the rules
*Please note that donations and participation fees are different.
8 By participating in the charity program, you are not allowed to make conflicts with the Tokyo Marathon 2023 Official Partners, selling goods and/or promotion campaign using the charity program. If you engage in such activities or actions, your participation may not only be canceled, but you may not be able to apply for this event in the future.
*An examples of prohibited actions includes:
8-1. Use of copyright or properties of the Tokyo Marathon Foundation (name, picture, visuals, logo, etc.)
 Example:"We/company supports the Tokyo Marathon."
 Example:"We/company supports the Tokyo Marathon Charity."
 Example:"Through the Tokyo Marathons, we have supported.."
8-2.Advertising within the event venue and along the course.
 Example:"Displaying banners wearing an items that displays company name, brand or products."
8-3.Proxy application for the purpose of reselling the race slot, etc.
9 "Applications by travel agencies not approved by the tournament organizer will not be accepted. If it becomes clear, the participation right will be canceled and the donation and participation fee will not be refunded even after payment.
* Please contact the entry center for the relevant travel agency.
10 Receipt of the donation shall be issued by the respective charity organization.
11 All registered personal information will be used to create payment receipt and/or for charity organizations and the Tokyo Marathon Foundation to deliver further information.
In order to receive the electronic payment receipt of your participation fee, please look for the invoice issued by the credit card company.
12 Please be fully trained in participating the event and take all possible precautions such as taking a medical examination in advance.
*We are implementing measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your cooperation in creating a safe environment for the participants and for the health of the participants and the operation staff.
13 The results of this charity project and the status of donation utilization by the recipient projects will be announced on this website at a later date.
You can choose from the 34 official charity programs of the Tokyo Marathon Charity that you would like to support.
* Please note that the program details of charity organizations are subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances, e.g., the occurrence of natural disasters or conflicts, the cessation of activities by a particular charity organization.
  • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
  • Tokyo Marathon Charity is dedicated in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through different charity programs.
ALL
貧困をなくそう
飢餓をゼロに
すべての人に健康と福祉を
質の良い教育をみんなに
ジェンダー平等を実現しよう
安全な水とトイレを世界中に
エネルギーをみんなにそしてクリーンに
働きがいも経済成長も
産業と技術革新の基盤をつくろう
人や国の不平等をなくそう
住み続けられるまちづくりを
つくる責任つかう責任
気候変動に具体的な対策を
海の豊かさを守ろう
陸の豊かさも守ろう
平和と公正をすべての人に
パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう
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  • Tokyo Marathon Sports Legacy Program 1

    Creating and passing on a society in which people can enjoy new lifestyles through sports

    Creating and passing on a society in which people can enjoy new lifestyles through sports

    Tokyo Marathon Sports Legacy Program 1

    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • 働きがいも経済成長も
    • 産業と技術革新の基盤をつくろう
    • 人や国の不平等をなくそう
    Charity Runner application has closed on July 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Donations are still welcome till August 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Charity Runner Selection Criteria
    1) Donations per person is 100,000 yen or more: Mandatory
    2) Selected by higher donation amount --> If the donation application amount is the same, it will be decided based on 3)
    3) Selected based on the required content of the "Thoughts on charity & Messages" entered at the time of application.
    Maximum entrants
    Total 275 Charity Runner entry places available through the Sports Legacy Program-1, and Sports Legacy Program-2.
    Charity Ambassador
    Megumi Oshima M Takashi Yu Nakamura Atsushi Shikano
    About Programs
    As a pioneer in mass marathons and as a forerunner in sports charities in Japan, the Tokyo Marathon, organized by the Tokyo Marathon Foundation, contributes to the advancement of society through running. In its Sports Legacy Program, the Tokyo Marathon Foundation carries out activities based on the four keywords and key concepts of "Sports Dream (Enhancement and Education)," "Sports Foundation (Facilities)," "Sports Expansion (Public Awareness)," and "The Power of Sports (Contributing to Society)." in order to use the platform of sports, unfettered by the boundaries between competitive sports and recreational sports, to pass on a legacy of a brighter future for Tokyo and Japan in the 21st century. We aim for "Innovation & Inclusion," creating innovative activities that anyone can participate in, befitting of the Tokyo Marathon.
  • Tokyo Marathon Sports Legacy Program 2

    Education work for areas stricken by Great East Japan Earthquake (Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima)

    Education work for areas stricken by Great East Japan Earthquake (Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima)

    Tokyo Marathon Sports Legacy Program 2

    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    Charity Runner application has closed on July 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Donations are still welcome till August 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Charity Runner Selection Criteria
    1) Donations per person is 100,000 yen or more: Mandatory
    2) Selected by higher donation amount --> If the donation application amount is the same, it will be decided based on 3)
    3) Selected based on the required content of the "Thoughts on charity & Messages" entered at the time of application.
    Maximum entrants
    Total 275 Charity Runner entry places available through the Sports Legacy Program-1, and Sports Legacy Program-2.
    About Programs
    Donations received by the Tokyo Marathon Foundation will be divided between the Iwate Learning Hope Fund, the Children Orphaned by Great East Japan Earthquake Fund, and the Fukushima Donation for Orphans affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, based on the number of minors within the scope of the projects in the three disaster-struck prefectures. Sports have the power to provide children and adults facing adversity with courage, hope, and dreams. This program supports efforts to tackle social problems through activities such as sporting events, helping foster the creation of an environment that provides Japan with even greater vigor. This program is being carried out as part of one of the Sports Legacy Program's four concepts, "The Power of Sports (Contributing to Society): Attempting to solve societal problems through sporting events, etc.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Japan

    operating Ronald McDonald House

    operating Ronald McDonald House

    Ronald McDonald House Charities Japan

    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    • 住み続けられるまちづくりを
    • パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう
    Charity Runner application has closed on July 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Donations are still welcome till August 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Charity Runner Selection Criteria
    1) Donations per person is 100,000 yen or more: Mandatory
    2) Selected by higher donation amount --> If the donation application amount is the same, it will be decided based on 3)
    3) Priority is given to the one with the earliest donation application.
      ※An order of application will be assigned according to how early the application was completed, with respect to the time after the application opened for Japan residents (July 11, 10:00 a.m. JST) and non-residents (July 15, 10 a.m. JST), respectively.
    Maximum entrants
    700
    Charity Ambassador
    Tsuyoshi Kitazawa Yuzi Sakamoto
    About Programs
    Ronald McDonald House is a lodging facility for children and their families who are fighting illness. The house is supported by the donations of supporters and the activities of local volunteers. Based on the idea of "second home", the kitchen, including the bedroom where privacy is protected, so that the family accompanying the child who is admitted to the hospital far from home can spend the same peace of mind as at home. , Living, dining, laundry, playroom, "mental" and "economical" to support your family.
  • Peace Winds Japan

    Development of protection and transfer activities to save dogs’ lives, as well as training for disaster relief and therapy dogs.

    Development of protection and transfer activities to save dogs’ lives, as well as training for disaster relief and therapy dogs.

    Peace Winds Japan

    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    • 住み続けられるまちづくりを
    Charity Runner application has closed on July 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Donations are still welcome till August 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Charity Runner Selection Criteria
    1) Donations per person is 100,000 yen or more: Mandatory
    2) Selected by higher donation amount --> If the donation application amount is the same, it will be decided based on 3)
    3) Selected based on the required content of the ""Thoughts on charity & Messages"" entered at the time of application.
    Maximum entrants
    240
    About Programs
    Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) has been active in 36 countries and regions including the Middle East and Africa since 1996. In recent years, PWJ has also been working to resolve domestic social issues such as disaster recovery in West Japan and Tohoku area, providing healthcare and promoting tourism in sparsely populated areas. Through the “Peace Wanko Japan” project, we have achieved a record of “zero kills” in Hiroshima Prefecture, where most of the dogs and cats were being killed."
  • Special Olympics Nippon Foundation

    We provide sports for people with intellectual disabilities as possible and to make the society where everyone can feel happy with or without disabilities.

    We provide sports for people with intellectual disabilities as possible and to make the society where everyone can feel happy with or without disabilities.

    Special Olympics Nippon Foundation

    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • ジェンダー平等を実現しよう
    • 働きがいも経済成長も
    • 人や国の不平等をなくそう
    • 住み続けられるまちづくりを
    • 平和と公正をすべての人に
    • パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう
    Only accept donations and/or Charity Runner applications from those residing in Japan.
    About Programs
    Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
  • Japan for UNHCR

    Providing sports and educational opportunities for the young generation forced to flee from their homes due to conflicts

    Providing sports and educational opportunities for the young generation forced to flee from their homes due to conflicts

    Japan for UNHCR

    • 貧困をなくそう
    • 飢餓をゼロに
    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • ジェンダー平等を実現しよう
    • 安全な水とトイレを世界中に
    • エネルギーをみんなにそしてクリーンに
    • 人や国の不平等をなくそう
    • 気候変動に具体的な対策を
    • 平和と公正をすべての人に
    • パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう
    Only accept donations and/or Charity Runner applications from those residing in Japan.
    About Programs
    With "Sports & Refugee Youth" as a new theme of the Tokyo Marathon 2022 Charity, we will utilize donations in the support areas most needed by UNHCR, centering on sports and education support for young people at refugee support sites in 135 countries around the world, so that refugee children and young people can apply themselves to sports and study in a safe and secure environment. As specific outcomes of the support, we anticipate improved school attendance by refugees, improved learning environments including facilities for sports, and training of instructors.
  • Gold Ribbon Network

    ・Scholarships for pediatric cancer survivors enrolling universities, colleges or vocational schools.  ・Hospitalization allowance for single-parent households with children with cancer.

    ・Scholarships for pediatric cancer survivors enrolling universities, colleges or vocational schools.  ・Hospitalization allowance for single-parent households with children with cancer.

    Gold Ribbon Network

    • 貧困をなくそう
    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • 人や国の不平等をなくそう
    • パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう
    Charity Runner application has closed on July 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Donations are still welcome till August 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Charity Runner Selection Criteria
    1) Donations per person is 100,000 yen or more: Mandatory
    2) Selected by higher donation amount --> If the donation application amount is the same, it will be decided based on 3)
    3) Selected based on the required content of the "Thoughts on charity & Messages" entered at the time of application.
    Maximum entrants
    180
    Charity Ambassador
    Tomomi Nishimura
    About Programs
    Gold Ribbon Network (GRN) is a non-profit organization that supports pediatric cancer patients and their families. Patients and their families face not only the physical and emotional challenges of treatment, but often financial difficulties as well. In addition, about half of all pediatric cancer survivors suffer long-term health problems called "late effects" caused by the cancer itself and/or its treatment, and need support for the rest of their lives. Our goal is to realize a society in which children with cancer can live with comfort and security. Our activities 1. Hospital visit support 2. Scholarship 3. Hospitalization support for single parent families 4. Medical beanie gifts, etc.
  • Specified Nonprofit Corporation Kamonohashi project

    Building an ecosystem in India to prevent human trafficking

    Building an ecosystem in India to prevent human trafficking

    Specified Nonprofit Corporation Kamonohashi project

    • ジェンダー平等を実現しよう
    • 働きがいも経済成長も
    • 平和と公正をすべての人に
    Charity Runner application has closed on July 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Donations are still welcome till August 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Charity Runner Selection Criteria
    1) Donations per person is 100,000 yen or more: Mandatory
    2) Selected based on the drawing.
    Maximum entrants
    150
    About Programs
    Our Theory of Change (ToC) is that systemic changes in the criminal justice and rehabilitation systems will increase deterrence to the crime of human trafficking and access to justice by the survivors of human trafficking. We implement our ToC by connecting key stakeholders, fostering an environment of shared learning, funding transformative projects and empowering survivors.
  • Action against Child Exploitation (ACE)

    Protecting children from hazardous child labour, providing education, and helping families raise themselves out of poverty

    Protecting children from hazardous child labour, providing education, and helping families raise themselves out of poverty

    Action against Child Exploitation (ACE)

    • 貧困をなくそう
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • 働きがいも経済成長も
    • 平和と公正をすべての人に
    Charity Runner application has closed on July 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Donations are still welcome till August 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Charity Runner Selection Criteria
    1) Donations per person is 100,000 yen or more: Mandatory
    2) Selected by higher donation amount --> If the donation application amount is the same, it will be decided based on 3)
    3) Selected based on the required content of the ""Thoughts on charity & Messages"" entered at the time of application.
    Maximum entrants
    150
    Charity Ambassador
    Shogo Matsugaki Hideyuki Tanaka Piyush Gudka
    About Programs
    There are currently estimated to be 160 million children around the world who cannot receive an education and are in danger of serious injury and disease due to hazardous labour. ACE strives for a world without child labour and provides direct support to children and families who are engaged in child labour in India and Ghana. Donations from “Tokyo Marathon 2022” will be used to aid villages in India and Ghana in becoming child labour-free. Monies raised will be used specifically for school preparation and support, vocational training, support for improving household income, community awareness raising, etc.) in the project countries as well as for support, advocacy and research initiatives in Japan.
  • Public Interest Foundation Japan Cancer Society

    Operation of free cancer consultation service “Hotline” for cancer patients and their families

    Operation of free cancer consultation service “Hotline” for cancer patients and their families

    Public Interest Foundation Japan Cancer Society

    • 貧困をなくそう
    • 飢餓をゼロに
    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • ジェンダー平等を実現しよう
    • 働きがいも経済成長も
    • 産業と技術革新の基盤をつくろう
    • 人や国の不平等をなくそう
    • パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう
    Only accept donations and/or Charity Runner applications from those residing in Japan.
    About Programs
    We want to reduce the number of people suffering from cancer to zero.Three missions of Japan Cancer Society are to promote cancer prevention and cancer screenings,support cancer survivors and their families.and disseminate correct knowledge and raise awareness of cancer."
  • Japanese Para Sports Association

    Publicise and promote the understanding of para sports (Promote a radical transformation in public consciousness aimed at realising an inclusive society)

    Publicise and promote the understanding of para sports (Promote a radical transformation in public consciousness aimed at realising an inclusive society)

    Japanese Para Sports Association

    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    • ジェンダー平等を実現しよう
    • 人や国の不平等をなくそう
    • 住み続けられるまちづくりを
    • 平和と公正をすべての人に
    Only accept donations and/or Charity Runner applications from those residing in Japan.
    About Programs
    Turning the efforts to promote para sports into a vituous circle by popularising and disseminating them (broadening the base of the mountain) and enhancing competitive strength (rising the mountain height), we aim at achieving a vigorous, inclusive society where diversity is mutually respected (making trees flourish)."
  • Certified Nonprofit Organization Family House

    Providing residential facilities and care for children fighting critical illness and their families during medical treatments

    Providing residential facilities and care for children fighting critical illness and their families during medical treatments

    Certified Nonprofit Organization Family House

    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    Charity Runner application has closed on July 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Donations are still welcome till August 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Charity Runner Selection Criteria
    1) Donations per person is 100,000 yen or more: Mandatory
    2) Selected based on the required content of the "Thoughts on charity & Messages" entered at the time of application.
    Maximum entrants
    120
    About Programs
    Family House is the first organization in Japan to build resting houses for children with severe illnesses and their families. 31 years ago, Family House started its activities at the Department of Pediatric Oncology, National Cancer Center Central Hospital through the cooperation of mothers, doctors and nurses. As of today, we are working together with 70 organizations with 125 houses to support children and their families nationwide. Currently, we, Family House are operating 8 facilities with 15 rooms in Tokyo.
  • Plan International Japan

    Run for girls! Support girls' access to education and say “NO” to forced early marriage

    Run for girls! Support girls' access to education and say “NO” to forced early marriage

    Plan International Japan

    • 貧困をなくそう
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • ジェンダー平等を実現しよう
    Charity Runner application has closed on July 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Donations are still welcome till August 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Charity Runner Selection Criteria
    1) Donations per person is 100,000 yen or more: Mandatory
    2)We ask that all Charity Runners cooperate with our PR activities such as posting on our social networks and appearing in Plan International’s publications. (Specific requests will be made on an ad hoc basis.)
    3) We will select the runners based on "Thoughts / Messages for Charity" entered at the time of application.
    Maximum entrants
    120
    Charity Ambassador
    Akemi Masuda (Legendary former Olympian and female marathon runner, Adovisor of Plan International Japan)
    About Programs
    Girls in developing countries live in poverty while being deprived of access to education and health services because "they are girls," and are relegated to the lowest classes of society. Plan International will provide support through a multi-faceted approach so that girls can acquire the "strength to live." This will include developing educational environments that are friendly to girls in countries across Asia, Africa and Central and South America, as well as educational activities and advocacy to prevent early forced marriage and pregnancy, and to protect girls from customs and traditions that threaten their physical and mental health. Specifically, we will carry out activities that offer both tangibles, such as creating schools where girls can go with peace of mind, as well as intangibles like advocacy and training. We will also help to create environments where girls and women can continue to live with dignity even after our projects are completed.
  • Good Aging Yells

    Establishing Pride House Tokyo, Japan's first LGBTQ+ center, and supporting LGBTQ+ youth.

    Establishing Pride House Tokyo, Japan's first LGBTQ+ center, and supporting LGBTQ+ youth.

    Good Aging Yells

    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • ジェンダー平等を実現しよう
    • 人や国の不平等をなくそう
    Charity Runner application has closed on July 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Donations are still welcome till August 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Charity Runner Selection Criteria
    1) Donations per person is 100,000 yen or more: Mandatory
    2) Selected by higher donation amount --> If the donation application amount is the same, it will be decided based on 3)
    3) Selected based on the required content of the ""Thoughts on charity & Messages"" entered at the time of application.
    Maximum entrants
    120
    About Programs
    We aim to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues, while taking advantages of the opportunities available during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Currently, we have 8 teams to work on corporating programs for each theme with NPOs and individual activists, including Education/Diversity Messages, Culture/History/Archive, Wellness/Support, Athlete Messages, Celebration/Sports event/Volunteer, Creation of a safe space, Creation of mechanisms, and Legacy operation. We opened Japan’s first permanent LGBTQ+ center “Pride House Tokyo Legacy'' in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward on October 11.
  • Florence

    Solving social problems that prevent parents and children from smiling in order to build bright futures for children in Japan.

    Solving social problems that prevent parents and children from smiling in order to build bright futures for children in Japan.

    Florence

    • 貧困をなくそう
    • ジェンダー平等を実現しよう
    • 働きがいも経済成長も
    • 人や国の不平等をなくそう
    Charity Runner application has closed on July 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Donations are still welcome till August 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Charity Runner Selection Criteria
    1) Donations per person is 200,000 yen or more: Mandatory
    2) Selected by higher donation amount --> If the donation application amount is the same, it will be decided based on 3)
    3) Selected based on the required content of the "Thoughts on charity & Messages" entered at the time of application.
    Maximum entrants
    90
    Charity Ambassador
    Komazaki Hiroki
    About Programs
    Florence has been working to solve various social issues related to parents and children, such as child poverty, abuse, and solitary parenting, and has steadily produced results, including the spread of home-visit sick child care, the institutionalization of small-scale licensed day care centers, the expansion of childcare support for children with medical needs, and the nationwide spread of Kodomotakushoku, which delivers food and other items to households raising children. One in seven children in Japan is poor. One newborn baby in Japan dies every two weeks from abandonment or abuse. While medical advances have saved newborns weighing 500 grams, there is a lack of childcare care for children with medical needs. Florence has been developing to solve these social issues by offering new services and supports with donations as the source of funds. By giving support Tokyo Marathon 2023 Charity, we will bring smiles to even more parents and children.
  • Room to Read Japan

    Donations from the Tokyo Marathon can 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.

    Donations from the Tokyo Marathon can 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.

    Room to Read Japan

    • 貧困をなくそう
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • ジェンダー平等を実現しよう
    • 人や国の不平等をなくそう
    Charity Runner application has closed on July 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Donations are still welcome till August 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Charity Runner Selection Criteria
    1) Donations per person is 100,000 yen or more: Mandatory
    2) Selected by higher donation amount --> If the donation application amount is the same, it will be decided based on 3)
    3) Selected based on the required content of the "Thoughts on charity & Messages" entered at the time of application.
    Maximum entrants
    90
    About Programs
    Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality. We are achieving this goal by helping children in historically low income communities develop literacy skills and a habit of reading, and by supporting girls as they build skills to succeed in school and negotiate key life decisions. We collaborate with governments and other partner organizations to deliver positive outcomes for children at scale. Room to Read has benefited more than 32 million children and has worked in 21 countries and in more than 49,000 communities, providing additional support through remote solutions that facilitate learning beyond the classroom. Room to Read aims to benefit 40 million children by 2025. ​5,000 JPY can provide one year of reading instruction for a child.
  • Kokkyo naki Kodomotachi (Children without Borders)

    To provide educational opportunities to underprivalidged children in Cambodia, Philippines and Bangladesh.

    To provide educational opportunities to underprivalidged children in Cambodia, Philippines and Bangladesh.

    Kokkyo naki Kodomotachi (Children without Borders)

    • 貧困をなくそう
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • ジェンダー平等を実現しよう
    • 働きがいも経済成長も
    • 平和と公正をすべての人に
    Charity Runner application has closed on July 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Donations are still welcome till August 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Charity Runner Selection Criteria
    1) Donations per person is 100,000 yen or more: Mandatory
    2) Current KnK monthly and annual supporters, or prior KnK Charity runners
    3) Selected by higher donation amount(in case of equal donation amounts, earlier entry timing will have priority)
      ※An order of application will be assigned according to how early the application was completed, with respect to the time after the application opened for Japan residents (July 11, 10:00 a.m. JST) and non-residents (July 15, 10 a.m. JST), respectively.
    Maximum entrants
    90
    About Programs
    KnK was founded in Japan as a non-governmental humanitarian organization in 1997. As of 2021, we have operated in 15 countries and been involved in providing educational support to over 180,000 children. The number of street children worldwide have been said to be 100 to 150 million with reasons being extreme poverty, abuse, losing their broken homes, and various other reasons. Donations raised through Tokyo Marathon 2023 will be used for educational support to children in Cambodia, Philippines, and Bangladesh who would otherwise have a difficulty in escaping the recurring chain of poverty.
  • NPO Japan Marrow Donor Registry Promotion Conference

    Enlarging bone-marrow bank and gathering greater number of donors. Providing counseling and financial consultation services for leukemia patients.

    Enlarging bone-marrow bank and gathering greater number of donors. Providing counseling and financial consultation services for leukemia patients.

    NPO Japan Marrow Donor Registry Promotion Conference

    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    • パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう
    Only accept donations and/or Charity Runner applications from those residing in Japan.
    About Programs
    The bone marrow bank, which saves the lives of leukemia patients, is a mutual aid movement between citizens in the same way as blood donation. However, there is a shortage of bone marrow donor registrants, and this Conference is carrying out dissemination and awareness raising of the bone marrow bank, along with activities to promote donor registration. As an advanced private sector initiative, we are carrying out a subsidy support project for leukemia patients. However, it is difficult to secure sufficient funds and the subsidy amounts and target persons are limited. The Tokyo Marathon Charity donation will be used to enhance the patient support project. The donation project consists of opening activities and medical consultation activities for a medical lecture meeting to be carried out as a subsidy for "fertility preservation" costs of AYA (children and young people) patients, a treatment cost subsidy for economically impoverished patients, and as activities to disseminate correct medical information.
  • Save the Children Japan

    Donations from the Tokyo Marathon will be used to provide a range of support for children in Japan and abroad, including the provision of relief supplies, educational support and mental health care for children affected by conflicts and disasters.

    Donations from the Tokyo Marathon will be used to provide a range of support for children in Japan and abroad, including the provision of relief supplies, educational support and mental health care for children affected by conflicts and disasters.

    Save the Children Japan

    • 貧困をなくそう
    • 飢餓をゼロに
    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • ジェンダー平等を実現しよう
    • 安全な水とトイレを世界中に
    • 働きがいも経済成長も
    • 人や国の不平等をなくそう
    • 平和と公正をすべての人に
    Only accept donations and/or Charity Runner applications from those residing in Japan.
    About Programs
    Every child has the right to survival, protection, development and participation. We fight to make children’s rights a reality worldwide. For more than 100 years, we have been working with children. Save the Children is an international NGO that works to make children’s rights to survival, development, protection and participation a reality worldwide. It was established in the UK in 1919 and is currently at work in approximately 120 countries. The UN and the governments of many countries have a high regard for Save the Children as a pioneer of children's rights, and we have achieved breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Save the Children Japan was established in 1986. We are active in international programs in fields such as health and nutrition and education. When conflicts or natural disasters occur, we provide emergency and humanitarian responses. In Japan, we have actively addressed issues of child poverty and child abuse and have also conducted various programs in response to large-scale disasters such as the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Kumamoto Earthquake. Through these programs, we work to make children’s rights a reality.
  • Non-profit organization Association for the Art,Toy and Playing Activities/TOKYO TOY MUSEUM

    The Inclusive art museum in Shinjyuku

    The Inclusive art museum in Shinjyuku

    Non-profit organization Association for the Art,Toy and Playing Activities/TOKYO TOY MUSEUM

    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • 陸の豊かさも守ろう
    Charity Runner application has closed on July 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Donations are still welcome till August 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Charity Runner Selection Criteria
    1) Donations per person is 100,000 yen or more: Mandatory
    2) Selected by based on the content of the ""Thoughts on charity & Messages.""
    3) Priority is given to the one with the earliest donation application.
      ※An order of application will be assigned according to how early the application was completed, with respect to the time after the application opened for Japan residents (July 11, 10:00 a.m. JST) and non-residents (July 15, 10 a.m. JST), respectively.
    Maximum entrants
    90
    About Programs
    (1)Experiencing the charm of forests and Japanese craftsmanship for children .
    (2)Special exhibition on traditional culture .
    (3)Renovate the facility .
    (4)Volunteer training for the elderly.
    (5)Outreach activities for those who have difficulty visiting our museum.
    The Tokyo Toy Museum is creating a place where people from babies to the elderly can interact and laugh together through the power of art and play.
  • Tokyo Disaster Prevention & Emergency Medical Service Association

    Our businesses are dissemination of the importance of disaster prevention widely and relate to spread of emergency first aid.

    Our businesses are dissemination of the importance of disaster prevention widely and relate to spread of emergency first aid.

    Tokyo Disaster Prevention & Emergency Medical Service Association

    • 住み続けられるまちづくりを
    Only accept donations and/or Charity Runner applications from those residing in Japan.
    About Programs
    With the aim of realizing a society where people can live with peace of mind, the Company conducts (1) training courses to foster fire prevention managers and other persons involved in disaster prevention work, (2) operation of the Fire Museum and the Life Safety Learning Center to spread the concept of disaster prevention and improve disaster prevention behavior, (3) promotion of systems to prevent fires and reduce damage, (4) life saving courses to promote emergency first aid, (5) operation of emergency vehicles to meet emergency demand, and (6) other businesses related to disaster prevention and emergency services.
  • The Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Solaputi Kids' Camp

    Inviting children with serious illnesses and their families to a dream campsite with on-site medical care.

    Inviting children with serious illnesses and their families to a dream campsite with on-site medical care.

    The Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Solaputi Kids' Camp

    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう
    Charity Runner application has closed on July 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Donations are still welcome till August 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Charity Runner Selection Criteria
    1) Donations per person is 100,000 yen or more: Mandatory
    2) Selected by higher donation amount --> If the donation application amount is the same, it will be decided based on 3)
    3) Selected based on the required content of the "Thoughts on charity & Messages" entered at the time of application.
    Maximum entrants
    80
    Charity Ambassador
    Ryota Hosoya
    About Programs
    In Japan, about 200,000 children are facing serious illnesses such as pediatric cancer. Some of these children say that their dream is to "play outside" because they have few opportunities to do so during their long and painful struggling with their illnesses. The mission is to invite children with serious illnesses, and their families, to the Solaputi Kids’ Camp for nature-based outdoor experiences with on-site medical care for free. The children and their families can fully enjoy Hokkaido's bountiful nature without any concern for their illnesses. Our goal is that children in the grip of illnesses and their families feel relaxed and get the energy to carry on living by spending invaluable time in Solaputi Kids' Camp. The construction and operation of this campsite with medical care is supported by donations and volunteers.
  • CARE International Japan

    Now support women and girls who are facing difficulties in developing countries and conflict zones such as Ukraine

    Now support women and girls who are facing difficulties in developing countries and conflict zones such as Ukraine

    CARE International Japan

    • 貧困をなくそう
    • 飢餓をゼロに
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • ジェンダー平等を実現しよう
    • 安全な水とトイレを世界中に
    • 気候変動に具体的な対策を
    • 平和と公正をすべての人に
    • パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう
    Charity Runner application has closed on July 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Donations are still welcome till August 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Charity Runner Selection Criteria
    1) Donations per person is 100,000 yen or more: Mandatory
    2) Selected by higher donation amount --> If the donation application amount is the same, it will be decided based on 3)
    3) Selected based on the required content of the "Thoughts on charity & Messages" entered at the time of application.
    Maximum entrants
    75
    Charity Ambassador
    Saburo Takizawa(Toyo Eiwa Jogakuin University Professor Emeritus、CARE International Japan Vice Chairman)
    About Programs
    CARE International Japan has been striving to support developing countries in Asia, such as East Timor and Thailand, to solve social issues and achieve economic development. Additionally, it is currently working to provide humanitarian aid to the vulnerable people in Ukraine with the collaboration with International NGO “CARE”. Your thoughtful donation will help us to continue our mission of working around Asian developing countries affected by natural disasters and conflicts to save lives, and defeat poverty by providing women with equal opportunities to become independent and self-sufficient. We, CARE International Japan, will carefully spend this fund to raise awareness in Japan as well.
  • Teach For Japan

    To realize a world where all children can receive an excellent education

    To realize a world where all children can receive an excellent education

    Teach For Japan

    • 貧困をなくそう
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう
    Charity Runner application has closed on July 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Donations are still welcome till August 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Charity Runner Selection Criteria
    1) Donations per person is 100,000 yen or more: Mandatory
    2) Selected by higher donation amount --> If the donation application amount is the same, it will be decided based on 3)
    3) Selected based on the required content of the "Thoughts on charity & Messages" entered at the time of application.
    Maximum entrants
    70
    Charity Ambassador
    Saburo Takizawa
    About Programs
    The fellowship program operated by Teach For Japan started from 2013, and has delivered for 10 years. In 2021, the scope of the program has been extended to 42 cities, the number of fellows who were sent to school was 162, and the number of children involved was 21,998. On the other hand, education reform in Japan is currently undergoing a major turning point. As mentioned in the OECD report, unfortunately the overtime work hours of Japanese teachers and the development situation of ICT environment are the worst class in the world. We believe that the mission and potential needs that Teach For Japan should fulfill are very large.We believe that our efforts to produce "teachers" at school and to be involved in the core of public education will play a very important role in solving these issues.
  • Japan Environmental Education Forum

    Providing experience of nature activities and healing of nature to children/adults having various difficulties, problems and worries in their daily life.

    Providing experience of nature activities and healing of nature to children/adults having various difficulties, problems and worries in their daily life.

    Japan Environmental Education Forum

    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • 気候変動に具体的な対策を
    • 海の豊かさを守ろう
    • 陸の豊かさも守ろう
    Charity Runner application has closed on July 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Donations are still welcome till August 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Charity Runner Selection Criteria
    1) Donations per person is 100,000 yen or more: Mandatory
    2) Selected by higher donation amount --> If the donation application amount is the same, it will be decided based on 3)
    3) Selected based on the required content of the "Thoughts on charity & Messages" entered at the time of application.
    Maximum entrants
    55
    Charity Ambassador
    Shuichi Takizawa
    About Programs
    Amid the changes in society in recent years, such as declining birthrate, population aging, urbanization, working in double harness and an increase in single-parent households, there are fewer opportunities for children to grow up while accumulating various natural and social experiences on a daily basis in their community. In addition, there are growing number of adults who, due to various factors, spend the day not moving their body, having no contact with people, and not talking. With the aim of “environmental education that leaves no one behind”, we will turn our eyes towards not only healthy people, but also to those who have difficulties, problems or worries in carrying on their daily life or social life, and will provide nature experience programs and hands-on learning programs that excite people’s motivation to learn, so that they can grow with confidence in themselves, carve out their future with their own hands, and become the leaders of a better society. We would appreciate it if you would support our activities for environmental education that allow all of us to learn/grow from nature while interacting with nature.
  • Tokyo Development Foundation for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

    We prevent the global warming and succeed healthy forests to the next generation by developing a low-pollen forests.

    We prevent the global warming and succeed healthy forests to the next generation by developing a low-pollen forests.

    Tokyo Development Foundation for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    • 産業と技術革新の基盤をつくろう
    • 気候変動に具体的な対策を
    • 陸の豊かさも守ろう
    • パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう
    Only accept donations and/or Charity Runner applications from those residing in Japan.
    About Programs
    The planned forests of cedars and cypresses, which account for about 60% of the forests in the Tama area of Tokyo, have not been adequately cared for due to the prolonged slump in lumber prices and other factors, and the forest cycle of "logging - lumberuse - planting - maintenance" has stagnated in recent years. Many of the cedar and cypress forests have reached the end of their useful lives, but are not being utilization, which are the main cause of pollinosis. For this reason, we are working with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to promote "Low-Pollen Forests" to reduce the amount of cedar and cypress pollen by cutting down planned forests in Tama and planting low-pollen cedar and other trees under proper care and management.
  • NPO Sodateage Net

    Protecting children in poverty, those subject to bullying, eating alone, those with developmental disorders, or a troubled lifestyle.

    Protecting children in poverty, those subject to bullying, eating alone, those with developmental disorders, or a troubled lifestyle.

    NPO Sodateage Net

    • 貧困をなくそう
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • 働きがいも経済成長も
    • 産業と技術革新の基盤をつくろう
    Charity Runner application has closed on July 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Donations are still welcome till August 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
    Charity Runner Selection Criteria
    1) Donations per person is 100,000 yen or more: Mandatory
    2) Selected by higher donation amount --> If the donation application amount is the same, it will be decided based on 3)
    3) Selected based on the required content of the "Thoughts on charity & Messages" entered at the time of application.
    Maximum entrants
    45
    About Programs
    An increasing number of children are experiencing isolation from society due to stumbling blocks such as bullying and dropouts, developmental disabilities, and family disagreements. With the mission of "connecting young people and society" in response to this issue, we are developing a learning support program aimed at preventing school-age children from being isolated and on-site lessons at high schools. However, there are many cases in which children and families seeking support give up participating in the program due to financial concerns, and schools are unable to conduct on-site lessons due to financial difficulties. Once isolated, it is very difficult to have contact with society. Starting support while you belong to the school community is an effective way to avoid aggravation of the problem. Please support our activities.
  • Friends Without A Border Japan

    Run for children! Help build medical services rooted in Laos. Delivering compassionate care, cuddles and smiles.

    Run for children! Help build medical services rooted in Laos. Delivering compassionate care, cuddles and smiles.

    Friends Without A Border Japan

    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    Only accept donations and/or Charity Runner applications from those residing in Japan.
    Charity Ambassador
    Takenori Torimitsu
    About Programs
    Friends Without A Border Japan provides pediatric medical support to children in Laos, Cambodia, and other Asian countries. We opened Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) in Luang Prabang (Laos) in 2015, where we provide free medical care in a compassionate environment with the intent of establishing a locally sustainable hospital by and for the Lao people. LFHC’s guiding ethos is “Treat every patient as if they were your own child.” Many of our patients are children who require inpatient care. Receiving proper treatment can save their lives. Your generous donation will help us save as many lives as possible by providing essential care to those hospitalized children at LFHC in Laos.
  • Chance 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.

    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.

    Chance for Children,Inc.

    • 貧困をなくそう
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • 人や国の不平等をなくそう
    Only accept donations and/or Charity Runner applications from those residing in Japan.
    About Programs
    As a way to solve the issues in child poverty and educational disparities, Chance for Children provides underserved children with the Study Coupons that can be used for out-of-school education programs, such as tutoring, sports, art & craft, music, outdoor activities, and alternative schools in Japan. Brothers & Sisters, the college student volunteers who have gone through hours of training with professionals in social welfare, serve as mentors to help the children on how to use the coupons, as well as advise for their future path and daily learning as necessary.
  • AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL JAPAN

    Run for rights! We’re working for human rights all over the world through lobbying, campaign and education.

    Run for rights! We’re working for human rights all over the world through lobbying, campaign and education.

    AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL JAPAN

    • 貧困をなくそう
    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • ジェンダー平等を実現しよう
    • エネルギーをみんなにそしてクリーンに
    • 働きがいも経済成長も
    • 人や国の不平等をなくそう
    • つくる責任つかう責任
    • 気候変動に具体的な対策を
    • 平和と公正をすべての人に
    Only accept donations and/or Charity Runner applications from those residing in Japan.
    About Programs
    We investigate and expose the facts, whenever and wherever abuses happen. We lobby governments, and other powerful groups such as companies. Making sure they keep their promises and respect international law. By telling the powerful stories of the people we work with, we mobilize millions of supporters around the world to campaign for change and to stand in defence of activists on the frontline. We support people to claim their rights through education and training.
  • Children’s Cancer Association of Japan

    Financial Assistance to Parents

    Financial Assistance to Parents

    Children’s Cancer Association of Japan

    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    Only accept donations and /or Charity Runner applications from those residing in Japan.
    About Programs
    Children’s Cancer Association of Japan has been and is the only non-profit organization in Japan whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families and to raise awareness of this disease.
  • Japan 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.

    Providing medical, food, shelter, and other support to refugees who have fled to Japan, enabling them to have a secure life.

    Japan Association for Refugees(JAR)

    • 貧困をなくそう
    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    • 人や国の不平等をなくそう
    • 平和と公正をすべての人に
    Only accept donations and/or Charity Runner applications from those residing in Japan.
    About Programs
    Around the world, an increasing number of people are fleeing conflict and human rights abuses to become refugees. In 2020, that number reached 82.4 million. They have also fled to Japan, but refugee status is strictly limited and only 74 was recognized in 2021, and it takes more than four years on average to receive the results of an application for refugee status, and public support during that time is very limited. Since many refugees do not have any acquaintances or people they can depend on in Japan, they face hardship soon after their arrival, resulting in some of them becoming homeless. This project will be used to support people who have difficulties in accessing basic needs such as medical care, food, clothing, and shelter. In addition, we provide information on refugee applications and resources so that they will be protected and able to live safely in Japan.
  • NPO Kidsdoor

    We provide a free place-based study session where high school students and dropouts from poor families can study and eat with peace of mind.

    We provide a free place-based study session where high school students and dropouts from poor families can study and eat with peace of mind.

    NPO Kidsdoor

    • 貧困をなくそう
    • すべての人に健康と福祉を
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    Only accept donations and/or Charity Runner applications from those residing in Japan.
    About Programs
    I want to create a social system with fair opportunities even for children in difficult environments such as poverty, where the environment in which they were born and disasters cause inequality in their future dreams and hopes. Established an organization in 2007. If you give up going to school, it will be disadvantageous for employment, and as a result, the children will also have the problem of poverty. In order to break this negative chain, we run free study sessions and whereabouts in Tokyo and Tohoku (Sendai and Minamisanriku) from elementary school students to high school students who have low academic ability and do not have learning habits due to educational disparities. In particular, high school examination guidance has achieved a high school enrollment rate of 100% since its establishment.
  • Shapla Neer = Citizens’ Committee in Japan for Overseas Support

    Support for girls working as domestic workers in Bangladesh

    Support for girls working as domestic workers in Bangladesh

    Shapla Neer = Citizens’ Committee in Japan for Overseas Support

    • 貧困をなくそう
    • 質の良い教育をみんなに
    • 働きがいも経済成長も
    • 人や国の不平等をなくそう
    • 平和と公正をすべての人に
    • パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう
    Only accept donations and/or Charity Runner applications from those residing in Japan.
    About Programs
    Shapla Neer is a Japanese International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) established in 1972. It is an organization that is independent from any specific religion, political party, business, or organization. Problems we can see within society that arise from North/South issues, particularly solving issues related to poor people’s living conditions in South Asia, are what our work is aimed at, in South Asia and in Japan. We aspire to realize a world where all people can flourish in the rich potential of every human being. Our name, Shapla Neer, comes from our roots. In the language of Bangladesh, Bengal, Shapla Neer means “House of the Water Lilies”. “Shapla” is also the national flower of Bangladesh.