Tokyo Marathon:

By the Numbers

Tokyo Marathon finish line

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Tokyo Marathon 2019:

What Did It Take?

Aid Stations

18 total
including 5 food aid stations

Portable Toilets

Approx. 1,144
@ 74 locations

Water

Approx. 410,100 cups
*1 cup = 120 mL

Paper Cups

Approx. 1,063,900 cups

  • Bananas

    Approx. 36,000

  • Lunch Packs

    Approx. 39,450

stuffed sandwiches with no crust

  • Chocolate

    Approx. 17,920

  • Sports Drinks

    Approx. 337,300 cups (1 cup = 120mL)

  • Cream pan (bread)

    Approx. 16,000

  • Glucose Sugar Drops

    Approx. 28,500

  • Umeboshi (pickled plum)

    Approx. 25,0000

  • Gels and Jellies

    Approx. 81,920

  • Mikan (mandarin orange)

    Approx. 30,000

  • Salt Candies

    Approx. 12,300

  • Sweet Bean Jelly

    Approx. 12,000

Volunteers

12,923

AED

150

AED Bike Teams

24 Teams (48 staff total)

Emergency Vehicles

35 vehicles total

Medical Stations

25 stations total
throughout course

Baggage Trucks

38 trucks total
(~100 bags / truck)

Security Guards

6,000
(54 metal detectors)

Road Closures

Primary closures: Ginza area (5hrs 5min) | Shiba Takanawa area (6hrs 20 min) | Marunouchi area (6hrs 50 mins)

Medical Staff

70 Doctors | 109 Nurses | 155 Trainers | 50 Run Doctors | 450 Other (volunteers, etc.)

Tokyo Marathon 2019:

Finisher Overview

Overall

Categories Participants Finishers Finisher Rate
Men

Women

Wheelchair (Men)

Wheelchair (Women)

Total

28,664

8,905

26

9

37,604

27,238

8,202

15

5

35,460

95%

92.1%

57.7%

55.6%

94.3%

By Finish Time

Finish Time Finishers Men Women %
2:59:59

3:00:00 - 3:59:59

4:00:00 - 4:59:59

5:00:00 - 5:59:59

6:00:00 - 7:00:00

Total

1,656

7,909

10,334

9,603

5,958

35,460

1,555

6,672

8,109

6,871

4,046

27,253

101

1,237

2,225

2,732

1,912

8,207

4.7%

22.3%

29.1%

27.1%

16.8%

100%

Foreign Participants

Categories Participants Finishers Finisher Rate
Men

Women

Wheelchair (Men)

Wheelchair (Women)

Total

5,231

2,650

8

7

7,896

5,058

2,505

6

4

7,573

96.7%

94.5%

75.0%

57.1%

95.9%

Semi-Elite

Categories Participants Finishers Finisher Rate
Men (Japan)

Women (Japan)

Men (Overseas)

Women (Overseas)

Total

768

415

138

140

1,461

731

405

132

138

1,406

95.2%

97.6%

95.7%

98.6%

96.2%

Finishers by Prefecture

Rank Prefecture Finishers
1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Tokyo

Overseas

Kanagawa

Saitama

Chiba

Aichi

Osaka

Ibaraki

Hyogo

Hokkaido

10,387

7,431

3,411

2,681

2,460

913

801

570

500

460

japan prefectures

Oldest Runners

Participants By Age

Japan

(Tokyo)

89 years old

Overseas

(US)

83 years old

Japan

(Tokyo)

83 years old

Overseas

(Denmark)

79 years old

  • Age 10-19

    0.1%

  • Age 20-29

    8.4%

  • Age 30-39

    22.4%

  • Age 40-49

    33.3%

  • Age 50-59

    26.3%

  • Age 60-69

    8%

  • Age 70-79

    1.3%

  • Age 80-89

    0.1%

Tokyo Marathon: Over the Years

Applicants

* Marathon and 10KM slots available vary each year
* 10KM applicants: 2007: 17,523 | 2008: 25,950 | 2009: 35,603 | 2010: 39,307 | 2011: 40,768 | 2012: 1,164 | 2013: 1,058 | 2014: 944 | 2015: 909 | 2016: 1,014 | 2017: 1,244 | 2018: 1,017 | 2019: 940
* Marathon applicants: 2007: 77,521 | 2008: 130,062 | 2009: 226,378 | 2010: 272, 134 | 2011: 294, 469 | 2012: 282,824 | 2013: 303,450 | 2014: 302,442 | 2015: 304,825 | 2016: 308,810 | 2017: 321,459 | 2018: 319,777 | 2019: 330,271

Marathon Applicants

10KM Applicants

Total Applicants

Finishers

Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Starters (International Starters)

Finishers

Finisher Ratio (%)

Male Finisher %

Female Finisher %

26,058 (1,030)

25,102

96.3%

77.7%

22.3%

27,386 (1,719)

26,665

97.4%

77.8%

22.2%

30,164 (2,338)

29,128

96.6%

78.3%

21.7%

32,080 (2,248)

30,182

94.1%

78.9%

21.1%

33,353 (2,502)

32,415

97.2%

76.1%

23.9%

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
35,954 (2,613)

34,678

96.5%

78.9%

21.1%

36,228 (2,972)

34,819

96.1%

79.9%

20.1%

35,556 (5,057)

34,126

96%

79.7%

20.3%

35,310 (5,305)

34,049

96.4%

78.8%

21.2%

36,173 (6,443)

34,697

95.9%

78.1%

21.9%

35,378 (6,241)

33,974

96%

77.3%

22.7%

35,911 (6,385)

34,542

96.2%

77.1%

22.9%

Tokyo Marathon 2019: Weather Overview

spectators in rain at Tokyo marathon

Weather at Start

Forecast: Rain
Temperature: 5.7°C (42.3°F)
Humidity: 57.1%

Weather at Finish

  • 10:30AM
  • 10:50AM
  • 11:15AM
  • 11:30AM
  • 4:10PM

Forecast: Rain
Temperature: 4.7°C (40.5°F)
Humidity: 94%

Forecast: Rain
Temperature: 4.8°C (40.6°F)
Humidity: 94%

Forecast: Rain
Temperature: 4.9°C (40.8°F)
Humidity: 93%

Forecast: Rain
Temperature: 5.4°C (41.7°F)
Humidity: 93%

Forecast: Rain
Temperature: 6.5°C (43.7°F)
Humidity: 95%

Tokyo Marathon 2020: Entries

  • General

    293,275 entries (26,370 field size) = 11.1% chance

  • ONE TOKYO Premium Member

    24,487 entries (3,000 field size)

  • Tokyo Resident

    32,758 (1,000 field size)

*The Tokyo resident entrant that was not selected through “ONE TOKYO Premium Member Entry” was automatically transferred to “Tokyo Resident Entry”.
*The selection of the lottery drawing for marathon is based on field size of 37,500 subtracting the number of ONE TOKYO Premium Member Entry, Tokyo Resident Entry, elite athletes, RUN as ONE – Tokyo Marathon 2020, and Charity Runner.
– Those entrants who were not selected through “ONE TOKYO Premium Member Entry” and “Tokyo Resident Entry” were automatically transferred to the General Entry.
– The Semi-Elite (Overseas) entrants that were not selected through “RUN as ONE – Tokyo Marathon 2020 Entry” were automatically transferred to the General Entry.
– The applications for the elite athletes [Marathon: 100, Wheelchair Marathon: 30] will commence in early December.

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