Since 2011, Tokyo Marathon has raised over 2 billion JPY in donations through its charity program. These funds are donated to various recipient programs. In next year’s Tokyo Marathon 2019, the total number of charity entry places remains at 4,000 slots. Out of the 4,000 slots, 300 will be allocated to Active Charity Recipient Programs.
What is Active Charity?
Unlike Charity Runner program where each runner is required to raise at least 100,000 yen for Tokyo Marathon, Active Charity is a program where the recipient programs promote and raise funds on their own with those 300 secured slots.
Active Charity was first implemented in 2018 as a trial program where only 100 slots were reserved for recipient programs. The program will be officially launched in Tokyo Marathon 2019.
Active Charity Recipient Programs
Tokyo Marathon aims to raise donations by providing donors with an even wider selection of charities. The number of recipient programs will increase from 15 programs in 2018 to 22 programs next year. Below is the list of 22 recipient programs for Tokyo Marathon 2019.
|S/N||Charitable Activities||Recipient Programs|
|1||Creation of Sports Legacy ～Proposition of Sports in LifeStyle||Tokyo Marathon Sports Legacy Program|
|2||Organizing “Kid’s Athletics x Tokyo Marathon Style” sports activities for children in the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.||Tokyo Marathon Sports Legacy Program|
|3||Education work for areas stricken by Great East Japan Earthquake. (Iwate learning desire fund, The Great East Japan Earthquake Miyagi Children’s Fostering Fundraising, The Great East Japan Earthquake Fukushima Children’s Fostering Fundraising)||Tokyo Marathon Sports Legacy Program|
|4||Management and the construction of Ronald McDonald House residential facilities for children with intractable diseases and their families||Ronald McDonald House Charities Japan|
|5||Providing and promoting sports activities for intellectually disabled people||Special Olympics Nippon Foundation|
|6||Installing shelters to save the lives of refugees forced to leave their homes due to conflicts||Japan for UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)|
|7||For the creation of vigorous, coexistent society ~Promotion and expansion of sports & Enhancement of competitive strength~||Japanese Para-Sports Association|
|8||Inviting children dealing with intractable diseases and their parents to a dream campsite equipped with medical care facilities||Solaputi Kids’ Camp|
|9||Providing residential facilities and care for children fighting critical illness and their families during medical treatments||Family House|
|10||Protecting children in poverty, those subject to bullying, eating alone, those with developmental disorders, or a troubled lifestyle.||Sodateage Net|
|11||Realizing a safe society by learning the knowledge and skills required in emergencies||Tokyo Disaster Prevention & Emergency
Medical Service Association
|12||This program dispatches young teachers with leadership skills and passion to public schools struggling with educational inequity.||Teach For Japan|
|13||Katariba provides children suffering from poverty or inequality with equal educational opportunities and safe spaces, cultivating their desire to take on new challenges.||Katariba|
|14||Through creating a low-pollen forest, we can pass on healthy forests to the next generation||Tokyo Development Foundation for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries|
|15||Leave no one behind! Save lives of children & mothers living in slum！||Plan International Japan|
|16||Promoting and popularizing sports for people living in Tokyo||Tokyo Sport Benefits Corporation|
|17||Providing daycare service for every disable children in Tokyo’s 23 wards||NPO Florence|
|18||For a world without child sex trafficking and sexual exploitation ～Systemic change and empowerment of survivors of human trafficking in India～||Kamonohashi Project|
|19||Active learning-based classroom program for junior high school students and students in the upper grades of elementary school, conveying collective ideals and actions||Doctors Without Borders Japan|
|20||Renovating TOKYO TOY MUSEUM galleries and opening the Mt. Fuji TOY MUSEUM||Association for the Arts, Toy and Playing Activities / TOKYO TOY MUSEUM|
|21||Dog rescue project – adoption, training of search and rescue dogs, and therapy dogs||Peace Winds Japan|
|22||Providing direct support to children, young people, and families in India, Ghana, and Japan to prevent and eliminate child labor||Action against Child Exploitation|
Application schedule (Provisional)
Application of charity runners and donations will be opened at the beginning of July 2018. Charity runner applications will be closed by end of July 2018; meanwhile, Active Charity runner applications will be closed by end of August 2018.
If you wish to donate any amount, you can submit an application for donations from 1 July 2018 until 31 March 2019.
Donations raised in the past
|Year||# of donations||Capacity||Total Donation|
Total donation: 2,093,244,765 JPY. The Tokyo Marathon 2019 will be held on 3 March, 2019.