2020.02.03We're now looking for volunteers to help with the event
2020.01.17Entry procedures are open
2020.01.14Entry procedures open January 17th from 12:00
2020.01.14Press release distributed
2019.12.27Decision to host second Rainbow Marathon
Sport is all about the joy and excitement of
exercise, making friends and just being healthy.
You don’t need anything special to enjoy sports.
And here at least we don’t discriminate by gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or sexual expression.
Let’s all make this a sports event where
everyone can be themselves,
and understand and respect each other.
|Event||Tokyo Rainbow Marathon 2020|
|Concept||Tokyo Rainbow Marathon aims to become the role model for all future diverse and citizen-led sporting events. We held our first run on Saturday March 2, 2019 at the Showa Memorial Park in Tachikawa, Tokyo, attended by approximately 600 people. For this second Tokyo Rainbow Marathon, we are making the event bigger and have moved the location close to the new Olympic Stadium in Meiji Jingu Gaien. There will be competitive half-marathons, 10K and 5K runs, as well as 2K fun runs 1.5K family events, and relay runs that can be run together as a group. There will be individual changing rooms and toilets for members of the LGBTQ community who wish to use them as well as men and women’s changing rooms and toilets. Part of the participation fee will go to support the NPO Pride House Tokyo We hope we can all get a step closer to a society where everyone can share in the enjoyment and pleasure of sports. enjoy and take pleasure from sports.|
|Date||Sunday April 5, 2020|
|Location||Course around Meiji Jingu Gaien Facilities|
（Closest station: JR Chuo Line: Shinanomachi Station, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
|Organizer||Tokyo Rainbow Marathon Executive Committee|
|Co-Organizer||Pride House Tokyo|
|Nominal Support (TBC)||Shinjuku-ku, Shibuya-ku, Minato-ku|
|Planning and run management||SPORTSONE Co. Ltd.|
Donations options for Pride House Tokyo
・Timed races with certificate of completion：Half、10km、5km
・No time set and no certificate of completion：2km
・Overall ranking records
・Every 1km will be clearly marked
・Cloak and changing rooms and water stations provided
・T-Shirts to all participants
・Half, 10K – 16 years and above
・5km – Middle School age (7th -9th grade) and above
・2km - Elementary school age (1st – 6th grade) and above
・3 x 500 meter course
※You can complete the run at 1 x 500m or the 1K point too
・Cloak and changing room, and water stations available
・T-shirts to all participants
・1 group of 2 people：¥4,000
・1 group of 3 people：¥5,500
・1 group of 4 people：¥7,000
・Groups have to comprise of at least one adult (20 years old and above) and children (Elementary school 1st to 6th grade age and below) of a total of 2 to 4 people.
※The adult does not need to be the child’s parent or legal guardian.
Each team can decide how many laps each member runs
・Timed race with a certificate of completion upon completion
・Overall ranking to be published
・Cloak and changing rooms available as well as water stations
・T-Shirts to all participants
¥3,500 per person (teams of 2-10 people)
・Elementary school (1st-6th grade) age and above
・Each team has to include at least one adult (20 years old and above)
For people who can not participate on the day of the Tokyo Rainbow Marathon but wish to support the mission and activities of the Pride House Tokyo, we have created a charity option called the Supporter's Entry.
¥500 /¥1,000 /¥2,000 /¥5,000 /¥10,000 /¥30,000 /¥50,000
|08:00 AM||Entry for morning races(Half, 10km, 5km, 2km, Family run)|
|09:10 AM||Opening ceremony for the morning races (Half, 10km, 5km, 2km, Family run)|
|09:30 AM||Family run (1.5km) start|
|09:55 AM||10km・5km start|
|10:00 AM||Half marathon start|
|11:00 AM||5km・10km awards ceremony|
|11:30 AM||Entry for afternoon races（Relay marathon）|
|11:45 AM||Half marathon awards ceremony|
|12:30 PM||2km start|
|13:00 PM||pening ceremony for atternoon race (Relay marathon)|
|13:30 PM||Half relay marathon start|
|15:20 PM||Half relay marathon awards ceremony|
|17:00 PM||Events end|
1 lap 500 m course in red:
Family run 3 laps
lap 2K course in blue:
2K race: 1 lap
5K race: 3 laps (1st lap 1K)
10K race: 5 laps
1 lap 2.11K course in yellow:
Half-marathon: 10 laps
Please choose the color of your T-shirt upon application. It will not be the same design as in 2019.
■ 1K distances will be visibly designated
■Water stations with sports drinks
■Certificates of completion
■Free cloak rooms
■No cut off times for any runners
■IC chip tags for proper timings
Red：1h30m (04’16” approx./km pace)
Orange：1h45m (05’00” approx./ km pace)
Yellow：2h00m (5’40” approx./km pace)
Green：2h15m (6’25” approx./km pace)
Blue ：2h30m (7’07” approx./km pace)
Purple：2h45m (7’50” approx./km pace)
※Pace makers are available only for the half-marathon race
There will be individual changing rooms and toilets for LGBTQ people who so wish to use them
Easy access within central Tokyo and relatively easy & flat course for fast time record holders
Novice runners who wish to complete this race will be relieved to hear that there are no cut off times
※Exception will be made at the discretion of the organizers with regards to people who walk at the start of the race or cannot run at one point due to injuries.
-“Pride House Tokyo” Consortium head/ Non-profit organization Good Ageing Yells Representative.
We are aiming to create a new kind of event where we walk, run and move our bodies together – each one of us overcoming our many differences to support young LGBTQ and other sexual minorities.
With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics just ahead of us, together let’s help make Pride House Tokyo our legacy to the next generation.
- Joint representative of Non-profit Organization Tokyo Rainbow Pride & former women’s fencing Japan national team athlete
Congratulations on the occasion of the Tokyo Rainbow Marathon. I will be running with all of you soon, despite my worried that I will be able to run even the 5K these days (lol). See you at the venue.
- Non-Profit GEWEL Director/Former professional soccer player
Let make this event one filled with smiles as we overcome our differences through sports. May we run together to make this the first step in changing the sports culture into one where everyone feels safe being themselves.
– Sports & Life Promotion Foundation Director
Ever since there’s been this interest in the LGBTQ community in society, I had been wanting to do a sporting event that raises awareness of minorities such as the LGBTQ and the physically handicapped. When I met Fumino Sugiyama, Gon Matsunaka and Maki Muraki for the first time, everything fell in place. They too were looking to do a sporting event around the time of the Tokyo Olympics. Nevertheless this run event is also a very well organized one, and I urge all to participate even for just that reason.
We are looking for people who share our belief in the core values of this event and who like volunteering at sporting events, and want to give back to society through sports. Perhaps you just want to cheer on the runners. Or maybe you want to volunteer as part of your school’s activities. Maybe even be part of organizing a large event. Or just cheer on a friend who has joined the run. We are open to all volunteers.