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The 78th Annual Imperial Palace City marathon -Supported by Glico Power Production-

29 Apr 2017(Sat)
Application period:
10 Nov 2016(Thu) - 16 Apr 2017(Sun)
Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, Imperial Palace (Near Sakuradamon entrance)
  • RUN
  • 20km
  • 10km
  • 5km
  • 20km Relay

- This seasonal event is a prime opportunity to see the Imperial Palace amongst fresh greenery.
- The 5km distance option can be walked.

This running event allows you to see the Imperial Palace at its finest in the early spring with fresh greenery. The start and end point is at the Sakuradamon Gate (at the southern end of the Imperial Palace). One loop of the Palace is 5km. Race distance options are 5km (1 lap), 10km (2 laps), 20km (4 laps), and a 4-person relay (4 laps). There are no changing rooms or luggage and valuables storage facilities, so please use the nearby running stations in the area.

The Tokyo Imperial Palace loop is one of the city's most popular and central jogging course. The sidewalk is used by many runners and walkers day and night. The course in itself is a popular tourist attraction taking in sights such as government offices, art museums, European architecture, and, of course, the Imperial Palace and gardens.

In late April, the Imperial Palace is particularly popular with many tourists and visitors who come to see the cherryblossoms in full bloom and the lust greenery. We also recommend talking a walk through the attached parks and gardens.


Category Start time Registration Fee
(and period)
20㎞ fun run: Male (18 years and older)
20km funラン:男子(18歳以上)
13:20 3,780JPY Open
20㎞ fun run:Female (18 years and older)
20km funラン:女子(18歳以上)
13:20 3,780JPY Open
10㎞ fun run:Male (18 years and older)
10km funラン:男子(18歳以上)
13:25 3,240JPY Open
10㎞ fun run:Female (18 years and older)
10km funラン:女子(18歳以上)
13:25 3,240JPY Open
5㎞ fun run:Male (18 years and older)※walking ok
5km funラン:男子(18歳以上)※ウォーク参加可
13:30 2,700JPY Open
5㎞ fun run:Female (18 years and older)※walking ok
5km funラン:女子(18歳以上)※ウォーク参加可
13:30 2,700JPY Open
20km Relay (4 people per team / 5km x 4 / 18years or older)

- Team leader to register on behalf of team
- After selecting the event, please enter the necessary details required for each relay member
- It is not necessary for relay members to become a member of Sports Entry - Entry fee price is per team
13:20 10,800JPY Open
Start and finish point Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, Imperial Palace (Near Sakuradamon entrance)
Website ※Japanese
Registration desk (on the day) Near Sakuradamon 12:30-13:00
Opening ceremony 13:00
Please gather at the starting point 5 minutes prior to the race start time.
Water station 1 water station
(It will be provided to the extent allowed by the Imperial Palace)
We recommend that you bring your own drink, PET bottle etc
Time limit / Cut-off points [20km Relay] 2 hours
[20km] 2.5 hours
[10km] 1.5 hours
[5km] 50 minuets
Distance markers 4 places (1km, 2km, 3km, 4km)
Awards [20km・10km・5km] Male and Female 1st - 3rd place getters
[20km Relay] 1st - 3rd place getters
If the award ceremony is cancelled due to bad weather, we will post out to the relevant recipients at a later date.
Participant race goods yes
If the race is cancelled or in case of urgent updates regarding the race Details will be posted on the race website by 9am
Emergency number 070-6522-2888 (on event day 9:00am to 5:00pm)
Valuable items/property storage There are no changing rooms or luggage storage.
Please use nearby running station facilities instead.
You are responsible for valuables and personal belongings.
Please understand that the race organization committee does not accept any responsibilities for lost items or belongings.
The setting up of tents and tarps (grounds sheets) is prohibited in the vicinity of the Sakuradamon race start area.
Race capacity 400 people
(registration deadline will cut-off earlier if race capacity is reached)
[Details for the 20km Relay] Each person is to run one lap before the next relay member can start. Please proceed to the designated relay ribbon-passing (baton passing) area. You cannot pass the relay ribbon to the next member mid-course outside of the designated area.
Transport information (Train) Sakuradamon station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho subway line)
Participant notification form Participant notification/confirmation form and race details will be sent by e-mail 1 week before the event.
Please confirm your email setting to be able to receive from organizer. (Please check spam box)
Number card (race number bibs) will be distributed on the day before and day of the race.
Any queries should be directed to the race committee Yoyogi FUN Run Administrative office
TEL 044-271-6100 (Available weekdays 9:00am to 5:00pm)
website: ※Japanese

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