This is to be a running and cycling relay event throughout the areas afflicted by the Great East Japan Earthquake, from Aomori to Tokyo. By holding the event and disseminating information about the recovery initiatives underway, we hope to keep the Great East Japan Earthquake from being forgotten as well as to connect the ties that bond the afflicted areas with the rest of Japan.
Run for Tohoku, Run for Tomorrow.
Outline of the Event
A relay format for runners and cyclists that covers a total distance of about 1,300 km and spans Aomori prefecture,Iwate prefecture, Miyagi prefecture, Fukushima prefecture, Ibaraki prefecture, Chiba prefecture, and Tokyo metropolis prefecture.
Main Organizers and Co-organizers
【Main Organizers】 Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Sport Benefits Corporation
【Co-organizers】 Tokyo Sports Association, Tokyo Athletic Association
Organizations Providing Support
Aomori Prefectural Government, Aomori Prefectural Board of Education, Aomori Sports Association, Aomori Athletics Association Iwate Prefectural Government, Iwate Prefectural Board of Education, Iwate Sports Association, General Incorporated Foundation Association of Iwate Track and Field Miyagi Prefectural Government, Miyagi Prefectural Board of Education Secretariat, Miyagi Sports Association, General Foundation Miyagi Athletics Association Fukushima Prefectural Government, Fukushima Prefectural Board of Education, Fukushima Amateur Sports Association, Fukushima Amateur Athletics Association Ibaraki Prefectural Government, Ibaraki Prefectural Board of Education, Ibaraki Amateur Sports Association, Ibaraki Athletics Association Chiba Prefectural Government, Chiba Prefectural Board of Education, Chiba Amateur Sports Association, Chiba Athletics Association Reconstruction Agency, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan Tourism Agency, Japan Sports Agency Japanese Olympic Committee Japanese Para-Sports Association, Japanese Paralympic Committee Tokyo Metropolitan Sports Association for the Disabled Japan Sports Association Japan Association of Athletics Federations Tokyo Marathon Foundation The YOMIURI SHIMBUN, The Asahi Shimbun, Nikkei Inc., THE MAINICHI NEWSPAPERS, SAN KEI SHIMBUN CO.,LTD. The To-o Nippo Press Co., Ltd., The Daily Tohoku Shimbun Co., Ltd., Iwate Nippo Co., Ltd., Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Co., Fukushima-Minpo Co., Ltd., The Fukushima Minyu Shimbun, The Ibaraki Shimbun Co., Ltd., Chiba Nippo Co., Ltd.
Organizations Providing Assistance
79 municipalities along the event course (including the number of wards for Tokyo) Japan Cycling Association Aomoriken Cycling Association, Fukushimaken Cycling Association, Ibarakiken Cycling Association
Period in Which Participants Recruited
April 26 (Thu) ～ May 31 (Thu), 2018
About 1,300 people（about 1,200 runners and 100 cyclists）