Here is an official press statement regarding the mass participation part of the upcoming Tokyo marathon, coming up in just two weeks:
New cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) have been confirmed within Japan.
We have been preparing for the Tokyo Marathon 2020 (Sunday, March 1) while implementing preventive safety measures, however, now that case of COVID-19 has been confirmed within Tokyo, we cannot continue to launch the event within the scale we originally anticipated and we regret to inform you the following:
The Tokyo Marathon 2020 will be held only for the marathon elites and the wheelchair elites.
For registered runners of Tokyo Marathon 2020 (semi-elite, general, charity, and 10km), please carefully read the following conditions and we sincerely request for your understanding.
We will allow all registered runners to defer their entry to the Tokyo Marathon 2021.
Runners who have deferred their entry to the Tokyo Marathon 2021 are required to pay the entry fees for the 2021 event.
Abiding to the Entry Regulation, the entry fee and the donations received for the Tokyo Marathon 2020 will not be refunded.
Runners who have purchased the Tokyo Marathon 2020 Signature T-shirt, the item will be shipped following the event.Please be aware that depending on further situations, the conditions may change.
Further information on the entry deferral to the Tokyo Marathon 2021 will be announced following April 1, 2020.