About SPORTS LEGACY PROGRAM

Expectations for and interest in the power of sports has been on the rise since the decision to hold the 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. A great deal of attention has been drawn to ensuring that these Games are not merely a sporting event, but have a lasting and positive impact on society.

Against this backdrop, the Tokyo Marathon Foundation launched the Sports Legacy Program, using the platform of sports, unfettered by the boundaries between competitive sports and recreational sports, to pass on a legacy of a brighter future for Tokyo and Japan in the 21st century.

The goal of this project is to promote the understanding of the true value of sports by providing opportunities to discuss the nature of sports and what sports can provide to future generations and then to put the answers into practice, realizing a society in which people can enjoy new lifestyles centered on sports.

4 keys concepts

The Sports Legacy Program engaged activities aligned with the four keywords and key concepts of “Sports Dream (Enhancement and Education),” “Sports Foundation (Facilities),” “Sports Expansion (Public Awareness),” and “The Power of Sports (Contributing to Society).”
* The Tokyo Marathon 2021 Charity will collect donations under “Sports Legacy Program 2” for educational projects for residents of areas hit hard by the Great East Japan Earthquake, and will do the same under “Sports Legacy Program 1” for all other charities.

Training of athletes, fostering of junior athletes and career support

The programs will help provide support for sports workshops, training, and development training for instructors, with the aims of promoting sports, and nurturing and strengthening athletes.

Projects planned for FY2020

・Diamond Athlete Program

・Corporate Marathon Challenge Program

Improvement and maintenance of sports facilities and related environments

The programs will help provide improvement and maintenance of sports facilities and related environments for spread all sports including running.

Projects planned for FY2020

・Running Course Maintenance

Support of sporting events and its public awareness promotion

The programs will assist with activities for promoting lifelong sports participation, such as activities for promoting health tailored to individual life stages through the enjoyment of sports and health management.

Projects planned for FY2020

・Kids Wellness Project

・Para Athletics Challenge Support

・Disabled Sports Promotion Project

・Runner Support Program

Efforts to help solve social issues through sporting events

Sports have the power to provide children and adults facing adversity with courage, hope, and dreams. These programs support efforts to tackle social problems through activities such as sporting events, helping foster the creation of an environment that provides Japan with even greater vigor.

Projects planned for FY2020

・Educational Project within the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake

Steering Committee

Chairperson Tadaaki HAYANO
      Tokyo Marathon Race Director / CSO

Member  Dai TAMESUE
      Olympian

Member  Ryo HIRANO
      Senior Manager, High Performance Team High Performance & Development Department

Member  Shunjirou SHIMIZU
      TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT Director,
      Coordination Section Sports Promotion Division Bureau of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and
      Paralympic Games Preparation

Chairperson

Tadaaki HAYANO

We will tackle the Tokyo Marathon’s mission of creating and passing on a sports legacy, based on the passions of those brought together by the Tokyo Marathon Charity and led by the concept of “everyone working together to create and pass on sport’s legacy.”
We aim for “Innovation & Inclusion,” creating innovative activities that anyone can participate in, befitting of the Tokyo Marathon. I hope everyone supports the Tokyo Marathon Sports Legacy Program, so that we can experience our lives becoming even fuller and more joyous.

Member

Dai TAMESUE

Through this program, I am confident that we will help Japanese athletes develop as people, using their wisdom to play leadership roles, not only in sports but in international society as well, after leaving their positions as athletes. I believe that our most important legacy will be the development of future sports leaders with a global impact.

Charity Accomplishments

Below are figures on the number and amounts of donations collected from donors via the Tokyo Marathon Charity.

Tokyo Marathon Foundation Sports Legacy Program

The realization and continuation of societies where people can enjoy new lifestyles centered on sports

FY 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Donations 304 291 274 412 415 169*¹ 415 169
Amount(JPY)
\20,435,059
\29,710,312
\30,237,470
\41,823,708
\58,137,406
\14,018,000
\58,137,406 \14,018,000*¹

Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Support Program Disaster-stricken area educational project

To be divided between the IWATE Learning Hope Fund, the Great East Japan Earthquake Miyagi Children’s Fund, and the Great East Japan Earthquake Fukushima Children’s Fund

FY 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Donations 750 1,222 694 680 300 454 301
Amount(JPY)
\6,500,000*²
\93,505,634*²
\75,192,098*²
\104,136,112
\62,634,200
\50,941,000
\22,131,000
\41,160,000
\29,542,000

* In FY2019, donations for the “Kids Athletics x Tohoku Caravan” was divided to other programs.
* The donated amounts for the 2011 edition (FY2011), the 2012 edition (FY2012), and the 2013 edition (FY2013) include usage for purposes other than educational projects for the three disaster-stricken prefectures.

FY2020 (JPY)
1 874 \95,290,006
2
202
\15,184,118
Sub
total
1,076
\110,474,124
Total
7,342
\790,578,123
FY2020 (JPY)
 
1
2
Subtotal
Total
Donations 874 202 1,076 7,342
Amount(JPY)
\95,290,006
\15,184,118
\110,474,124
\790,578,123