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 1,250 km (7 to 12 legs per day) 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 Athletics Association
Organizations Providing Support
Aomori Prefectural Govemment, Aomori Prefecture Board of Education, Aomori Sports Association, Aomori Athletics Association
Iwate Prefecture, Iwate Prefectural Board of Education, Iwate Sports Association, General Incorporated Foundation Association of Iwate Track and Field
Miyagi Prefectural Government, Miyagi Prefecture Board of Education Secretariat, MIYAGI Amateur Sports Association, General Foundation Miyagi Athletics Association
Fukushima Prefecture, 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 Govemment, 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, Japan 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
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.
Municipalities along the event course (73 local governments)
Japan Cycling Association
Aomoriken Cycling Association, Fukushimaken Cycling Association, Ibarakiken Cycling Association
Japan Airlines CO., Ltd
ASICS Corporation, KNT-CTHoldings Co., Ltd. ,Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Period in Which Participants Recruited
Friday, April 28 - Wednesday, May 31
About 1,300 (about 1,200 runners and about 100 cyclists)