Running in Tokyo/Japan - Marathon/Clubs/Track Races


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Training Advice

In Japan, we have a professional coach, Masako Konishi.

Our member Owain Lewees:
Owain Lewees
Is a very experienced runner, if you need training advice, please contact him per message on this site or on:

Outstanding Performances by our Members


Berkut, Nataliya: 5000m - 14:59 (national record)

Saito, Masako: 3000m - 8:58 (national record for university students)


Rono, Henry:

3000m - 7:32 (world record)

5000m - 13:06 (world record)

10000m - 27:22 (world record)

3000m steeple chase - 8:05 (world record)



新しいホームページ New Japanese Website

As we are shifting our Japanese website to a different location, this website will - step by step - revert to its original function as an English language web community focussed on Japan.


English portal site for applications:

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Corona Training

In times of social distancing, most of us can still run, but we will not be able to meet out friends on the track or in the forest, so it is a time for individualized training schedule. RUNNINGINTOKYO offers free running schedules designed to your individual needs, just tell us your 10k target time and we will get back to you with a 10-day program that you can do by yourself, and you can be assured to run a better time when this nightmare is over and running events start again!



Posted by juergen wittstock on April 3, 2020 at 11:26am

Virtual Run this weekend to support Australian bushfire relief efforts 今度の週末:オーストラリア山火事救済活動「Relief Run 2020」21.1km / 5km バーチャルラン

オーストラリア山火事救済活動「Relief Run 2020」21.1km / 5km バーチャルラン




Between Friday 17 and Sunday 19 January, run or walk a half-marathon…


Posted by Roger Berman on January 14, 2020 at 6:05pm


Our charities:

Second Harvest Japan

Refugees International Japan 35895円

Donations 2019:

Runners for Orphans: $210

Please donate to the cause here:

Peace Run Japan: ¥120000

Refugees International Japan: 30000円

Donations 2018:

Second Harvest Japan: ¥302000

Peace Run Japan: ¥102000

Refugees International Japan: 80000円

English Info - Races in Fall 2019

Register here for the events below:

November races:

1. Kyoto, Kamogawa, 10k

3. Osaka, Yodogawa, Full, 10k

8. Tokyo, Futakotamagawa, Half and 10k

Due to the coronavirus, currently no English applications available on JRL, please contact us at:

for direct entry.


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    A week of running in Tokyo

    Wednesday: Oda-Field repeats, contacts: Juergen/Matthew/Eco Marron

    Sunday: Long Run, contact Juergen

    Saturday/Sunday: Long runs, trail runs, mountains: Juergen

    In order to contact people or groups, just click on the name and write them a comment or message!

    For running with Japanese Clubs, contact: Eco Marron



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    Running Clubs in Tokyo
    This site may field the occasional team in relays, but we do not provide membership for the Japanese Amateur Athletic Association. For foreigners, this is available through Namban Rengo, please ask Juergen for details!


    Wired<>Fit Runningteam (on this site!)
    Yokota Striders
    Tokyo Hash House Harriers

    Shitamachi Joggers (meetup)


    Japanese Clubs: There are many, and lots of options to run with them, contact 

    Eco Marron on this site for more info!

    Weekly Training Session
    Our main group activity is a weekly interval track session on Wednesday nights. A typical workout is 6 x 1,000m, although on the last Wednesday of the month we do a 5,000m time trial with a Japanese club. At these sessions we generally have 20-30 people, both men and women, ranging from fairly strong to rather slow runners. The training is at a nice all-weather track between Harajuku and Shibuya. A locker room with showers is available. We generally start warming up about 7:00 and start the workout at 7:35 (time trial at 7:25). After the workout we go to Shibuya for beer and food.

    Monthly time-trials
    For these events, you don't need advance application, but you may confim with the organizer by phone. Usually, it's less than 1000Yen to take part and there are several distances (3/5/10k). Apllication is usually until 8am, start at 9am, but this may differ, so, please see the Japanese links below.


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