The Tokyo Marathon has joined the ranks of the Marathon Majors, lining up alongside London, Boston, Berlin, Chicago and New York as the newest member of this exculsive club.
Not only that, but it is also the 10th anniversary of this event that has reached maturity incredibly quickly.
Runner's have two reasons to travel; one is for the race, of course, but the second is to experience running in a different culture. There are few cultural experiences that are so discernibly different to the UK than Japan.
We travelled with our group last two years and ran the race. It is a fast course and exceptionally well organised, from easy access to the baggage trucks and getting to the start corals to the super-slick handling of the finish line, with baggage ready to hand to you as you approach the giant indoor hanger containing the bags, which also houses the recovery area and family reunion.
Tokyo is a facinating city with a mix of the old and new and the Tokyo Marathon course takes you on a journey through all the districts from the Metropolitan Government office, around the Imperial Palace, past the Tokyo Tower, Ginza District, Tokyo Station, Asakusa Kaminarimon Gate - the oldest temple in Tokyo - and finishing on the waterfront at Tokyo Big Sight.
SPECIAL FOR 2016: EACH OF OUR TRAVELLERS WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL EDITION 'ASICS 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOKYO MARATHON' RUNNING JACKET. This special jacket will not be available to purchase at the race and will be a true collectors piece - our runners from 2015 adored them. A similar jacket purchased at Expo cost over US$200.
TRAINING: WE ARE MARATHON RUNNERS AND HAVE RUN ALL OF THE MARATHON MAJORS. We support you all of the way with a 16-week training plan, delivered by weekly email, with a plan for a full range of abilities, nutrition and injury prevention tips, and information on the routes. And personal contact with Personal Trainer, Yolanda Gratton, a 3.15 performer, and Mike Gratton, 1983 London Marathon winner.
Race time limit: 7hrs
Average temp: 12C
Age limit: 19 years +
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|PRICES PER PERSON||RUNNER*||RUNNER*||COMPANION||COMPANION|
|OPTION 1- 4-NIGHTS TOKYO||£2059||£2379||£1889||£2179|
|OPTION 2- 5-NIGHTS TOKYO/BULLET TRAIN/KYOTO||£2569||£2879||£2299||£2699|
|EXTRA NIGHTS AT NEW OTANI HOTEL||£125||£189||£125||£189|
Note: Runner cost includes guarantee race entry into the 2016 Tokyo Marathon
Own Flight Reduction: £820
Note: Airport-Hotel transfers are not included unless arriving and departing on the BA0007 & BA0008 into/out of Haneda Airport Tokyo on the 4 or 5 night tour dates.
Tokyo Half Day sight seeing tour - pick up at the hotel and finish at Big Sight for the Expo/Registration £40
Mount Fuji, Hakone Hot Springs and Lake Ashi with Bullet Train back to Tokyo £100
A non-refundable deposit per person is required to secure this tour:
The final Balance is due 10 weeks before departure
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