As per a recent report received from Japan Running News, the management of the Tokyo Marathon is likely to start the mass participation race with a limit of twenty-five thousand runners. On an average, around thirty-eight thousand participants used to run in the event before Covid-19 hit the world. Typically continued in the first quarter of the year, the management shifted the marathon to the fall. This decision has been influenced by the anticipation that the pandemic would be less prevalent during the given period. The run, which was formerly fixed for March 7, is now programmed on October 17.
Last year, as Covid-19 was overpowering the world, the management of the Tokyo Marathon chose to discontinue this mass participation event. It settled for only elite and wheelchair races. In 2021, the organizers are hoping to resume to normalcy in October.