Tokyo Legacy Half Marathon2022

Calling all Runners!


Calling all Runners! Tokyo Legacy Half Marathon2022!


We are pleased to announce that Room to Read Japan has been selected as one of the official charity partners of the Tokyo Legacy Half Marathon 2022 on October 16, 2022. We are looking for charity runners who are willing to take on the challenge with us in support girls' education. We welcome your support, even if it's just a donation!

Room to Read Japan is an official charity of the Tokyo Marathon foundation Charity "Run with HEART". Tokyo Legacy Half Marathon 2022 Official Website

Application Requirements

How to apply?

Please apply through the application form (click here). We will send you a welcome kit with further details after you’ve filled in the form.

    • Please note that as for the separate fee of 20,700 JPY (including the participation fee, pre-inspection fee, refundable insurance fee, and administrative fee, consumption tax included) will be charged to those who paid the donation and have progressed to the runner entry stage.
    • Applications from overseas residents will not be accepted this year.
    • Please note we only have a limited number of spots available and applications for runners will be accepted on a first-come- first-served-basis, so please register as soon as possible as there will be a waiting list once the maximum number of runners have been reached.

Application deadline

Friday, July 1, 2022

Commit to a donation of 100,000 JPY or more to Room to Read – you can participate in the Marathon as one of Room to Read’s charity runners!

    • OPTION ONE: You can donate the entire 100,000 JPY or more by yourself by July 1, 2022. 100,000 JPY will support three girls in Room to Read's girls' education program for one year!

    • OPTION TWO: You can choose to set-up your own fundraising page where you can reach out for support from your network (i.e. friends, family members, and colleagues) by July 1, 2022.


Can’t run? Feel free to support us with a donation instead.


Room to Read Japan is a certified non-profit organization, so your donation is tax deductible! 

About Room to Read

Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality. We are achieving this goal by helping children in historically low-income communities develop literacy skills and a habit of reading, and by supporting girls as they build skills to succeed in school and negotiate key life decisions.

We collaborate with governments and other partner organizations to deliver positive outcomes for children at scale. Room to Read has benefited more than 32 million children and has worked in 21 countries and in more than 49,000 communities, with additional support through remote solutions that facilitate learning beyond the classroom. Room to Read aims to reach 40 million children by 2025. Learn more at

Your running challenge can make a big difference in a girl's life! Please join us as a charity runner?
100,000 JPY will support three girls for one year! Our goal is to support 300 girls.

Room to Read’s Girls' Education Program works with local communities, partner organizations, and governments to provide life skills classes, mentoring and peer support opportunities, and family and community engagement to help girls complete their secondary education with the skills to become independent in the future through a comprehensive We provide support.

The most effective way to end poverty is to educate girls, but due to a variety of challenges, including the increasing cost of education, long commutes to school, the need to continue taking care of their families, and marriage pressures, girls in low-income areas of the world continue to drop out of school at alarming levels. In the Corona Disaster, there is an even greater risk of dropout rates and rising child marriage, and we are focusing on girls' education while also incorporating distance learning."

Learn more about Room to Read's Girls' Education Program


Inside Room to Read's Girls' Education Program
Girls' Education Report 2021

About Girls' Education Report 2021

Throughout 2021, we have continued to deliver our adapted programming to reach girls wherever they are and track our program delivery using a set of crisis-adapted indicators. These measurements, adapted from our longstanding global indicators, provide a clear glimpse into how effectively our programs are running in the various learning landscapes in which we are operating amid the pandemic.

Learn more about Girls' Education Report 2021