Mt. Fuji International Marathon Environmental Conservation Initiatives and Charity

About Mt. Fuji International Marathon Charity

The Mt. Fuji International Marathon holds an 11km charity fun run that you can easily participate in.
This is the "Mt. Fuji World Cultural Heritage Conservation Promotion Project Fund," which was established by Fujikawaguchiko Town to preserve the natural environment of Mt. Fuji, which became a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2013, and to preserve the constituent assets of the World Cultural Heritage Site around Mt. It is also an item to donate to.

We will donate 223 yen per person from the participation fee for the Charity Fun Run to ensure that the rich nature of Fujikawaguchiko Town, where the event will be held, is protected and maintained into the future.

[2022 race results] 135,200 yen

Environmental activities at Mt. Fuji International Marathon 2023 About Sustainability

Mt. Fuji is rich in nature, and the course for the Mt. Fuji International Marathon has been designated as part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, requiring permanent protection of the natural environment and maintenance of the landscape.

The Mt. Fuji International Marathon, which is a full marathon event in a national park that is unprecedented in Japan, aims to be run in a sustainable manner so that it can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Efforts to reduce garbage (1)

Reuse of venue signs and banners

At most marathons, the banners, signboards, and information signs that decorate the venue are used only on the day of the race and then discarded.

Since the items are only used on the day of the race, it would be a great waste to have them thrown away while they are almost new.

And because of its size, the amount of garbage will also increase.
In order to eliminate "disposability" and "reuse" items, we will consider designs that can be used for the next year and beyond.

We will work on ways to reduce the amount of garbage produced during marathon events.

Wooden gate

A wooden gate made from scrap wood with a carefully designed design.
This gate is designed so that it can be removed and used again next year.

Runners, please bring your safety pins and help us collect them!
"We collect and reuse unnecessary safety pins."

A safety pin that secures athlete bibs (number cards), which are essential when participating in a marathon, to clothing.
It is sealed in a plastic bag, and that bag remains as garbage.

The safety pin itself is something you receive every time, and it is disposable.
A "safety pin collection box" will be set up at the venue, so if you bring a safety pin and don't need it, or if you have finished your run and no longer need it, please put it in the collection box.

We will reuse safety pins that can still be used to reduce waste.

Reducing plastic bags

The plastic bags containing the information given to runners at the reception desk were also replaced with paper files.

We will reduce plastic bag waste.

Initiatives to reduce waste (2) Reuse & Recycle

Collecting unnecessary running wear

Clothing collection boxes will be set up at the venue the day before and on the day of the race to collect any unnecessary running wear.

Clothes worn to protect against the cold will also be collected at the "Clothing Collection Area" set up at the start point and approximately 2km after the start.

Collected clothing is sorted and recycled depending on the material.
For example, 100% polyester clothing is recycled into recycled polyester using JEPLAN's proprietary chemical recycling technology, "BRING Technology ™ " which is then reborn as raw material for new clothing.

Clothing collection overview
clothing collection box will be set up at the BRING booth at the start and finish venue of the Funatsuhama Full Marathon / Around KAWAGUCHIKO.
Clothing collection areas will be set up at the start point and on the course after the start.
Collection target
Running wear
Not eligible for collection
Wet shirts, underwear, underwear, leather goods, hats
Extremely dirty

Original T-shirts are made from recycled materials

The "Mt. Fuji International Marathon Original T-shirt", which will be sold exclusively at the venue, uses recycled polyester "BRING Material ™ " made from recycled factory textile waste and used clothing as part of the material.

The collected clothing is also turned into new T-shirts as recycled polyester.