Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

October 11, 2022

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Supports Tokyo Legacy Half Marathon 2022
Helping runners to complete the distance and set new records

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Otsuka) has been named an Official Partner of the Tokyo Legacy Half Marathon 2022, to be run on October 16, 2022.

Conceived to extend the legacy of Tokyo 2020 and encourage ongoing interest in sports and wellness, the Tokyo Legacy Half Marathon marks its first year in 2022.

Aiming to recreate the excitement of Tokyo 2020, the course for the citizens' half marathon will be based on the Paralympic games marathon course. Serving as an Official Partner for Asia's largest international city marathon - the Tokyo Marathon - since its first running, Otsuka has supported a total of approximately 480,000 runners with hydration and electrolyte replenishment. In addition to the providing information based on principles of sports nutrition at the Tokyo Legacy Half Marathon EXPO 2022 event, Otsuka will also provide Nutraceutical Business products POCARI SWEAT and BODYMAINTÉ on race day, supporting runners at every stage from start to finish.

Based on know-how developed over years of research, Otsuka products contribute to achievement of a healthy society, supporting sports at every level, from people who exercise in pursuit of day-to-day health to athletes who train for optimum performance,

Tokyo Legacy Half Marathon 2022

Date Sunday, October 16, 2022
Organizer Tokyo Marathon Foundation
Course Japan National Stadium (start) - Tomihisacho - Suidobashi - Jinbocho - Kanda -Nihonbashi (first turnaround point) - Kanda - Jinbocho - Otemachi/Uchiboridori (second turnaround point) - Jinbocho - Suidobashi - Tomihisacho - Japan National Stadium (finish)
Field size


Including 100 Elite and Elite Para Athletes and 30 Wheelchair Para Athletes

Runner Support on Race Day

Otsuka will provide Nutraceutical Business products based on scientific evidence to support runners in their efforts to complete the full distance or set new records. POCARI SWEAT will be provided at aid stations before the start, along the course, and after the finish for rapid replenishment of electrolytes and fluid. After the finish, BODYMAINTÉ will also be distributed to support maintenance of physical condition and recovery.

Tokyo Legacy Half Marathon EXPO 2022

The Tokyo Legacy Half Marathon EXPO 2022 will be held on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 at the Japan National Stadium. Official Partners will have booths at this event, which is open to all participating runners. In addition to identifying aid stations along the course, the Otsuka booth will offer information to help runners complete the full distance, including the importance of hydration and measures to prevent heat illness.

Based on the corporate philosophy of 'Otsuka - people creating new products for better health worldwide,' Otsuka Pharmaceutical continues to contribute to the health and well being of people around the world.