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December 23, 2019
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay
Now Recruiting Paralympic Torchbearers to Run in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area!

We are pleased to announce that recruitment for Paralympic torchbearers for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay began on Monday 16 December. In the Paralympic Torch Relay, groups of 3 torchbearers who are meeting for the first time will run together. We look forward greatly to receiving many applications on this occasion.
*For more details, please visit the link below to see the application requirements.
https://www.tokyo-runner.jp/en/outline.html(External link)

1.Recruiting Period

Monday 16 December 2019 - Saturday 15 February 2020

2.Recruiting Entity

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Torch Relay Task Force

3.Number Being Nominated

Around 75

4.How to apply

Fill out and submit the application form on Tokyo Metropolitan Torchbearer Application Requirements special website. Alternatively, fill in the prescribed application form provided by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government etc., and post it to the address below.
You may apply for yourself or on behalf of someone else.

(1) Application Form (Special Recruitment Website)

https://www.tokyo-runner.jp/en/( External link )
*From 9:00 a.m. on Monday 16 December 2019 to 11:59 p.m. on Saturday 15 February 2020

(2) Postal address for the paper application form (Apply by mail)

Applications sent by mail must be postmarked on or before Saturday 15 February 2020.
Address: 〒163-8691 Japan Post Shinjuku, PO Box No. 39, Tokyo Metropolitan Paralympic Torchbearer Selection Office

(3) Main places for the distribution of the application form

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

(4) Inquiries

Tokyo Metropolitan Paralympic Torchbearer Selection Office
Tel: 03-6277-2459
(Reception hours: 9:00 - 18:30: Except Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and between 28 December 2019 and 5 January 2020.)
※Excluding Saturday 15 February.

(5) Announcement of Nomination

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Torch Relay Task Force will notify you of the results of the selection from May 2020. Following this, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will send a formal notice to selected applicants. Applicants who are not selected will not be notified.
Further details will be released regarding how the results of the selection process will be announced once that has been decided.

Separate Sheet “The Tokyo Metropolitan Task Force, Torchbearer” Application Form(PDF:832KB)

Inquiries (Assistance in Japanese only)
Planning and Coordination Section, General Affairs Division
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation
Phone: 03-5320-7985

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