Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Shizuoka Prefecture Public Recruitment of Torchbearers (TBs)

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Shizuoka Prefecture Public Recruitment of Torchbearers (TBs)
Applications are no longer being accepted.
We are grateful for the many applications we received.

About the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay TBs

Tokyo 2020 Olympic TBs will be selected either through public offering or recommendations by the Prefecture Task Forces (PTFs), Olympic Torch Relay partners and others, in accordance with the concept of the Torch Relay, “Hope Lights Our Way,” and will play a role in spreading this message to a wide audience. Approximately, a total of 10,000 TBs are expected to participate.
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About the Torch Relay in Shizuoka Prefecture

The Torch Relay in Shizuoka Prefecture will take place a month before the Olympic Games open. On Day One, relay runners will bear the torch from Kosai through the western part of the prefecture to Shizuoka City. On Day Two, the torch will be taken by relay runners from Makinohara through the central part of the prefecture to Numazu. On Day Three, the anniversary of Mt. Fuji being registered as a World Heritage site, the torch will be carried by relay runners from Ito through the eastern part of the prefecture and the Izu Peninsula to Fujinomiya.
Highlights include the landscapes of tea fields and Suruga Bay, Japan's deepest, facing the World Heritage site of Mt. Fuji; Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, which spreads word about Mt. Fuji to the world; the World Heritage site of the Nirayama reverberatory furnace, the only reverberatory furnace remaining in Japan; and Perry Road, sites connected with Admiral Perry who opened up Japan.

Suruga Bay and Mt. Fuji (Shizuoka City)
Suruga Bay and Mt. Fuji (Shizuoka City)
The World Heritage sites of Mt. Fuji and the Nirayama reverberatory furnace (Izunokuni)
The World Heritage sites of Mt. Fuji and the Nirayama reverberatory furnace (Izunokuni)

Route within Shizuoka Prefecture

Route within Shizuoka Prefecture

Wednesday June 24 to Friday June 26, 2020

Day One  Wednesday, June 24
(1) Kosai → (2) Hamamatsu → (3) Iwata → (4) Fukuroi → (5) Kakegawa → (6) Shimada → (7) Shizuoka City Celebration venue
Sumpu Castle Park, Shizuoka City
Day Two  Thursday, June 25
(1) Makinohara→ (2) Fujieda → (3) Yaizu → (4) Shizuoka City → (5) Fuji → (6) Nagaizumi → (7) Mishima → (8) Numazu Celebration venue
Fujinokuni Senbonmatsu Forum (Plaza Verde), Numazu
Day Three  Friday, June 26
(1) Ito → (2) Shimoda → (3) Izunokuni → (4) Susono → (5) Oyama → (6) Gotemba → (7) Izu City → (8) Fujinomiya Celebration venue
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine, Fujinomiya

* The route overview, the municipalities it passes through and their order, the celebration venues, and other contents (especially the order of municipalities) are subject to change.

About the Recruitment for the Torch Relay in Shizuoka Prefecture

Please check the following application requirements and then apply either online or via postal mail. There are nine Items of Consent that must all be agreed to before any application to be a TB for the Shizuoka Prefecture Torch Relay can be submitted.

Frequently Asked Questions about Selection and Recruitment

Apply Online

Fill in the required fields in the application form and submit it. You must read the Online Application Steps and Points to Note before proceeding to the application form.

Application Deadline: By 23:59 on Saturday, August 31, 2019

Applications are no longer being accepted.
We are grateful for the many applications we received.

Apply via Post

After carefully reading the Points to Note for Postal Applications, fill in the required fields in the specified application form and then post it to the following address.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic/Paralympic Games Torch Relay Shizuoka Prefecture Task Forces Torchbearer Recruitment Secretariat
“Shizuoka Prefecture Torchbearer Recruitment Secretariat”
P.O. Box 8, Shizuoka South Post Office
422-8791

Application Deadline: Postmarked by Saturday, August 31, 2019

Applications are no longer being accepted.
We are grateful for the many applications we received.