Jitsugyodan teams are professional corporate-sponsored organizations which make up the backbone of Japanese post-collegiate distance running. Runners typically receive low-stress, low-time commitment positions within a company along with professional coaching, time off for training, medical care, housing and salary. In return they devote themselves to running for the company`s ekiden team and appearing in major marathon and track races wearing the company`s uniform.
Men`s Jitsugyodan Teams and Pro Clubs
Aichi Steel * Aidem * Aisan * Asahi Kasei * Chudenko * Chugoku Denryoku * Fujitsu * Hasegawa * Hitachi Cable * Honda * JFE * JR East * Kanebo * Komori Corp * Konica Minolta * Kurosaki Harima * Kyudenko * M&K * Mazda * Mitsubishi Automotive Shizuoka * Mitsubishi Juko Nagasaki * Mizuno * Monteroza * Nishitetsu * Nissin * NTN * NTT West * NTT West Tokai * Omokawa Murakiya * Osaka Fucho * Osaka Gas * Otsuka Seiyaku * Press Kogyo * S&B * Sagawa Express * Sanyo Steel * Sekino Reform * Shikoku Denryoku * Subaru * Sumco * Sumitomo Denko * Suzuki * Toenec * Tokyo Tocho * Toyota * Toyota Boshoku * Toyota Kyushu * Yachiyo * Yakult * Yasukawa Denki * YKK
Women`s Jitsugyodan Teams and Pro Clubs
Aichi Denki * Albirex * Asahi Kasei * Canon AC Kyushu * Daihatsu * Daiichi Seimei * Denso * Deodeo * Hasegawa * Hitachi * Hokuren * Juhachi Ginko * Kagoshima Ginko * Kawamoto * Kyocera * Kyudenko * M&K * Mitsui Sumitomo Kajio * Natureal * Noritz * Otsuka Seiyaku * Panasonic * Sanix * Second Wind AC * Sekisui * Shikoku Denryoku * Shimamura * Shiseido * Starts * Suzuki * Sysmex * Tenmaya * Toto * Toyota Jidoshokki * Uniqlo * Universal Entertainment * Wacoal * Yamada Denki * Yutaka Giken