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Corporate Outline

Company Name R-bies, INC. (former Runners, INC.)
Foundation December 1975
Number of employees 157 (As of November 2014)
Capital Stock 100 million yen
Representative of directors Jiro Hashimoto
Senior managing director Yukiko Shimojo
Directors Eiichi Kaneshiro
Auditor Yoko Katagiri
Main financing banks The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd./The Shoko Chukin Bank, Ltd./Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd./Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Location

Head Quarter

Address DT Gaien 2-4-12 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0001 Japan
Tel (+81) 3-5771-7901
e-mail inquiry_en@runners.co.jp

Business

Paper Publishing R-bies originally started business as a publisher.
Our magazine, Runners, is read by more than 270,000 running fans every month and provides both domestic and international running stories and information.
Runners is one of the most popular sports magazines in Japan.
Event Organizing

In Japan, most marathon races are hosted by the district. As the leader of the running event market, local governments employ us to operate their events.
We also make up part of the organization teams for the biggest marathon races
such as Tokyo Marathon, Osaka Marathon and Mt.Fuji Marathon.
We also operate our own brand events, such as the 30K Series: a full marathon preparation race which is one of our most popular events.
We usually host these events a month before the full marathon races to provide a “pre race big run” for participants.
Now, this series is operated all over Japan.

- Timing
R-bies has a professional timing team called RECS.
RECS has 25 members of full-time staff. And 150 members of support staff.
RECS times more than 800 races a year including races timed by our alliance companies.
More than 2.5 million runners are timed by the RECS and our alliance companies annually.
This is more than 70% of the market share in Japan

Internet Services

R-bies provides an online registration service: Runnet.
Runnet is the biggest sports registration site in Japan and it gets about 30 million
page views a month.
Runnet has more than 1.7 million members.
We provide registration services for more than 1,700 running events.
Now, we are working on the English version to improve accessibility for foreign
participants.

- Runnet (http://runnet.jp/)
・ provides registration services for more than 1,700 running events
・ is used by more than 1,720,000 members
・ has more than 30,000,000 page hits per month
・ provides personal race results
・ provides photo download service
・ offers for sale more than 3,000 running items
・ provides social networking services
・provides other useful running information for all runners

Other

・The Runners Awards (http://runnet.jp/award/index.php)
・ Top 100 races selection (http://runnet.jp/runtes/best100/)
・ Shower room and locker room services in popular running areas (http://runsta.jp/)
・ R-bies Sports Foundation (http://www.r-bies.or.jp/)

Corporate History

Dec 1975 The Runners, INC. was established.
Feb 1976 The first issue of Runners was published.
Dec 1977 Honolulu Marathon tours began.
Aug 1979 Hosted Australia 150km Run.
Dec 1983 A mail order service of running items was started.
Dec 1984 The first issue of Triathlon Japan was published.
Mar 1985 Race timing system Recs was started.
Jul 1987 The first 100km race in Japan “Lake Saroma 100k” was held.
Sep 1988 The Runners award was established.
Nov 1988 New York City Marathon tours began.
Jul 1989 Gold Coast Marathon tours began.
Aug 1993 The first issue of Fun Ride was published.
Mar 1994 Joined the operating team of Kyoto International Half-Marathon
Sep 1997 Runnet was launched.
Jun 2003 The first issue of Swim was published.
Jul 2004 Japan Swim Ekiden was established.
Sep 2004 Mt. Fuji Hill Climb was established.
Feb 2007 Joined the operating team of Tokyo Marathon.
Oct 2007 Shower room and locker room stations were opened.
Nov 2009 The name of company was changed to R-bies, INC.
Dec 2010 R-bies joined the operating team of Nara Marathon.
Mar 2011 Shubuya Omotesando Women’s Run was established.
Oct 2011 R-bies joined the operating team of Osaka Marathon.
Nov 2011 R-bies joined the operating team of Kobe Marathon.
Dec 2012 The ADECS (Advanced Event Control System) was launched.
Mar 2012 R-bies joined the operating team of Kyoto Marathon.
Mar 2012 R-bies joined the operating team of Nagoya Women’s Marathon.
May 2013 Club Runners was established.
Jun 2013 SHIBAMATA 100K was established.
Apr 2014 RUNNERS MEISTER was established.
Jun 2014 Time Trial Japan was established.