The Kanto Student Alliance is one of the teams participating in the Hakone Ekiden, consisting of athletes from various universities. Little is known about the selection process of the athletes, and the team has struggled to achieve top results. The existence of the Kanto Student Alliance and their weak performance raises questions. The athletes are selected based on their performance in the preliminary races, and the top 10 schools receive the honor of participating. Effective coaching is essential as merging athletes from different universities into a cohesive team within a short period of time is challenging. The 2024 event may result in the dissolution of the Kanto Student Alliance, with the decision on its future status unknown.