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Thanks for the 30th Anniversary Year

In 1987 when the YMCA Charity Run began, such events were not so common. However, a lot of teams participated in this program. Since then, for 30 years, we have been able to implement this event every year. The number of runners has totaled 11,226. The total number of teams to date is 1,866. The total amount of donations has been over 180 million yen. The YMCA expresses its very warm gratitude to all sponsors, volunteers and other supporters for raising this event and making possible the activities for challenged children.

Mr. Shunichi Kawai is a supporter of the 30th TOKYO YMCA International Charity Run as an ambassador.

川合俊一さんMr. Shunichi Kawai
the 30th YMCA Charity Run ambassador

Profile Kawai

Made his Olympic debut in Los Angeles (1984), where he attracted people's attention as "a prince in the world of volleyball". Took part in the Seoul Olympics in 1988, and captained the national volleyball team in the following year. The president of Japan Beach Volleyball Federation. The advisor of the Strengthening Project Division of Japan Volleyball Association. Has career as a TV personality.

What is the Charity Run?

The YMCA Charity Run is a team based relay race and whose aim is the social awareness and understanding of challenged children. Your participation in the run will support the challenged children through the YMCA's camps and programs, With Mr. Charles Wilson'spdf, proposal and the sponsorship and guidance from the Foreign Community Supporting Committee(FCSC), the first charity run was held in Tokyo. Since then, it has spread throughout Japan.
As "Love on the Run" is our national slogan, there are more than 13thousands runners and volunteers from 20 different location of YMCA throughout Japan.

Charity Run

The YMCA offers various and exciting programs for the challenged children to participate actively in society. So that they too can build and nurture their self confidence and to enjoy the richness that life has to offer. (Program listpdf) Because certain programs cost could more than the budget, your participation will be able to cover one-on-one support by the volunteer, training of the volunteer, special facilities and equipment when needed, and implementing of the new programs for the challenged children. You'll be supporting not only the challenged children, but their communities and families simultaneously. By participating in this run, it will mean a lot to the challenged children. Not only you will be enjoying the day's event, but at the same time you'll be supporting the challenged children.

Charity Run

Chairman's Message

Message from YMCA international Charity Run Chair Ms. Yuko Arimori

Reach out for those who need your help, and let us run together.

YMCA Charity Run Chair Yuko Arimori

Whenever we hear about the natural disaster, war, and other complications, we have a strong urge to fly and to help them wherever it is. However, we tend to miss the cries of help near us until it’s too late to help them.

If you’re thinking like: “I want to help” I want to volunteer” “ I want to do something for the society” Look around you, there are people who need your help nearby instead of you facing the TV/internet.

The YMCA International Charity Run is an event to support the challenged children By running together among the challenged or not, the mission is to spread the understanding and harmony among the challenged children to live up to their fullest.

Our goal is to have a world where a challenged or not to live in a society that is full of happiness. In order to change our society, we need your support. Please give us your strength.

YMCA Charity Run Chair
Yuko Arimori

Profile Arimori

Birth Place: Okayama
Birth Year: 1966
Education: Graduated from Shujitsu High School and Nippon Science Sport University.
Employment: Recruit Co., Ltd
Women Marathon Medalist: Silver in Barcelona Olympic.Bronze in Atlanta Olympic
She retired in 2007 from the professional marathon runner. Her last marathon, the first Japanese large-scale citizens' marathon, “Tokyo marathon 2007”, which was carried out on February 18, 2007.
In 1998, she established NPO "Heart of Gold" and took office as Director Representative.
In April 2002, she established the management company for athletes RIGHTS. Co., Ltd. and took office as a Director.
Chief Director of Special Olympics Japan and widely active in others

How to Participate

All groups are welcome: companies, schools, organizations and clubs. 6 runners per team, at least 1 of whom must be female.
*If you are short of runners, let us know and we can provide volunteer runners to complete your team.
*If you would like to participate but do not have a team, we will enter a team to run for you and publicize your organization.
*Your financial contribution or donation of prize items would be most appreciated.
Listed below is the information for the year 2016.

Date
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Place
Kiba Park, Tokyo
Participation Fee
¥100,000/team
General Rules
Each team member runs 1.3 km in relay fashion. Each team has six members
Sponsored by
YMCA Foreign Community Supporting Committee (FCSC) Tokyo YMCA
Under the Auspices of
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare/Cabinet Office/The Tokyo Metropolitan Government /Japan National Council of Social Welfare/Koto-ku
Cooperation by
The International Association of Y's Men's Clubs Japan East Region Y's Men's Clubs which are involved in Tokyo YMCA
Tokyo YMCA International Charity Run How to Participatepdf
(2015's brochure)

Previous Runs

The 30th Tokyo YMCA International Charity Run was cancelled due to the extreme weather.

Date
September 23, 2015
Place
Kiba Park (Koto-ku)
Teams
65 teams
Runners
420 runners
Volunteers & Staff
300
Benefit
¥6,600,000

List of corporations and organizations

Many companies, organizations and volunteer groups have supported the Tokyo YMCA Charity Run in 2016, which is greatly appreciated by the YMCA.

Official National Sponsor of the YMCA Charity Run

・Mitsubishi Corporation    
・Fujitsu Limited   
・State Street Corporation

List of Corporations and organizations, who have supported in our Charity Run in 2016

  • Citigroup Japan Holdings G.K.
  • Cargill Japan Ltd
  • Fuji Xerox Hasuu Club
  • Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd
  • Okaya Electronics Corporation
  • Visa Worldwide Japan
  • Ueda Yagi Tanshi Co.,Ltd
  • Tokyo-FrostValley YMCA Partnership
  • Tokyo Toyopet Co., Ltd
  • Footmark Corporation
  • R.R.Donelley Japan
  • JPRF (Japan Racquetball Federation)
  • Asahi.Ecocarry INC.
  • Amer Sports Japan, Inc.
  • Yamazaki Baking Co.,Ltd.
  • FV East Japan Co.,Ltd.
  • Kikkoman Corporation
  • Lion Corporation
  • Daiei, Inc
  • Showa Denki Industry Co.,Ltd.
  • Costco Wholesale Japan,Ltd.
  • Red Wing
  • Keiai Corporation
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  • YMCA International Youth Center Tozanso
  • The International Association of Y's Men's Clubs in Tokyo
  • Shinonome YMCA Kodomoen
  • Tokyo YMCA Koto Community Center Koto YMCA Kindergarten
  • Tokyo YMCA Toyocho Community Center
  • Tokyo YMCA Nishitokyo Community Center  
  • Tokyo YMCA Yamate Community Center
  • Tokyo YMCA College of Hotel Management
  • Tokyo YMCA Minami Community Center

Contact

Tokyo YMCA International Charity Run Office(Tokyo YMCA Membership Division)
2-2-20 Toyo, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0016
E-mail kaiin@tokyo.ymca.or.jp  TEL 03-3615-5568
YMCA Charity Run is held in 20 different cities. National Council of YMCAs of Japan