Nishimachi Outreach Scholarship Walkathon 2016

Run For A Cause

By The Savvy Team
November 9, 2016
Families, Lifestyle

An event which combines family fun, fitness, fundraising — and fostering of education.

For Forrest Gump, running was an escape from thoughts of love and loss. For the majority of us, it’s a means of staying healthy and fit. But for a local international school in Tokyo’s Minato ward, walking and running this weekend is a step toward a dream of supporting children’s education. And, yes, anyone is invited to participate.

Nishimachi International School’s annual Outreach Scholarship Walkathon/Runathon is happening this Saturday, November 12 at Meiji Jingu Gaien amid stunningly beautiful fall foliage, now almost at its peak.

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Runners and walkers will start at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery (Shotoku Kinen Kaigakan) and are free to complete as many loops as they wish in one hour. Kids can collect stickers at each of the four checkpoints along the course and all participants will be entered to win fabulous prizes.

All proceeds from the event will go toward Nishimachi International School’s Outreach Scholarship Program, which — now in its 13th year — provides partial to full tuition assistance to children whose families cannot afford it.

So, if you’re up for a pleasant run this weekend in support of the future of children’s education, mark your calendar and enjoy a great day with the family.

The Deets

4th Outreach Scholarship Walkathon/Runathon

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Meiji Jingu Gaien. Check-in: In front of Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery
Entry fee: ¥4,000 (includes a free T-shirt). Register online here.

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