What is The Yamathon?
Why do teams have to have 3 to 4 members?
How much is it to take part in Your Yamathon?
It is 14,000 per team
The full amount of this mandatory donation will be donated to the charity partner NPO Yokohama Children’s Hospice.
When is the registration closing date?
The deadline for team registration is from September 12th to October 10th, 2021, depending on your selected Your Yamathon day.
Where is the start/finish point?
Your starting / finishing point will be whichever JR Yamanote Line station you decide to start from.
How long will it take?
A gentle walking pace would probably take about 12 hours, depending on how well your team plan the route.
Will we have access to a map?
Part of the challenge is navigating for yourself!
Can our team run?
The Yamathon is not a marathon event, therefore, we do not encourage running. If you do jog, please follow the traffic rules whenever necessary. Obey all traffic laws and traffic signals. Obey any instructions given by police. There will be no road closures and teams will use the everyday pavements (sidewalks) of Tokyo alongside other road users. You must follow our safety guidelines and all team members must finish together as a team.
Will our team be disqualified if we do not complete the Yamathon in 12 hours?
12 hours is a target time and something to aim for. You will not be disqualified if you do not complete the Yamathon in 12 hours.
How long is the Yamanote route?
Those who are navigational geniuses may complete the event in 38km. Others who follow the train line may take 44km. It really depends on which route you take. We encourage shortcuts, as long you take a photo outside all 30 stations!
What is IVG?
Yes! We come from Japan, UK, Canada, India, US, Australia, and a host of other countries.
And, Yes! We are volunteers – we work hard to come up with fantastic ideas to raise funds for people and projects that need them.