Our inaugural event in November 2010 saw 110 people and 29 teams compete. With the help of our participants, we managed to raise 129,000 JPY for Oxfam Japan’s Democratic Republic of Congo relief effort.
In April 2011, 100 teams and 355 people came together and showed their community spirit in raising over 1 million JPY for Oxfam Japan’s Tohoku relief effort.
The fun continued all the way into November 2011 as 86 teams and 318 people battled their way through tough weather conditions to complete the Yamathon circle. We saw a different side to our competitors as the pouring rain inspired over 60 teams into finishing the event and raising over 600,000 JPY for Oxfam Japan’s East Africa appeal.
The Tokyo Yamathon in April 2012 saw beautiful blue skies dominate Tokyo’s skyline as 275 sporting competitors of all ages came together and another 600,000 JPY was donated to Oxfam Japan’s Sahel appeal thanks to the efforts of our wonderful participants.
April 2013 saw 430 people hit the streets of Tokyo with their Yamathon map. 1.6 million yen was raised and 100% of funds went to Oxfam Japan’s Democratic Republic of Congo appeal.
We had a venue change in June 2014 – Tokyo International Forum. It paid off as 480 people and our wonderful sponsors helped to raise 2.6 million yen for Oxfam Japan. This money helped Syrians suffering in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan.
Our SEVENTH Tokyo Yamathon took place on 30th May 2015. 800 people came out to take part and in the process raised 3 million yen for NADIA Japan. The money was used to build a children’s playground in Ogatsu-cho, Miyagi for a community which was devastated by the Tsunami in March 2011.
A record 1100 people came out to participate in our last Yamathon, raising 3.6 million for Plan International. The money raised helped build two Elementary Schools in the Philippines.
1,000 people participated in our 9th Yamathon in the cold rain. Thanks to everyone, we raised 5.1 million yen and Plan International are building a computer facility in Sri-Lanka with the money we raised!
10 Yamathons! That’s right. We and other 1000 participants helped to raise 4.1 million yen in our 10th Yamathon in May 2018. Thanks to your participation and fundraising, we have all helped improve the environment of a school in Thuong Hoa commune in Vietnam and in particular, building two classrooms and providing toilet facilities for students of the school.
In our 11th Yamathon, we decided to focus our fundraising back on Japan and partnered with NPO Yokohama Children’s Hospice Project. 1100 people participated, raising 3.8 million yen for the hospice.