TOKYO YAMATHON

The Yamathon is a fundraising challenge where teams of three or four people compete to walk or run through Tokyo,

visiting all 29 stations of the famous JR Yamanote train line in under 12 hours.

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EVENT
INFORMATION
DATE

Saturday, October 22, 2022

START: 7:30 - 9:00 (Block start every 15 minutes to prevent crowding)

FINISH: 21:00 (All teams must finish by this time)

TEAM2 - 4 members
TEAM REGISTRATION FEE

14,000yen – 100% of donation will go to NPO Yokohama Children’s Hospice Project.

- The entire participation fee will be donated to our charity partner "Certified NPO Yokohama Children's Hospice Project".

* Since it is an event for charity purposes, even if you cancel participation after payment of application, the participation fee will not be refunded.

** For both Full Yamathon and Half Yamathon, the participation donation is the same amount.

START / FINISH

Full Yamathon:

Start and finish: Tokyo TOKIA Building (Marunouchi)

Half Yamathon:

Start: Tokyo TOKIA Building (Marunouchi)

Finish: JR Mejiro Station

OPTIONS

1) Full Yamathon (approx. 42 km):
- Start at Tokyo TOKIA Building, visit all stations (30 stations) on the Yamanote Line, and finish within 12 hours, returning to the venue you started at.
- Choose your direction: clockwise or anti-clockwise.
- Take creative team photos at each station.

2) Half Yamathon (approx. 21 km):
- Start at Tokyo TOKIA Building  and finish at Mejiro Station (15 stations)
- Take creative team photos at each station.

* The walking distance for half-Yamathon is slightly different for the clockwise and counter-clockwise course, but please participate after understanding the purpose of being a challenging walk, not a timed race.

TEAM NUMBER CARDS- Upon entry, the organizer will assign the team number cards for your team.
- Your team number cards will be posted to the team leader before the event date (22nd October).
TIME RECORDING / RANKING

- Measure with a measurement chip will be provided to the team leader.
- The team ranking will be published after the event.

* Timekeeping and rankings will be announced. However, Tokyo Yamathon must emphasise that we are not a marathon. The purpose of this event is to complete the Yamathon challenge and not based on timing and ranking. 
COURSE NAVIGATION

- Teams must navigate themselves around the Yamanote Line and are free to take shortcuts along the way, as long as they can visit all 30 stations. 

-Smartphone users - click here for our guide map.
-Please open with an internet browser – it is not compatible with Google Maps app.
-For more information, please see our FAQ’s.

APPLICATION PERIODEntries must be received by 23:59 Fri. 30th September
CONTACT / INQUIRYIVG Japan
info@ivgjapan.org
ORGANISERIVG JAPAN
CHARITY PARTNERYokohama Children’s Hospice Project
OFFICIAL SPONSORSJ.P.Morgan
Credit Suisse
Custom Media
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Jaguar Land Rover Japan Limited
Philips
Robert Walters Japan
Salesforce.com
SUPPORTING COMPANIESHP
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation
Mitsubishi Property Management
P.C.M.
An Solas
VOLUNTEER PARTNERSIsohata Osteopathic Clinic
Ryotokuji University
Tokyo Therapeutic Institute
Gunma Kokusai Academy
Key Club International
Canadian International School
ELIGIBILITY- Must be at least 18 years old.
- If you are under the age of 18, you must be accompanied by a guardian or adult.
- Have the ability to finish Yamathon in 12 hours.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS-Walk in single file. Do not obstruct other pedestrians.
-Walk on the pavement/sidewalk where present.
-No pavement/sidewalk – walk on the right-hand side, facing on-coming traffic.
-Obey all traffic laws and signals.
-Obey any instructions given by police.
-Do not take shortcuts through private property such as temples, shrines, parks, etc.