Want a whirlwind workout tour of Tokyo, while contributing to charity? The Tokyo Yamathon is a fundraising competition where teams of three or four walk or run through Tokyo, visiting all 29 stations of the famous JR Yamanote train line in under 12 hours!
Your entire registration fee of 10,000 yen per team goes to NADIA, an international volunteers group helping in the recovery of Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake in March 2011. For more information, visit the Yamathon link below.
The Yamathon is also seeking volunteers to help with the event! Volunteer shifts are listed below; to sign up, contact the organizers (who are themselves JETs and alumni) at with your preferences! You can also contact if you are interested in event operations and joining the Yamathon team.
- (night before, on Friday, 29 May, 2015) 21:00-23:30 – Venue set up
- 06:30-08:30 – Morning registration, approx. 40 volunteers
- 12:00-20:30 – Cheer teams, as many volunteers as possible! (3 hour shifts or longer)
- 20:30-23:00 – Venue clean up
Visit tokyo-yamathon.com for more information!