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77th Great East Japan Earthquake Charity Run

Runners can enjoy a view of the Imperial Palace while raising funds for the Great East Earthquake Japan recovery efforts this July.

Runners can choose from a 5 km, 10 km, or 15 km individual, in addition to a 20 km team relay race. Part of the participation fee is donated to the Fukushima Prefecture Disaster Response headquarters and will be used in their recovery efforts. Race first to third place winners will win specialty goods from Miyagi Prefecture.

The Imperial Palace loop is one of Tokyo’s most popular running and walking routes, where one can take in the sights of government offices, art museums, European architecture, and the Imperial Palace and gardens.

Be sure to register early as entry will be cut off once capacity is reached. (Rochelle Kirkham)

77th Great East Japan Earthquake Charity Run on Saturday, July 8, begins at the Imperial Palace. Runners can choose from 5 km, 10 km, 15 km and a 20 km team relay event. Online registration closes on June 25. Race entry may close early if capacity is reached. Entry fees range from ¥2,700 to ¥10,800 for teams. For event details and registration visit the website.