KIWL Go-Go 2024: Charity Run/Walk Challenge

¥2,700 – ¥5,500

The Go-Go Run/Walk Challenge 2023 is now open for entries.

What is KIWL?

Knights In White Lycra (KIWL) is a Japan-based voluntary organization that does charity fundraising for disadvantaged kids in Japan through participatory sports events such as cycling, running, and golf.

What happens?

The KIWL Go-Go is an annual charity running and walking event that started in 2017. This year it will be a virtual event throughout November that anyone from around the world can join, as well as an in-person event on Sunday, November 12 by the Tama River in Futakotamagawa, Tokyo.

Aim to achieve a running or walking distance of at least 55km (1.8km or 2,400 steps a day) in November. If you join the event on November 12, you can choose to run a half marathon, 10km, parent-child 5km run, or simply walk.

For both events, you’ll also be entered into a raffle for some amazing prizes.

Entry and donations

This year, KIWL’s chosen charity is Mirai no Mori, an NPO that creates life-changing outdoor programs for abused, neglected, and orphaned youths in Japan, supporting their growth into happy and successful young adults.

For the event across the whole of November, they ask for a donation of about ¥5,500 to be made to Mirai no Mori. For students in university or below they ask for ¥2,000. Register here and donate here.

The event on November 12 varies in price from ¥2,700 to ¥4,700. Register here in Japanese or contact ecomarathon@runningintokyo.com for English-language assistance.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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