YMCA International Charity Run

Love on the Run!
The YMCA Charity Run’s aim is the social awareness and understanding of challenged children.
Your participation in the run will support the challenged children through the YMCA’s camps and programs.
There are more than 5,000 participants from 21 different location of YMCA throughout Japan.
The YMCA offers various and exciting programs for the challenged children to participate actively insociety.
By participating in this run, it will mean a lot to the challenged children. Not only you will be enjoying the day’s event, but at the same time you’ll be supporting the challenged children.

Overview of The 9th International CHARITY RUN

Sunday, May 12,2024.
Application period: Mon, Dec 25 to Tue, April 30

Wakayama Shimin Sports Hiroba
796-1 Fukushima, Wakayama city

●Number of participants

We adopt a runner chip for measurement. (A to C)

A. 10 km race

Solo runners will compete in a 10km race.
Participation fee-4,300yen

B. 4km Team Relay Race (4 runners/team)
Each team member runs 1km and teams will compete in a 4km race.
Participation fee-8,500yen (1 group)
*Please apply with groups such as friends, companies organizations or families.

C. 4km Time Challenge Relay Race(4 runners/team)
Each team member runs 1km, with teams running 4km in total. Whichever team has the shortest time difference between the estimated time and actual time is the winner.
Participation fee-8,500yen (1 group)
*Please apply with groups such as friends, companies organizations or families.

D. Fun Relay (1-4 runners/team)
Approx.300m × 4 laps team play. YMCA will put you in teams if you can’t find team members.
・Participation fee-1,200yen (1 group)

E. Kinokawa Walk
Let’s enjoy walking the same course as 10km race at your own pace. You can walk for a maximum of 2km.
・Participation fee-1,200yen (1 person)

● Prizes
★Top 3 runners or teams for each event receive awards.
Unique costume are welcomed. special prizes will be given for the most impressive one won by a runner or a team.
*A souvenir will be given to all participants and the certificate of completion will be given to all solo runners and teams who completed the race.


8:30 Registration for 10km race and Fun Run

9:00 Opening ceremony

9:30 Registration for Team relay and Time challenge relay race

9:35 10km race starts (ends at 11:15)

9:45 Kinokawa Walk starts (ends at 10:25)

10:00 Fun Relay Starts (ends at 10:40)

10:45 Team relay race and Time Challenge race starts (ends at 11:25)

11:40 Awards and Closing ceremony


・There are parking spots but there might be not enough for all the participants so please car pool or ask for a ride.
・The race will be held rain or shine but maybe canceled in case of stormy weather.
・Participation fee is not refundable as this is for a charitable purpose.
・The YMCA will not be held responsible for any accidents that may occur.
・Please check in at least 30 minutes before your race starts.

How to participate

Please apply through RUNNET.

Application and payment deadline will be from March 22 to April 30.

◆National Sponsors◆

◆Prize Sponsors◆

For details, please call 073-473-3338 or email info@wakayamaymca.org