Saturday, September 22, 2018

Japan – Tokyo – Annual Global 5k 2018

Date : Saturday, September 22, 2018

Venue : Tamagawa Green Space BBQ area

Location : The nearest station is Futako Shinchi

Time : 11am Registration - 11.30am Run starts

5k Charity Run, walk, shuffle or just come for the craic!

On Saturday, 22 September 2018, The Ireland Funds Young Leaders from around the world will host an event together – The Irish Run the World, a Global 5km run. The event will span over 20hrs and cover 85km in 17 cities around the world.

You can support by running or by making a gift. Proceeds will support the work of The Ireland Funds in assisting worthy charities across the island of Ireland and Irish causes around the world.

Food and drinks after the run.

Bring your kids for free!
Special 1km kids run

Sponsorship packages available for global T-shirt branding, print and social media exposure.

Sponsorship and Tickets

Entry fee: Adults ¥5,000
Early Bird rate of JPY4,500 per adult (until 15 August 2018)
Includes free T-Shirt*

Kids (under 16) FREE*

*subject to availability.
Sorry no kids T-Shirt

Register in advance by email

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John Fallon (Chairperson)
Matthew Connolly
Lorcan Brophy
Lauren Kerr
Padraig MacColgain
Paddy O’Connor
Jane Szafraniec
Sarah Martin


The collective chapters of The Ireland Fund Young Leaders from around the world will come together to host one event across 19 cities on 22 September 2018, in seven different countries. Starting in Brisbane, Australia, the Young Leaders and friends will run 5kms in their respective city before passing the ‘virtual baton’ off to the next city. The Global 5k will conclude when the last Young Leader crosses the finish line in San Francisco!

We invite everyone to join us to run, walk, shuffle, push the pram around the course or just come along for the BBQ and beers!

We had an amazing turnout for our first ever run last year and hope to increase numbers this year.


We are delighted to announce that all funds will be donated to a Japanese charity called Mirai no Mori as well as an Irish charity called EPIC.

Both charities play a role in youth empowerment for disadvantaged children both here in Japan as well as back home in Ireland.

Last Year’s Event

See here for photos from last years event. Big thanks to Dermot Killoran at Calderwoodimages for the photos on the day.

A special thanks to last years partners: Toyoko Inn (Platinum), PacaPaca Farms (Silver) and EireSytems (Bronze) and CocaCola and Jameson our drinks sponsors.