FIT For Charity Run 2013 will be held on 17 November

The ninth annual Financial Industry in Tokyo (FIT) For Charity Run will take place on Sunday, 17 November, 2013 at the Kasumigaoka National Stadium and the outer garden of Meiji Shrine (Meiji-jingu Gaien). FIT For Charity Run is a charity event organised by the financial community and related industries in Tokyo that aims to raise money and to support non-profit organisations that conduct local community activities. The FIT For Charity Organising Committee was established soon after the Major Earthquake off the Coast of Sumatra and Tsunami in the Indian Ocean in late 2004. The very first Charity Run was held in 2005, and since then, the event has become an annual tradition. In 2011, FIT also supported organisations working in areas damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake. In 2012, FIT continued forward with its original aim and supported eight charities based in the Kanto region.

Since 2008, the FIT For Charity Run has been held at the Kasumigaoka National Stadium. This year’s event will be the last to take place in the half-century old stadium due to renovations scheduled to commence in 2014. The committee members hope to make this year’s run especially memorable for all of our sponsors and participants.

Further details of the event, charities, sponsorship and how to participate will be announced on this website over the coming months . In addition, the FIT For Charity Run 2013 Organising Committee is looking for companies who would like to support the event preparation and participate and/or sponsor (monetary or in-kind donations).

Event Outline

Event Title:
FIT For Charity Run 2013
Date & Time:
Sunday, 17 November 2013 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Venue:
Kasumigaoka National Stadium and the Outer Garden of Meiji Shrine (Meiji-jingu Gaien), in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Program:
10 km run, 5 km run, 2.5 km walk, 4×100m free inter-company relay, 4×100m women’s inter-company relay, kids sprint
Participant:
Those working in the financial industry or in financial-related sectors and their families and friends. Participation requires companies to register and to manage applications from its employees.