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Charity Walk & Run - DAN DAN RUN

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June 20th is World Refugee Day.

The World Refugee Day is filled with hopes that "all people, even for a little while, will think of the loneliness and desperation many refugees feel and ask themselves what they can do to help on this day."

It was announced the other day that the number of applicants for refugee status in Japan in the year 2013 was 3,260, while only 6 of them were granted the status, which was the lowest number ever.

Why is the number so low? What kind of dangers did they flee from and what were they feeling when they left their countries? What kind of reality are they living in Japan, in a country to which they came, barely saving their lives.

As the numbers indicate, the refugees living in Japan are facing many difficulties in a country to which they fled to escape persecution.

A refugee is not someone who lives such a different life from you: he could be a father who works multiple jobs to support his family or she could be a mother who worries about her children's future. In the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake, some refugees volunteered to work in the disaster-affected areas because they couldn't help themselves but to help those in need.

Wouldn't you like to know a little about the refugees in Japan?

For the charity walk & run event, we have prepared some programs for you to learn about refugees in Japan while you have some fun.

Let's think about the refugees living in Japan, while you run or walk around the Imperial Palace!

*We have a Facebook page which we update regularly. Please "like" the page and status!

Event Summary
Date & Time1st, June 2014(SUN) 9:00〜12:00 
●5km walk
8:30- reception open
9:00- oepening ceremony
●5km run/10km run
9:00- reception open
9:30- opening ceremony

11:40‐ closing ceremony
12:00  end
Venue

Around the Imperial Palace.
Start/goal point: Sakurada Gate area (Sakurada-Mon Hiroba)

Fee

● 5㎞ walk/run:3,000 yen
● 10㎞ run: 4,000 yen
● Parent + 1 child fee(5km walk/run):4,000 yen
*Elementary school students and preschool children must be accompanied by their parents.

○ Group discount:1 participant out of a group of 10 or more can join for free.
If you wish to get the group discount, please contact info@refugee.or.jp
*The proceeds of the event will be used to support refugees in Japan.

OrganizerAuthorized NPO Japan Association for Refugees Charity Walk & Run Committee
Registration

Please register at this website

Contact

PR (Matsumoto)at Japan Association for Refugees
Contact on the event day:070-6973-2456
Tel:03-5379-6001
E-mail: info@refugee.or.jp

Notes

1.Please be sure to take any trash back home.

2.Please pay attention to the traffic and ensure that you take care of yourself during your walk/run.

3.Please do not bring any pets to this event. Assistant dogs for the visually impaired are the only exceptions to this rule.

4.Please bring your health insurance certificate on the day.

Terms and Conditions

Please be aware that the following terms and conditions will apply should you choose to register to participate in the charity walk/run.

1.We will hold the event even if it rains on the day.

2.All applicants should be aware of their physical fitness level and will assume all responsibility. While the entry fee includes the personal injury insurance coverage (provided by a third party insurance company), the organizer shall not be held responsible for any sickness and/or injury beyond the administration of first-aid relief.

3.The organizer shall not be held responsible for any loss or theft of personal belongings of the participants.

4.No refund shall be made for any cancellation, change of entry category or change in the participant.

5.No refund shall be made in the event of the cancellation of the race due to force majeure such as earthquake, storm, flood, snow, accident, or epidemic. Nor shall any refund be made for any overpayment or duplicated payment or where runners have been commissioned.

6.Any failure on your part to follow the instructions of the organizer will result in the termination of your participation in the event. No refund will be made.

7.All rights associated with the use of any images, photographs, articles and records related to the event, including the names, age and addresses (country, prefecture or city) of participants and their likeness for coverage by TV, newspapers, magazines or by the Internet, and all rights associated with the publicity based on the use thereof, shall belong to the organizer.

8.The organizer recognize the importance of entrant's personal information and will handle it in accordance with laws and regulations relating to the protection of personal information based on the organizer's personal information protection policy. Any personal information submitted will be used for the event's administrative purposes and may be used for the promotion of similar events in the future.

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