Charity Walk & Run for Universal Children's Day


Application notice:

  • Tickets must be bought in advance.
  • *Elementary school students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please apply to race separately. Children that have not yet started elementary school may join with a parent or guardian free of charge.
  • For those participating in the 20km relay: Please have only one (1) representative of your team apply. If a team is comprised of both adults and students, please apply to the adult team.

Check-in time: 8:30walk & 20km run), 930 (10km & 5km run)

Check-in location: Hibiya Park, Kenko Hiroba (日比谷公園健康広場)

Opening ceremony: 9:00 (5km walk, 20km relay, 20km run), 10:00 (10km & 5km run)

Start time: 9:30 (20km relay, 20km run), 9:40 (5km walk), 10:30 (10km run), 10:40 (5km run)

Start & end gate: Sakurada-mon (桜田門)

Schedule (by event)

5km walk

20km run & relay

10km run

5km run

 Closing Ceremony


  • T-shirts will be given out as participation prizes.
  • Human Rights Now is enrolled in sports accident insurance.
  • Drinks will be passed out to participants throughout the course.
  • The event will still be held if it rains.

About the event:

November 20 is designated as Universal Children’s Day by the United Nations as a day to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide, as well as to improve the welfare of children's. Nevertheless, children are still suffering all over the world, with Japan being no exception.

We at Human Rights Now want to change that. We want us all to consider what children’s rights truly are, and for this reason, every year we hold an open event to celebrate this day: our annual charity walk and run!

To help spread our message and tell the world that children are important, and indeed our future, you are essential!

The core theme of our walk and run this year is ending violence against children.

In Japan, many children are suffering from bullying, physical and emotional abuse, and sexual exploitation. Children around the globe are victims of armed conflicts, human trafficking, and other catastrophes.

We are scheduling different types of action to take on this day to help rid the world of this abuse. Our organization will also be present at the grounds to offer detailed information about what we are doing in relation to children’s rights as well as more information about the current situation of children’s rights. We will also have speeches about children’s rights. Gather your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers together, and help tell the world that we are watching, and we will change it!

Whether you’re an avid runner or only a casual walker, you can help us make a difference! Come join us on November 18th!

For further inquiries:

Human Rights Now office: 7F Creative One Akihabara Bldg., 5-3-4 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0005 JAPAN

Phone number: 03-3835-2110


Sat Nov 18, 2017
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM JST
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Tokyo Imperial Palace Circuit
20km run: adult (18+) ¥5,000
20km run: university student ¥3,500
20km run: high/junior high school student ¥2,500
20km run: elementary school student* ¥1,000
10km run: adult (18+) ¥4,500
10km run: university student ¥3,500
10km run: high/junior high school student ¥2,500
10km run: elementary school student* ¥1,000
5km run: adult (18+) ¥4,000
5km run: university student ¥3,500
5km run: high/junior high school student ¥2,500
5km run: elementary school student* ¥1,000
5km walk: adult (18+) ¥3,500
5km walk: university student ¥3,500
5km walk: high/junior high school student ¥2,500
5km walk: elementary school student* ¥1,000
20km relay: adult (18+) -for 4 runners- ¥15,000
20km relay: student (junior high/high school, university, etc.) -for 4 runners- ¥10,000

On sale until Oct 31, 2017, 11:50:00 PM

Combini / ATM payment will be closed at the end of Oct 30, 2017.

Venue Address
1-6, Hibiya Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Japan
5 min. walk from Hibiya Station; 7 min. walk from Kasumigaseki & Yurakucho Stations.