The purpose of Osaka Marathon Charity Runner is to spread understand to charity activity of Osaka Marathon and movement of charity. When you run, you wear original charity T-Shirt and appeal the above purposes.
Application Period: September 26, 2023 – November 17, till 5:00PM (JST) or will close when the maximum of 20 people is reached. Fundraising Period: September 26, 2023 – January 24, 2024, till 5:00PM(JST) Course Map: https://www.osaka-marathon.com/2024/en/info/course/
<How Donations Are Used>
We will make the most of your donation to empower children in need in Japan, the Philippines, India and Kenya.
1: Donations will be used to conduct lectures and workshops, develop educational materials, and strengthen organizational structures so that children in Japan can learn about social issues, the SDGs, and wellbeing, and act as proactive change-makers.
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Educational materials for teachers about the issue of child labour
2:The program will build and repair schools, distribute educational and medical supplies, and provide scholarships so that impoverished children in the Philippines, India, and Kenya can receive a healthy, safe, and quality education.
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How to entry
Residents of Japan who were born before April 1, 2005 are eligible to enter the Charity Runner.
If you do not meet the above criteria, please make a donation to the Charity Runners; to make a donation through Syncable, please see below or click here. To donate via Syncable, please refer below or click here.
Charity runners may be interviewed by the media.
To enter the Osaka Marathon 2024 Charity Runner, the following procedures are required.
No cancellations are allowed after registration.
If you are unable to run the Osaka Marathon 2024 for any reason, donations and entry fees received prior to your absence will not be refunded.
Substitute runners are also prohibited.
Most registration pages are written in Japanese. If necessary, please use a translation application (e.g. Google Translate) at the same time. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
If you already have RUNNET account, please enter your ID and password and click the black button 「ログイン」 (sign in).
If you have never used RUNNET, please click the yellow button 「新規会員登録」 (Sign up) . Plaese click same button on the bottom of next page.
Please enter your e-mail address (2 times), password (2 times), click the the button 「利用規約に同意する」(Agree to TOS). ＊Password must be included number and symbol and more than 8 letters. Capitalize is allowed.
As some of the subsequent procedures are complicated, please use a translation application (e.g. Google Translate) at the same time to understand each item. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Please scroll to the bottom, select the category and click the blue button 「エントリー」 (Entry).
Then fill out the entry and payment form.
It is recommended that you use a translation application (e.g. Google Translate) at the same time to help you understand each item on the form.
The Charity Page ID can be found in the confirmation email from Syncable. (Please refer to the last 3-4 digits of the charity page URL, STEP 1-6.)
The white button 「戻る」 means “back to previous page”,
the blue button 「次のステップへ」 means “go to next page”.
Plaese confirm your entry information and click the blue button 「上記の内容で確定」 （Confirm with the above details / Entry and pay）.
If you select “Pay by credit card or paypal,” you must also pay the entry fee of 17,000 yen + administrative fee (17,000 x 5.5%).
If you select “Pay by Convenience Store or Cash Dispenser,” you will be asked to pay later.
STEP 3: Fundraising
Please share the charity page and show your enthusiasm to as many people as possible and raise at least 70,000 yen (including 1,000 yen donated at the time of entry (see 1-5 above)) by 17:00 (Japan time) on January 24, 2024.
Donations in excess of 70,000 yen will not be accepted, but will allow you to participate in the Osaka Marathon 2024.
Any shortfall will be automatically donated from your credit card.
If the insufficient amount cannot be deducted from your credit card due to insufficient balance or expiration of the card, you will not be able to participate in the Osaka Marathon 2024. (Please note that in this case, the collected donation will not be refunded.)
Step 4: In-person runner registration and participation
Check in have to be done on February 23rd or 24th 2024 (each day 11:00-19:30), at Intex Osaka (in the event “Osaka Marathon EXPO 2024”). (Google MAPs) *There is no reception on the day of Osaka Marathon 2024 (February 25th). Your formal identification with face photo (e.g. passport, driver’s license card in Japan) is required.
<Previous runner registration booth> (from official twitter)