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Press Release

International Volunteer group (IVG) which works together to support Oxfam Japan will hold a fundraising event " TOKYO YAMATHON. THE ULITIMATE URBAN CHALLENGE 2014" on Saturday 21st June.

THE TOKYO YAMATHON is a physical endurance & navigational challenge where teams of three or four people walk or run around the Yamanote line within 12 hours, starting out at The Tokyo International Forum near Yurakucho Station. This is a physical challenge and also a fundraising event. The participation fees of 10,000YEN and donation will be given directly to Oxfam Japan that will mean a lot to those who live in poverty around the world.
Race, challenge yourself, saunter around, or stop for booze breaks. It's up to you!

■ Date:                Saturday, 21st June 2014
■ Meeting time:     6:15am
                           6:45am Opening ceremony starts
■ Starting time:      7:00am Each team is going to start in turn
                           When you come to reception you will be noticed the time you start
■ Meeting point:     Tokyo International Forum (1min walk from Yurakucho Station).
■ Registration fee: 10,000yen per team (100% will be donated to Oxfam Japan)
■ How to register: Visit here (URL: http://tokyo-yamathon.com/) and enter your details
■ Closing date:     9:00pm on Wednesday, 18th June 2014

◆About the Oxfam Japan International Volunteer Group IVG
The IVG is a group of English-speaking volunteers who work together to support Oxfam Japan in their mission to find solutions to global poverty and injustice.
The IVG aims to create awareness within Japan about the issues that Oxfam deals with, and raises funds to support Oxfam's work. We are an entirely volunteer-run group of people from all over the world with a desire to make a difference!
Please visit IVG HP (www.ivgjapan.org) more detail.


Contact to Oxfam Japan: Tel: 03-3834-1940 Email:oxfaminfo@oxfam.jp