Chubu Walkathon and International Charity Festival 2024

The Chubu Walkathon is an exciting event that raises money for charity and offers a great family-friendly day in the park for adults and children alike. The Walkathon is not just a walking course. This fun and memorable family event has excellent food, live music, stage shows, a children’s activity zone, and a raffle with great prizes.  The Chubu Walkathon actively supports local charities and improves the lives of the less fortunate by creating an opportunity to increase awareness, recruit volunteers, and raise funds at a family-friendly, international outdoor event.

Guarantee your Walkathon T-shirt and size! Order by Tuesday, May 7th!

In order to secure your T-Shirt (and size) for the day of the event, please order by Tuesday, May 7th! 
Doing so guarantees that your T-Shirts will be waiting for you, under your name, at Meijo Park on the day of the event (May 19th).

Chubu Walkathon 2024

Date: May 19, 2023 (Sun)  Rain or shine!
Time: 10:00
Location: Meijo Park,  1 Chome-2 Meijo, Kita Ward, Nagoya (map)

All proceeds go to charity!

Chubu Walkathon and International Charity Festival

The Chubu Walkathon and International Charity Festival, formerly known as the Nagoya Walkathon, was established in 1991 in Nagoya. This event is primarily organized by the expatriate community, and it takes place every May in collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) and Nagoya International School (NIS). The festival’s main objective is to raise funds for local NPOs and charitable organizations, promote volunteerism and philanthropy, and encourage international camaraderie and cooperation within the community.

Over the years, the Walkathon event has grown in popularity among the region’s international and Japanese community. It has evolved from a small gathering to a large-scale event, featuring various bands, international foods, and numerous volunteering opportunities, making it more appealing and accessible to everyone. 

All funds raised from the Walkathon are allotted to local charities and NPOs that submit detailed project proposals, which are reviewed and approved by the organizing committee. In the past, beneficiaries have included projects such as constructing a new staircase for an orphanage and providing entertainment equipment for children.

Learn more about the Walkathon here.