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About the Chubu Walkathon

So, exactly what IS the Chubu Walkathon?

Good question!
While the main objective of the 
Chubu Walkathon International Charity Festival is to raise money for local charities, we would also like to emphasize that it is a very fun and exciting day for you and your entire family. The Walkathon has something for everyone...of all ages!
Chubu Walkathon participant with painted face
Live bands and music at Chubu Walkathon

Live Music & Entertainment

A lot of activity is centered around the main stage where you will be entertained all day long by various types of live music and performances.
The line-up varies from year to year but is always culturally diverse with such acts as:
  • live bands
  • dance performances (hula, country line, hip-hop...)
  • traditional Japanese taiko or shamisen
  • etc...
But make no mistake, the Walkathon is not merely a concert. Get up and walk around, check out the various family-friendly activities that await you.
Childrens activities at the Chubu Walkathon

The Walkathon is Kid-Friendly

There is always lots for the young 'uns to do!

 A multitude of planned activities await the kiddies. They can have their faces painted, watch a puppet show, try their hands at various sports or handicrafts and bounce to their hearts' content in the jumpy house.

Many activities take place indoors or under cover, so don't let rainy weather keep you from coming to Moricoro Park for this fabulous family-friendly event.
International food at the Chubu Walkathon

Sample Local and International Foods

Several food vendors will be on hand from a variety of local, international shops and restaurants. It's a great chance to try some new international cuisine or just enjoy your favorites. 

You will be sure to find something you like and prices are reasonable, so come hungry. 
Not to mention, a portion of the proceeds from food sales is donated to the Walkathon by the vendors.
Raffle prizes to be won at Chubu Walkathon

Win great prizes!

Entry to the Walkathon entitles you to be entered in the raffle where you have a chance to win amazing prizes including flight vouchers and much, much more.

In addition to the raffle ticket included with your entry passport, additional raffle tickets will be on sale at the event to increase your chances of winning. All prizes have been donated, so 100% of your ticket price goes to helping local charities.
Charity booths at Chubu Walkathon

Learn about local charities and organizations

If you are interested in getting involved in your community, a number of local organizations and charities will be on hand with information booths and staff to answer any questions you may have. 
Participants walking the course at Chubu Walkathon

Get some exercise and make new (international) friends

There's so much to do we almost forgot to mention the WALK portion of the Walkathon. 

In keeping with a traditional walkathon event, there will be a course to walk as a symbolic gesture of going the extra mile to help. You are not obligated to make the walk, but it's a great chance to work off that big international lunch. 

And who knows who you will meet along the way? Everyone at the Walkathon is friendly and outgoing. Don't miss your chance to connect with the diverse international community that makes Chubu such a great place to live. 
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