Just who is Walkie the Walrus?

  • By Walkie Walrus
  • 20 Apr, 2017

Walkie the Walrus is the world's only walking walrus and the Walkathon Mascot

Walkie was born on October 5th, 2013 with a very rare condition that left him unable to swim like other walruses. As his parents cried their eyes out, sure that he would be eaten by a polar bear, Walkie refused to give up, telling his brother:

"If I can't swim, I'll teach myself to walk."

Walkie with Volunteers
His brother thought it would be impossible, but over the next few months Walkie never gave up. His persistent courage allowed him to become the world’s only walking walrus. As soon as he could he walked south away from the polar bear regions and kept on going.

 He arrived at the Chubu Walkathon on May 18th, 2014 and was immediately adopted as the Walkathon Mascot for his walking prowess.
Walkie with volunteers at NIS
Re-printed with permission from LikeNagoya.com

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By Walkie Walrus 09 Nov, 2017
Based on the success of the 2017 Chubu Walkathon, and in keeping with this year's theme, " Supporting the People in our Community ", we will be distributing 6.75 million yen to charities in the Chubu region and 1.5 million yen to the Chubu Children's Fund .
By Walkie Walrus 22 May, 2017
The 2017 Chubu Walkathon was a successful event and we are extremely grateful to all who helped on Sunday, May 22.

Special thanks to all of our corporate sponsors, prize donors, volunteers, food vendors, band performers, OSU Girls, visiting guests, charities, students, parents, Morikoro Park, and of course, to all who purchased tickets!

We couldn't have done it without ALL of you!
By Walkie Walrus 18 May, 2017
We have the most rockin' concerts , the tastiest food, and the coolest prizes , but we also have the best activities for your children to participate in! This year we have everything you can think of from outdoor bouncy castles and giant hamster balls to indoor carnival games and arts and crafts .
By Walkie Walrus 17 May, 2017
The 2017 Walkathon Committee is excited to announce some of the confirmed prizes for the 26th Annual Chubu Walkathon.
By Walkie Walrus 12 May, 2017
The Chubu Walkathon is hosting a special competition this year.
Children will have 30 seconds to score as many baskets as they can for just 1000 yen per ticket!
By Walkie Walrus 11 May, 2017
We are excited to announce that we have arranged the best of Aichi to come and perform for you at the Chubu Walkathon!
We have quite an exciting line-up prepared for May 21st, and the bands can't wait to give you the show of a year!

HOSPYs, StarKat, OS☆U Girls , Tomo Shaga Band, Game Over Humans, and the Jerks are looking forward to bringing music to your ears.
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