Tokushima International Charity Marathon (video)
Last Sunday morning, I participated in my second Tokushima International Charity Fun Run with my co-workers and students. This year’s event took place at the beautiful new Tsukimigaoka Park in Matsushige, Tokushima. Located along the beach, this park is ideal for barbecuing and provides a scenic route for running. The annual charity marathon requires each runner to pay a 2000 yen entrance fee (approximately 20.00 USD); the proceeds will be donated to an underprivileged children’s school in Vietnam. Participants are able to choose from either a 3, 6, or 10 kilometer run. This year I ran the 10K course (about 6.2 miles) with little improvement in my time from two years ago, a dismal 1-hour and 5 minutes. However… I did barely edge Japan’s 2x Gold Medalist at the wire, check out the proof on my video!… Besides being for a good cause, I like this summer “marathon” because it helps my conditioning for the Tibetan basketball tournaments I play in annually. This year my team will be gunning for our 6th Tibetan basketball championship in Seattle! For the information of my friends and family, I will be arriving in Seattle on June 28th and returning to Japan on July 10th. See you all soon!
Note: Check out my video from the Tokushima International Charity Marathon below! Also, I made the cover of the town newsletter!