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September 03, 2005

FIT for Charity Run in Tokyo

Am I absolutely mad?

Today was the first FIT (Financial Institutions in Tokyo) for Charity Run at the Imperial Palace. The actual event kicked off at 10am, but with over 1,000 participants from a number of banks/brokers everyone met at 9am to ensure no one got lost. I will let you do the math...yep, up at 7am on a Saturday.

Anyway, it was insanely hot and the sun seemed to be particularly intense (thank God I did not have a hangover!), but despite that it was surprisingly good to be out this early. And all for a good cause of course.

Tomoko and Mineka were the organisers for our company and they did a fantastic job. That is them "organising" and again with Chiaki.
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I was one of the walkers, meaning I was not going to exert myself in 90 degree weather, when I could do a pleasant 5K walk instead. Tom, Jan, Chiaki, Emiko and Michika were my walking partners. Not much else to say about it. Here are some of the pictures we took on the way. Notice the beer truck...we had walked 2-3 kilometres by then and it looked inviting.
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And here are some pictures of the group...notice our cool caps and shirts.
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Proceeds from the event will be donated to Second Harvest Japan, Special Olympics, FTC Shelter, Japan HIV Center and the Nishiwaki Fund

Posted by Kirk on September 3, 2005 12:46 PM