The idea behind the event● Large scale event bringing two communities together● Sea to Summit Challenge● Perseverance & belief
November 2010 110 people, 29 teams129,000 yen raised for Oxfam Japan
April 2011 355 people, 100 teams1,027,501 yen raised for Oxfam Japan
The Challenge● Visit all 29 stations of the Yamanote line in one day.● Photograph your team in front of every station● Try and finish in less than 12 hours● A brisk walking pace, and a few rest breaks● The overall course is approximately 45km.● There is a map available which suggests a route, but teams are encouraged to plan their own course.● Navigating for yourself is part of the challenge!
Why take part?● How well do you know Tokyo?● Take it at your own pace● Choose your own path & find new friends on the way!● Great team building exercise● Beautiful November● The Unexpected...
How much is it?● 7000 yen per team.● For a team of 4 thats only 1,750yen each● 6000 yen donation to Oxfam Japan.● 1000 yen to cover extra costs. ○ Paypal transfer fee ○ Event insurance for each team member.
The Situation● The worst drought in 60 years has hit Somalia hardest.● Political instability, as well as armed conflict, exacerbate the food supply problem.● The food crisis is expected to push up to 13million people into a fight for survival.● Because of the food crisis, refugees are streaming out of Somalia at a massive rate.● At the peak of the crisis 10,000 refugees were arriving each week into just one refugee camp.● Dabaab is now the worlds largest refugee camp, and the population is approaching 500,000 people.
Getting Ready ● Training is a good idea! ● Walk between stations on the Yamanote line. ● Maybe walk home from work. ● Practise urban navigationGoogle walking directions? Smartphone? ● Make sure to wear in any gear you are likely to use, especially shoes. ● If you are going to buy shoes, buy them now.blisters wont cause you to drop out, but theyll hurt!
What you need:Essential: ○ Comfortable shoes(dont use new shoes) ○ Running/hiking clothes(beware chafing!) ○ Spending money ○ Mobile phone ○ Small first aid kit / nurofen or similarRecommended: ○ Rain wear(anorak or lightweight raincoat) ○ Energy bars and food ○ Spare socks ○ Camel Pack (water reservoir) Wans slide 2
Safety during the event:● You are responsible for your own safety - use common sense at all times.● Its a team event for a reason, support each other.● You can run the event, but this is not a traditional marathon with a dedicated course.● This is an urban challenge so beware of urban obstacles! ○ Pedestrians ○ Bicycles ○ Cars - do NOT jaywalk, follow traffic signals