Charity Theme

At the Osaka Marathon, this year again, you can select the theme you wish to support from various charity themes.

  • To support your hopes to live
  • To assist your areams
  • To support families
  • To conserve our natural environment
  • To provide clean water
  • To brighten future of children
  • To preserve our beautiful city

charity programs

charity programs

The Osaka Marathon will be organized as a charity marathon with unique programs.

“Running helps someone”

We hope to pump up the charity programs of the Osaka Marathon together with people by various forms of participation in the race, i.e. runners, supporters and cheerers, so all can enjoy this charity event.

The Osaka Marathon aims to help people develop a deeper understanding of charitable activities and encourage many of those participating in the race, including runners, supporters on the sidelines and volunteers to participate in such charity programs.

A list of charitable organizations
Charity Theme / Color Activities carried out by charitable organizations Charitable Organization
To support your hopes to live Research into regenerative medicine and drug development via iPS cells Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA),
Kyoto University
Support for cancer patients and their families Cancer Support Community Japan
(Specified NPO)
To assist your dreams Support for mentally challenged athletes Special Olympics Nippon Foundation
Job assistance for young unemployed people NPO Sodateage Net
To support families Medical support for deprived people worldwide Medicine Du Monde Japon
(Specified NPO)
Support for children with incurable diseases and their families Hope&Wish for Children with Life-Threatening Illness and TheirFamilies
(Non-Profit Organization)
(Incorporated Foundation)
To conserve our natural environment Tree-planting campaign more trees
(Incorporated Association)
Regeneration of coastal forest which disappeared due to the Great East Japan Earthquake OISCA: Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement - International
To provide clean water Supplying people in developing countries with safe water and hygiene WaterAid Japan
(Specified NPO)
Protecting and supporting refugees and evacuees Japan Association for UNHCR United Nations High Commission for Refugees
(Specified NPO)
To brighten future of children Food aid for areas suffering poverty and hunger Japan Association for the World Food Programme (WFP)
(Specified NPO)
Providing daycare support for sick children to help single parents NPO Nobel
To preserve our beautiful city Town beautification campaign by young people greenbird
(Specified NPO)
To keep the town of Osaka and enhance its charm The Social Design Company Smile Style
(Specified NPO) ※Note 3