The FocusCore Boxing Day Marathon
Virtual Full Marathon, 10K and 2K Run!
Celebrate the holidays with the Boxing Day Marathon! Our Virtual race is a great way to celebrate the holidays and help raise money for orphans in Japan.
Run 42.195km or 10km or 2km during 24, 25, 26 or 27 December 2020 (Boxing Day). 100% of proceeds will go to YouMeWe in an effort to help fund further education for orphans in Japan. Even if you're unable to run, please support us by donating.
Train and be healthy
Choose the course
Run your race of choice on between on the 24th, 25th, 26th or 27th of December 2020
Track and capture your race results on Strava by joining our group or send your results to firstname.lastname@example.org
In your email include your full name and your time captured on your favorite running app (such as Strava or Runkeeper) write the subject line of your email must contain the title of the race and the distance, for example: "Result BOXING DAY MARATHON 10 km"
Race results will be collected and posted
Our Celebrated Charity YouMeWe
The 30,000 children living in institutionalized homes across Japan are typically well cared for by a small yet dedicated staff. Ratio of staff members to children can often be as high as 1 about 6 kids. Although many of the homes have structured their environments into smaller family units to create more personal space, it is difficult to offer consistent, individualized attention and guidance as they navigate from primary though high school and begin to consider their future options. Adding to the difficulties are the large number of children dealing with post-traumatic stress disorders stemming from various forms of abuse or poverty that have resulted in the child being placed into care to begin with. Another issue for kids is the reality of their financial options. Most children will not have the funds to pay for secondary education or have the ability to live with family.
YouMeWe created programs that help promote:
Digital literacy that will expand their technical skills and keep them current with today's technology and unlock more options for secondary education or a job.
Communication skills through language training, writing programs, cultural exchanges and summer arts camp that improve a child's ability to effectively communicate and engage with others in a positive way.
Connectedness with others in the community and around the world through mentoring programs and online exchange programs.
"I'm no great runner, by any means. I'm at an ordinary - or perhaps more like mediocre - level. But that's not the point. The point is whether or not I improve over yesterday. In long-distance running the only opponent you have to beat is yourself, the way you used to be."
Haruki Murakami, amateur runner, Japanese writer and translator, the author of the world's most famous book about running "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running"