A running craze has taken over Tokyo in recent years, and Nishimachi was not about to be left behind in the dust. On the heels of the city’s winning the bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, the Outreach Scholarship Task Force, which has been meeting regularly over the past year, decided to host an event which would combine family fun, fitness, fundraising, and the fostering of community service and spirit. The first-ever walkathon and runathon was up and running.
Jan Opdahl, Alumni Parent and Vice Chair, Board of Directors
The Internationalist Spring 2014 Vol. 52