Activity Report

Runners enjoyed the beautiful weather Kasumigaura Marathon

Apr 20, 2017

On April 16, Kasumigaura Marathon and International blind people Marathon were held at Tsuchiura and Kasumigaura Cities, Ibaragi Prefecture.
Good Earth Japan (GEJ) participated to the event setting up a booth for promoting the support activities for the farmers who live on the post minefield in Cambodia.

Runners rushing to starting area             Children also donated!

Same as the last year, more than 23 thousands runners were there.
The themes of the Marathon for this year were “One sky. Same light, wind and thought”. As the themes, it was blessed with good weather from beginning to end.
Many people cheered for the marathon runners from the roadside with cherry blossom.
From Cambodia where GEJ is in action, two runner were invited through NPO “Heart of Gold” which Ms. Yuko Arimori (Famous Marathon Runner) is representing, and they participated in the 10 miles and 5 Km marathons.

At the GEJ’s booth, many men and women of all ages visited and listen the explanation about the situation of Cambodia especially damages and recovery from the landmines, and deepen their understanding on the GEJ’s activities there. Many of them had donated from their allowances too.

Thank you who donated and encouraged us.
GEJ continue to support farmers who live on the post minefield to become independent.

Thank you for your agreement              Thank you for your kindness

Running under the cherry trees             Cheered by the sound of Drums...

Explaining the area where GEJ work           Mr. Fujita, the silver medalist of the
                                  Rio. Paralympic game visited us

Cambodian runners also!                The Miss. Japan 2017 Grand prix Ms. Takada also!