Rainbow Walk of HOPE
In Japan, clean drinkable water is only a few steps away. Yet around the world, millions walk several kilometers each day to fetch unsafe water. On October 21st, HOPE International Development Agency, Japan (HOPE-JP) will be hosting our third annual Rainbow Walk of HOPE. However, this year we have a new starting point and route that will take us by some of Tokyo`s most iconic locations including, once again the Iconic Rainbow Bridge.
Our 2018 walk will be a 9 km self guided route with an option to join at the 4.5 km mark. Generously sponsored by HIlton Tokyo Odaiba, Morrison & Foerster LLP, and supported by Back2Brooklyn. All proceeds will go towards HOPE JP water projects focused on providing even more families with a life-time of clean water.
Start Line: 7:45 – 8:15am Gather in Tsukishima at Back2Brooklyn Food truck beside the Spain Club
Don’t forget to collect your t-shirt, water bottle and Join the Water Challenge at the Back2Brooklyn Food Truck which is lime green.
Registration will be open from 7:45 am
A short informal ceremony will take place at 8:00 am. All teams will have left the Spain Club by 8:15am.
9:05 – 9:20 am Pick up Point Hinode Station (Optional) Please exit the East Gate and you will see the Lime Green Truck in the Bus.
There will be a second pick up point for those who wish for a shorter walk of 4.5km. The pickup point is at the bottom of East Exit stairs of Hinode Station before the Rainbow Bridge. You can collect your t-shirt, water bottle and raffle ticket during this time from the Back2Brooklyn Food Truck which will be parked there.
10:15 – 11:30 am Refreshments at the Hilton
Closing ceremony will take place at 11:15 am
This Year’s walk begins in a 400-year Fishing Village tucked away just a couple 100 meters from Tsukishima Station.
The route will take you through this quaint and historic little corner of Tokyo. Following a walk down Monja street, which is one of Tokyo’s famous food Streets. across the Kachidoki bridge and straight through the streets of Tsukiji Fish Market area, at the 2 km mark. At the 3 km mark you will be skirting the Elegant Hama Rikyu Park, then onto the Hinode Station which is the half way point. Back2Brookylyn Food truck will be waiting for us there and some folks, particularly families who need a shorter route will join us at that point. Then onto the Rainbow bridge it self beginning at 6km. You may choose which elevator and which side of the bridge you will walk. It all depends on you and which view you would like to take in. Either overlooking the city or out to the port and the pacific. At the 8km mark you will be walking down the bridge and onto the beach, walking the last kilometre along the beach until you arrive at the Statute of Liberty. Just past this smaller sized replica, you will be turning left up the grand stairs and will be happily greeted by HOPE and Hilton Staff who will guide you to the delicious refreshments. If its fair weather it will be on the terrace and if raining we will still be outdoors, but on level one in a covered area.
This is a team event, so come as a group of friends, colleagues and or family. Form a team, create your own team name, participate in the water challenge together, and walk for water!
*Minimum 8 members, maximum 12 members.
Adults: ¥5,000 (minimum contribution)
Children 5 and under are free (No t-shirt provided)
Your participation comes with complementary:
- Refreshments at Hilton Odaiba
- Rainbow Walk of HOPE 2018 T-shirt
- One free raffle ticket
※Public Toilets are available along the way
A limited number of individual tickets are available!
Adults ¥5,000 ( minimum contribution)
Students ¥3,000 ( minimum contribution)
Use the form below to sign up as an individual!
Water Challenge Raffle
Details to be released soon.
Raffle tickets are:
- ¥2,000 for one ticket
- ¥10,000 for 10 tickets
*Everyone who registers for the walk will receive one complimentary raffle ticket
Sign Up Here!
What Clean Water Can Do
Access to clean water is the first step out of poverty.
By having clean water, families can stay healthier, practice good sanitation, and leverage the water to grow crops and increase their income. Children can also go to school, because they no longer have to spend the majority of their days fetching water. A good infrastructure for water enables people to direct their energies towards other means that will improve their living standards. Learn more by watching our short film from Ethiopia here.