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What is the White Ribbon Run?

830 women lose their lives because of pregnancy, child-birth and abortion every day in the world.

“WHITE RIBBON RUN (WRUN)” is the charity fun run event organized in conjunction with the International Women’s Day on March 8, to let everyone know such terrible situations and to promote everyone’s action to participate to support these women in everywhere in Japan and the world.

It is available to participate everyone who wear the same official T-shirt in everywhere and to connect with the runners in the world virtually (by uploading the pictures and videos online) in the name of WRUN. The part of the entry fee will be used to donate to support the women in developing countries.

What is the White Ribbon?

Many women die because of pregnancy and child-birth.
The White Ribbon Action has started to save the lives of these mothers and babies.

In 1999, White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) were established, and now, organizations and persons in about 150 countries in the world gather in the name of White Ribbon act to support mothers to be able to be pregnant and birth children safely.
The White Ribbon is the symbol of action for mourning women’s souls and overcoming the grieves and connect hopes tomorrow.

What is JOICFP?

JOICFP was established in 1968 for the requests to internationally transmit successful experiences and know-hows in the field of family planning and maternal and child health which Japan has practiced after the end of World War II,
JOICFP supports to improve quality of life through human resource development in the field of global health, materials and projects in Asia and Africa, collaborates with United Nations, International Organizations, local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and communities.
JOICFP was received the first Japan SDGs Special Awards and celebrated the 50 anniversary this year.

Event Outline

  • Event Title: WHITE RIBBON RUN 2019
  • Date: 2 and 3 (Sat. and Sun.) March 2019
  • Host: Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP)
  • Special Sponsor: DOME Corporation (Under Armour)
  • Sponsors: Saraya Co. Ltd., FCA Japan Ltd., INSOU HOLDINGS Co. Ltd., Kao Corporation
    (Kao Heart Pocket Club), Re Life Nikko Co. Ltd.
  • Assistance: International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), istyle Art and Sports Foundation
  • With the Support of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Tokyo Office, UN Women Tokyo Office, Japan Family Planning Association, Japanese Midwives Association, Japan Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Japan Society of Maternal Health, Council for Maternal and Child Health Promotion
  • Event Administration: Roots Sports Japan Co., Ltd. / Wiseman Co. Ltd.
  • Categories: Osaka Women’s Venue Run, Tokyo Ariake 5-km Run with International Women’s Day Special Contents, Registered Sites in Japan, Anywhere, for Anyone Virtual Run

Any participants who wear ‘White Ribbon Run Event Original Charity T-Shirt’ for all entries can run anywhere as Virtual Run on 2 and 3 (Sat. and Sun.) March, 2019.

Please support our White Ribbon activity by uploading your comments and pictures of participation in Virtual Run with hushtag ‘# whiteribbonrun’ or ‘#ホワイトリボンラン’ or ‘#女性に力を (# empowerwomen)’ on SNS.

Osaka women’s Venue Run

Running Distance: 5km (TBD)
Participants: limited 400 runners / Volunteer Staffs: 100 persons
Venues: Sun Plaza in Osaka Castle Park
Date: 3 March (Sun.) 2019

12:30 Reception starts/ Special Booths in venue open
14:00 Opening Ceremony
14:30 Running starts
15:30 After Yoga
16:00 Expected completion
※ Subject to change the programs on the event day

Tokyo Ariake 5km Run with special contents for ‘International Women’s Day’

Running distance: 5km
Participants: limited 100 women first apply (No cancellation waiting)
Venue: Ariake Headquarters of DOME Corporation
Address: 1-3-33 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0063
Ariake-tennis-no-mori Station, Yurikamome-line, about 5 minutes-walk available
International Exhibition Hall (Kokusai-tenjijo) Station, Tokyo Water Front Area Rapid Transit Railway Water Front (Rinkai) line, about 8 minutes-walk available

Venue for running: Toyosu Gururi Park
Address: 6-4 Toyosu Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0061
Date: from 14:00 to 18:00 on 2 March 2019

Registered Sites in Japan

Hokkaido, Akita, Miyagi, Niigata, Tokyo metropolitan, Kanagawa, Nagano, Shizuoka, Aichi, Mie, Shiga, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Okayama, Hyogo, Hiroshima, Tokushima, Kagawa, Kochi, Saga, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki and Kagoshima.

The run will be held either on 2 or 3 (Sat. or Sun.) March, 2019.
※The date and venue etc. are arranged at each base location.

Anywhere, for Anyone Virtual Run

Running Distance: Any Distance
that you want to run
Venue: Anywhere (Local or nearby, otherwise the place where you are accustomed to run)
Date: 2 and 3 (Sat. and Sun.) March 2019

Entry Fee

  • Osaka Women’s Venue Run: Runner 4,500 JPY
  • Volunteer: Free
  • Tokyo Ariake 5km Run with special contents for International Women’s Day
    Runner: 8,000 JPY
  • Nationwide (Whole country) White Ribbon Based Run
    Runner 3,000 JPY (13 or older), 1,500 JPY (Under 13)
  • Anywhere for Anyone Virtual Run: Runner: 2,800 JPY (13 or older), 1,500 JPY (Under 13)

Half of the entry fee are donated to developing countries.
Both entry fees of Osaka Women’s Venue Run and Tokyo Ariake 5km Run include participation gifts.
The original caps are supplied to volunteers.


The Period to entry

From 10 o’clock 20 (Tue.) November 2018 to 23:59 20 (Sun.) January 2019
Limited first entry first deposit. The entry is successful after deposit. There is no cancellation waiting.

Gift for Participation

‘White Ribbon Run Official T Shirt’
All of the participants are expected to run wearing ‘White Ribbon Run Event Official T Shirt’ and send the messages in unison.

Everyone who already resister the WRUN are gifted ‘White Ribbon Run Event Official T Shirt’ before the events of Osaka Women’s Venue Run/ Tokyo Ariake 5km Run with International Women’s Day Special Contents/ Registered Sites in Japan/ Anywhere, for Anyone Virtual Run.

Every participant at the Osaka Women’s Venue/ Tokyo Ariake 5km Run with International Women’s Day Special Contents/ Registered Sites in Japan will receive souvenirs on the event day.

White Ribbon Run Event Official T Shirt

The T Shirt is an event official which has good functionality and design, collaborated with ‘Under Armour’.

It is made of dry material, best for sport, designed the logos of White Ribbon Run and Under Armour’ on chest, ‘Run 4 Empowering Women!’ on back to commemorate the memory of White Ribbon and the 4th event.

Choose one size on the list of T shirt sizes (130/140/150/XS/S/M/L/XL).
The T shirt are designed as unisex. We recommend choosing one size smaller. Choose one size of T shirt in 150/XS/S/M if you participate in ‘Osaka Women’s Venue Run’.

※ It is impossible to change the size after entry. Please entry after checking the size of T shirt.
※ The list of T shirts’ sizes are the actual body size.