The Irish Run the World

On Saturday, 23 September 2017, The Ireland Funds Young Leaders from around the world will host an event together – The Irish Run the World, a Global 5km run. The event will span over 20hrs and cover 85km in 17 cities around the world. And the Tokyo event will take place in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo.

You can support by running or by making a gift. Proceeds will support the work of The Ireland Funds in assisting worthy charities across the island of Ireland and Irish causes around the world.

The run is open to all, young and old. You can run, walk, shuffle or just come along for the craic!

There will be some food and drinks provided on the day curtsey of our friends at Kyojin Stewhouse, Jameson and Jacobs Creek. Please feel free to bring your own picnic and stay on for a while afterwards also.

Key details of the event are as follows:

DATE: Saturday 23 September 2017

VENUE: Yoyogi Park, Shibuya Ku

LOCATION: In the open grass area beside the dog run.

TIME: Registration: 11.00am | Start-Time: 11:30pm


  • Adults ¥4,000 includes free T-Shirt (*subject to availability and advance registration)
  • Kids FREE (sorry - no kids T-Shirt if running for free)

Please register by e-mail to tokyoglobal5k [at]

All IJCC members received a JPY500 discount if registered by 1 September.

So what is The Ireland Funds?

The Ireland Funds is a global philanthropic network established in 1976 to promote and support peace, culture, education and community development throughout the island of Ireland, and Irish-related causes around the world. With chapters in 12 countries, The Ireland Funds has raised over $550 million for deserving causes in Ireland and beyond, benefiting more than 3,000 different organizations.

People are at the heart of The Ireland Funds. The funds have supported outstanding organizations across the island of Ireland and beyond and touch the lives of real people, increase opportunities, and improve society every day.

The Ireland Funds’ vision is of peace, equality and opportunity across the island of Ireland and among Irish communities worldwide. We invite you to contact the chapter closest to you to learn more about opportunities to give back to the land you love.

Event Details

  • Sep 23rd 2017
  • 11:00
  • Yoyogi Park
  • Free